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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.

    AFP
  • 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…

    AFP
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  • 2015 Giro to start with team time trial in Liguria

    MILAN (AP) — The 2015 Giro d'Italia will start with a team time trial from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo along a cycle path down the Ligurian coast.

    Associated Press
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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…

    AFP
  • Vincenzo Nibali Fact Box

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

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    Associated Press
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  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Chants of ''Vin-cen-zo!'' rang across the famed avenue for the Sicilian, who dominated the race nearly…

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

    AFP