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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Froome out, as grim day takes toll

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:53am by AFP, Reuters

    ... stage, but when he crashed a second time an hour later, it was all over. The riders had not even reached the cobbles. He appeared to have injured his right arm and climbed into a Sky team car ... Agence France Presse and Reuters Defending champion abandons after third crash in two days, while Contador loses time to rivals in torrid conditions Froome out, as grim day takes toll ...

  2. Sport - CYCLING

    ‘Pitbull’ Andrew Talansky embraces pain to stay in the Tour de France

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:28am by Reuters

    ... eyes and pedalled on to the finish far behind the pack – and just in time.   Two days earlier, the pain and damage from two recent crashes had already ended Talansky’s outsider hopes ... other staffers pulled up in a team car.   “He thought that maybe it was time to stop the Tour. He sat down... thought about it, and decided to continue,” said Hunter. “If he wants to fight ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Brits not riding quite so high after disastrous start

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... with a splint on his injured wrist. But he crashed twice more and cut a pained and sorry figure as he climbed into a team car and meekly left the defence of the crown he won so emphatically last year. ... Froome's abandonment of the Tour de France sent British cycling into shock following two years of unbridled success. Froome became the second high-profile Briton to crash out of this year's ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Future of Tour de France winners is beginning to look more 'bleu, blanc and rouge'

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... home, the cracks in recent British domination were starting to show. Cavendish had crashed out of the race on the first stage, leaving only three Brits in the race. It took only two more stages for Froome to crash out and leave Italian Vincenzo Nibali to dominate the race. Without Froome, Sky capitulated as Australian Richie Porte proved to be a poor substitute leader. By the end ...

  5. Sport - CYCLING

    Vincenzo Nibali ‘still in comfort zone’ as he controls Tour de France

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:25am by AFP

    ... Since all three past winners of the world’s greatest bicycle race crashed out earlier during the Grand Boucle, Nibali has been in a class of his own. Reigning champion Chris Froome crashed out ... but as friends and that’s our strong point.” Another team working well together is Contador’s Tinkoff-Saxo. Despite their leader crashing out they have won the last three mountain stages. Young Pole ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour victory with final mountain stage win

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... Frenchman, Jean-Christophe Peraud, in third at 7:23 off the pace. Spain’s Alejandro Valverde could not respond to Pinot’s attack and slipped to fourth overall, 7:25 behind Nibali. Only a crash ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Kittel wins first stage of Tour de France

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 12:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Harrogate Home favourite Mark Cavendish crashes in the final sprint into Harrogate Kittel wins first stage of Tour; Cavendish crashes German Marcel Kittel won the opening stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate, England, on Saturday as home favourite Mark Cavendish crashed in the final sprint. Giant-Shimano's Kittel will wear the race leader's ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    I'm no Armstrong, says new Tour de France 'boss' Nibali

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 12:40am by AP

    ... Nibali's bid now was made easier after 2013 champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador withdrew due to crash injuries. ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    German Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage as Tour enters France

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:42am

    ... Associated Press and Agence France-Presse More crashes ensnare big names, while sprint king pips Norwegian at the line in fast finish after 163.5km trip Marcel Kittel won the fourth stage of the Tour de France – his third of the race – in a sprint as the tour returned home from England on Tuesday. Crashes ensnared some big names such as defending champion Chris Froome, but Vincenzo ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    World prepares to hail Vincenzo Nibali, the 'flag-bearer’ against doping

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:03am

    ... was focusing on the race, saying he wants to make sure he avoids a “crisis” like the crashes that forced out 2013 Tour champ Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador. In post-stage news ... de Bales climb. In this race, Nibali has shown maturity – by cannily winning stage two – and exceptional bike control, such as over the cobblestones in stage 5. In that stage, Froome crashed ...




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