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France win big on final day at world cycling championships

HONG KONG (AP) -- Francois Pervis of France won the men's 1km time trial on Sunday at the world track cycling championships in Hong Kong.Pervis, who is also the world record holder, won his fourth rainbow jersey in...

France clinch men’s Madison, Barker win first individual gold

HONG KONG (Reuters) - French duo Benjamin Thomas and Morgan Kneisky edged out Australia's Cameron Meyer and Callum Scotson to win the men's Madison, while Elinor Barker claimed her first individual world title at the track cycling world...

Dmitriev among 3 Russian medalists in world championships

HONG KONG (AP) -- Denis Dmitriev became the first individual Russian male world champion in indoor cycling when he defeated the Netherlands' Harrie Lavresen in the sprint race on Saturday, the fourth day of the world track cycling...

Vogel wins every heat for her 3rd world sprint cycling gold

HONG KONG (AP) -- Olympic champion Kristina Vogel won her third sprint cycling world championship on Friday even after the second heat of her final had to be restarted at the Hong Kong Velodrome.Vogel received a warning for...

Germany’s Vogel claims sprint victory at Track Cycling Worlds

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Germany's twice Olympic champion Kristina Vogel brushed aside Australia's Stephanie Morton to win the women's sprint final on a superb day of racing at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Hong Kong...

Australia defends its world title in men’s team pursuit

HONG KONG (AP) -- Australia defended its title in the men's team pursuit on Thursday at the world track cycling championships.Sam Welsford, Cameron Meyer, Alexander Porter and Nicholas Yallouris won in 3 minutes, 51.503 seconds, beating last year's...

New Zealand edge Netherlands to retain men’s team sprint title

(Reuters) - Defending champions New Zealand beat the Netherlands to take gold in the men's team sprint at the world track championships on Wednesday, as Britain, who dominated the Rio boards at last year's Olympics, endured a disappointing...

Russia and New Zealand win gold at track cycling worlds

HONG KONG (AP) -- Russia and New Zealand won the first gold medals at world track cycling championships Wednesday.The top-ranked Russian women's team of Anastasia Voinova and Daria Shemeleva won their second world title in the team sprint.''We...

Cavendish told to rest after suffering virus

LONDON (Reuters) - British cyclist Mark Cavendish is suffering from the Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as glandular fever, and has been ordered to rest, his team Dimension Data said on Wednesday."Recent blood work has revealed that Mark Cavendish...

Van Avermaet beats Stybar in sprint to win Paris-Roubaix

ROUBAIX, France (AP) -- Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet overtook Zdenek Stybar just before the line in a thrilling sprint finish to win the Paris-Roubaix classic for the first time on Sunday.With five riders in contention on...

Injured Cavendish out of Paris-Roubaix

PARIS (Reuters) - Briton Mark Cavendish has been ruled out of Sunday's Paris-Roubaix one-day race with an ankle injury, his Dimension Data team said on Wednesday."Mark Cavendish will not take the start at today’s Scheldeprijs or at the...

IAAF says medical records compromised by Fancy Bear hacking group

By Brian HomewoodZURICH (Reuters) - The governing body of global athletics (IAAF) said on Monday it had suffered a cyber attack that it believes has compromised information about athletes' medical records.The IAAF said in a statement the hacking...

Philippe Gilbert wins Tour of Flanders after solo breakaway

OUDENAARDE, Belgium (AP) -- Veteran Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert clinched his first win at the Tour of Flanders with a brilliant solo breakaway as the pre-race favorites failed to impress on Sunday.The 34-year-old Gilbert made the decisive break...

Defiant world chess head says ‘revolution’ to oust him has failed

By Andrew OsbornMOSCOW (Reuters) - The president of world chess's governing body said on Wednesday that an attempted "revolution" to oust him by falsely announcing his resignation had failed, and that he would serve out his full term...

Nibali is only Italian with talent, says Cipollini

(Reuters) - Giro d'Italia great Mario Cipollini bemoaned Italy's lack of talent on the international cycling circuit, naming former Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali as the only 'talented' rider."We only have Vincenzo Nibali," said Cipollini, Italy's former...

Murray takes the money, Super League basks in the glory

(Reuters) - South Africa's Richard Murray finished first in the inaugural Triathlon Super League event and took the A$100,000 ($75,970.00) first prize but the revolutionary format was also the winner as organizers enjoyed an all-action three days of...

World chess body chief alleges plot to oust him: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian head of world chess's governing body FIDE said on Monday he was the victim of a plot to oust him but denied a report by his own organization that he had resigned.The statement...

Van Avermaet wins Gent-Wevelgem for 2nd victory in 3 days

GENT, Belgium (AP) -- Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet won his second race in three days Sunday, beating fellow Belgian Jens Keukeleire in a two-man sprint finish to take the Gent-Wevelgem classic.World champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia,...

Wiggins defends his integrity after allegations of wrongdoing

(Reuters) - Bradley Wiggins has described allegations that he may have broken anti-doping rules while with Team Sky as "the worst thing to be accused of" and said he would "shock a few people" when he eventually got...

Van Avermaet wins E3 Harelbeke after 3-man sprint

HARELBEKE, Belgium (AP) -- Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet came out on top of a three-man sprint to win the E3 Harelbeke as Belgian riders secured a 1-2-3 finish in the one-day cobbled race on Friday.Van Avermaet...

Tour de France sets wheels in motion for Chinese revolution

By Martyn HermanLONDON (Reuters) - Selling the world's most famous cycle race to a country where an estimated 450 million people own a bike hardly sounds like a revolutionary concept.Yet for vast swathes of China's population, the appeal...

New British Cycling performance chief pledges swift progress

By Alexander SmithLONDON (Reuters) - British Cycling's incoming performance director promised rapid action in areas including leadership and governance on Wednesday, but said the body did not require wholesale change.Stephen Park, who steps down as manager of Britain's...

Kwiatkowski beats Sagan in Milan-San Remo

SAN REMO, Italy (AP) -- Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland edged out Peter Sagan in a photo finish to win the Milan-San Remo classic on Saturday.It looked as if Sagan was going to become the first world champion to...

Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico for 2nd time in 3 years

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) -- Nairo Quintana won the Tirreno-Adriatico race for a second time in three years on Tuesday, while Rohan Dennis was fastest on the final stage, an individual time trial around San Benedetto...

Quintana holds on to win Tirreno-Adriatico

(Reuters) - Colombian Nairo Quintana laid down an early marker for the Tour de France when he won the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race after holding on to his overall lead at the end of the final time trial on...

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