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  • Froome eyes Vuelta as Contador licks wounds

    Chris Froome will now target the Vuelta a Espana after crashing out of the Tour de France, his team manager Dave Brailsford said. Froome's defence of the title he won in Paris a year ago ended painfully on Wednesday when he crashed out of the fifth stage.

    AFP
  • Tour de France at a glance

    REIMS, France (AP) — A brief look at the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday:

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  • Hard work still ahead for Tour leader Nibali

    By Julien Pretot ARRAS France (Reuters) - The Tour de France has not even reached the mountains and Vincenzo Nibali has already built a sizeable advantage over his main rivals, yet hard work still lies ahead if the Italian is going to complete his collection of grand tour victories. After a…

    Reuters
  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France classification after stage 6

    July 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour de France after Stage 6 on Thursday 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) 24:38:25" 2. Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark / Astana) +2" 3. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Cannondale) +44" 4. Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +50" 5. Fabian…

    Reuters
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  • 5 things about the Tour de France 6th stage

    What could be more fitting than a German winning a Tour de France stage in Reims, a symbol of postwar reconciliation? Well, that's just what speedster Andre Greipel did on Thursday, winning Stage 6 in yet another crash-marred affair as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali held on to the yellow jersey. Here are…

    The Associated Press
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    Lance Armstrong -- Props From Cops ... Thanks For Help In Bike Thief Hunt

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  • Sensing rivals, calm Nibali defends Tour lead

    Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey. He's not taking the Tour de France lead for granted, though. Despite the stunning departure of reigning champion Chris Froome in a crash the day before, the Italian says he's ''afraid'' of two-time champ Alberto Contador, and senses other…

    The Associated Press
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  • Bad luck continues for Chris Froome after another crash on slick roads

    Defending champion Chris Froome scuffed his left knee and elbow and injured his wrist Tuesday during Stage 4, a crash that couldn't have come at a worse time for him.

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  • Cycling-Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash

    (Adds quote) By Julien Pretot ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France, July 9 (Reuters) - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race on Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five. On a miserable, rain-sodden day in…

    Reuters
  • Froome crashes out on bumpy 5th Tour stage

    ARENBERG, France (AP) — Reigning champion Chris Froome crashed twice and quit the Tour de France on Wednesday during a chaotic, nerve-jangling, filthy fifth stage full of spills.

    Associated Press
  • Cobblestones, rain, wind makes Stage 5 most dangerous in Tour de France

    Back on the race's home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France faces a first possible shakeout Wednesday over the bone-rattling cobblestones in northern France.

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  • Factbox: Chris Froome withdraws from Tour

    (Reuters) - Factbox on 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain, who withdrew from the race on Wednesday: Born: May 20, 1985 in Nairobi, Kenya * Starts riding in a group led by former Kenyan professional David Kinjah in the highlands of Nairobi, at 17. * Rides his first Tour de France…

    Reuters
  • Team Sky suffer new blow as Zandio abandons Tour

    REIMS France (Reuters) - Australian Richie Porte's new Tour de France challenge as Team Sky leader suffered an early setback when team mate Xabier Zandio crashed out of the race during Thursday's sixth stage. Spaniard Zandio, whose job was to support Porte in the mountains, fell off his bike 78 km…

    Reuters
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  • Froome drops out of Tour de France

    ARENBERG, France (AP) — Defending champion Chris Froome quit the Tour de France on Wednesday after crashing twice as a nervous pack neared seven patches of bone-jarring cobblestones in the rainy and slick fifth stage of the race.

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  • Au revoir, Froome: Tour champ drops out in Stage 5

    An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history. The Kenyan-born Briton ended his repeat bid Wednesday, dropping out of cycling's big event and dropping a bombshell on his competitors after…

    The Associated Press
  • Porte ready to lead in Froome's absence: Brailsford

    By Julien Pretot ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT France (Reuters) - Australian Richie Porte was promoted from 'spare wheel' to Team Sky's new leader after defending champion Chris Froome crashed out of the Tour de France on Wednesday. "In Richie Porte, we have a very capable, viable leader," team manager…

    Reuters
  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France classification after stage 5

    July 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour de France after Stage 5 on Wednesday 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) 20:26:46" 2. Jakob Fuglsang (Denmark / Astana) +2" 3. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Cannondale) +44" 4. Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +50" 5. Fabian…

    Reuters
  • Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

    REIMS, France (AP) — Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vincenzo Nibali of the yellow jersey.

    Associated Press
  • Froome out, Nibali in command after Tour mayhem

    By Julien Pretot ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT France (Reuters) - Chaos and carnage rained down on the Tour de France on Wednesday as defending champion Chris Froome crashed out of the race on stage five and Italian Vincenzo Nibali seized control. On a miserable wet day in northern France, Froome did…

    Reuters
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