Cycling coach admits role in doping ring

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Colorado cycling coach has admitted he helped cyclist Levi Leipheimer buy performance-enhancing drugs in the 1990s.

Sanchez wins Tour's latest stage

SAINT-GIRON, France, July 11 (UPI) -- Luis-Leon Sanchez won Stage 8 Saturday at the Tour de France cycling race ending in Saint-Girons, France, his second career Tour stage victory.
Armstrong does not expect Giro win

Armstrong does not expect Giro win

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. cyclist and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says a recent injury will likely keep him from victory at the upcoming Giro d'Italia in Italy.

Armstrong coach predicts Calif. glory

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Lance Armstrong's longtime coach said he expects the cyclist to win at least one stage of the upcoming Amgen Tour of California.

Olympic Medal: M Cycling Time Trial

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won the Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the men's individual time trial cycling competition.

Moto-cross joins Olympic cycling events

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) -- Cycling

Spain's Contador is Tour de France champ

PARIS, July 29 (UPI) -- Alberto Contador of Spain played it safe Sunday and rolled to the 2007 Tour de France championship.

Contador leads Tour into final day

ANGOULME, France, July 28 (UPI) -- Alberto Contador of Spain will wear the yellow jersey in Sunday's Tour de France finale, though American Levi Leipheimer took the 19th stage Saturday.

Tour's final days has Contador in lead

ANGOULME, France, July 27 (UPI) -- Alberto Contador has a 1 minute, 50-second overall lead heading into the final two stages of the 2007 Tour de France.

Contador takes over lead at Tour de France

CASTELSARRASIN, France, July 26 (UPI) -- Daniele Bennati claimed the Tour de France's 17th stage Thursday and Alberto Contador took over as the overall leader in cycling's most prestigious event.

Rasmussen takes stage, extends lead

GOURETTE-COL D'AUBISQUE, France, July 25 (UPI) -- Michael Rasmussen extended his overall Tour de France lead to 3 minutes, 10 seconds by winning Wednesday's five-climb stage in the Pyrenees.

Vinokourov takes second Tour stage

LOUDENVIELLE-LE LOURON, France, July 23 (UPI) -- Alexander Vinokourov Monday captured his second Tour de France stage victory in four days but Michael Rasmussen remained the overall race leader.

Contador takes Tour's Stage 14

PLATEAU-DE-BEILLE, France, July 22 (UPI) -- Michael Rasmussen of Denmark came in a close second in Sunday's 14th stage of the Tour de France, retaining the yellow jersey as the overall leader.

Rasmussen keeps yellow jersey

ALBI, France, July 21 (UPI) -- Michael Rasmussen of Denmark kept the yellow jersey as overall leader in the Tour de France but Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan won Stage 13 Saturday.

Rasmussen takes control of Tour de France

TIGNES, France, July 15 (UPI) -- Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen is now the overall leader in the Tour de France after winning the eighth stage of the international event Sunday.

American Landis leads Tour de France

PLA-DE-BERET, Spain, July 13 (UPI) -- American Floyd Landis will wear the leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France Friday after finishing third in Thursday's 11th stage.