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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Contador wins third Tour of Basque Country

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 01:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Markina, Spain Alberto Contador won the Tour of Basque Country for a third time on Saturday, confirming the Spaniard’s strong return to form with his second title ... and the Volta a Catalunya. He previously won this race in northern Spain in 2008 and 2009. Martin, the three-time world time trial champion, won the 26-kilometre leg around Markina in 38 minutes, 33 ...

  2. Sport - China - CYCLING

    Spain's Benat Intxausti wins Tour of Beijing

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Spain's Intxausti takes Tour of Beijing title Spain's Benat Intxausti won the Tour of Beijing on Tuesday, as Slovenian Luka Mezgec edged out Nacer Bouhanni in the event's final metres to deny the French sprinter a third-stage victory. Red jersey Intxausti, whose powerful attack in Monday's hill stage had given him the overall lead, ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Nibali clings to Tour of Spain lead after Horner attack

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 01:42pm

    ... Reuters in Spain Chris Horner cut Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali’s Tour of Spain lead to just three seconds on Thursday's tough climb to the peak of Pena Cabarga Vincenzo Nibali’s overall lead in the Tour of Spain was cut to just three seconds after race rival Chris Horner beat the Italian on the gruelling ascent to the summit of Pena Cabarga at the end ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Chris Froome ready for Alberto Contador in Tour of Catalonia

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 08:46pm by AFP

    ... and with it being a World Tour race, we've got a really strong squad going there." Froome will not be supported by teammate Bradley Wiggins in northern Spain as he has instead decided to embark ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Tour of Lombardy provide revenge for worlds’ losers

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 01:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Milan

    ... and he took it with both hands, pipping Rodriguez at the line. The glum faces worn by Rodriguez and Valverde on the podium mirrored the depth of their feelings but the inquest into why Spain ... staring victory in the face, but even though Alejandro and I were the strongest we still failed to win.” Rodriguez last year became Spain’s first Lombardy champion and despite the likelihood ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Spanish anti-doping agency to appeal ruling

    Posted May 01st 2013, 11:42am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid, Spain

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid, Spain Spain’s state anti-doping agency said it would appeal a court ruling that blood bags confiscated from a medical doctor who was sentenced on Tuesday ... to work on this. For me, Operation Puerto is not over,” the director of Spain’s State Anti-Doping Agency, Ana Munoz, told a news conference after the court issued its ruling. “I am going to ask ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Froome leaves Contador in shade with late push

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... time checks but I feel the bike change helped me towards the end," said Froome, who switched to a time trial bike before the second time check. Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez took third ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Italy's Matteo Trentin wins 14th stage of Tour de France cycling race

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the undulating 191-kilometre ride from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon and still leads Dutchman Bauke Mollema (Belkin) by two minutes and 28 seconds and Spain's former two-time winner Alberto ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Giro d’Italia triumph won’t change Nibali's Tour de France plans

    Posted May 27th 2013, 10:12am by AFP

    ... champion Marco Pantani, in 1998. Nibali, who now has a second Grand Tour title following his Tour of Spain triumph in 2010, said it would require different preparation altogether. “I prefer to have ... of this to soak in,” added Nibali, who finished in third then second overall on the Giro in 2010 and 2011 respectively. “I’ve had good overall results in the Giro and the Vuelta [Tour of Spain] which ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Froome widens lead over rivals in time trial

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters and AFP

    ... time-trial bronze medallist, was the big winner of the day, though, gaining two minutes on his nearest rival in the race standings and now leads Spain's Alejandro Valverde by 3:25. Bauke Mollema ...




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