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  • Cancellara out of Tour with broken back

    Fabian Cancellara quit the Tour de France on Monday night after X-rays revealed he'd broken two vertebrae in his back. Cancellara started the day in the race leader's yellow jersey but was part of a pile-up 100km into the 159.5km stage in Belgium from Antwerp to the Mur de Huy. "Just left the…

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  • TOUR DE FRANCE WATCH: Cavendish fuming against 'imbeciles'

    NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) — Ace sprinter Mark Cavendish's Etixx-Quickstep team was fighting for both the stage win and the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday. It ended empty-handed.

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  • Not too early to be in yellow for Froome

    By Julien Pretot HUY, Belgium (Reuters) - It is too soon to say Chris Froome will win the Tour de France but not too early for him to be in yellow as it puts the Briton in a perfect place ahead of Tuesday's feared fourth stage over potentially dangerous cobbles. Team Sky's Froome snatched the…

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  • Cycling-Nibali must take chances early, Vinokourov says

    By Julien Pretot ZEELAND, Netherlands, July 5 (Reuters) - Unfazed by the controversy that surrounded his team before the start of the Tour de France, Astana manager Alexandre Vinokourov believes defending champion Vincenzo Nibali must take his chances early in the treacherous opening block of…

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France team classification after stage 3

    July 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Team Classification Tour de France after Stage 3 on Monday 1. BMC Racing (United States) 21:35:52" 2. Etixx - Quick-Step (Belgium) +27" 3. Team Sky (Britain) +1:43" 4. Tinkoff - Saxo (Russia) +1:44" 5. Movistar (Spain) +4:34" 6. Giant (Germany) +5:03" 7. Cannondale…

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  • BMX pioneer Scot Breithaupt found dead; cause undetermined

    Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died, authorities said Monday. Breithaupt was among the first to organize bicycle races on dirt motorcycle courses in the early 1970s, becoming first a founder of BMX - or…

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  • Dennis defends yellow jersey on 2nd stage of Tour de France

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Australian rider Rohan Dennis defends the yellow jersey as riders set off on the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday.

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  • Cancellara crashes out of Tour

    By Julien Pretot HUY, Belgium (Reuters) - Fabian Cancellara withdrew from the Tour de France after crashing in the third stage, which was neutralized for about 10 minutes on Monday following a pile-up of some two dozen riders. FDJ rider William Bonnet of France was put in a neck brace after falling…

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  • MPCC temporarily suspends Astana

    HUY, Belgium (AP) — The Movement for Credible Cycling has temporarily suspended the Astana team after one of its riders entered the Tour de France despite an abnormally low cortisol level.

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France stage 2 results

    July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour de France (Utrecht - Neeltje Jans, 166 km) on Sunday 1. Andre Greipel (Germany / Lotto) 3:29:03" 2. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Tinkoff - Saxo) ST 3. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland / Trek) 4. Mark Cavendish (Britain / Etixx - Quick-Step) 5. Daniel Oss…

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  • Froome takes yellow as Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage

    British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit. The 2013 Tour winner Froome almost…

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  • Swiss cyclist Cancellara wary of Huy but looking to cobbles

    Fabian Cancellara said if he loses the Tour de France yellow jersey on the Mur de Huy, he can get it back on the cobbles a day later. The 34-year-old Swiss timetrial and one-day classics specialist missed out on the yellow jersey by six seconds on Saturday's opening stage, a timetrial around…

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  • Tour de France Stage 3 at a glance

    HUY, Belgium (AP) -- A brief look at the 3rd stage of the Tour de France on Monday:

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  • Tour de France 2nd stage at a glance

    NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) -- A brief look at the 2nd stage of the Tour de France on Sunday:

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  • Golf-European Tour French Open scores

    July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour French Open at the par-71 course on Sunday in Paris -13 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 68 72 66 65 -10 James Morrison (Britain) 71 68 68 67 -8 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 68 71 64 73 -7 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 69 69 69 70 -5 Rafael…

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  • Froome looking to maintain lead until mountains

    Chris Froome will be looking to conserve his advantage over main Tour de France rivals Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana for the next week before the mountain stages begin. The 30-year-old Briton was second on Monday's 159.5km third stage from Antwerp to the Mur de Huy in…

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  • Cycling-Clouds already hanging over Nibali after stormy day

    By Martyn Herman ZEELAND, Netherlands, July 5 (Reuters) - By the time Vincenzo Nibali reached the sanctuary of his team coach, it was a beautiful summer's evening, but a stormy second stage had already left a cloud over his hopes of following up last year's Tour de France victory. The Italian lost…

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  • Cycling-Nervous Brailsford still welcomes testing Tour start

    By Martyn Herman ZEELAND, Netherlands, July 5 (Reuters) - Dave Brailsford admitted Sunday's incident-packed second stage of the Tour de France had been a nervy one for strategists but the Team Sky boss said it was great for the sport. Sky's Chris Froome, along with Spain's Tinkoff-Saxo leader…

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