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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Click Here (Reuters) - Spaniard Alberto Contador claimed his third Tour de France title on Sunday as seven-times champion Lance Armstrong made his final exit from the race. The 27-year-old Contador stayed safe in the main bunch and the last stage, over 102.5 km from Longjumeau, went to...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Swiss Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara captured his first long time trial on Tour de France in the 19th stage on Saturday. Saxo Bank time trial specialist Cancellara clocked a winning time of one hour 00 minute 56 seconds on the largely flat but wind-hit course...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish showed he needed no help in sprint finishes when he won the 198-km 18th stage of the Tour de France in commanding fashion on Friday. The Briton, without lead-out man Mark Renshaw who was thrown off the Tour for head-butting a rider toward the end of...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Alberto Contador let rival Andy Schleck win the Tour de France's showpiece stage at the top of the fog-covered Tourmalet on Thursday in the knowledge he had a firm grip on his third title. The pair left the rest behind in the last ascent to the Pyrenees summit and...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - France's Pierrick Fedrigo won the 199.5-km 16th stage of the Tour de France from Bagneres de Luchon on Tuesday. Frenchman Sandy Casar was second and Spain's Ruben Plaza came third. Spain's Alberto Contador retained the overall lead. Stage 16 Results 1 Pierrick...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - A chain malfunction in the last climb of the 187.5-kms 15th stage derailed Andy Schleck's Tour de France chances and allowed rival Alberto Contador to grab the yellow jersey on Monday. Overnight Tour leader Schleck had just started to attack defending champion Contador...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - France's Christophe Riblon captured Stage 14 of the 2010 Tour de France, but Luxembourg's Andy Schleck was able to stay with defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain as cycling's most prestigious event reached the Pyrenees. Riblon finished the 184.5-kilometer trek...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov won the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 196-km ride from Rodez on Saturday. Luxembourg's Andy Schleck retained the overall leader's yellow jersey. Stage 13 Results 1 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana - 4:26:26 2 Mark Cavendish (GBr)...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Click Here (Reuters) - Defending champion Alberto Contador warned Tour de France race leader Andy Schleck what to expect in the Pyrenees stages with a blistering attack on one of his favourite climbs in Mende on Friday. Contador was beaten on the finish line of the 12th stage by fellow...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Click Here (Reuters) - Sprinter Mark Cavendish's 13th Tour de France victory of his career on Thursday was not his luckiest as close aide Mark Renshaw was disqualified over a head-butting incident. HTC-Columbia rider Renshaw led in the final stretch when New Zealand's Julian Dean, working...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Sergio Paulinho gave Lance Armstrong's team RadioShack their first victory in the Tour de France when he won the 179-km 10th stage in Gap on Wednesday. The 2004 Olympic silver medalist was also the first Portuguese to win an individual Tour stage in 21 years and only...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Click Here Sandy Casar won stage nine of the Tour de France Morzine-Avoriaz to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne but Andy Schleck is the new race leader. Andy Schleck seized the Tour de France reins after joining forces with defending champion Alberto Contador in a hard, 204.5-km Alpine stage in which...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - While an ageing Lance Armstrong was losing ground in the Tour de France on Sunday, Andy Schleck was coming of age with his first stage win. The 25-year-old climber from Luxembourg, runner-up to Alberto Contador last year, won the 189-km eighth stage in the ski resort...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - For the second time in a week, Sylvain Chavanel capitalized on his rivals' missteps to seize the overall lead of the Tour de France on Saturday. While the leading contenders spent much of the 165.5-kms seventh stage watching one another, Chavanel negotiated the Tour's...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish left his tears behind and was all smiles as he powered to his second sprint victory in succession in the longest stage of the Tour de France in Gueugnon on Friday. The Briton, in tears in Montargis after his first stage victory on this Tour, made the...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish burst into tears and broke down on the podium as weeks and months of tension were finally released by victory in the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. The Briton, winner of six stages last year, has endured a difficult start to both the Tour...
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    (AP) REIMS, France - Alessandro Petacchi has won the fourth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint with Lance Armstrong and other contenders finishing in the pack. The Italian collected his second stage win this year in the mostly flat 95.4-mile ride from Cambrai to the champagne capital...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Norway's Thor Hushovd set the record straight by winning the 213-km third stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday as defending champion Alberto Contador and seven-times winner Lance Armstrong lost ground. Stage 3 Results 1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team -...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - France's Sylvain Chavanel broke almost from the starting gun to win a rain-soaked second stage of the Tour de France in which most of the favorites crashed. Chavanel, 31, attacked after 11 kilometers in the 201-kms ride, was joined by seven other riders and finally...
  20. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Click Here (Reuters) - Alessandro Petacchi used patience and experience to get through a crash-filled first stage of the Tour de France and snatch his first sprint victory on the race for seven years. The last 2.5 kilometers of the 223.5-km ride to Brussels descended into mayhem with many of...
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