Posts Tagged Men’s cycling

Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

This is a Friday, July, 25, 2014 file photo  of Chika Amalaha of Nigeria, as she makes good lift during the  women's 53 kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland. Amalaha won the gold medal in the event. The Nigerian weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test at the Commonwealth Games and has been provisionally suspended from the games. Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said Tuesday July 29, 2014 that Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after being tested on July 25.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was only a matter of time before a doping scandal hit the Commonwealth Games. This time, it involved a 16-year-old female weightlifting gold medalist from Nigeria.

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2015 Giro to start with team time trial in Liguria

MILAN (AP) — The 2015 Giro d’Italia will start with a team time trial from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo along a cycle path down the Ligurian coast.

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Correction: Tour de France story

PARIS (AP) — In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it’s been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. He died 10 years ago.

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Australia’s Willoughby wins supercross

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Australia’s Sam Willoughby won the elite men’s supercross and Colombia’s Mariana Pajon took the women’s race Sunday on the final day of the BMX World Championships.

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Time trial stage underway at Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, strains during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 54 kilometers (33.6 miles) with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux, France, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.

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