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Roglic leads Tour into final week

Slovenian race leader Primoz Roglic again looked in fabulous form as he survived a test of nerves in Lyon on Saturday as the Tour de France heads into a mouthwatering series of mountain stages over the next week.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/13 16:33:40

Ewan beats 'best mate' Bennett to win stage

Australia's Caleb Ewan won Stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday by the narrowest of margins after a frantic bunch sprint was decided on a photo finish, as Primoz Roglic retained the overall lead on a sizzling day in terms of temperatures and concluding action.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/10 15:48:40

Semenya loses appeal

Double Olympic 800-meter champion Caster Semenya has lost her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) to set aside a 2019 Court of Arbitration (CAS) ruling that female athletes with high natural testosterone levels must take medication to reduce it.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/9/9 17:23:40

Sam Bennett in the green

Irishman Sam Bennett was left in tears after sprinting to a maiden stage win on the Tour de France on Tuesday after an Atlantic coast run between the islands of Oleron and Re.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/9 16:43:40

Roglic takes control

Primoz Roglic took command of the Tour de France despite narrowly losing out to fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar on the ninth stage as Briton Adam Yates' limits were exposed in the second mountain test on Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/9/7 16:48:41

Gasly wins 'crazy' Italian GP

Pierre Gasly secured a maiden Formula One triumph on Sunday when he won a tumultuous Italian Grand Prix for the Alpha Tauri team after crashes, penalties and safety cars had tipped expectations upside down at Monza.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/7 16:43:41

Peters wins Stage 8

Nans Peters scored a first home stage win on the Tour de France on Saturday with Britain's Adam Yates clinging on to the overall lead on a tough Pyrenean stage that caused an unexpected shake-up on Stage 8 of 21.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/6 17:23:40

Penalty costs Alaphilippe yellow

Britain's Adam Yates reluctantly took the Tour de France's yellow jersey on Wednesday as overnight leader Julian Alaphilippe was penalized for taking on water in the final 20 kilometers, a decision which prompted the Frenchman's boss to claim “he did nothing wrong.”
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/3 16:53:40

Roglic wins first Tour de France test

Race favorite Primoz Roglic edged Tuesday's first summit finish of the Tour de France to win the fourth stage, but failed to drop any of his key rivals in the process, including overall leader Julian Alaphilippe.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/2 16:43:40

Calen Ewan rockets to sprint victory

Australian rider Caleb Ewan produced an irresistible late burst of speed to pip a stunned Sam Bennett of Ireland on the finish line of Stage 3 of the Tour de France on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/1 16:58:41

Hamilton wins in Belgium

Lewis Hamilton stretched his lead in the drivers' world championship and closed to within two wins of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record of 91 on Sunday with a majestic, if ultimately tense, Belgian Grand Prix victory.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/31 16:58:40

Alaphilippe takes yellow

A year after thrilling his home nation for a fortnight on last year's Tour de France, a tearful Julian Alaphilippe produced an almost carbon-copy capture of a stage win Sunday to claim the overall leader's yellow jersey once again.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/31 16:53:42

Kristoff wins 1st stage

After a late pileup on Nice's iconic Promenade des Anglais, Alexander Kristoff of UAE Emirates won a crash-marred opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/30 16:48:42

Leclerc returns to Belgium with heavy heart, 1 year after tragedy

Charles Leclerc returns to the scene of his first Formula One victory with a heavy heart for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/27 16:32:21

'The Sir Alex of cycling'

Tough, unsentimental and dominant in cycling for more than a decade, Dave Brailsford wielded his axe ahead of the Tour de France this week and was then compared by one of his earlier victims to former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/27 14:48:40

Coronavirus catches up with Usain Bolt, world's fastest man

World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after last week celebrating his 34th birthday with a big bash mask-free.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/8/25 16:58:41

Jakobsen 'very grateful' to be alive

Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen admitted on Tuesday he was “very grateful” to be alive after his dreadful accident on the Tour of Poland earlier this month.
Soure:AFP: 2020/8/20 16:33:40

Local sailing club dominates youth event in Xiamen

The Youth Sailing League ended its Xiamen racing event on Monday, with the local Ironrock Sailing club dominating the event.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/8/19 17:53:40