Tour of Basque Country: American rider Brandon McNulty takes overall lead, Ion Izagirre wins fourth stage
After coming third on the mountain stage McNulty ended the day top of the heap, leading former yellow jersey holder Primoz Roglic by 23 seconds, with two days' racing remaining including a mountaintop finish on the final stage.
Tour of the Basque Country: Tadej Pogacar fights off fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic to win third stage
The ride to Ermualde finished with three sharp climbs in the final 20 kilometres. On the last one, Pogacar, who rides for Team UAE, took the lead and was quickly joined by Roglic of Jumbo-Visma.
The Slovenian finished 1 minute and three seconds ahead of Belgian Wout van Aert in the overall standings after limiting his losses in the 10.1km time-trial at San Benedetto del Tronto.
The 148-kilometre stage from Terni ended with a ferocious battle between a group of elite riders up the 14.7 climb to Prati di Tivo.
Julian Alaphilippe wins uphill sprint finish to take second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, Wout van Aert retains lead
Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel crossed second ahead of Belgian Wout van Aert, who retains the overall lead, after the 202km run from Camaiore to Chiusdino in Tuscany.
UAE Tour: Tadej Pogacar manages lead to claim overall trophy, Australian Caleb Ewan wins final stage
The 22-year-old Pogacar dominated the race to turn the tables on Briton Adam Yates, who had edged the Slovenian in last year's coronavirus-curtailed edition of the World Tour event.
After Thursday's possibly decisive 20km uphill finish the overall race leader Tadej Pogacar was able to take it easy on the run around Dubai leaving the glory to the sprint specialists while he maintained his advantage finishing with the main pack.
Bennett, riding for Deceuninck-Quick-Step, beat David Dekker, Caleb Ewan and Elia Viviani at the end of the 204-kilometre stage that started and ended at the tourist resort of Marjan Island.
Hirschi signed a three-year deal, the team said in a statement. It followed his exit on Tuesday from the team known last season as Sunweb.
A total of 27 riders plus 32 staff of the UAE Emirates cycling team were vaccinated in Abu Dhabi.
Vuelta a Espana 2020: Overall leader Primoz Roglic wins penultimate stage to close in on second successive trophy
Roglic came under intense pressure from Ineos leader Richard Carapaz on the final climb with the Colombian set for the runner-up position, 24sec adrift after the 17th stage won by Frenchman David Gaudu.
Tour de France 2020: Two people in custody as probe opened into suspected doping by Arkea-Samsic team
Reportedly, a search was conducted on riders from the Arkea-Samsic team, including Dayer Quintana, brother and teammate of Nairo Quintana, and members of the medical team.
Tour de France 2020: Rookie Tadej Pogacar rides to famous victory at coronavirus-defying edition of race
On Sunday, as riders rode into Paris' tree-lined Champs-Elysees boulevard, the Tour was celebrating a victory, too — over the coronavirus.
Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar crushes Primoz Roglic's 57-second lead in time trial to take grip on title
“Unbelievable, unbelievable,” 21-year-old Pogacar said after coming within touching distance of the title in only his first Tour de France. “My head will explode."
Tour de France 2020: Primoz Roglic retains lead with two stages left; Soren Kragh Andersen claims Stage 19
Roglic retains a 57sec lead over his Slovenian compatriot Tadej Pogacar while Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez is third, 1min 26 sec behind the leader.
Roglic leads Pogacar by 57 seconds with Friday's stage 19 and the culminating run up the Champs-Elysees on Sunday both set to be decided in a mass bunch sprint.
Lennard Kamna won the roller-coaster Stage 16 featuring five categorised climbs after pulling clear of a group of breakaway riders as the race entered the Alps on Tuesday.
Last year's winner Bernal dropped off the lead group on the long Grand Colombier climb and appeared to lose his chance of retaining the title as he dropped to 13th overall, 8 minutes 25 seconds off the yellow jersey.
Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen claims victory in Stage 14 as Primoz Roglic clings on to yellow jersey
After two sharp climbs and several attacks in the last 10 kilometers, Andersen broke away with three kilometres left to finish 15 seconds ahead of the chasing pack.
Pre-Tour favourite Roglic has been the form man this season and after Sunday's second-place leads defending champion Ineos leader Egan Bernal of Colombia by 21 seconds.