Drug Bust: Marijuana Spotted By Helicopter Cameras During Vuelta a España

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Spanish police said Wednesday they have seized marijuana plants growing on an apartment rooftop after they were spotted by a TV helicopter filming the Vuelta, the country's top bicycle race.

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As the helicopter tracked the cyclists during the final moments of the 8th stage of the race on Saturday, the camera panned over the rooftop in Igualada in Catalonia in northeastern Spain revealing the plants spread across two plantations.

Catalonia's regional police force, the Mossos d'Esquadra, opened an investigation after snippets of the video -- which was aired live -- went viral on social media and officers seized the roughly 40 marijuana plants on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the force said.

No arrests were made when the police burst in to remove the plants and officers are still looking for the owners of the plantation, she added.

The race continues on Wednesday with stage covering 180 kilometres (110 miles) from Saint-Palais in France to Urdax in Navarra in northern Spain.

Israel Launches First Tour de France Team

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Israel launched its first Tour de France team Wednesday, the latest sporting initiative funded by a Canadian-Israeli billionaire who sees it as a potential bridge to the Arab world.

Stephen Hyde's 4 Part Plan To Rebuild American Cross

Is American cyclocross broken?

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Photo Gallery: The World Champions Return At Essen Cyclocross

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With many riders opting out of this weekend's racing at Ethias Cross in Essen to focus on the Zonhoven Superprestige on Sunday or to focus on a training block before the next round of World Cups, the fields were quieter than normal without racers like Annemarie Worst or Mathieu Van der Poel. 

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Photo Gallery: The Terrifying Beauty Of The Zonhoven 'Pit'

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World Champion Rohan Dennis To Join Team Ineos In 2020

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World individual time trail champion Rohan Dennis has signed a two-year deal with Team Ineos, the British cycling outfit announced on Monday.

Accusations Of Corruption, Sexual Abuse Rock Rwandan Cycling Federation

The president of the Rwanda Cycling Federation, Aimable Bayingana, has resigned following multiple allegations of corruption and accusations against the organisation of sexual abuse of female riders.   

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Everything You Need To Know About Ethias Cross Essen

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