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Cycling – Belgium's Meersman wins stage five of Tour of Spain

MADRID: Belgium’s Gianni Meersman won the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain on Wednesday, a 171.3 kilometre-ride from Viveiro and Lugo, with Colombian Darwin Atapuma retaining the leader’s red jersey. Australian Simon Clarke and Philippe Gilbert of Belgium attacked with 2km remaining but were caught in the final stretch. Etixx-Quick Step team rider Meersman… Read More »

Cycling: Ilnur Zakarin wins Tour de France 17th stage

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland: Chris Froome took a big step towards winning a third Tour de France as Nairo Quintana’s challenge wilted on Wednesday’s (Jul 20) first Alpine stage. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin won the 184.5km 17th stage from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson in Switzerland ahead of Sunday’s stage 15 winner Jarlinson Pantano of Colombia. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin celebrates… Read More »

Cavendish wins Tour de France sixth stage, Van Avermaet keeps yellow

MONTAUBAN, France: Mark Cavendish further cemented his status as the Tour de France’s greatest sprinter when the Briton claimed his 29th career win in the sixth stage on Thursday. The 31-year-old Dimension Data team rider surged ahead in the final straight and held off the charge of German Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step), who finished second.… Read More »