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  • Tour leader Nibali says rumours of his demise much exaggerated

    Saint-Gaudens (France) (AFP) - Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali played down suggestions he had finally cracked ahead of Wednesday's fearsome 17th stage in the Pyrenees. The day before Nibali had been slightly distanced by young French climber Thibaut Pinot as the leaders crested the Port de…

    AFP
  • Wiggins, Aussies target cycling gold at Commonwealth Games

    Cycling gets under way at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday with a large number of world class riders spread across track, road, mountain bike and the new games discipline of para-cycling. Track cycling will be one of the highest standard competitions held at Glasgow with world championship level…

    AFP
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  • Broken shin rules Contador out of Spanish Vuelta

    Two-time winner Alberto Contador says he will miss the Spanish Vuelta next month because he will not be fit in time. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider was still dealing with the right shin he broke in a crash which ended his Tour de France on Stage 10. In a tweet on Wednesday, Contador said ''Adios'' to the…

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France classification after stage 17

    July 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour de France after Stage 17 on Wednesday 1. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) 76:41:28" 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) +5:26" 3. Thibaut Pinot (France / FDJ.fr) +6:00" 4. Jean-Christophe Peraud (France / AG2R) +6:08" 5. Romain Bardet…

    Reuters
  • Nibali relieved after nervous stage in the Pyrenees

    By Julien Pretot ST LARY PLAT D'ADET France (Reuters) - Although he started the day with a comfortable lead on Alejandro Valverde, Vincenzo Nibali knew that Wednesday's 17th stage of the Tour de France was potentially the most treacherous. Nibali, who finished third behind Pole Rafal Majka and…

    Reuters
  • Playful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

    PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.

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  • Luke Durbridge crashes into opposing team helper, gives him a shove

    It's not always fans that get in the road as cyclists roar by. This time an opposing team helper was standing directly in the path of Luke Durbridge that causes the rider to take a spill.

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  • Motor racing-Wolff breaks bones in cycling smash

    Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff plans to attend this weekend's Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix despite breaking multiple bones in a cycling accident while out riding with team engineers in Vienna. Paddy Lowe, who jointly runs the sport's dominant team with Wolff, was cycling in the group and…

    Reuters
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  • Scottish police stop Sri Lankan motorway cyclists

    Police on Wednesday pulled over four cyclists from Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team after spotting them riding on one of Scotland's busiest motorways, the M74. The Press Association reported that Police Scotland confirmed they had been called to a "report of four cyclists on the M74 at Junction…

    AFP
  • World champion withdraws from Tour de France

    Carcassonne (France) (AFP) - World champion Rui Costa of Portugal withdrew from the Tour de France on Tuesday due to pneumonia, his Lampre-Merida team said in a statement.

    AFP
  • Australian Gerrans pulls out of Tour de France

    Australian champion Simon Gerrans has pulled out of the Tour de France, withdrawing before the start the 17th stage on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Orica GreenEDGE rider had been suffering since crashing on the first stage more than two weeks ago. "Obviously it's disappointing not to complete the…

    AFP
  • 5 Things to know about the Tour de France

    BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — The Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday for the first of three mountain stages that may well determine the final podium of this year's race.

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  • Tour de France at a glance

    PLA D'ADET, France (AP) -- A brief look at the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday: Stage: The second of three high mountain stages in the Pyrenees that will conclude Thursday. Wednesday's 124.5-km stage between Saint-Gaudens and Pla d'Adet was the shortest stage of this year's edition…

    The Associated Press
  • Every cloud has silver lining, says stage winner Rogers

    Bagneres-de-Luchon (France) (AFP) - Michael Rogers said he had learnt lessons when serving a temporary doping suspension that helped him win his first ever Tour de France stage. The 34-year-old Australian escaped from a five-man breakaway group to claim victory on the Tour's mammoth 237.5km 16th…

    AFP
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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France stage 17 results

    July 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour de France (Saint-Gaudens - Pla d'Adet, 124.5 km) on Wednesday 1. Rafal Majka (Poland / Tinkoff - Saxo) 3:35:23" 2. Giovanni Visconti (Italy / Movistar) +29" 3. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) +46" 4. Jean-Christophe Peraud (France / AG2R) 5.…

    Reuters
  • Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

    BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) -- The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill…

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  • Mountains jersey tactic helps Majka to second stage win

    Saint-Lary-Soulan (France) (AFP) - Rafal Majka won his second stage of the 2014 Tour de France on Wednesday and also extended his lead in the King of the Mountains standings. Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez had started the day just a point behind Majka in the mountains classification but picked up 24…

    AFP
  • After abysmal Stage 16, American Tejay van Garderen 'hoping I can bounce back'

    American rider Tejay van Garderen was the biggest loser among the Top 10 yellow jersey contenders, blowing up on the first "beyond category" Pyreneen climb and most likely losing his chance of becoming the first American to score a Tour de France podium finish since Greg Lemond 24 years ago.

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  • Bardet, Van Garderen suffer as Rogers wins Stage 16

    By Julien Pretot BAGNERES DE LUCHON France (Reuters) - Frenchman Romain Bardet and American Tejay van Garderen's Tour de France podium hopes suffered a major blow on Tuesday when they lost considerable ground in the 16th stage won by Australian Michael Rogers. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the…

    Reuters
  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France stage 16 results

    July 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour de France (Carcassonne - Bagneres-de-Luchon, 237.5 km) on Tuesday 1. Michael Rogers (Australia / Tinkoff - Saxo) 6:07:10" 2. Thomas Voeckler (France / Europcar) +9" 3. Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus / Team Sky) 4. Jose Serpa (Colombia / Lampre) 5. Cyril…

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