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  • Tour de France at a glance

    MULHOUSE, France (AP) — A brief look at the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday:

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  • Tale of 2 Tonys at Tour de France 9th stage

    MULHOUSE, France (AP) -- On a day local Roman Catholics were celebrating the feast of Saint Anthony, two other Tonys had their own reason to celebrate in the Tour de France.

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  • UCI: 2-year ban for ex-Giro winner Menchov

    GERARDMER, France (AP) — Retired Russian rider Denis Menchov — who won the Spanish Vuelta twice and the 2009 Giro d'Italia — has been given a two-year ban and stripped of his results in three Tour de France races for anti-doping rule violations, a spokesman for the International Cycling Union…

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  • Wiggins to stay at Sky, gives up on Tour

    Bradley Wiggins has revealed he will be staying at Team Sky next year and has given up any hope of riding the Tour de France as a contender. Speaking from Treviso where he was taking part in the Pinarello Marathon -- the bicycle manufacturer also supply Sky with their bikes -- Wiggins admitted his…

  • 5 things about the Tour de France 9th stage

    MULHOUSE, France (AP) — Tony Martin of Germany took stage-win honors and Tony Gallopin of France swiped the leader's yellow jersey in an up-and-down ninth stage of the Tour de France in the Vosges mountains on Sunday.

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France youth classification after stage 9

    July 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Youth Classification Tour de France after Stage 9 on Sunday 1. Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 38:08:38" 2. Romain Bardet (France / AG2R) +13" 3. Thibaut Pinot (France / +1:06" 4. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Giant) +4:08" 5. Peter Sagan…

  • Wiggins plans to stay with Team Sky next year

    Bradley Wiggins is planning to remain with Team Sky next season despite being left off the squad's roster for this year's Tour de France. In Italy for a sponsor's event, the 2012 Tour champion tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he would also like to attempt the hour record next year, and says…

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France stage 9 results

    July 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour de France (Gerardmer - Mulhouse, 170 km) on Sunday 1. Tony Martin (Germany / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 4:09:34" 2. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland / Trek) +2:45" 3. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium / BMC Racing) 4. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Giant) 5.…

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  • Kadri wins 8th Tour stage in entree to Vosges

    In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one: Two-time champion Alberto Contador, who sped ahead thinking he…

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  • Tour de France stage set for a breakaway to Mulhouse

    Gérardmer (France) (AFP) - Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali is expecting a quieter day in the saddle Sunday as the ninth stage takes the peloton over 170km from Gerardmer to Mulhouse. Saturday's entry into the Vosges kicked off the hostilities as Alberto Contador's Tinkoff-Saxo team cranked up…

  • Contador promises to keep attacking through Vosges

    Gérardmer (France) (AFP) - Alberto Contador has vowed to continue attacking and Vincenzo Nibali believes him as the Tour de France rivals light up the hilly Vosges region. Saturday's 161km eighth stage from Tomblaine to Gerardmer gave a taste of what is to come as Contador's Tinkoff-Saxo team…

  • Martin wins Tour 9th stage, Gallopin takes lead

    MULHOUSE, France (AP) — German rider Tony Martin showed he has climbing skills to go with his speed by easily winning the hilly ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France mountain classification after stage 8

    July 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Tour de France after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Blel Kadri (France / AG2R) 17 2. Cyril Lemoine (France / Cofidis) 6 3. Sylvain Chavanel (France / IAM Cycling) 6 4. Simon Yates (Britain / Orica) 5 5. Jens Voigt (Germany / Trek) 4 6. Nicolas Edet…

  • Kadri first French stage winner in Tour de France

    Gérardmer (France) (AFP) - Frenchman Blel Kadri became the first home winner of a Tour de France stage this year as he claimed victory at Gerardmer on Saturday. Alberto Contador took second on the 161km eighth stage from Tomblaine to snatch back a handful of seconds on Vincenzo Nibali, who retained…

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  • Retired Menchov banned for doping

    Gérardmer (France) (AFP) - Former Giro d'Italia and Vuelta Espana winner Denis Menchov is serving a drugs ban, the International Cycling Union (UCI) revealed on Saturday. Officially, Menchov retired last year but the Russian's name figured on a list released by the UCI Saturday, claiming he was…

  • Cycling-Kadri gives France first win, Contador stings Nibali

    (Makes clear Porte is third, not Pinot) By Julien Pretot GERARDMER, France, July 12 (Reuters) - Blel Kadri earned France its first Tour de France win this year on stage eight, a 161-km trek from Tomblaine, as race leader Vincenzo Nibali showed a first glimpse of weakness on Saturday. Nibali…