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Tour starts with time-trial in Utrecht, second stage under Dom tower

Tour starts with time-trial in Utrecht, second stage under Dom tower THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Details of the start of the 2015 Tour de France in Utrecht were announced during a detailed presentation in Paris and Utrecht on Thursday.

Early skiing at popular French Alps resort

Several pistes at French ski resort Alpe d'Huez, one of Europe's top skiing venues, will open at the weekend, three weeks earlier than planned after abundant snowfall, an official statement said Wednesday. The five ski pistes of about 10 kilometres (six miles) are located on a local glacier at an altitude of between 2,600 and 3,300 metres (8,500 to 10,800 feet). They will now be open every weekend up to December 6 when the season was originally scheduled to start.

Cycling: Porte confident of becoming Giro captain

Richie Porte is the archetypal loyal lieutenant, a man you can count on in a crisis, a man who sacrifices himself and his own ambitions for the greater good of his team. But next year, the likeable Australian is going to tackle a Grand Tour for the first time as a team leader. And the 28-year-old says he is ready for the new challenge and looking forward to leading Team Sky's push for glory at the 2014 Giro D'Italia.

Cycling: Martin defends world time trial title

Germany's Tony Martin claimed his third consecutive title in the men's time trial at the world road race cycling championships Wednesday. Britain's reigning Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins finished second, with Swiss former champion Fabian Cancellara taking the bronze. Martin clocked a winning time of 1hr 05min 36sec on the mainly flat 57.8km course from Montecatini Terme to Florence to beat Wiggins by 46sec, with Cancellara finishing 48sec off the German's pace.

Cycling: Martin defends world time trial title

Germany's Tony Martin claimed his third consecutive title in the men's time trial at the world road race cycling championships Wednesday. Britain's reigning Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins finished second, with Swiss former champion Fabian Cancellara taking the bronze. Martin clocked a winning time of 1hr 05min 36sec on the mainly flat 56.8km course from Montecatini Terme to Florence to beat Wiggins by 46sec, with Cancellara finishing 48sec off the German's pace.

Cycling: UCI presidency duel to cast shadow over the rainbow

The battle for cycling's prestigious rainbow jersey could be overshadowed at the world road championships this week by a duel between the men bidding to lead the sport into a new, doping-free era. A little over a year after the Lance Armstrong affair left cycling in tatters, incumbent International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid's bid for a third mandate faces a stiff challenge.

Cycling: No postive Tour dope tests - anti-doping foundation

There were no positive doping tests during July's Tour de France, the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation said Tuesday. Director Francesca Rossi stopped short of claiming the Tour had been clean but said 622 samples, including 443 blood samples and 179 urine samples, were taken during the last edition of the world's biggest and most popular bicycle race. "We have no adverse analytical findings," said Rossi from the International Cycling Union's base. "We changed the strategy. We were unpredictable and the riders perceived we were unpredictable."

Cycling: Weening wins Tour of Poland, Wiggins takes stage

Pieter Weening of the Netherlands completed victory in the Tour of Poland cycling race on Saturday. Britain's Bradley Wiggins, last year's winner of the Tour de France, finshed the race with a stage victory in the 37km time-trial from Wieliczka to Krakow. Wiggins completed the stage in 46min 36sec, a full 56sec ahead of his closest challenger, Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland. Weening finished with a time of 31hr 58min 7sec, to head Spanish rider Jon Izaguirre by 13 sec in the overall standings.

Cycling: Weening wins Tour of Poland, Wiggins takes stage

Pieter Weening of the Netherlands completed victory in the Tour of Poland cycling race on Saturday. Britain's Bradley Wiggins, last year's winner of the Tour de France, finshed the race with a stage victory in the 37km time-trial from Wieliczka to Krakow. Wiggins completed the stage in 46min 36sec, a full 56sec ahead of his closest challenger, Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland. Weening finished with a time of 31hr 58min 7sec, to head Spanish rider Jon Izaguirre by 13 sec in the overall standings. sw/ps/dj

Cycling: Weening wins Tour of Poland, Wiggins claims final stage

(Reuters) - Dutchman Pieter Weening won the Tour of Poland on Saturday as Britain's Bradley Wiggins celebrated his return to the road by claiming the final stage time trial by nearly a minute. Orica Greenedge's Weening trailed Christophe Riblon by 27 seconds before the start of the seventh and final stage but overhauled his French rival to claim the title by 13 seconds over Spaniard Jon Izagirre of Euskaltel-Euskadi. Riblon, of AG2R, was three seconds further back.
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