• Chaves takes Giro lead as Kruijswijk crashes into snowbank

    RISOUL, France (AP) — Steven Kruijswijk crashed into a snowbank on a dangerous descent and Colombian rider Esteban Chaves surprisingly took the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia following a wild 19th stage Friday.

  • Crafty teamwork helps Trentin win longest Giro stage

    PINEROLO, Italy (AP) — Matteo Trentin used a late counterattack and some crafty teamwork to win the longest stage of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday, while Steven Kruijswijk held on to a comfortable overall lead with only two challenging legs to go.

  • Track cyclist Kluge takes Giro stage; Kruijswijk keeps lead

    CASSANO D’ADDA, Italy (AP) — German rider Roger Kluge used his track cycling experience to take the biggest victory of his road career, winning the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday with a well-timed counterattack.

  • 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.

  • This Monday July 7, 2008 file photo shows French police holding back demonstrating harbor workers during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Malo and Nantes, western France. Cyclists at this year’s Tour de France will be under the watch of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France

    PARIS (AP) — Cyclists at the Tour de France will be under the watch of an unprecedented force of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats.

  • 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.

  • 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.