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On this day: Born May 9, 1968: Marie-Jose Perec, French athlete

May 08 2020

PARIS The greatest French athlete of all time, Marie-Jose Perec will be remembered for gracing the track with her elegant stride, but also for mysteriously walking away from her last Olympics.

New Paris-Roubaix race boosts women's cycling

May 05 2020

PARIS The COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc on the cycling calendar but female riders were able to celebrate the addition of a new race in 2020 when the International Cycling Union (UCI) unveiled its revised schedule on Tuesday.

Cycling: Giro d'Italia, Spanish Vuelta to be held in race-packed October

May 05 2020

PARIS The Giro d'Italia will start on Oct. 3 and the Spanish Vuelta will be held from Oct. 20, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Tuesday, as it published a heavily revised calendar in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

On this day: Born May 6, 1953: Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer

May 05 2020

Tough-tackling midfielder Graeme Souness was the engine room of Liverpool's great team of the late 1970s and early '80s and the no-nonsense Scot made a huge impression on and off the pitch.

UPDATE 3-Soccer-PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions as season ended amid coronavirus crisis

Apr 30 2020

PARIS, April 30 Paris St Germain have been awarded their seventh Ligue 1 title in eight years after the season was ended amid the COVID-19 crisis, the French League (LFP) said on Thursday.

On this day... Born April 18, 1990, Dutch cyclist Anna van der Breggen

Apr 17 2020

PARIS It is hard to make a name for yourself when your Oranje team mate is Marianne Vos, yet Anna van der Breggen has been doing just that in an impressive career.

Cycling-On this day... Born April 18, 1990, Dutch cyclist Anna van der Breggen

Apr 17 2020

PARIS, April 17 It is hard to make a name for yourself when your Oranje team mate is Marianne Vos, yet Anna van der Breggen has been doing just that in an impressive career.

Staging the Tour in 2020 vital for the sport, says race director

Apr 15 2020

PARIS Staging the Tour de France this year despite the novel coronavirus pandemic was vital for road cycling, the race's director Christian Prudhomme said on Wednesday. | Video

Tour de France postponed, to be held from August 29 - September 20

Apr 15 2020

PARIS The Tour de France has been postponed to Aug. 29-Sept 20 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Wednesday.

Tour organisers focusing on postponement, not cancellation

Apr 11 2020

PARIS Tour de France organisers are focusing on a postponement of this year's race rather than a cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an email seen by Reuters on Saturday which was sent to the publishers of the official Tour programme.

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