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TOUR DE FRANCE:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:56 am

TOUR DE FRANCE: Cavendish edges toward legends

MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- Mark Cavendish will never be the greatest Tour de France rider, because he will never win the race five times like Eddy Merkcx of Belgium and Frenchman Bernard Hinault. Still, the sprinter with thighs like thick hams could outdo both those legends -- by winning more stages at cycling's premier race.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:44 am

Greipel sprints to stage win; Impey takes yellow
By Julien Pretot

MONTPELLIER, France — Germany’s Andre Greipel timed his final burst to perfection to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday when South Africa’s Daryl Impey became the first African to wear the yellow jersey. Greipel, of the Lotto-Belisol team, beat Slovakian Peter Sagan and fellow German ...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:38 am

Lewiston author tells history of Tour de France
By Daniel Hartill

LEWISTON — A cyclist from Lewiston has written the century-old Tour de France’s first encyclopedic history — a 540-page, 3.3-pound opus that lists the key facts of every race.

“It’s something that doesn’t exist in any language,” said writer Jim Witherell, who spent 14 years compiling information into the just-released book. It’s titled, “When Heroes Were Giants: 100 Tours de France.”

The book has been published by the Pennsylvania-based Sunbury Press. It is currently available on Amazon.com and will be more widely circulated in the coming weeks.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:29 am

Italian Matteo Trentin wins stage 14 of Tour de France

LYON, France — Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin won Saturday's hilly 14th stage of the Tour de France in a perfectly-timed sprint finish, while race leader Chris Froome preserved his overall lead after staying safely in the main pack.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:48 am

Chris Froome's commanding run creates talk about doping
Chris Froome objects to media questions that infer his performance might be artificially enhanced.


ENTRECHAUX, France - There appears to be little to stop Chris Froome from reaching the Champs-Elysees on Sunday in the yellow jersey and becoming the second straight British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:01 am

Froome marches on as Contador takes second place
By Julien Pretot

CHORGES, France, July 17 — Chris Froome continued his march towards a maiden Tour de France title when he beat fierce rival Alberto Contador by nine seconds to win the 17th stage, a 32-km time trial on Wednesday. Team Sky rider Froome, who has now three stage wins to his...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:33 am

Tour de France: Riblon climbs every mountain
The French cyclist probably won't win it all, but he proudly delivers a stage to the homeland.


L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France - After five grueling hours of riding, as he strained and sweated to victory in an eye-popping Tour de France stage with crowds that turned cycling's most famous climb into a huge and raucous high-mountain party, Christophe Riblon didn't want it to stop.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:31 am

Froome locks up Tour de France


ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France — Chris Froome retained his big race lead Saturday to all but ensure he will become Britain's second consecutive Tour de France champion.

Only an accident or other freak mishap on Sunday's largely ceremonial final ride to Paris could stop Froome from winning the 100th Tour, a year after Bradley Wiggins won the 99th.

Froome finished third in a dramatic Stage 20 to the ski station of Annecy-Semnoz in the Alps that decided the other podium placings.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:48 am

Tour de France cyclists live 6 years longer than average
By Ben Hirschler

AMSTERDAM — French riders in the Tour de France live an average of six years longer than the general population and die less often of cardiovascular problems, researchers said, which may help ease worries about the effect of extreme exercise on the heart. The research also offered limited assurance that ...

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