5 things to know about the cycling worlds

Five things to know about the road cycling world championships, which will be held in Tuscany starting Sunday: --- STAR-STUDDED FIELD Chris Froome, Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali, Bradley Wiggins, Fabian Cancellara, Philippe Gilbert. Nearly all of the top names in the sport will be on hand for next week's world championships in Tuscany, which open Sunday with the men'...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kreuziger upsets favorites to win Amstel Gold Race

Roman Kreuziger of the Czech Republic attacked early and held off the favorites Sunday to win the Amstel Gold Race around the hills of the southern Netherlands for his first classic victory. Two-time winner Philippe Gilbert of Belgium, who won the World Championships road race over a similar course last year, powered up the final climb of the steep Cauberg hill. But he could not...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Tour of California announces 16 teams

Reigning world road race champion Philippe Gilbert and the BMC Racing Team are among 16 squads that have accepted invitations to the Tour of California in May. Organizers of North America's largest cycling event announced Thursday that the Belgian rider will headline the team that's based in Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County town where the eight-stage tour will end May 19. Tyler...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dog causes crash at Tour de France

A large black dog that crossed the road in front of Tour de France riders has caused a crash in the peloton involving Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Denis Menchov of Russia. All the racers who fell were able to resume. The crash occurred after 120 kilometers of Friday's 18th stage of the race between Blagnac and Brive-la-Gaillarde. Gilbert, a former Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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