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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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  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Jaguar turns its F-Type into a 550-hp bike hauler for le Tour

    Jaguar's Special Operations division, the folks responsible for turning the gorgeous D-Type-inspired Project 7 concept car into an actual production model you can buy, has now decided that its 550-hp F-Type R Coupe was lacking in one very key area of functionality: the ability to haul bikes.

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  • Tour leader Nibali: A 'flag-bearer' against doping

    Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. Last year's Giro d'Italia was tarnished by three…

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France team classification after stage 16

    July 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Team Classification Tour de France after Stage 16 on Tuesday 1. AG2R(France) 219:28:01" 2. Belkin(Netherlands) +26:21" 3. Team Sky(Britain) +39:19" 4. Movistar(Spain) +54:56" 5. BMC Racing(United States) +55:46" 6. Europcar(France) +1:01:12" 7. Astana(Kazakhstan)…

    Reuters
  • 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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  • For one super-rich couple, tour takes in 12 global cities by e-bike

    A2B bikes has now launched a package holiday that offers one couple a guided tour around 12 global destinations by e-bike, for just USD 135,000.

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  • Peraud surprising himself as Pyrenees loom

    Jean-Christophe Peraud admitted he had not even ridden the three tough Pyrenean stages at the Tour de France in advance because he didn't expect to be competing for a podium. The veteran AG2R rider is enjoying a surprise Indian summer to his career as he largely flies under the radar with most of…

    AFP
  • Jaguar Builds Bespoke F-Type For Tour de France Team: Video

    Jaguar has revealed the second completed vehicle to be developed by its new Special Vehicles Operations, and this one’s even wearing the new SVO logo of the personalization department. The vehicle is a bespoke F-Type that not only celebrates Britain’s Team Sky cycling squad competing in the Tour de…

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    Jaguar Stage 20 Concept, the F-Type bike hauler for le Tour (14 photos)

    Jaguar has unveiled a modified F-Type sports car for Team Sky to use in stage 20's time trial at this year's Tour de France. The 550-hp Coupe can now hold multiple bikes and features the same equipment as the team's regular XFR-S Sportbrake. Read more here:

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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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  • Cavendish eager to get back racing before season's end

    The 29-year-old crashed out of the opening stage of the Tour de France two weeks ago in his mother's home town of Harrogate, northern England, suffering a separated shoulder. My surgeon Len Fong has done an incredible job and after a few days then I've been working with my physio Phil Jones on the…

    AFP
  • 5 Things about the Tour de France rest day

    The Tour de France paused for a day in this medieval fortress town just north of the Pyrenees mountains to give the 170 remaining riders a chance to rest up for the race's final 912 kilometers (567 miles) beginning Tuesday. Here are five things to know about the Tour de France on Monday: VOECKLER…

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  • 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…

    Associated Press
  • Jaguar F-Type Concept Proves Bike Transport Can Look Cool [w/Video]

    Often times bikers are stuck with owning a Subaru Forester or some other type of SUV simply because they’re the best for hauling two wheels around. But Jaguar wants to make bike transport look cool, and with a Jaguar F-Type fitted with a bike rack, it looks totally awesome. Dubbed the F-Type Coupe…

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  • Cycling-Road-Tour de France mountain classification after stage 16

    July 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Tour de France after Stage 16 on Tuesday 1. Rafal Majka (Poland / Tinkoff - Saxo) 89 2. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) 88 3. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) 86 4. Thomas Voeckler (France / Europcar) 61 5. Thibaut Pinot (France / FDJ.fr) 49…

    Reuters
  • Tour de France at a glance

    BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) -- A brief look at the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday:

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