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  • By CIARAN GILES and ALEX OLLER

MADRID (AP) — In a decision that could lead to the public identification of dozens of athletes suspected of doping, a Spanish court ruled Tuesday that more than 200 blood bags in the decade-old Operation Puerto case should be handed over to sports authorities for investigation.

  • Andres Kudacki

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes arrives at a court house in Madrid, Spain. A court was set to rule T…

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German cycling union says former star rider Rudi Altig has died of cancer. He was 79.

Out-of-state cyclist was killed at the intersection in January. 

  • Christophe Ena

FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. struggles after he fell ill during the 17th stage of the Tour de Fran…

  • Christophe Ena

FILE - In this July 28, 2012, file photo, U.S. cyclist Tejay van Garderen, right, is flanked by Taylor Phinney as he waves before the the Men'…

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  • By DAVE SKRETTA

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen understands the chances that he might contract the Zika virus at the Rio Olympics are minimal, and that precautions could be taken to further reduce the threat.

  • Laurent Cipriani

FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. concentrates prior to the start of the 20th stage of the Tour de Fran…

  • Leo Correa

FILE - In this July 27, 2015 file photo, a construction crews work on the velodrome at the Olympic Park for Rio's 2016 Olympics, in Rio de Jan…

  • Bas Czerwinski

FILE - In this Sunday, July 4, 2010 file photo, former cyclist and Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx of Belgium greets the crowd after the fir…

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  • JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG

BRUSSELS (AP) — Five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx, considered by many the greatest cyclist of all time, will be charged Wednesday in a Belgian corruption case linked to irregular purchases of equipment by Brussels-area police and municipalities, a Brussels prosecutor said.

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FILE - A July 26, 1970 photo from files of Belgium's Eddy Merckx cycling in the 1970 Tour de France. Eddy Merckx, considered by many the great…

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  • By RICHARD ROSENBLATT

From the breathtaking view at a ski station in the French Alps to a horse race that "stops the nation" Down Under to the wackiest golf hole in the Arizona desert — make that the entire planet — sports fans will find the party.

  • Christophe Ena

FILE - In this July 22, 2011, file photo, Bauke Mollema of The Netherlands climbs Alpe d'Huez during the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycl…

  • Hussein Malla

FILE - In this June 16, 2010, file photo, South African fans, blow their vuvuzelas as they cheers at a beach in Durban, South Africa prior to …

  • Andy Brownbill

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, racegoers have drinks in the members' car park before the running of the Melbourne Cup at the Fleming…

  • Patrick Semansky

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, New Orleans Saints fans celebrate on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter in New Orleans after the NF…

  • Kin Cheung

FILE - In this March 29, 2008, file photo, rugby fans cheer during the second day match at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2008. There are Rugby se…

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  • By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Iowa's largest city joined the boom in urban cycling, work crews painted more bike lanes, erected traffic signals…

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  • By Scott McFetridge The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — When Iowa’s largest city joined the boom in urban cycling, work crews painted more bike lanes, erected traffic signals espe…