Posts Tagged Road cycling

Nibali wins 18th Tour de France stage

Stage winner Vincenzo Nibali of Italy climbs towards Hautacam after breaking away from his rivals during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 145.5 kilometers (90.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Hautacam, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.

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Your Top Plays for Today

New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Seattle. Colon, who was perfect until Mariners' Robinson Cano singled in the seventh inning, led the Mets to a 3-2 win. (AP Photo)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Majka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna.

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5 Things to know about the Tour de France Stage 17

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — Four massive Pyrenean mountains featured in Wednesday’s Stage 17 of the Tour de France, won by Poland’s Rafal Majka.

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Broken shin rules Contador out of Spanish Vuelta

MADRID (AP) — Two-time winner Alberto Contador says he will miss the Spanish Vuelta next month because he will not be fit in time.

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