Road cycling

This Saturday, May 23, 2020, photo provided by sister Pinky Baby shows Jyoti Kumari 15, with her father at their home in Darbhanga district in Bihar state, India. Kumari rode a bicycle hundreds of miles with her father riding pillion to escape the constraints of a coronavirus lockdown in India that appears to have staved off an unmanageable spike in coronavirus cases but that triggered an exodus of migrant workers and crippled the economy. The 15-year-old has been invited to try out with the Cycling Federation of India, the body that sends team to the Olympics, and won accolades as far away as Washington, D.C. But she says she didn't pedal her father home to their village in pursuit of fame but rather simply to survive. (Pinky Baby via AP)
May 24, 2020 - 9:29 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — From her village in eastern India, 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari reflected on her desperate 1,200-kilometer (745-mile) bicycle journey home with her disabled father that has drawn international praise. “I had no other option," she said Sunday. “We wouldn’t have survived if I hadn’t...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2004 file photo, the German band "Kraftwerk" perform in Berne, Switzerland, with Florian Schneider-Esleben at right. Florian Schneider-Esleben, a co-founder of German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, has died, record label Sony said Wednesday May 6, 2020. He was 73. (Juerg Mueller/Keystone via AP, File)
May 06, 2020 - 5:39 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Florian Schneider-Esleben, who helped pioneer electronic music as the co-founder of Kraftwerk and influenced genres ranging from disco to synth pop, has died at age 73. Citing fellow group founder Ralf Huetter, Sony announced that Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer,...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 05, 2020 - 3:53 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Dolphins say their stadium has committed to becoming the first to receive accreditation from a cleaning industry association for infectious disease prevention efforts. The Global Biorisk Advisory Council...
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FILE - In this July 25 2019 file photo, the pack rides during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France. This year's Tour de France will now start on Aug. 29 in Nice and finish on Sept. 20 in Paris and will be followed by cycling's other two major races. The Tour could not start as scheduled on June 27 because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena, File)
April 15, 2020 - 1:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — With the Tour de France pushed back to a late August start, race director Christian Prudhomme is hoping cycling's showcase event can help bring back a sense of normality to a nation reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers on Wednesday announced new dates of Aug. 29-Sept. 20...
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Gates stand locked outside the closed Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England, as the English Premier League soccer season has been suspended due to coronavirus, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 14, 2020 - 2:34 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Nashville Predators have raised $2.7 million to help both with tornado and COVID-19 relief. The Predators started raising money after tornadoes hit Nashville and Middle Tennessee in early March. Then the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rounds first base after his two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2020 - 9:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. It applies to cases...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 7, 2019 file photo, Belgium's Ludwig De Winter of the Wanty-Gobert team, right, leads the rest of his team up to the podium during the team presentations for the Tour of Flanders cycling race in Antwerp, Belgium. One of the five so-called “Monuments” _ the five most prestigious one-day races in cycling _ the “Ronde" has been scrapped from this season's calendar because of the outbreak of the coronavirus. All schools in the country have been shut down, only a handful of businesses remain open for essential needs while riding bikes in large groups has been forbidden. To keep the festive event alive, race organizers Flanders Classics will host a “lockdown edition" of the race on Sunday, April 5, 2020 with pro riders tackling the punishing Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg climbs from the comfort of their houses, on home trainers. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
April 03, 2020 - 6:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Race or no race, the 104th edition of the Tour of Flanders cobblestone cycling classic will have a winner this weekend. The Belgian race is one of the “Monuments” of cycling — the five most prestigious one-day events in the sport. But the “Ronde” has been scrapped from this season’s...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 01, 2020 - 8:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the...
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Chloe Dygert of the United States competes during the qualification race during the Cycling World Championship in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)
March 28, 2020 - 12:10 pm
The decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year because of the coronavirus pandemichas left American cyclists with an abundance of mixed feelings. Relief that a move had been finally made. Disappointment that a lifetime ambition will be delayed. Frustration that months and even years of...
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The Olympic rings are seen behind cherry blossoms Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 25, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Imagine a gorgeous spring day in Tokyo. The chill of winter has melted away. The summer humidity is still a couple of months off. Maybe, just maybe, the famed cherry blossoms are still around, bathing the capital in dazzling colors. Sounds like a pretty good time to have the Olympics, huh? Now that...
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