Valverde Puts Aside Doping Row To Win Tour Of Spain


by Denholm Barnetson MADRID, Sept 20, 2009 (AFP) - Controversial Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde won the Tour of Spain on Sunday, capturing one of cycling's three major tours for the first time just months after being embroiled in a doping scandal. The 29-year-old Caisse d'Epargne rider virtually just had to stay in his saddle on Sunday to win the event after starting the day with a lead … [Read more...]

Steegmans Wins Tour’s Last Stage In Paris


PARIS, France, July 27, 2008 (AFP) - Belgian Gert Steegmans of the Quick Step team won the final stage of the Tour de France here on Sunday. Steegmans claimed his second career stage win on the race, but his first on the Champs Elysees, in timely fashion having failed to challenge the peloton's fast men during three weeks of intense racing. He was led out to the finish in commanding … [Read more...]