Pyrenees Mountains

LLEIDA, Spain | Wallays wins stage, Yates leads Vuelta before decisive tests

LLEIDA, Spain— Jelle Wallays of Belgium won the Spanish Vuelta’s flat 18th stage on Thursday, while Simon Yates held the overall lead before the decisive two days in the Pyrenees Mountains. Wallays pulled off a long breakaway attack, edging fellow escapee Sven Erik Bystrom and chasing world champion Peter Sagan to win the 186-kilometer (116-mile) … Continue reading LLEIDA, Spain | Wallays wins stage, Yates leads Vuelta before decisive tests

MUR DE BRETAGNE, France | Dumoulin and Bardet lose time at Tour after bikes break

MUR DE BRETAGNE, France — Sometimes in cycling the bike can be the rider’s biggest enemy. Tour de France contenders Tom Dumoulin and Romain Bardet both lost significant time in the overall standings after spokes on their wheels snapped near the uphill end of Stage 6 on Thursday. Both title hopefuls were left behind by … Continue reading MUR DE BRETAGNE, France | Dumoulin and Bardet lose time at Tour after bikes break