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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    The bike appears reddish on television, but up close it is a bright electric orange. Multi-time French national champion Sylvain Chavanel likes three things (that we know of, anyway): riding in breakaways, large tattoos, and driving American muscle cars. The Frenchman, who's ridden in too many...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    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) - 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...
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    Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel, of Cofidis, gave his current team a departing gift today, by winning Stage 19 of this year's Tour de France. After breaking away with Jeremy Roy, the two worked together to build a 2 and a half minute lead, but in the final 200m Chavanel was able to accelerate away...
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