Posts Tagged Road cycling

Astana confirms Boom will start Tour de France

Astana Pro cycling team with 2014 tour de France winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali arrives by boat for the team presentation in Utrecht, Netherlands, Thursday, July 2, 2015, two days ahead of the start of the Tour de France cycling race. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Astana team manager Alexandre Vinokourov confirmed Saturday that Lars Boom will start the Tour de France despite questions raised over his testing results.

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Astana rider Lars Boom reportedly facing Tour de France exit

Astana Pro cycling team with 2014 tour de France winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali arrives by boat for the team presentation in Utrecht, Netherlands, Thursday, July 2, 2015, two days ahead of the start of the Tour de France cycling race. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali’s under-pressure Astana team requested teammate Lars Boom be removed from cycling’s showpiece race for anomalous blood-testing results announced Friday.

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3 British bids to host 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart

Team Sky with Britain's Christopher Froome train on their time-trial bicycles near Utrecht, Netherlands, Friday, July 3, 2015, one day ahead of the start of the three-week-long Tour de France cycling race over 3,360 kilometers or 2088 miles. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says he has received three bids from British candidates to host the Grand Depart in 2017.

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5 key stages to look out for at the Tour de France

Spain's Alberto Contador leaves the team bus for a training ride near Utrecht, Netherlands, Friday, July 3, 2015, one day ahead of the start of the three-week-long Tour de France cycling race over 3,360 kilometers or 2088 miles. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A look at five key stages in the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in Utrecht.

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Bicyclist killed in police, fire games competition

TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County Police say a cyclist taking part in the World Police & Fire Games died after being in a chain-reaction collision during time trials in a northern Virginia park.

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