• The pack pedal during the 16th stage of the Giro D'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Bressanone to Andalo, Italy, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP Photo) ITALY OUT

    Kruijswijk reinforces Giro overall lead, Valverde wins stage

    ANDALO, Italy (AP) — Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk strengthened his grip on the pink jersey by finishing second to Alejandro Valverde on the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday.

    Updated: 10:20 am

  • Julian Alaphilippe, of France, receives kisses after winning the Tour of California cycling race Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. Alaphilippe, of the Etixx-Quick Step team, finished the final stage in 11th place but won the overall title. Mark Cavendish, of Great Britain, won the final stage of the race. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Cavendish wins stage, Alaphilippe wins Tour of California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took Julian Alaphilippe just a bit longer than he hoped to top the podium at the Tour of California.

  • Kruijswijk opens up big Giro lead after mountain time trial

    ALPE DI SIUSI, Italy (AP) — Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk had a strong performance in a mountain time trial and opened up a potentially decisive lead in the Giro d’Italia on Sunday.

  • In this Monday, June 30, 2008 file photo, urine samples from Chinese athletes are recorded upon arriving at China Anti-Doping Agency in Beijing. So far, 31 unidentified athletes in six sports from 12 countries have been caught in retests of samples from the 2008 Beijing Games. Results on tests of 250 samples from the 2012 London Olympics will be known soon.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

    How it works: a look at the retests of Olympic drug samples

    GENEVA (AP) — Inside a non-descript concrete building in a Swiss parking lot lies evidence that could take down dozens of Olympic athletes.

  • Dutch rider Kruijswijk takes Giro lead after ‘queen’ stage

    CORVARA, Italy (AP) — Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk took the pink jersey following the “queen” stage of the Giro d’Italia as favorites Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde each struggled on Saturday.

  • Alaphilippe holds onto Tour of California overall lead

    FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Rohan Dennis delivered a blistering performance to win the Stage 6 time trial at the Tour of California on Friday, while Julian Alaphilippe did enough to retain his overall lead.

  • Amador becomes 1st Costa Rica rider to wear pink jersey

    CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, Italy (AP) — Andrey Amador became the first rider from Costa Rica to wear the pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia, while Mikel Nieve won the first big mountain stage on Friday.

  • Greipel posts 3rd win in this year’s Giro; Jungels leads

    BIBIONE, Italy (AP) — German rider Andre Greipel sprinted to his third stage win in the Giro d’Italia on Thursday then abandoned the race, while Bob Jungels had little trouble holding onto the overall lead during the 12th stage.

  • The pack of riders pedals in the countryside during the eleventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Modena to Asolo, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)

    Ulissi wins 11th Giro stage; Jungels keeps pink jersey

    ASOLO, Italy (AP) — Italian rider Diego Ulissi won a three-way sprint to take his second victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as Bob Jungels held onto the overall leader’s pink jersey after the 11th stage.

  • Ciccone soloes to 1st stage victory, Jungels takes Giro lead

    SESTOLA, Italy (AP) — Bob Jungels moved into the overall lead of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, while neo-professional Giulio Ciccone soloed to victory on the mountainous 10th stage in his debut Grand Tour.