French track in doldrums after another doping case

BRUSSELS (AP) — Struggling with results on the track, the French athletics federation is facing yet another doping controversy after middle-distance runner Ophelie Claude-Boxberger tested positive for...

Speedy recovery could help Froome race at Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Four months after a career-threatening high-speed crash left him with multiple fractures, Chris Froome has resumed training in the hope that he can compete for a record-equaling fifth Tou...

2020 Tour de France: Mountains galore for pure climbers

PARIS (AP) — Like a giant roller-coaster from start to finish over five mountain ranges, next year's Tour de France will feature new summits and only a few time-trial kilometers. Tha...

Later than usual, Ineos team takes control of Tour de France

TIGNES, France (AP) — After nearly three weeks of complete uncertainty at the Tour de France, things are back to normal, with an Ineos rider in the yellow jersey. Never in its six pr...

Taste of the Tour: Fine wooden toys and fruit pie in Queyras

SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — At the foothills of the Col d'Izoard, the scene of some Tour de France memorable feats, the small village of Arvieux is home to a children's paradise. ...

Trentin rides solo to victory on Stage 17 of Tour de France

GAP, France (AP) — Italian rider Matteo Trentin used a solo attack to win Stage 17 of the Tour de France on Wednesday after pulling clear of a group of breakaway riders. It was Trent...

Taste of the Tour: A festival of lard at high altitude

LA MONGIE, France (AP) — It's one of the unwritten rules of the Tour de France. When the riders go uphill, cholesterol levels do, too. Up in the Pyrenees where crops can't grow, meat...

Taste of the Tour: Classic hen in a pot at 'Chez Paulette'

PAU, France (AP) — A classic base camp at the Tour de France, the city of Pau is a food lovers' paradise. Visited on Friday by the Tour peloton for the 71st time after hosting the ra...

Technology beating romanticism at Tour de France

ALBI, France (AP) — With all the technology stacked against them, the six breakaway riders at the Tour de France had no hope of making it to the finish without being caught. Race dir...

Up-and-coming Ciccone delivers at maiden Tour de France

CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — Giulio Ciccone's biggest dream is to wear the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey once in his life. He will be covered in a more prestigious color Friday at the Tou...

Taste of the Tour: Moonlight wine and 'Beautiful Girls'

KAYSERSBERG, France (AP) — Training according to the solar and lunar cycles has never helped any Tour de France contender climb a mountain faster, or seize the yellow jersey. Moon sc...

Yellow jersey Alaphilippe brings panache to the Tour

COLMAR, France (AP) — In an era where riders are becoming slaves to power meters, earpieces and all sorts of technological gadgets, Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe is bringing a much-needed dose of flair...

Working class pride and bubbly on the Tour de France route

EPERNAY, France (AP) — In the space of 215 kilometers (134 miles), the Tour de France goes from one extreme to the other. After leaving Belgium to enter France on Monday, riders peda...

Cycling's new generation ready to deliver at Tour de France

BRUSSELS (AP) — No matter who wins, this year's Tour de France will see a changing of the guard. And if the names of Wout Van Aert, Kasper Asgreen, Enric Mas or Caleb Ewan don't ring...

Brussels dresses in yellow to honor Merckx's maiden Tour win

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in downtown Brussels on Thursday as the Belgian capital turned yellow to celebrate cycling great Eddy Merckx's maiden Tour de France victory ha...