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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
  • 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…

    Reuters
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  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

    PARIS (AP) — 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.

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  • Vincenzo Nibali Fact Box

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

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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…

    AFP
  • Humble, ambitious Nibali had early cycling dream

    As a teenager, Vincenzo Nibali uprooted himself from his home in Sicily to head for Tuscany - and a career on a bike. Off to join a cycling program and move in with another family, Nibali left behind the video and photo shop of his father, a cycling fan, where the boy whiled away many hours…

    The Associated Press
  • Improved drug testing helped me win, says Nibali

    Vincenzo Nibali said he would never have been in with a chance of winning the Tour de France had it not been for recent improvements in tackling doping. The reaction to his success is a far cry from that which greeted Lance Armstrong's seven successive wins during the darkest days of blood doping…

    AFP
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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…

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

    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. Here are five things to know…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

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

    PARIS (AP) — 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.

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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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    AFP
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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.…

    AFP
  • 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
  • Cycling-Dominant Nibali set to be crowned in Paris

    By Julien Pretot PERIGUEUX France (Reuters) - Having dominated on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali is set to win the Tour de France after avoiding any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54-km time trial from Bergerac won by Tony Martin. Italian Nibali finished fourth in the stage,…

    Reuters
  • Tour de France Stage 20 at a glance

    PERIGUEUX, France (AP) -- A brief look at the 20th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday:

    The Associated Press
  • It would have been tough to beat me, says Martin

    Périgueux (France) (AFP) - Tony Martin said he would have been tough to beat even if the best timetriallers in the world had been at the Tour de France on Saturday. The 29-year-old German won the 20th stage 54km individual time trial from Bergerac to Perigueux in 1hr 06min 21sec. "A lot of guys…

    AFP
  • 5 Things about the Tour de France Stage 20

    Tony Martin lived up to his world champion status by winning the time trial, the 20th and second-to-last stage of the Tour de France. As impressive was fourth place for Vincenzo Nibali, the Tour champion-in-waiting. Here are five things to know about the Tour on Saturday: NIBALI INTO HISTORY:…

    The Associated Press
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