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Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico results

Results from the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, the 166km from San Vincenzo to Cascina, on Thursday: 1. Matteo Pelucchi (ITA/IAM)3hr 56min 12sec, 2. Arnaud Demare (FRA/FDJ.fr) same time, 3. Andre Greipel (GER/Lotto) s.t., 4. Sam Bennett (IRL/Nettapp), 5. Peter Sagan (SVK/Cannondale), 6. Davide Appollonio (ITA/AG2R), 7. Filippo Fortin (ITA/Bardiani), 8. Sasha Modolo (ITA/Lampre), 9. Tony Hurel (FRA/Europcar), 10. Kristian Sbaragli (ITA/MTN) all same time Overall

Cycling: Greipel wins 5th stage, Tersptra eyes victory

Germany's Andre Greipel, a narrow second to Tom Boonen on Wednesday, took Thursday's Tour of Qatar fifth stage, a 159km ride from Al Zubara Fort to Madinat Al Shamal. The Lotto rider prevailed in a sprint finish ahead of Lithuania's Aidis Kruopis with Dutch rider Theo Bos taking third. Niki Tersptra, also of the Netherlands, retained his lead in the overall standings ahead of Friday's sixth and final stage after finishing ninth behind Greipel. Barring misfortune Tersptra is poised for victory on Doha's Corniche on Friday.

Cycling: Tour Down Under final results

Results after the 85.5-kilometre (53-mile) final stage of the Tour Down Under on the 4.75-kilometre (2-mile) Adelaide street circuit on Sunday. Stage 1. Andre Greipel (GER/Lotto-Belisol) 1hr 55min 16 sec 2. Mark Renshaw (AUS/Omega Pharma-QuickStep) same time 3. Andrew Fenn (GBR/Omega Pharma-QuickStep) s.t. 4. Koen de Kort (NED/Giant-Shimano) s.t. 5. Jonathan Cantwell (AUS/Drapac) s.t. 6. Matthew Goss (AUS/Orica GreenEdge) s.t. 7. Nathan Haas (AUS/Garmin-Sharp) s.t. 8. Jurgen Roelandts (BEL/Lotto Belisol) s.t.

Cycling: Tour Down Under stage 3 results

Results after the 145-kilometre (90-mile) third stage of the Tour Down Under from Norwood to Campbelltown in South Australia on Thursday. 1. Cadel Evans (AUS/BMC Racing) 3hr 34min 5sec 2. Nathan Haas (AUS/Garmin-Sharp) at 15 seconds 3. Diego Ulissi (ITA/Lampre-Merida) same time 4. Adam Hansen (AUS/Lotto-Belisol) s.t. 5. Simon Gerrans (AUS/Orica GreenEdge) s.t. 6. Rory Sutherland (AUS/Tinkoff-Saxo) s.t. 7. Brent Bookwalter (USA/BMC Racing) s.t. 8. Ben Hermans (BEL/BMC Racing) s.t

Cycling: Tour Down Under criterion results

Results from the Tour Down Under criterion warm-up race on the Adelaide street circuit on Sunday: 1. Marcel Kittel (GER/Giant-Shimano) 1 hour 4.35 seconds 2. Andre Greipel (GER/Lotto-Belisol) same time 3. Caleb Ewan (AUS/UniSA) s.t. 4. Chris Sutton (AUS/Team Sky) s.t. 5. Jose Rojas (ESP/Movistar) s.t. 6. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t. 7. Mark Renshaw (AUS/Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t. 8. Jonathan Cantwell (AUS/Drapac) s.t. 9. Elia Viviani (ITA/Cannondale) s.t.

Cycling: Van den Broeck withdraws from Tour

Belgian rider Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto), tipped as a candidate to finish on the Tour de France podium, was forced to withdraw from the race before Thursday's sixth stage. His team confirmed that Van den Broeck would not take part in the sixth stage from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier after suffering a knee injury when falling in a crash in the final kilometre of Wednesday's ride into Marseille. Van den Broeck, 30, has twice finished fourth on the Tour, in 2010 and 2012. However, the Belgian was also forced to pull out of the 2011 Tour following a fall.

Cycling: Van den Broeck withdraws from Tour

Belgian rider Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto), tipped as a candidate to finish on the Tour de France podium, was forced to withdraw from the race before Thursday's sixth stage. His team confirmed that Van den Broeck would not take part in the sixth stage from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier after suffering a knee injury when falling in a crash in the final kilometre of Wednesday's ride into Marseille. Van den Broeck, 30, has twice finished fourth on the Tour, in 2010 and 2012. However, the Belgian was also forced to pull out of the 2011 Tour following a fall.

Injured Van den Broeck pulls out of Tour de France

AIX EN PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Belgian rider Jurgen Van den Broeck became the first high-profile casualty of this year's Tour de France when he pulled out injured before the sixth stage, his Lotto-Belisol team said on Thursday. A spokesman for the team told Reuters by telephone that Van den Broeck, fourth overall in last year's race, sustained a knee injury in a mass pile-up inside the final 200 meters of Wednesday's stage. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by John O'Brien)

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Tour Down Under classification after stage 4

Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour Down Under after Stage 4 on Friday 1. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) 12:59:09" 2. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Blanco) +5" 3. Javier Moreno (Spain / Movistar) +6" 4. Ben Hermans (Belgium / RadioShack) +8" 5. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) +15" 6. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) 7. Jack Bauer (New Zealand / Garmin) 8.

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Tour Down Under stage 4 results

Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour Down Under (Modbury - Tanunda, 126.5 km) on Friday 1. Andre Greipel (Germany / Lotto) 3:02:52" 2. Roberto Ferrari (Italy / Lampre) ST 3. Jonathan Cantwell (Australia / Saxo - Tinkoff) 4. Andrew Fenn (Britain / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 5. Barry Markus (Netherlands / Vacansoleil) 6. Marcel Kittel (Germany / Argos) 7. Mark Renshaw (Australia / Blanco) 8.
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