• 2016 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain celebrates on the podium after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    UCI: no traces of motors hidden inside bikes at Tour

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — There were no were no cases of riders using hidden motors inside their bikes on this year’s Tour de France, following extensive testing by the International Cycling Union.

  • Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, Britain's Adam Yates, wearing the best young rider's white jersey, and Colombia's Nairo Quintana, right, ride in the ceremonial parade preceding the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 113 kilometers (70.2 miles) with start in Chantilly and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    No suspense at Tour? Blame Team Sky

    PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome’s superiority at the Tour de France was under threat for only a brief moment.

  • FILE In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007 file photo Nadzeya Ostapchuk from Belarus makes an attempt in the final of the Women's Shot Put during the World Athletics Championships, in Osaka, Japan. While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Doping in ex-Soviet nations echoes Russia’s problems

    MOSCOW (AP) — While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system.

  • Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Colombia's Nairo Quintana, center, ride in the pack as it passes the Arc de Triomphe during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 113 kilometers (70.2 miles) with start in Chantilly and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Taste of the Tour: Steak tartare and champagne in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — A gastronomical, sporting and cultural glance at Stage 21 of the Tour de France on Sunday:

  • Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and his Sky teammate Geraint Thomas toast with bottles of beer during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 113 kilometers (70.2 miles) with start in Chantilly and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Froome drinks beer _ not Champagne _ in final stage of Tour

    PARIS (AP) — Sharing beer and champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years on Sunday.

  • Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, waves goodbye on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 146.5 kilometers (90.7 miles) with start in Megeve and finish in Morzine-Avoriaz, France, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    With a 3rd Tour title coming up, Froome turns focus to Rio

    MORZINE, France (AP) — Don’t expect Chris Froome to indulge in big celebrations on the Champs Elysees. After effectively securing a third Tour de France title on Saturday, the Kenyan-born British rider has already turned his focus to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • The pack crosses a bridge in Flumet during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 146.5 kilometers (90.7 miles) with start in Megeve and finish in Morzine-Avoriaz, France, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Taste of the Tour: Fera du Lac Leman and Savoie white wine

    MORZINE, France (AP) — A gastronomical, sporting and cultural glance at Stage 20 of the Tour de France on Saturday:

  • Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 146.5 kilometers (90.7 miles) with start in Megeve and finish in Morzine-Avoriaz, France, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Froome bandaged for penultimate stage of Tour de France

    MORZINE, France (AP) — After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de France title in four years.

  • Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin, who abandoned race, leaves the medical truck after his crash in the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 146 kilometers (90.7 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, France, Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Nathalie Magniez)

    Dumoulin injures wrist in fall, abandons Tour de France

    SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin, a favorite for gold in the Olympic time trial, abandoned the Tour de France in tears Friday after damaging his left wrist in a fall, two stages from the end of the race.

  • Britain's Chris Froome, wearing his torn overall leader's yellow jersey, bleeds after crashing during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 146 kilometers (90.7 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, France, Friday, July 22, 2016. (Keno Tribouillard via AP Photo)

    Froome defends yellow jersey in Tour de France Stage 19

    SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — If Chris Froome wins the Tour de France on Sunday, it won’t have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees.