Candlelites

Everything from Everywhere

world champ sagan wins prelude to tour down under - Search

world champ sagan wins prelude to tour down under Searched between all the resources and sites across the web. To view the full text news click on the links searched. All links are displayed with the source site.



world champ sagan wins prelude to tour down under


adelaide, australia — three-time world road racing champion peter sagan of slovakia made an outstanding start to the 2018 cycling season sunday when he won the people's choice classic, a prelude to the first world tour event of the season, the tour down under.sagan beat star sprinters andre greipel of germany and caleb ewan of australia in a bunch sprint to win the 50.6 kilometer (31.4 mile) race over 22 laps of a street course in central adelaide.the win means sagan will wear the tour leader's ocher jersey in the first stage of the six stage tour down under on tuesday. sunday's race does not count toward general classification.ewan won the race in each of the past two years and greipel is the only three-time winner. the 132-strong field that lined up for the race sunday included seven for






peter sagan disqualified from tour de france for elbowing mark cavendish


vittel, france -- world champion peter sagan has been disqualified from the tour de france for causing a crash in a chaotic sprint finish that left mark cavendish needing treatment for his injuries and further examinations in a hospital.nearly 50 meters, about 55 yards, from the end of stage 4 on tuesday, sagan elbowed cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right, out of the way.cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages.race jury president philippe marien of the uci says, "we have decided to disqualify peter sagan from the 2017 tour de france after the tumultuous sprint here in vittel, where he endangered several riders, including mark cavendish and others who involved in the crash."bora-h






tour continues without injured cavendish, disqualified sagan


vittel, france (ap) — british rider mark cavendish has commended the “courage” of tour de france jurors for disqualifying world champion peter sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on tuesday.speaking wednesday, before the tour set off without him from the spa town of vittel on stage 5, cavendish said his immediate concern after he hit the deck was a profusely bleeding finger on his right hand.“there was just a puddle of blood on the floor. i thought, ‘i’m going to bleed to death here.’ but my teammates were around and they helped me to my feet,” he said.the winner of 30 tour stages in his stellar career was later diagnosed with a broken right shoulder blade and withdrew from the race. sagan, who appeared to elbow cavendish before he fell at high speed, stayed o






tour continues without injured cavendish, disqualified sagan


vittel, france — british rider mark cavendish has commended the "courage" of tour de france jurors for disqualifying world champion peter sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on tuesday.speaking wednesday, before the tour set off without him from the spa town of vittel on stage 5, cavendish said his immediate concern after he hit the deck was a profusely bleeding finger on his right hand."there was just a puddle of blood on the floor. i thought, 'i'm going to bleed to death here.' but my teammates were around and they helped me to my feet," he said.the winner of 30 tour stages in his stellar career was later diagnosed with a broken right shoulder blade and withdrew from the race. sagan, who appeared to elbow cavendish before he fell at high speed, stayed on his






arnaud demare wins crash-marred fourth stage of the tour de france


arnaud demare gave the host country a long-awaited sprint win on stage four of the tour de france on tuesday after mark cavendish was forced into the barriers, resulting in a nasty crash. overhead video appeared to show world champion peter sagan bumping into cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right. cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages. a medical team quickly ran out to treat cavendish, jogging into the oncoming stream of riders to reach him. sagan crossed second and alexander kristoff finished third. there was another crash earlier that delayed tour leader geraint thomas, but the welshman retained the yellow jersey since it happened in the neutral zone near the stage finish.thom






'it was an honorable thing': mark cavendish accepts peter sagan's apology in tou


injured rider mark cavendish praised tour de france organizers wednesday for disqualifying world champion peter sagan but said he has no ill will toward the man whose elbow prematurely ended cavendish’s participation in the 2017 event.“it takes a lot of courage to eliminate the world champion from the tour de france,” cavendish said before stage 5 left from vittel, in the northeastern part of the country.the previous day’s stage ended with a wild sprint. about 50 yards from the finish, cavendish tried to get between sagan and the barriers to the riders’ right. instead, the british rider ran into his slovakian competitor’s elbow then slammed into the barriers in a crash that also took down two other riders.a view from above of mark cavendish colliding with peter sagan's elbow at the end of






'it was an honorable thing': mark cavendish accepts peter sagan's apology in tou


injured rider mark cavendish praised tour de france organizers wednesday for disqualifying world champion peter sagan but said he has no ill will toward the man whose elbow prematurely ended cavendish’s participation in the 2017 event.“it takes a lot of courage to eliminate the world champion from the tour de france,” cavendish said before stage 5 left from vittel, in the northeastern part of the country.the previous day’s stage ended with a wild sprint. about 50 yards from the finish, cavendish tried to get between sagan and the barriers to the riders’ right. instead, the british rider ran into his slovakian competitor’s elbow then slammed into the barriers in a crash that also took down two other riders.a view from above of mark cavendish colliding with peter sagan's elbow at the end of






tour continues without injured cavendish, disqualified sagan


vittel, france (ap) — british rider mark cavendish has commended the “courage” of tour de france jurors for disqualifying world champion peter sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on tuesday.speaking wednesday, before the tour set off without him from the spa town of vittel on stage 5, cavendish said his immediate concern after he hit the deck was a profusely bleeding finger on his right hand.“there was just a puddle of blood on the floor. i thought, ‘i’m going to bleed to death here.’ but my teammates were around and they helped me to my feet,” he said.the winner of 30 tour stages in his stellar career was later diagnosed with a broken right shoulder blade and withdrew from the race. sagan, who appeared to elbow cavendish before he fell at high speed, stayed o






peter sagan disqualified from tour de france after causing crash at end of fourt


a nasty crash involving mark cavendish marred tuesday's fourth stage of the tour de france, which was won by france's arnaud demare in a chaotic sprint finish and led to the disqualification of world champion peter sagan.replays showed sagan elbowed cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right, out of the way. cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages.sagan, who crossed the line second, was later given a 30-second penalty that relegated him to 115th place on the stage. as a result, he dropped from second place in the overall standings to 15th.“i get on with peter well, but i don't get if he came across is one thing, but the elbow. i'm not a fan of him putting his elbow in me like that,” ca






peter sagan, mark cavendish out after crash


by john leicestervittel, france (ap) — british rider mark cavendish has commended the “courage” of tour de france jurors for disqualifying world champion peter sagan for a crash that took both of them out of the race on tuesday.cavendish, the winner of 30 tour stages in his stellar career, was later diagnosed with a broken right shoulder blade and withdrew from the race. sagan, who appeared to elbow cavendish before the crash, was disqualified for endangering cavendish and other riders in the sprint finish at vittel.speaking wednesday, before the tour set off without him from vittel on stage 5, cavendish said his immediate concern after he hit the pavement was a profusely bleeding cut on his right hand.“there was just a puddle of blood on the floor. i thought, ‘i’m going to bleed to death






without sagan and cavendish, marcel kittel eases to tour de france stage win – t


troyes, france — marcel kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the tour de france in a mass sprint finish thursday with peter sagan and mark cavendish both no longer in the race.chris froome held on to the leader’s yellow jersey after a sultry but uneventful day in the peloton.it was kittel’s second victory in this year’s race and 11th overall in his tour career.as the other contenders bunched together on the right side of the road, kittel burst forward around them on the left and easily created a comfortable gap allowing him to celebrate as he crossed the line.“i was really confident in my team,” kittel said. “i was also really confident in myself today. there was just a moment when i broke free and started to go ahead.”stage 4 winner arnaud demare finished second and andre






tour de france: with peter sagan and mark cavendish out, marcel kittel eases to


with peter sagan and mark cavendish no longer in the race, marcel kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the tour de france in a mass sprint finish thursday.chris froome held on to the leader's yellow jersey after a sultry but uneventful day in the peloton.it was kittel's second victory in this year's race and 11th overall in his tour career.as the other contenders bunched together on the right side of the road, kittel burst forward around them on the left and easily created a comfortable gap allowing him to celebrate as he crossed the line.“i was really confident in my team,” kittel said. “i was also really confident in myself today. there was just a moment when i broke free and started to go ahead.”stage 4 winner arnaud demare finished second, and andre greipel was third.sa






peter sagan disqualified from tour de france for causing serious crash


vittel, france — one day peter sagan was twirling his fingers and celebrating victory.a day later, the world champion from slovakia — one of the sport's biggest stars — was disqualified from the tour de france.sagan was sent home tuesday for causing a serious crash in a chaotic sprint finish that left mark cavendish needing treatment for his injuries and further examinations in a hospital.about 50 meters (yards) from the end of stage 4, sagan elbowed cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right, out of the way.cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages."we have decided to disqualify peter sagan from the 2017 tour de france after the tumultuous sprint here in vittel, where he endangered seve






tour de france 2017: peter sagan disqualified for 'elbowing' mark cavendish befo


tour de france: 1-23 julycoverage: live text commentary of every stage on the bbc sport website. bbc radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 bst on every stage.world champion peter sagan was disqualified from the tour de france for causing mark cavendish to crash on stage four of the race.the briton accused sagan of elbowing him during the sprint finish in vittel.cavendish finished the stage after receiving medical treatment for several minutes, before going for an x-ray."i get on well with peter and a crash is a crash but i'm not a fan of him putting his elbow in," said 32-year-old dimension data rider cavendish.briton geraint thomas kept his lead as arnaud demare became the first frenchman to win a bunch sprint stage at the tour de france since 2006.crash mars dem






tour de france: mark cavendish commends 'courage' of jurors, says he and peter s


cavendish said he bore no hard feelings toward sagan and that his actions didn't appear malicious.        






tour de france 2017: mark cavendish out of race after breaking shoulder in crash


mark cavendish has won 30 stages on the tour de francebritain's mark cavendish pulled out of the tour de france after breaking his right shoulder in a crash.the 32-year-old collided with world champion peter sagan before hitting the barriers in a sprint finish on stage four in vittel.cavendish, who has won 30 career stages, said he was "massively disappointed".sagan was disqualified from the tour, although his bora-hansgrohe team appealed against the decision.cavendish added: "i feel i was in a good position to win and to lose that and even having to leave the tour, a race i've built my whole career around, is really sad."he dislocated the same shoulder when he crashed out of the tour on the opening stage in 2014.team doctor adrian rotunno said cavendish suffered a fracture to his scapula






peter sagan disqualified from tour de france after causing crash at end of fourt


world champion peter sagan was disqualified from the tour de france for causing a serious crash in a chaotic sprint finish on tuesday that left mark cavendish needing treatment for his injuries and further examinations in a hospital. about 50 yards from the end of stage 4, sagan elbowed cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right, out of the way. cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages. “we have decided to disqualify peter sagan from the 2017 tour de france after the tumultuous sprint here in vittel, where he endangered several riders, including mark cavendish and others who were involved in the crash,” race jury president philippe marien of the uci said. marien said they were applying






peter sagan disqualified from tour de france for elbowing mark cavendish


vittel, france -- world champion peter sagan has been disqualified from the tour de france for causing a crash in a chaotic sprint finish that left mark cavendish needing treatment for his injuries and further examinations in a hospital. nearly 50 meters, about 55 yards, from the end of stage 4 on tuesday, sagan elbowed cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right, out of the way. cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages. "we have decided to disqualify peter sagan from the 2017 tour de france after the tumultuous sprint here in vittel, where he endangered several riders, including mark cavendish and others who were involved in the crash," race jury president philippe marien of the uci sai






peter sagan disqualified from tour de france for elbowing mark cavendish


vittel, france -- world champion peter sagan has been disqualified from the tour de france for causing a crash in a chaotic sprint finish that left mark cavendish needing treatment for his injuries and further examinations in a hospital.nearly 50 meters, about 55 yards, from the end of stage 4 on tuesday, sagan elbowed cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right, out of the way.cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages."we have decided to disqualify peter sagan from the 2017 tour de france after the tumultuous sprint here in vittel, where he endangered several riders, including mark cavendish and others who were involved in the crash," race jury president philippe marien of the uci said.m






best action photos from stage 3 tour de france


longwy, france — shaking off an equipment glitch in the furious finishing sprint, peter sagan bagged his eighth career tour de france stage victory on monday with an impressive display of power and quick-thinking on a short, sharp final uphill dash.geraint thomas of team sky retained the yellow jersey he’s held since the opening stage in germany, as the race swung into france, to the former steel town of longwy. but he is not planning to hold onto it for ever: the team’s goal is for three-time champion chris froome to be wearing the jersey when the tour rolls into paris on july 23.thomas and froome got through stage 3 unscathed, the main goal for them and others eyeing overall victory rather than stage wins.the pack of riders stretched like a piece of string into single file on the fast, w






amgen tour of california announces team lineups for 2017 races


mark cavendish and peter sagan have 25 stage wins between them at the amgen tour of california. the two veterans will be facing off again at this year’s event.“i've been racing in the amgen tour of california for years now, and it's an event i look forward to,” said cavendish (10 stage wins), who races with team dimension data out of south africa. “not only are their courses challenging, they are incredibly scenic and attract one of the best groups of fans we see every year.”sagan (15 wins, a tour record), who races for germany’s bora-hansgrohe, added: “racing in california is a challenge and a joy every time. i hope to continue building on the success i've had at the amgen tour of california, and know all the riders will do our best to give the incredible fans another good show this year.






did tour officials make the right call in dqing peter sagan? a racing cyclist we


in a fraction of a second peter sagan became the most talked about cyclist in the game and the tour de france was exploding on social media, because of a moment of alleged violence.the sprint finish at the end of the july 4 stage resulted in one rider, mark cavendish, slamming into the barriers and another rider, sagan, getting kicked out of the tour. as a soap opera, elbowgate is the talk of not only the cycling community, but the sporting one as everyone debates the decision and what “really” happened.the best breakdown of the incident is here. but at its core, the elbow and its effect are immaterial to the outcome because as the saying goes, “you knew the job was dangerous when you took it.” a high-speed bunch sprint is a 40 mph furball of testosterone and ambition. this lawless space i






peter sagan disqualified from tour de france after causing crash at end of fourt


world champion peter sagan was disqualified from the tour de france for causing a serious crash in a chaotic sprint finish on tuesday that left mark cavendish needing treatment for his injuries and eventually withdrawing from the competition.about 50 yards from the end of stage 4, sagan elbowed cavendish, who was squeezed against the barriers to his right, out of the way.cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages.“we have decided to disqualify peter sagan from the 2017 tour de france after the tumultuous sprint here in vittel, where he endangered several riders, including mark cavendish and others who were involved in the crash,” race jury president philippe marien of the uci said.marien said they were appl






tour de france 2017: peter sagan disqualified for 'elbowing' mark cavendish befo


race judges ruled that cavendish (far left) was put into the barriers by sagantour de france: 1-23 julycoverage: live text commentary of every stage on the bbc sport website. bbc radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 bst on every stage.world champion peter sagan was disqualified from the tour de france for causing mark cavendish to crash on stage four.the briton accused sagan of elbowing him during the sprint finish in vittel.cavendish, 32, finished the stage after receiving medical treatment for several minutes, before going for an x-ray."i get on well with peter and a crash is a crash but i'm not a fan of him putting his elbow in," said dimension data rider cavendish.briton geraint thomas kept his overall lead as arnaud demare became the first frenchman to win a






tour de france 2017: peter sagan disqualified for 'elbowing' mark cavendish befo


race judges ruled that cavendish (far left) was put into the barriers by sagantour de france: 1-23 julycoverage: live text commentary of every stage on the bbc sport website. bbc radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 bst on every stage.world champion peter sagan was disqualified from the tour de france for causing mark cavendish to crash on stage four.the briton accused sagan of elbowing him during the sprint finish in vittel.cavendish, 32, finished the stage after receiving medical treatment for several minutes, before going for an x-ray."i get on well with peter and a crash is a crash but i'm not a fan of him putting his elbow in," said dimension data rider cavendish.briton geraint thomas kept his overall lead as arnaud demare became the first frenchman to win a






did officials make the right call in dqing peter sagan? a racing cyclist weighs


in a fraction of a second peter sagan became the most talked about cyclist in the game and the tour de france was exploding on social media, because of a moment of alleged violence.the sprint finish at the end of the july 4 stage resulted in one rider, mark cavendish, slamming into the barriers and another rider, sagan, getting kicked out of the tour. as a soap opera, elbowgate is the talk of not only the cycling community, but the sporting one as everyone debates the decision and what “really” happened.the best breakdown of the incident is here. but at its core, the elbow and its effect are immaterial to the outcome because as the saying goes, “you knew the job was dangerous when you took it.” a high-speed bunch sprint is a 40 mph furball of testosterone and ambition. this lawless space i






mark cavendish withdraws, peter sagan disqualified after tour de france crash –


vittel, france — mark cavendish has been forced out of the tour de france after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion peter sagan, who was disqualified from cycling’s showcase event.hours after tuesday’s crash in a chaotic sprint finish to stage 4, cavendish’s team dimension data said on its twitter feed that “unfortunately, @markcavendish has been forced to withdraw from #tdf2017.”the british rider sustained hand and shoulder injuries in the crash, and was taken to a hospital for checks.“i’m obviously massively disappointed to get this news about the fracture,” cavendish said. “the team was incredible today.“they executed to perfection what we wanted to do this morning. i feel i was in a good position to win and to lose that and even having to le






tour de france: peter sagan disqualified for elbowing mark cavendish


cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the british sprint specialist, a winner of 30 tour stages.        






marcel kittel ties german record for tour de france stage wins


another day, another victory for marcel kittel in the tour de france.only this time the german made his move nearly too late and just edged edvald boasson hagen of norway in a photo finish to win his third stage — and second in two days — in the race on friday.provisional results awarded kittel the victory but the photo of the finish left room for questions.kittel seemed sure he won, holding up three fingers to celebrate his three stage wins.“it was super, super close,” kittel said. “when there's a photo finish, you have your doubts. i was lucky.”three-time champion chris froome will wear the yellow jersey into the mountains this weekend.“nothing really big happened today,” froome said. “the gc [general classification] riders are thinking of the mountains coming this weekend.”it was kittel






june 29 – the mercury news


on air highlightsthursday tv radiobaseballa’s at astros 11 a.m. mlb 95.7cardinals at diamondbacks (jip) 2 p.m. mlbtwins at red sox 4 p.m. espndodgers at angels 7 p.m. mlbgolflpga tour: kpmg championship 9:30 a.m. golfchampions tour: u.s. open champ. 11 a.m. fs1pga tour: quicken loans national 12:30 p.m. golfeuro tour: open de france (fri.) 1:30 a.m. golfmotor sportsnascar xfinity: practice 11 a.m. nbcsnnascar cup series: practice noon nbcsnsoccerconfederations cup: semifinal 11 a.m. fs2swimmingu.s. national championships 3 p.m. uhdtennisaegon international eastbourne 9 a.m. beinaegon international eastbourne (fri.) 3 a.m. beinwnbaseattle at connecticut 5 p.m. espn2friday tv radiobaseballgiants at pirates 4 p.m. mlb 680yankees at astros 5 p.m. mlbbraves at a’s 7 p.m. nbcca 95.7rockies at di






