Posts Tagged Road cycling

Dennis wins 1st stage of Tour de France with record speed

Germany's Tony Martin strains as he crosses the finish line to take a second place in the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 13.8 kilometers (8.57 miles), with start and Finish in Utrecht, Netherlands, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals.

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The Latest: Tour de France starting with short time trial

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali strains as he crosses the finish line of the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 13.8 kilometers (8.57 miles), with start and Finish in Utrecht, Netherlands, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest from the first stage of the Tour de France (all times local):

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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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