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  • Tour de France winners and losers

    A second Tour victory, the first Briton to win two Tours and the first rider since Eddy Merckx in 1970 to claim the yellow race winner's and polkadot king of the mountains jerseys in the same Tour, Froome was obviously the big winner this year. Nairo Quintana - The Colombian climber may have come…

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  • Five things we learnt from the Tour de France

    Organisers ASO ratcheted up the challenges this year with crosswinds, cobbles, punchy short finishes and varied mountain parcours. From the very first day the racing was exciting and despite fears Chris Froome would run away with overall victory, the yellow jersey battle went down to the wire.…

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  • Teen hands himself in after Tour de France barrier smashed

    A 16-year-old youth handed himself in to police on Monday, confessing to smashing through barriers on the Tour de France route in Paris, sparking gunshots from security services hours before the finish of the famed race. The incident took place early Sunday on Paris's iconic Place de la Concorde,…

    AFP
  • Italian cycling team faces UCI ban for doping by 2nd rider

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Italian cycling team Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec faces being suspended from all races after a second rider tested positive for doping within weeks.

    The Associated Press
  • Froome ponders rare Tour-Vuelta double

    By Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome celebrated his second Tour de France triumph with a bacon sandwich on Monday before chewing over the appetizing prospect of a rare grand tour double in Spain next month. Back in Britain following his second victory in the last three editions of the…

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  • British press toast Froome Tour de France win

    Britain's newspapers toasted cyclist Chris Froome as the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice, noting his vow to "never dishonour" his Team Sky yellow jersey by doping. "I'm no cheat: Froome victory dig" was the headline in The Sun's sport section, while the Daily Telegraph chose "Believe…

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  • Froome and Quintana set for epic Tour rivalry

    Many both in the peloton and watching from afar may have groaned when Chris Froome said he intended to ride on for another six to eight years, but not everyone is disappointed. There are some who feel the domination Froome has shown at times in winning his two Tour de France titles -- in 2013 and…

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  • 2 surrender, 1 hurt in barricade crash at Tour de France

    A police official says two people have surrendered in the search for the driver of a car that tried to crash barricades near the Tour de France finish line. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't allowed to speak about the case, said one of the car's occupants was…

    The Associated Press
  • Froome defies abuse to win second Tour de France

    Chris Froome said he felt "incredible" after winning his second Tour de France title in a competition that has seen him accused of cheating, spat upon and doused with urine. The 30-year-old Briton crossed the line on Paris's Champs Elysees arm-in-arm with his Sky team-mates to clinch a second Grand…

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  • REVIEW-Cycling-Froome's rivals not good enough as Tour disappoints

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, July 27 (Reuters) - This year's Tour de France had been advertised as an exciting battle royale between four great riders yet it panned out as an underwhelming contest as Chris Froome's rivals failed to live up to expectations. Team Sky's Froome beat Nairo Quintana, who won…

    Reuters