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Switzerland's Marc Hirschi of the Sunweb team, left, climbs the 'Wall of Huy' during the Belgian cycling classic and UCI World Tour race Fleche Wallonne, in Huy, Belgium, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Switzerland's Marc Hirschi of the Sunweb team placed first in the event. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Hirschi, Van der Breggen win Fleche Wallonne classic races

Sep. 30, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

HUY, Belgium (AP) — Marc Hirschi extended his stellar run in a breakout cycling season to win the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic on Wednesday. In his first start at the race defined by the short but grueling Mur de Huy finishing climb, the 22-year-old Swiss rider went clear in the last 100 meters to win...

Colombia's Nairo Quintana climbs during stage 20 of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 36.2 kilometers (22.5 miles), from Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Marco Bertorello/Pool via AP)

Pair freed after questioning in Tour de France doping probe

Sep. 23, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Two people questioned in a Tour de France doping probe around the team of former runner-up Nairo Quintana have been released without charge, a French prosecutor said Wednesday. Police released the pair, a doctor and a physiotherapist, on Tuesday night, Marseille prosecutor Dominique...

Tour de France winner Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium with the Slovenian flag after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 122 kilometers (75.8 miles), from Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Vive le Tour! With young winner, thrilling race defies virus

Sep. 20, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the color of the iconic jersey so snug on his young shoulders. But at least there was a winner. Three weeks ago, when 21-year-old Tadej Pogacar set off with 175 other competitors that he ended...

Zoetemelk hit by car 40 years after winning Tour de France

Sep. 20, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The 1980 Tour de France champion Joop Zoetemelk was hit by a car while riding his bike on Sunday, and hospitalized with leg and arm fractures, the French press reported. The accident happened in the Seine-et-Marne region, east of Paris, where the 73-year-old Zoetemelk has lived for decades. It...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France, first Slovenian and youngest post-World War II champion

Sep. 20, 2020 1:10 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France, first Slovenian and youngest post-World War II champion.
Supporters of Slovene cyclist Tadej Pogacar celebrate his victory at the Tour De France in his hometown of Komenda, central Slovenia, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed his fellow Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, in the last stage before the finish in Paris. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Slovenia celebrates likely 1-2 Tour de France victory

Sep. 19, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Just minutes after two Slovenian riders effectively sealed their first and second places in the Tour de France on Saturday, the president of Slovenia declared it a historic day for the tiny Alpine nation. In a stunning climax to cycling's most prestigious race, Tadej Pogacar...

New overall leader, best young rider and best climber, Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, grabs his head after crossing the finish line to win stage 20 of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 36.2 kilometers (22.5 miles), from Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Bernard Papon/Pool via AP)

Pogacar crushes Roglic to seal Tour de France title

Sep. 19, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece event at his first...

Tadej Pogacar crushes Primoz Roglic to take Tour de France lead on the last stage before Paris

Sep. 19, 2020 12:16 PM EDT
LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — Tadej Pogacar crushes Primoz Roglic to take Tour de France lead on the last stage before Paris.
Neilson Powless of the US rides during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 164 kilometers from La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

Sep. 19, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American tribe, or paint one of their wampum bead belts on the frame of the bike that he's ridden for three punishing weeks, over 3,300...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, Chelsea's Christian Pulisic controls the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England. Frank Lampard’s squad has certainly seen the most intriguing changes ahead of the new campaign - having been banned from signing players last summer, they have looked to make up for lost time and recruited some big names to replace long-term servants such as Pedro and Willian. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP, file)

8 of 10 Premier League matches this weekend streamed in US

Sep. 18, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC moved eight of this weekend’s 10 Premier League matches to its online streaming service Peacock behind a pay wall because it wanted to broadcast golf's U.S. Open and the Tour de France on its television networks. NBC took over Premier League U.S. broadcasts from Fox starting...