VALDEBLORE-LA COLMIANE, France - German cyclist Maximilian Schachmann won the Paris-Nice race on Saturday in a rare case of a sporting event still going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic.While France's soccer and rugby leagues scrapped their matches indefinitely ...
Mar 15, 2020
CHAMBERY, France - Chris Froome probably hoped he had a bigger lead than his 18-second advantage over Fabio Aru on the Tour de France's first rest day.At least he's still in one piece, though.Richie Porte, Froome&# ...
Jul 10, 2017
PIANCAVALLO, Italy - Nairo Quintana reclaimed the pink jersey from Tom Dumoulin with two stages to go in the Giro d'Italia on Friday, setting up what could be a tense finale in Milan on Sunday.Dumoulin couldn't keep up ...
May 27, 2017
ORTISEI, Italy - Tejay van Garderen claimed his first grand tour victory on the tough 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia as Tom Dumoulin kept the pink jersey on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Van Garderen, of the United States, came round ...
May 26, 2017
BORMIO, Italy - Tom Dumoulin's overall lead in the Giro d'Italia was drastically reduced in the race's toughest stage Tuesday after the Dutchman stopped to answer the call of nature at the foot of the last of ...
May 24, 2017
REGGIO EMILIA, Italy - Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to earn his third victory in his first Grand Tour.Gaviria, who rides ...
May 19, 2017
BAGNO DI ROMAGNA, Italy - Spanish rider Omar Fraile won the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia after being on the attack for most of the day Wednesday, and Tom Dumoulin kept the overall leader's pink jersey he earned ...
May 18, 2017
ROCCAMORICE, Italy - Nairo Quintana rode away from his main rivals up the grueling climb to Blockhaus to win the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia and take the leader's pink jersey in a leg that was marred by ...
May 15, 2017
MADRID - Spanish Vuelta champion Nairo Quintana has agreed to renew his contract with his Movistar team through the 2019 season.Movistar announced Quintana's new contract on Monday, a day after the Colombian climber won the Vuelta for his second Grand ...
Sep 13, 2016
ALTO DE AITANA , Spain - Nairo Quintana is poised to win the Spanish Vuelta after protecting his lead over Chris Froome in a grueling penultimate stage in the southern mountains on Saturday.Barring an accident or incident on the final stage's ...
Sep 11, 2016
CALPE, Spain - Chris Froome took a big bite into Nairo Quintana's lead of the Spanish Vuelta by winning an individual time trial on Friday with two days remaining in the race.The Tour de France champion reduced Quintana's ...
Sep 10, 2016
GANDIA, Spain - Nairo Quintana of Colombia preserved his lead of nearly four minutes over Chris Froome in the Spanish Vuelta after a relatively flat stage won by Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Quintana finished with the peloton ...
Sep 9, 2016
LLUCENA, Spain - Nairo Quintana of Colombia maintained his comfortable lead over Chris Froome as the Spanish Vuelta entered its final stages on Wednesday.Mathias Frank of Switzerland broke from the peloton to win the 177.5-kilometer (110-mile) 17th stage from ...
Sep 8, 2016
PENISCOLA, Spain - Nairo Quintana of Colombia comfortably held on to his Spanish Vuelta lead as Jean-Pierre Drucker of Luxembourg sprinted to win Monday's flat stage in northeastern Spain.Quintana maintained his advantage of three minutes, 37 seconds over Britain&# ...
Sep 6, 2016
ARAMON FORMIGAL, Spain - A surprise attack by Alberto Contador helped Nairo Quintana boost his lead over Chris Froome to more than three minutes after Sunday's 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta.An audacious move by Contador's Tinkoff team ...
Sep 5, 2016
GOURETTE, France - Robert Gesink of the Netherlands won the Spanish Vuelta's grueling 14th stage in the French Pyrenees on Saturday, while Chris Froome kept Nairo Quintana from increasing his overall lead.Quintana launched no less than six attacks against Froome ...
Sep 4, 2016
URDAX, Spain - Valerio Conti successfully broke away on Friday to win the Spanish Vuelta's long 13th stage, while Nairo Quintana kept his overall lead.Conti, riding for Lampre-Merida, separated from a small group of escapees and rode alone to ...
Sep 3, 2016
LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain - Nairo Quintana retook the lead of the Spanish Vuelta after leaving his title rivals behind on the final grueling ascent to win Monday's mountainous 10th stage.Chris Froome fell back early on the special category climb ...
Aug 30, 2016
LA CAMPERONA, Spain - Nairo Quintana successfully attacked Chris Froome on the demanding summit finish of the Spanish Vuelta's eighth stage to take over the lead of the grand tour on Saturday.Sergey Lagutin of Russia won the 181.5-kilometer ( ...
Aug 28, 2016
FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.It didn't happen.Despite being a ...
Jul 21, 2016
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