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Team USA's cycling program off to rocky Olympics start

Jul. 28, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The new CEO of USA Cycling made it perfectly clear the Americans were targeting seven medals at the Tokyo Games. Through six events, they've yet to win one. The confidence-boosting ride by Brandon McNulty, who made a long-shot...

Van Vleuten gets revenge for Dutch, wins Olympic time trial

Jul. 28, 2021 02:42 AM EDT

OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Annemiek van Vleuten experienced a wide range of emotions after her silver medal in the Olympic road race. Embarrassment. Disappointment. Just the slightest bit of joy. There was nothing but elation after her dominant performance...

Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast

Jul. 22, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in their start amid the forests of Musashinonomori Park and their finish line at Fuji International Speedway. After identical stretches...