Cycling

Like a giant roller-coaster from start to finish over five mountain ranges, next year’s Tour de France will feature new summits and only a few time-trial kilometers. That should delight pure climbers like defending champion Egan Bernal. Starting in the Riviera city of Nice, the 3,470-kilometer three-week race will send the pack of contenders over
0 Comments
11:19 AM ET Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome, who suffered a horror crash in June, will race in the Criterium de Saitama next month, organisers said on Friday. The Briton sustained broken leg, hip, ribs, vertebrae and elbow during a high-speed crash at the Criterium du Dauphine, ruling him out of the Tour
0 Comments
3:54 PM ET ESPN News Services MADRID — Former ski jumper Primoz Roglic comfortably won the Spanish Vuelta for his first Grand Tour title on Sunday, finishing more than two minutes ahead of world champion Alejandro Valverde after the 21st stage. Following custom, riders respected the leader’s lead on the last day when the race
0 Comments
7:16 AM ET Adriana Garcia Police have seized 40 marijuana plants thanks to images recorded by a helicopter filming the Vuelta a Espana cycling race on Saturday, Spanish authorities have confirmed to ESPN. As the helicopter tracked cyclists during the final kilometre of the race’s eighth stage, which started in Valls and finished in the
0 Comments
7:03 AM ET Italian Felice Gimondi, one of only seven riders to have won all three Grand Tours, has died at the age of 76 after suffering a heart attack while swimming in Sicily on Friday. “A great champion who made our sport more human has left us, a great man,” the Italian Cycling Federation
0 Comments
5:54 AM ET The village of Knesselare in East Flanders, Belgium, hosted the funeral of 22-year-old cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht Tuesday. Lambrecht died on Aug. 5 after a crash in the Tour of Poland, and fans were able to attend a public ceremony honouring the cyclist in his hometown. His team, Lotto Soudal, announced last week
0 Comments
9:54 AM ET Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a horrific crash in June that ended his 2019 season and is already targeting next year’s race in a quest for a record-equalling fifth title. The 34-year-old missed last month’s Tour after he broke his
0 Comments