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  • This map reveals everything that's wrong with the way Americans get to work

    American commuters could learn a thing or two from the Danish.  Between the 1980s and...

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  • Quiet Quintana focused entirely on Tour de France bid

    Paris (AFP) - Quiet and unassuming he may be, but for many people the explosive Nairo Quintana will be the man to beat at the Tour de France this year.

  • Tour set for Battle Royal on treacherous course

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Alberto Contador will cement his status as the best grand tour rider of the modern era if he emerges as the winner of the Big Four's battle royale at the Tour de France -- the most highly anticipated race in decades. The Spaniard is looking to achieve the Giro…

  • Cycling-Sky to split with British Cycling after 2016

    * Split to have no impact on pro cycling Team Sky * Partnership dates back to before 2008 Beijing Olympics (changes to this month in second par) By Martyn Herman LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - British Cycling's partnership with broadcaster Sky will end in 2016 after eight extraordinary years which led…

  • Morabito polishes French diamond ahead of Tour

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Steve Morabito rode in the service of Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador, and helped Cadel Evans in the Australian's successful Tour de France challenge in 2011. The Swiss is now Thibaut Pinot's right-hand man in his quest to become the first Frenchman to win…

  • Italian cyclist Appollonio tests positive for EPO

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union says Italian rider Davide Appollonio has tested positive for the endurance-boosting hormone EPO.

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  • Pinot hunting Tour de France glory

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Thibaut Pinot owns a pet lamb but on his bike the French climber is more of the predator type and he is looking to administer some hurt to his rivals in this month's Tour de France. The FDJ rider, third overall last year after having won a stage on his debut in…

  • Alpecin drop "doping for hair" slogan during Tour

    Alpecin, sponsors of German cycling team Giant-Alpecin, announced Tuesday they will drop their advertising slogan "doping for the hair" for the duration of the Tour de France, which starts Saturday. The world's top cycling race begins in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and Alpecin, who manufacture a…

  • Cycling-Quintana takes the high road en route to Tour

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) - Nairo Quintana has flown under the radar in the build-up to the Tour de France and although his team manager has cautioned against his inexperience, the Movistar rider could become the first Colombian to win the Grande Boucle. The 25-year-old spent about…

  • Cycling-Tour de France route

    PARIS, June 30 (Reuters) - Route for the July 4-26 Tour de France: July 4 - Stage 1 - Utrecht (Netherlands) to Utrecht, 13.8km (individual time trial) - Fabian Cancellara looking to triumph for the sixth time on a Tour de France opener July 5 - Stage 2 - Utrecht to Zelande (Netherlands), 166km -…

  • Cycling-Barguil, Yates share common path towards the Tour

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, June 30 (Reuters) - Hot prospects Warren Barguil and Simon Yates have been tipped to win the Tour de France one day, yet neither is riding for a team from their home country as they learn the ropes abroad. France's Barguil, 23, is with Dutch team Giant-Alpecin while Briton…

  • Leading Tour de France contenders

    PARIS (Reuters) - Factbox on the main contenders in the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in Utrecht, Netherlands: Nairo Quintana, Colombia Team: Movistar Age: 25 Best results 2015: Tirreno Adriatico (1st), Tour of the Basque country (4th), Route du Sud (2nd) Wins in 2015: 2 Best grand tour…

  • Cycling-Froome buckled up for rocky Tour de France challenge

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, June 30 (Reuters) - Chris Froome struggled for form, then crashed but the Briton looks ready just in time to compete for a second Tour de France title although micro managers Team Sky will struggle to control the race like they usually do. Froome, who claimed the 2013 Tour…

  • Froome fired up by 2014 Tour crash

    Chris Froome hopes to gain extra motivation for this year's Tour de France from his experience of crashing out as defending champion 12 months ago, the British cyclist said Monday. As expected, the 30-year-old was confirmed in a Team Sky line-up on Monday for the Tour, which remains the cycling's…