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Viviani swoops to claim Tour Down Under third stage

Italian Elia Viviani capitalised on a lapse in concentration from race leader Caleb Ewan to sweep past the Australian and claim the third stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Thursday

Matthews rues «wasted energy» as Sagan wins

Australia's Michael Matthews was left ruing a tactical blunder as he had to settle for bronze at the world road race championships won for the third year in a row by Peter Sagan.

Lance Armstrong seeks to delay fraud trial until 2018

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong sought Friday to delay until next year his long-awaited battle against a $100 million lawsuit over whether he committed fraud by doping, currently set for trial in November.

Froome loses ground after Vuelta crash

Chris Froome saw his Vuelta a Espana lead cut to 59 seconds over Vincenzo Nibali after suffering a mechanical problem and crashing towards the end of Thursday's 12th stage.

Dominant Froome climbs to Vuelta stage 9 win

Chris Froome took another huge step towards a historic Tour de France-Vuelta a Espana double by claiming stage nine of the Vuelta on Sunday to extend his race lead.

Quintana doubles up as Giro rivals suffer

Colombia's Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that secured the race leader's pink jersey and dented the victory hopes of several key rivals.

Nibali warns Quintana sparks could fly on Mount Etna

Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali says he has no gripe with Giro d'Italia rival Nairo Quintana, but warned the Colombian sparks could fly when they race to the first summit finish on Mount Etna Tuesday.

Giro riders thrown out after positive tests

Italians Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni were thrown out of the 100th Giro d'Italia on Thursday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) confirmed both had tested positive for a derivative of banned growth hormones.

Classy Sagan retains world road race cycling title

Peter Sagan retained his world road race title in an exciting sprint finish in Doha on Sunday, edging Britain's Mark Cavendish into second. Slovakian Sagan, who also won in Richmond, USA, last year, said the result was «unbelievable».

Quintana wins cycling's Tour of Catalonia

Colombia's Nairo Quintana won the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday with the final stage - a 136km circuit around Barcelona's Montjuic area, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games - going to Alexey Tsatevich of Russia.

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