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Cycling: Tour de France class standings

Class standings after the third stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Ajaccio to Calvi on Monday: Points: 1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 74 pts 2. Marcel Kittel (GER/ARG) 57 3. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 48 4. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 41 5. Lars Boom (NED/BLA) 40 6. Danny van Poppel (NED/VAC) 39 7. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 36 8. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 32 9. Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP/VAC) 32 10. Jan Bakelants (BEL/RSH) 30 King of Mountains: 1. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 10 pts

Cycling: Evans gets familar faces to help regain title

Australia's Cadel Evans will have six of the team that helped him win the 2011 Tour de France alongside him when he tries to regain his crown when the race starts next Saturday in Corsica. The 36-year-old Australian - who had a woeful time defending his title last year but showed a return to form when third in the Giro d'Italia earlier this season - will also have world road race champion Philippe Gilbert and highly-rated American Tejay Van Garderen in a powerful looking BMC team. "I am happy to have so many of the old team together for this challenge," said Evans.

Cycling: Tour of Switzerland results

Results after the ninth and final stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Sunday, a 26.8km time-trial from Bad Ragaz to Flumserberg: Stage 1. Rui Costa (POR/MOV) 51min 56sec, 2. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) at 21sec, 3. Bauke Mollema (NED/BLA) 29, 4. Jean-Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 42, 5. Andrey Amador (CRC/MOV) 43, 6. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 55, 7. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/SAX) 1min 00sec, 8. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 1:05, 9. Janez Brajkovic (SLO/AST) 1:06, 10. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 1:19. Selected 19. Mathias Frank (SUI/BMC) 1:56 Overall

Cycling: Meyer keeps overall lead as Mollema wins 2nd stage

Australian Cameron Meyer kept the leader's jersey as Dutchman Bauke Mollema won the second stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Sunday. Blanco's Mollema beat Swiss rider Mathias Frank and Frenchman Thibaut Pinaut by 11 seconds at the end of the 119.2km stage from Ulrichen to the Crans-Montana ski resort. The course should have been 161.3km long but snow caused several peaks, including the 2,478-metre Nufenenpass, to be closed, shortening the race.

Cycling: Meyer keeps overall lead as Mollema wins 2nd stage

Australian Cameron Meyer kept the leader's jersey as Dutchman Bauke Mollema won the second stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Sunday. Blanco's Mollema beat Swiss Mathias Frank and Frenchman Thibaut Pinaut by 11 seconds at the end of the 119.2km stage from Ulrichen to the Crans-Montana ski resort. The course should have been 161.3km long but snow caused several peaks, including the 2,478-metre Nufenenpass to be closed, shortening the race.

Cycling: Meyer takes opening Swiss stage

Australian Cameron Meyer won the opening 8.1km time-trial around Quito at the Tour of Switzerland on Saturday. The Garmin rider beat Dutchman Niki Terpstra by 10 seconds in the Tour de France warm-up event. Gusty winds hampered later starters on the course, notably time-trial specialist Fabian Cancellara, who finished 16th, losing 22sec. Last year's winner Rui Costa of Portugal finished 40sec back, 5sec ahead of American contender Tejay Van Garderen. Sunday's second stage takes the peloton over 119km from Ulrichen to the Crans-Montana ski station. jm/bc/nr

Cycling: Van Garderen captures Tour of California title

Tejay van Garderen, fifth in last year's Tour de France, captured the eighth Tour of California cycling race on Sunday, sealing his first career stage-race triumph in the final stage. Slovakia's Peter Sagan won the eighth and final stage, his second stage win of the week after capturing the third leg, while Van Garderen won the overall title in a total time of 29 hours and 43 minutes. Australia's Michael Rogers was second overall, 1:47 back, with Colombia's Janier Acevedo third. js/bb

Cycling: Tour of California results

Results on Thursday in the 185.7 kilometre fifth stage of the Tour of California from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach: Stage five 1. Jens Voigt (GER/RadioShack) 4hrs, 41min, 16secs, 2. Tyler Farrar (USA) at 0.06, 3. Thor Hushovd (NOR) s.t., 4. Peter Sagan (SVK) s.t., 5. Michael Matthews (AUS) s.t., 6. Jay McCarthy (AUS) s.t., 7. Alexander Candelario (USA) s.t., 8. Michael Rogers (AUS) s.t., 9. Markel Irizar Aranburu (ESP) s.t., 10. Tejay van Garderen (USA) Overall standings after stage five

Cycling: Acevedo wins stage 2 of Tour de California

Colombian cyclist Janier Acevedo battled dehydration, steep climbs and oppressive heat to win stage two of the Tour of California, finishing 12 seconds ahead of America's Tejay van Garderen Monday. In temperatures that climbed to 46 Celsius (115 Fahrenheit), Acevedo made his move on the Tramway Road climb finishing the 200-kilometer (124-mile) stage, that began in Murrieta and ended in the desert town of Palm Springs, in five hours, seven minutes and 40 seconds. "Insane," van Garderen said of the brutal conditions. "It was unlike anything I've ever done."

Cycling: Tour of California results

Results on Monday in the 200 kilometer second stage of the Tour of California: Stage two 1. Janier Acevedo (COL) 5hrs, 7mins, 40secs, 2. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) at 0.12, 3. Phil Deignan (IRL) 0.27, 4. Mathias Frank (SUI) 0.45, 5. Michael Rogers (AUS) 0.55, 6. Chad Haga (USA) 1:13, 7. Matthew Busche (USA) 1:15, 8. Francisco Mancebo (ESP) same time, 9. Lawson Craddock (USA) 1:32, 10. Cameron Meyer (AUS) 1:40 Overall standings after stage two
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