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  • Chris Froome uses high mountains to take control of Tour de France

    LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France – Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome’s team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of …


  • Crashes mar Tour de France

    HUY, Belgium – British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday’s crash-marred third stage, as a …


  • Two-time Tour de France champion Contador withdraws after crashing in 10th stage

    PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France – After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he’s …


  • Tour de France riders face uphill climb

    LYON, France – Now, the Tour de France goes sharply uphill, much more sharply than last year. More likely than not, the champion who will be crowned next Sunday in …


  • Tour’s 13th stage produces drama, intrigue

    SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France – Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a trek across the flats of central France into a …


  • Tour de France champ Contador may appeal

    MADRID – Alberto Contador vowed Tuesday to return to the pinnacle of cycling, maintaining his innocence in the face of a two-year doping ban that stripped the Spanish star of …


  • Is justice served by Contador sanction?

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Stripping Alberto Contador of his 2010 Tour de France victory on the supposition that he may have eaten a dodgy food supplement is like jailing Al Capone …


  • Contador waiting

    Nearing the verdict on his Tour de France doping case, Alberto Contador finished 98th in Spain’s Mallorca Challenge race on Sunday. The Spaniard was expected to return to Madrid later …


  • Penultimate time trial will determine 2011 Tour de France champion

    ALPE D’HUEZ, France – If Andy Schleck is to finally win the Tour de France, he’s going to have to overcome one final obstacle on his own. The two-time Tour …


  • Contador captures third Tour

    PARIS – Alberto Contador stood atop the podium at the Tour de France on Sunday for the third time in four years, struggling to rein in his emotions as Spain’s …


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