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  • Cycling-New gadgets, but legs and sweat still key to Tour

    By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 3 (Reuters) - The 102nd Tour de France has some new high-tech toys this year as the famous old race reaches out to younger fans but those old staples, legs and courage, remain the recipe for victory. Tour organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), GoPro…

  • Froome behind Tour de France rivals, says Quintana

    Specialist climber Nairo Quintana said 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome is behind his main rivals in the battle for this year's yellow jersey, starting on Saturday. Most observers have been talking about the "fantastic four" with reigning champion Vincenzo Nibali and Giro d'Italia winner…

  • Brazil cyclist killed at World Police and Fire Games near Washington

    A Brazilian cyclist was killed and two other riders were critically injured in a crash on Thursday during an international bicycle race near Washington, D.C., police said. One cyclist blew out a tire and lost control, colliding with the other two riders at the annual World Police and Fire Games,…

  • Armstrong girlfriend must testify, Landis to produce records

    Lance Armstrong's girlfriend can be questioned under oath about what she knows of his doping past, and his former teammate-turned-antagonist Floyd Landis will have to turn over records of investigations into his own previous doping case, a federal judge has decided. This week's ruling from Judge…

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  • Cycling-Africans ready to embellish Tour landscape

    (Repeats adding PIX to slug) By Martyn Herman UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 3 (Reuters) - When five African cyclists stood on a podium in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum in front of Rembrandt's masterpiece The Night Watch this week Douglas Ryder probably pinched himself. On Saturday, 50km down the road in…

  • Tour de France? More like Tour de-void of Americans

    As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Andrew Talansky was a given, his best shot for an…

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  • Cavendish admits Kittel absence helps chances at Tour de France

    Mark Cavendish reluctantly admitted on Friday that the absence of Marcel Kittel improves his chances of winning stages at the Tour de France this year. The 30-year-old Manxman has won 25 Tour stages but has been upstaged by new sprint king Kittel over the past two years. While the burly German has…

  • Cycling-Sky boss Brailsford would support night doping tests

    (Corrects typo in para 5) By Martyn Herman UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 3 (Reuters) - Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford says he would back night-time dope tests for riders but fears cycling's biggest races may be decided by "sleep deprivation" rather than form should the measure be applied. The…

  • Pendleton relishes new life as jockey

    Olympic track cycling champion Victoria Pendleton found herself in a saddle of a different kind as she launched her new career as a jockey in a race at Newbury racecourse in southern England on Thursday. The 34-year-old finished in eighth place on Mighty Mambo in the George Frewer Charity Race,…

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    Paralysed Cyclist has returned to the saddle.

    Martyn Ashton, 40, was left paralysed from the waist down after an accident when performing a trials display at Silverstone in 2013. He was told he would never walk again, let alone ride his beloved bicycle. But the courageous cyclist has overcome incredible odds to become the first person with…

  • UPDATE 1-Golf-European Tour French Open scores

    July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour French Open at the par-71 course on Friday in Paris. The cut was set at 146. ...

  • 3 British bids to host 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says he has received three bids from British candidates to host the Grand Depart in 2017.

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  • End of an Era. No Tour for Frank Schleck

    For the first time in more than a decade, a rider with the last name Schleck won’t be racing the Tour de France.

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  • Nibali hopes to stick closer to Froome at the Tour de France

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali did not see much of rival Chris Froome the last time they raced each other.

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  • Reasons to watch 2015 Tour de France

    France's hope of crowning its first overall champion in 30 years and the animated fans are among the top reasons to watch.

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  • FTC approves Dollar Tree's takeover of Family Dollar

    Dollar Tree said it expects the deal to close on Monday. The stores spread across 35 states, which Dollar Tree has offered to sell to private equity firm Sycamore Partners, has to be sold within 150 days after the deal closes, the agency said. The FTC put the value of the Family Dollar acquisition…

  • 5 key stages to look out for at the Tour de France

    A look at five key stages in the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in Utrecht. A Tour de France contender does not want to be in the position of regretting a few lost seconds on July 26. While not a favorite for the stage win itself, former Tour champion Chris Froome will be favored to gain…

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