Carlos Betancur Gives Colombia First Win At Paris-Nice

NICE, France, March 16, 2014 (AFP) - Carlos Betancur became the first Colombian cyclist to win the Paris-Nice race on Sunday following the eighth and final stage. French champion Arthur Vichot won the stage, raced along the celebrated Promenade des Anglais, which saw several riders, including Portugal's road race world champion Rui Costa, lose their chance of victory in the stage in … [Read more...]

Carlos Betancur Leaves No Doubt On Paris-Nice Stage 6

FAYENCE, France, March 14, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian rider Carlos Betancur of the AG2R La Mondiale team won the sixth stage of the Paris-Nice on Friday to take the leader's jersey two days before the race finish. It was the second straight stage win for Betancur who overtook Portuguese world champion Rui Costa in the last 100 metres on a steep summit finish. Czech rider Zdenek Stybar … [Read more...]

Carlos Betancur Takes Paris-Nice Stage 5, Thomas Keeps Yellow

RIVE-DE-GIER, France, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - Carlos Betancur claimed the 152.5km fifth stage of the Paris-Nice race on Thursday but Geraint Thomas did enough to hang on to the leader's yellow jersey. Colombian Betancur, of the AG2R team, was part of a three-man breakaway that opened a gap on the peloton 9km from home. And he proved strongest in the sprint to the line with Bob … [Read more...]