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Blood bags in Operation Puerto case to be handed over to anti-doping authorities
A Madrid court rules that the hundreds of blood bags in the Operation Puerto case need to be handed over to anti-doping authorities.
Jun 14, 11:07
Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
Sports Mole's Vuelta a Espana preview
Sports Mole looks ahead to the 70th Vuelta a Espana which sees Britain's Chris Froome bidding for a historic Grand Tour double.
Aug 20, 20:54
Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
Chris Froome elated with historic Tour de France win
Chris Froome admits that he is elated with his "special" Tour de France title win after becoming the first Briton to win the competition for a second time.
Jul 26, 20:06
Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
Result: Chris Froome secures Tour de France title for the second time in his career
Chris Froome comes through the final stage of the Tour de France unscathed to clinch the championship for the second time in his career.
Jul 26, 19:04
Alberto Contador (L) and Vincenzo Nibali ride during stage eight of the Tour de France on July 12, 2014
Alberto Contador wins fourth Velo d'Or
Alberto Contador wins a record fourth Velo d'Or title.
Nov 1, 14:37
Lampre's Colombian cyclist Winner Anacona celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 9th stage of the 69th edition of 'La Vuelta' Tour of Spain, a 185 km ride from Carboneras de Guadazaon to Aramon Valdelinares on August 31, 2014
Winner Anacona to join Movistar
Winner Anacona will reportedly move to Spanish team Movistar.
Sep 27, 14:56
Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Team Movistar sprays cava during the podium ceremony after winning the Clasica San Sebastian on August 2, 2014
Alejandro Valverde extends Movistar deal to 2017
After finishing third at the Vuelta a Espana, Alejandro Valverde agrees a new three-year contract with Spanish team Movistar.
Sep 16, 20:00
Alberto Contador (L) and Vincenzo Nibali ride during stage eight of the Tour de France on July 12, 2014
Alberto Contador extends Vuelta a Espana lead with victory on stage 16
Tinkoff-Saxo's Alberto Contador extends his lead at the Vuelta a Espana with victory on stage 16.
Sep 8, 19:18
Lampre's Polish cyclist Przemyslaw Niemiec (C) celebrates his victory on the podium of the 15th stage of the 69th edition of 'La Vuelta' Tour of Spain, a 152,2 km ride on September 7, 2014
Przemyslaw Niemiec wins Vuelta a Espana stage 15
Przemyslaw Niemiec claims victory on stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana as Alberto Contador retains the overall race lead.
Sep 7, 19:32
Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Team Movistar sprays cava during the podium ceremony after winning the Clasica San Sebastian on August 2, 2014
Alejandro Valverde takes World Tour lead with San Sebastian win
Alejandro Valverde makes amends for missing out on the Tour de France podium by surging to the top of the World Tour rankings with victory at the Clasica San Sebastian.
Aug 3, 12:30
Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Team Movistar sprays cava during the podium ceremony after winning the Clasica San Sebastian on August 2, 2014
Result: Spain's Alejandro Valverde wins Clasica de San Sebastian
Spain's Alejandro Valverde overcomes Tour de France disappointment to win Clasica de San Sebastian for the second time in his career.
Aug 2, 17:14
Alexander Kristoff of Norway and Team Katusha celebrates winning stage twelve of the 2014 Tour de France, a 186km stage between Bourg-en-Bresse and Saint-Etienne, on July 17, 2014
Alexander Kristoff wins stage 15 of the Tour de France
Norwegian Alexander Kristoff leaves it late to win the 15th stage of the Tour de France.
Jul 20, 16:30
Poland's Rafal Majka celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 177 km fourteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 19, 2014
Rafal Majka takes stage 14 of Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali extends his lead
Rafal Majka secures a first win in the 2014 Tour de France for Tinkoff-Saxo with victory on stage 14 as Vincenzo Nibali extends his overall lead.
Jul 19, 17:56
Alexander Kristoff of Norway and Team Katusha celebrates winning stage twelve of the 2014 Tour de France, a 186km stage between Bourg-en-Bresse and Saint-Etienne, on July 17, 2014
Alexander Kristoff wins stage 12 of Tour de France
Norway's Alexander Kristoff wins the 12th stage of the Tour de France, while Vincenzo Nibali retains his lead.
Jul 17, 17:08
Spanish Joaquim Rodriguez celebrates on the podium of the 107th edition of the Giro di Lombardia, a 242 km cycling race from Bergamo to Lecco on October 6, 2013
Result: Joaquim Rodriguez bounces back with Tour of Lombardy win
Joaquim Rodriguez wins the one-day classic Tour of Lombardy race between Bergamo and Lecce in Italy.
Oct 7, 05:33
Rui Costa crosses the finish line during the elite men's road race at the UCI World Championship on September 29, 2013
Result: Rui Costa crowned road race world champion
Rui Costa finishes half-a-bike's length ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez to win the road race world champion in Florence.
Sep 29, 20:29
Chris Horner poses on the podium with the trophy after winning the 'Vuelta' Tour of Spain in Madrid on September 15, 2013.
Result: Chris Horner becomes oldest Grand Tour champion
Chris Horner wins the Vuelta a Espana at the age of 41, becoming not only the oldest winner of a Grand Tour but also the first American to triumph in Spain.
Sep 15, 19:38
Britain's Marc Cavendish crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France on July 3, 2013
Result: Mark Cavendish wins stage 13
Mark Cavendish moves joint-third in the all-time Tour de France stage winners list with his 25th career win in stage 13.
Jul 12, 16:41
Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates winning the first stage of the Tour de France on June 29, 2013
Result: Marcel Kittel pips Mark Cavendish to stage 12 victory
Marcel Kittel takes his third stage win at this year's Tour de France, pipping Mark Cavendish in a thrilling finish to stage 12.
Jul 11, 16:40
Chris Froome
Chris Froome "really happy" with time trial performance
Team Sky's Chris Froome says that he is very happy to have finished second in the individual time trial at the Tour de France this afternoon.
Jul 10, 20:13
Britain's Chris Froome passes world heritage site Mont-Saint-Michel during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France on July 10, 2013
Result: Chris Froome increases Tour de France lead
Team Sky's Chris Froome extends his lead in the Tour de France with a second-placed finish in this afternoon's individual time trial.
Jul 10, 16:46
Daniel Martin of Ireland crosses the finish line ahead of Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark to win the ninth stage of the Tour de France on July 7, 2013
Result: Chris Froome keeps yellow jersey as Dan Martin wins stage nine
Ireland's Dan Martin wins stage nine of the Tour de France as Chris Froome retains the yellow jersey for a second day.
Jul 7, 18:15
Alberto Contador
Result: Alberto Contador wins second Vuelta a Espana title
Spaniard Alberto Contador takes his second Vuelta a Espana title in the streets of Madrid.
Sep 9, 19:31
Alberto Contador
Alberto Contador heading for Vuelta a Espana victory
Alberto Contador looks likely to take his second victory in the Vuelta a Espana.
Sep 8, 20:36
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Result: Alejandro Valverde wins stage eight of Vuelta a Espana
Alejandro Valverde secures a first-place finish in stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana.
Aug 25, 17:48
Bradley Wiggins
Alejandro Valverde wins stage 17, Bradley Wiggins extends overall lead
Alejandro Valverde wins stage 17 of the Tour de France, while Bradley Wiggins retains the yellow jersey after finishing third behind Team Sky teammate Chris Froome.
Jul 19, 16:17


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