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Roglic poised to win Spanish Vuelta leading with 1 day left

CLOSEPLATAFORMA DE LOS GREDOS, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic is poised to win his first Grand Tour after protecting his comfortable lead of the Spanish Vuelta on a rainy and mountainous penultimate stage on Saturday.Roglic had little trouble responding to the attacks by his rivals over the 190-ki...

Roglic overcomes crash to keep Spanish Vuelta lead

CLOSETOLEDO, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic needed to change bikes after a crash but recovered to finish safely in the peloton on Friday, keeping his lead entering the final competitive stage of the Spanish Vuelta.The day was marked by an attack from team Movistar after Roglic's crash, a mov...

Higuita wins stage, Roglic moves closer to Vuelta victory

CLOSEBECERRIL DE LA SIERRA, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic took a step closer to winning the Spanish Vuelta with a strong second-place finish on the 18th stage on Thursday, increasing his overall lead entering the final stretch of the three-week race.Colombian Sergio Higuita won the 177.5-kilome...

Gilbert wins another Vuelta stage as Roglic's lead cut

CLOSEGUADALAJARA, Spain (AP) — Mastering strong winds that pushed riders to speeds of 75 kph (46 mph), veteran Philippe Gilbert won his second Spanish Vuelta stage on Wednesday, while Primoz Roglic lost a few seconds from his overall lead after a charge by Nairo Quintana.Gilbert beat S...

Vinokourov could face jail for allegedly fixing cycling race

CLOSEBRUSSELS (AP) — Former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev could face up to six months in jail after being accused of fixing the result of the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic race.Both riders have denied accusations that Vinokourov paid Kolobne...

Fuglsang wins 16th Vuelta stage, Roglic adds to overall lead

CLOSELENA, Spain (AP) — Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark made a solo charge on the final climb to win the 16th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday, while Primoz Roglic finished strong to increase his overall lead.It was the first stage win in a Grand Tour race for Fuglsang, who finished 22 seco...

Kuss wins 15th Vuelta stage, Roglic keeps overall lead

CLOSESANTUARIO DEL ACEBO, Spain (AP) — American rider Sepp Kuss won the mountainous 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, while Jumbo-Visma teammate Primoz Roglic withstood a sustained attack by Alejandro Valverde to keep the overall race lead on Sunday.Kuss pulled clear of a small breakaway gro...

American rider Lambie breaks pursuit world record

CLOSECOCHABOMBA, Bolivia (AP) — American track cyclist Ashton Lambie broke his own world record in the individual pursuit, capturing the gold medal at the Pan-American Track Cycling Championships.The rider from Lincoln, Nebraska, stopped the clock in 4 minutes, 5.423 seconds late Frida...

Sam Bennett wins 2nd Vuelta stage, Roglic protects lead

CLOSEOVIEDO, Spain (AP) — Irish cyclist Sam Bennett won a sprint finish to claim the flat 14th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, while Primoz Roglic defended his lead of the grand tour on Saturday.Roglic avoided a crash near the end of the stage as the hard-charging peloton jockeyed for position ...

Slovenians Pogacar and Roglic dominate grueling Vuelta stage

CLOSELOS MACHUCOS, Spain (AP) — Two Slovenian friends took charge of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, with youngster Tadej Pogacar wining the difficult 13th stage and Primoz Roglic crossing the line just behind him to increase his overall lead.Pogacar and Roglic moved to the front during the gr...

Gilbert wins Vuelta stage in Bilbao, Roglic keeps red jersey

CLOSEBILBAO, Spain (AP) — Philippe Gilbert made a solo charge to win the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta in Basque Country on Thursday, while Primoz Roglic finished in the peloton to hold on to the leader's red jersey.Gilbert broke away near the end to comfortably take the victory in the ...

USA Cycling hires Mari Holden to coach women's program

CLOSECOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former Olympic silver medalist and world champion Mari Holden was hired Wednesday to coach the U.S. women's road cycling team in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics.Holden won the silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the same year she won the world ti...
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