OUDENAARDE, Belgium (AP) — Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel came out of a four-man sprint to win the Tour of Flanders cobbled classic for the second time on Sunday.
Two-time Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar blew his chances in the race's finale.
PARIS (AP) — Next year's Tour de France will see the return of the Paris-Roubaix cobblestones and take the peloton to the summit of the famed Alpe d'Huez mountain.
Designed for complete riders such as two-time champion Tadej Pogacar, the route features two individual time trials and six mountain stages with five summit finishes.
MOS, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic has only the decisive stage’s time trial left to win his third consecutive Spanish Vuelta title after finishing the rugged 20th stage runner-up to Clement Champoussin on Saturday.
OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Richard Carapaz climbed onto the medal stand and locked arms with Wout van Aert on his right and Tadej Pogacar to his left, the diminutive Ecuadoran rider dwarfed by two of the giants of modern cycling.
Tadej Pogacar took the yellow jersey to Paris to win his second straight Tour de France on Sunday after a grueling three-week odyssey that at times he made look like a recreational ride.
Pogacar’s repeat success at cycling’s biggest event was a tale of total dominance, prompting one question: At age 22, how many more Tours can the Slovenian win?
SAINT-EMILION, France (AP) — There was no drama this time, and Tadej Pogacar is all but guaranteed to win a second straight Tour de France.
The defending champion from Slovenia just needed to play it safe in Saturday's time trial to put the finishing touches to his summer triumph and retain his yellow jersey.
LUZ ARDIDEN, France (AP) — After Tadej Pogacar won the final mountain stage of the Tour de France on Thursday to cement his grip on the race, the young Slovenian had four more climbs to complete.
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) — Tadej Pogacar said it was going to be the hardest day of the Tour de France.
He made it look easy.
The race leader finished ahead of his rivals and took a major step toward defending his title with a perfectly executed 17th-stage win in the Pyrenees on Wednesday.
SAINT-GAUDENS, France (AP) — Austrian rider Patrick Konrad won the Tour de France’s hilly 16th stage on an otherwise uneventful day Tuesday as race leader Tadej Pogacar remained on course for his second overall victory.
QUILLAN, France (AP) — Tadej Pogacar will head into the final week of the Tour de France with a commanding advantage to retain cycling’s elite title after he was unchallenged on the 14th stage won by Bauke Mollema on Saturday.
MALAUCENE, France (AP) — Winning the Ventoux stage at cycling's biggest race is a rare and celebrated feat.
No wonder a champion like Wout Van Aert, with multiple titles across the sport's most prestigious events, felt like he posted his best victory ever after mastering the daunting and grueling mountain twice in the same day at the Tour de France on Wednesday.
VALENCE, France (AP) — Mark Cavendish's fairy tale at the Tour de France is a never-ending story.
Only months after he contemplated retirement, the 36-year-old British veteran is now just one win away from tying Eddy Merckx’s record haul of 34 stage wins at cycling’s biggest race.
TIGNES, France (AP) — Defending champion Tadej Pogacar kept control of the Tour de France on a rain-soaked second day in the Alps as a crash-filled opening week took its toll on rivals on Sunday.
“I’m sure a lot of guys suffered today,” said Pogacar, who retained the race leader's yellow jersey by responding when required in the ninth stage.
LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — Tadej Pogacar wagged his head and grinned, his blond hair slick from sweat and rain, his cheeks ruddy from the mountain cold and a colossal effort from smashing his remaining rivals at the Tour de France.
LE CREUSOT, France (AP) — On the eve of the Tour de France's first Alpine stage, the standings were given a serious shakeup.
After the longest stage on the Tour in 21 years on Friday, 2020 runner-up Primoz Roglic was out of contention.
LAVAL, France (AP) — Tadej Pogacar waited until the penultimate stage to take control of the Tour de France last year.
The young Slovenian rider did it after only five stages this summer, with a stunning display in Wednesday's time trial that won't be forgotten by his rivals.
PONTIVY, France (AP) — Early days in the Tour de France are always full of nervousness and crashes. What makes the latest a little different is that after just three days of frenetic racing two top contenders have already taken a hit.
Not so long ago, Tadej Pogacar was a just a promising outsider still learning the ropes of cycling's biggest race.
His rise to become the second-youngest winner of the Tour de France in September last year has changed everything: the 22-year-old returns to the three-week event as the odds-on favorite to defend his title.
PARIS (AP) — In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the color of the iconic jersey so snug on his young shoulders...
LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece event at his first attempt...