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Richie Porte wins Tour Down Under for 2nd time

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Richie Porte of Australia won the Tour Down Under cycle race for the second time Sunday, though for the first time in seven years he failed to win the grueling stage to the top...

Impey edges Porte for race lead in Tour Down Under

Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Defending champion Daryl Impey took the lead in the Tour Down Under from chief rival Richie Porte as Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo won Saturday's fifth stage in a bunch sprint finish.South Africa's Impey will take...

Ewan wins again, Porte’s tour lead cut by Impey

Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Australia's Caleb Ewan won a second stage of the Tour Down Under on Friday as Richie Porte's overall race lead was clipped to just three seconds by defending champion Daryl Impey.Ewan, who won Wednesday's...

Ewan wins 4th stage of Tour Down Under, Porte retains lead

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Australia's Caleb Ewan out-sprinted Sam Bennett of Ireland to win the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under cycle race Friday but Richie Porte retained the overall lead.Ewan, who also won the second stage,...

Porte ascends to the top of Tour Down Under

Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Australian Richie Porte conquered a brutal uphill finish Thursday to claim the third stage and the race leader's jersey in the Tour Down Under.Porte, the 2017 TDU winner, made the decisive move for his...

Sam Bennett wins Stage 1 of Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia — Sam Bennett timed his sprint perfectly Tuesday to win the 150-kilometer (93-mile) opening stage of the Tour Down Under cycle race, the first event of the UCI World Tour.The Irish rider took advantage of exceptional...

Chris Froome to resume racing at UAE Tour next month

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will return to competition at the UAE Tour next month, less than a year after suffering multiple career-threatening injuries.The British rider has not raced since he broke his...

Caleb Ewan wins stage 2 of Tour Down Under, takes lead

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Caleb Ewan of Australia won stage two and claimed the overall lead in the Tour Down Under cycle race Wednesday as the first event of the World Tour season wound through landscapes scorched by...

De Kock named South Africa one-day captain

Johannesburg (AFP) - Quinton de Kock was on Tuesday named as South Africa’s one-day international captain as part of a long term transition plan.His first assignment will be to lead the team in a three-match series against World...

Ireland’s Bennett takes early lead at Tour Down Under

Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Sam Bennett won a tight sprint finish to take the Tour Down Under's first stage Tuesday in a quick early return for his new Deceuninck-QuickStep team.The Irish national champion swept home in the final...

Ireland’s Sam Bennett wins 1st stage of Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Sam Bennett timed his sprint perfectly Tuesday to win the 150-kilometer (93-mile) opening stage of the Tour Down Under cycle race, the first event of the UCI World Tour.The Irish rider took advantage of...

Cross-code star Van der Poel gets ‘Hell of the North’ wildcard

Paris (AFP) - The excitement building over cross-code cyclist Mathieu van der Poel ratcheted up a notch Monday as his team Alpecin were officially invited to the often mud-splattered Paris-Roubaix road classic.Known as the 'Hell of the North'...

Froome dreaming of fifth Tour de France win [Video]

SHOWS: GRAND CANARIA, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN (RECENT - JANUARY 2020) (TEAM INEOS - NO RESALE)1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUR-TIME TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER, CHRIS FROOME, SAYING:"I've been given all the green lights now to get back on the bike...

Thomas targets Tour and Tokyo Olympics in 2020

Paris (AFP) - Geraint Thomas has revealed twin aims for the 2020 season with a tilt at a second Tour de France title and glory on the slopes of Mount Fuji at the Tokyo Olympic Games top of...

Froome in full training, gunning for fifth Tour de France

Paris (AFP) - A defiant Chris Froome insisted he is out of rehab and back in full training, focused on being in prime shape and at the starting line for the 2020 Tour de France in July.The four-time...

Sainz, Brabec on-track to win with 1 stage remaining

With the penultimate stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally now complete, Carlos Sainz is now poised to collect his third career victory in the prestigious event.Meanwhile, Americans Ricky Brabec and Casey Currie are on-track to overall victories in...

Sainz extends lead; Alonso rolls twice but continues on

Heavy wind gusts may have shortened the Haradh – Shubaytah stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally, but there still was plenty of action, including a wild double rollover by Fernando Alonso.Here are some of Wednesday’s highlights:In the cars...

I am pleased I made people happy – but it may be impossible to...

Just how does a rider improve on a near-perfect season?“It is not possible,” says Julian Alaphilippe. They may not have been the words Patrick Lefevere, his general manager at Deceuninck-Quick Step, will have wanted to hear but there...

Dakar 2020, Stage 10: Barreda tops shortened day

The route from Haradh to Shubaytah was going to be 534 kilometres, but the competitive part of the stage ended at 345km due to strong wind, and the rest of the stage was neutralised.As a result, Barreda was...

Sainz’s lead down to 24 seconds over Al-Attiyah

While stage 9 of the Dakar Rally saw the overall leaders in the motorbike, SxS, quad and truck classes continue to build on or maintain healthy advantages, Carlos Sainz’s lead in the cars category has nearly been erased.Here...

Remco Evenepoel sets sights on Giro d’Italia, Olympics and worlds – and promises to...

Just three years ago Remco Evenepoel was on the books at Belgian football club Anderlecht and had already played four times for the national under-15s. Today he is one of the brightest and most exciting talents in world...

Dakar Stage 8 Highlights: Serradori wins, Alonso second

Monday’s stage of the Dakar Rally amateur driver Mathieu Serradori collect his first career victory, while fan-favorite Fernando Alonso finished second.Only three of the five classes competed in the eighth stage of the event, as the motorbike and...

Sainz extends overall lead, racers mourn death of one of their own

Sunday’s stage 7 of the Dakar Rally was marred by the death of motorbike rider Paulo Gonçalves, who fell and suffered cardiac arrest roughly halfway through the stage. Riders Kevin Benavides and Toby Price stopped to assist Gonçalves, and...

Dakar Rally in mourning as Portuguese rider Goncalves dies in crash

Wadi ad-Dawasir (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash in the Dakar Rally on Sunday, the 40-year-old becoming the gruelling motorsport marathon's 25th fatality.Goncalves suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres...

Dakar 2020, Stage 7: Barreda scores first victory

The first portion of the 546km Riyadh-Wadi Al Dawasir test, the longest not only of this edition but also in the Dakar for five years, was led by another Honda rider, Kevin Benavides, whose chances of overall victory were...

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