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  • Chinese history-maker Ji looking forward to break from cycling

    Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour de France.

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  • An Italian win in Tour de France is good for Kazakhstan

    Hollywood unleashed Borat on Kazakhstan's image, so the oil-rich Central Asian nation hit back with Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali and it believes his Tour de France victory helps put the record straight. Nibali's triumph on the Champs Elysees on Sunday concluded an eight year campaign by his Astana…

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  • Briton Thomas extends Team Sky deal

    Briton Geraint Thomas has extended his contract with Team Sky for an extra two years, the British outfit revealed Monday. Just a day after finishing the Tour de France in 22nd position, his best ever Grand Tour finish, the 28-year-old Welshman signed on until 2016. "I'm really happy to be staying…

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France stage 21 results

    July 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour de France (Evry - Paris, 137.5 km) on Sunday 1. Marcel Kittel (Germany / Giant) 3:20:50" 2. Alexander Kristoff (Norway / Katusha) ST 3. Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania / Garmin) 4. Andre Greipel (Germany / Lotto) 5. Mark Renshaw (Australia / Omega…

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  • Kazakhstan wants Tour de France

    After Kazakhstan won the Tour de France, the Central Asian state now wants to host the Tour, a top official said Monday. Rejoicing after Vincenzo Nibali of the government-backed Astana team clinched victory on Sunday, Kairat Kelimbetov, president of Kazakh Cycling, told AFP his country wants to…

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  • PROFILE-Cycling-Nibali's journey from Sicily ends in yellow in Paris

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, July 27 - Thirteen years ago, Vincenzo Nibali packed his bags and left his home in Sicily to start the journey that led him to a triumphant ride on the Champs Elysees on Sunday as Tour de France champion. The 29-year-old Italian, as soft-spoken in life as aggressive as he is…

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  • Pinot leads the way for new French generation

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - For the first time in 30 years France had two riders on the Tour de France overall podium on Sunday – and there could be more to come from a wave of rising talent. Veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud and youngster Thibaut Pinot finished second and third overall behind…

    Reuters
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  • Correction: Tour de France story

    PARIS (AP) — In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it's been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. He died 10 years ago.

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  • Humble, ambitious Nibali had early cycling dream

    PARIS (AP) — As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany — and a career on a bike.

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  • 5 Things to know about the Tour de France Stage 21

    PARIS (AP) — Marcel Kittel outsprinted Alexander Kristoff on the avenue of the Champs-Elysees in the last stage, a 137.5-kilometer (85.4-mile) ceremonial procession from Evry to Paris, to tie overall leader Vincenzo Nibali for the most stage wins at this Tour de France with four.

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France final classification

    July 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Final Classification from Tour de France on Sunday 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) 89:59:06" 2. Jean-Christophe Peraud (France / AG2R) +7:37" 3. Thibaut Pinot (France / FDJ.fr) +8:15" 4. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) +9:40" 5. Tejay van Garderen (U.S. / BMC…

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  • Nibali keeps date with Tour destiny

    When Vincenzo Nibali pulled on the race winner's yellow jersey on the podium beneath the Arc du Triomphe on the Champs Elysees in Paris, he was fulfilling in some ways his own destiny. The 29-year-old Sicilian became the first Italian since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Tour de France but his…

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  • Vincenzo Nibali Fact Box

    PARIS (AP) -- Vincenzo Nibali fact box after his first Tour de France title on Sunday:

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  • Australia's Willoughby wins supercross

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Australia's Sam Willoughby won the elite men's supercross and Colombia's Mariana Pajon took the women's race Sunday on the final day of the BMX World Championships.

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  • Tour de France Stage 21 at a glance

    PARIS (AP) -- A brief look at the 21st stage of the Tour de France on Sunday:

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  • Nibali set for Tour de France glory

    Vincenzo Nibali will be able to sit back, sip champagne and pose for photos on the final day of the Tour de France on Sunday as the peloton rolls into Paris. Barring a bad crash or some unforseen disaster, Nibali will be crowned Tour champion when he arrives at the Champs Elysees on Sunday evening.…

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  • Kittel to target green jersey in future

    Sprint ace Marcel Kittel said he will target the green points jersey in the future after winning on the Champs Elysees for the second year in a row. "My goals won't change regarding my future, especially in the Tour de France. "Also, I said many times before the green jersey can be an option for me…

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  • How France reclaimed the Tour from Britain

    When the 2014 Tour de France started in Britain with a British reigning champion riding for a British team, in some quarters there was the feeling that a piece of French heritage was being dragged across the channel. To make things even worse, the British manager of the champion Team Sky, Dave…

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  • Vos wins inaugural women's race at Tour de France

    Marianne Vos of the Netherlands won the inaugural women's version of the Tour de France on Sunday, a 55-mile (88.5 km) circuit on the famous cobblestones of Paris'Champs-Elysees. It gave me extra motivation to be there in the final sprint and to push maximum power.'' Vos' teammate Kirsten Wild…

    The Associated Press
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