carl sagan explains the 4th dimension in simple terms


do you have trouble conceiving of the fourth dimension? you’re not alone. take a look at carl sagan’s amazingly simple explanation of it in this video.full story at youtube.more great science. posted by josh urich






conor mcgregor strikes back with fury on floyd mayweather in may-mac world tour


things are heating up in the war of words between conor mcgregor and floyd mayweather.the two went straight at each other today in toronto for the second stop of “the money fight” world tour, jawing at each other – again without the aid of microphones – before being separated by their respective promoters to stick with boxing’s usual press conference script.the audience wasn’t buying it, and neither was mcgregor, who opened his amplified monologue with a tirade against showtime for cutting his mic at the kickoff for the aug. 26 fight in los angeles.twitter reacts to floyd mayweather vs. conor mcgregor world tour toronto stop“does this mic work?” mcgregor started before batting over the podium mic. “well then (expletive) that mic.”just minutes – actually, about an hour – after the fight’s p






briefly: gordon hayward rejoins his college coach with celtics


gordon hayward and brad stevens, who were a couple of inches from winning an ncaa championship together at butler, are reunited. hayward, the top remaining free agent in this summer's nba class, announced tuesday night that he's signing with boston.a person with knowledge of the negotiations said hayward agreed to leave utah for a four-year contract with a value of about $128 million.butler, with stevens coaching, lost the ncaa title game to duke on a near miss by hayward as time expired."that unfinished business we had together … all of these years later, we still have it: and that's to win a championship," hayward wrote.nets land otto porter• brooklyn reached an agreement with washington small forward otto porter jr. on a maximum four-year contract worth $106.5 million.• sacramento struc






poker champ wins monster purse with lucky flop


this eventually helped a player win the 2017 world series of poker europe main event.        






june 30 – the mercury news


friday tv radiobaseballgiants at pirates 4 p.m. nbcba 680yankees at astros 5 p.m. mlbbraves at a’s 7 p.m. nbcca 95.7rockies at diamondbacks (jip) 8 p.m. mlbboxingsuper bantam: negrete vs. frias 7 p.m. espn2golfeuro tour: open de france 5 a.m. golflpga tour: kpmg championship 9:30 a.m. golfchampions tour: u.s. senior open champ. 11 a.m. fs1pga tour: quicken loans national 12:30 p.m. golffootballcfl: bc at toronto 4 p.m. espn2mmalfa: odoms vs. vanderaa 6 p.m. axstvpfl: fitch vs. foster 7:30 p.m. nbcsnmotor sportsnascar xfinity: qualifying 11 a.m. nbcsnnascar cup series: qualifying 1 p.m. nbcsnnascar xfinity: firecracker 250 4:30 p.m. nbcsnrugbyinternational: british-irish lions vs. new zealand 12:30 a.m. espn2soccereuro u21 final: germany vs. spain 11:30 a.m. espnumls: real salt lake vs. orl






rocky days for champ, scheffler in battle for low amateur


erin, wis. — cameron champ got off to a rough start in the third round of the u.s. open. scottie scheffler was sailing along until he ran into trouble on no. 18.the last two amateurs at erin hills had quite a day.champ used a strong back nine to escape with a 1-over 73 on saturday, and scheffler closed with a triple bogey for a 71. while justin thomas had a record-breaking 63, and brian harman surged to the top of the leaderboard, champ and scheffler spent much of the afternoon learning more about playing in one of golf's most challenging tournaments."for the most part, i was pretty happy with the way i played today," scheffler said. "you know i had the hiccup on 18, but that's what happens on a u.s. open golf course. you put yourself out of position and lose focus and that's what it gets






hail to the nasa chief - charles f. bolden retrospective


by steve spaleta | january 27, 2017 07:02pm et the fmr. nasa administrator strung together a long set of achievements in his 7 years of leading the space agency. levar burton narrates this look at his career.us leading the path to mars: nasa chief charles bolden (op-ed ) credit : nasa