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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    From broken leg to triumph: Alberto Contador wins sixth grand tour

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:21am

    ... In these two months I have had many emotional ups and downs, some days I was hopeful and others not, but I didn’t want to finish the season with a fall Alberto Contador The Tinkoff-Saxo rider won his ... in the final grand tour of the year. Even so, Contador said he had ruled out fighting for the win. “In these two months I have had many emotional ups and downs, some days I was hopeful and others not, ...

  2. Sport - CYCLING

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

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

    ... they attack they are more explosive so I would have to be careful. “I have a lot of respect for these riders.” Nibali put his success at this Tour down to the long-term planning of his Astana team. ...

  3. Sport - China - CYCLING

    China's first Tour de France cyclist wants Chinese to get on their bikes

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:26pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... focus is to make it through the gruelling climbs in the Pyrenees and ride down the Champ Elysees in Paris on Sunday. Giant-Shimano rank 21st out of the 22 teams. The Harbin-native said he ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Norwegian Alexander Kristoff wins Tour de France’s flat stage 15 in thrilling finish

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 12:47am by Associated Press in Nimes

    ... Associated Press in Nimes Vincenzo Nibali retains overall lead as New Zealand rider Jack Bauer, who almost led from starter's gun, bursts into tears as pack runs him down Alexander Kristoff of Norway captured his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France by leading a pack that dramatically overtook two breakaway riders with only about 50 metres left in stage 15 ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Nibali stamps his class on Tour de France field

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:58pm by AFP

    ... was second on the stage with Czech Leopold Konig third while Australian Richie Porte, who started the stage second overall, cracked on the final climb to drop down the order. Nibali proved he ...

  6. Sport - CYCLING

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

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

    ... the Tour. He sat down... thought about it, and decided to continue Team director Robert Hunter   Straining, he couldn’t make up the difference alone, but pressed on anyway.   When Talansky, clearly in agony, stopped on a roadside and sat down with about 60km left, Garmin-Sharp sporting director Robert Hunter – who as a rider became the first South African to win a Tour stage – and other two ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Kristoff too strong for Sagan in 12th stage of Tour de France

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 12:13am by Reuters

    ... David de la Cruz went down hard on a bend and pulled out with a suspected broken collarbone. Then they were just two, Dutchman Sebastian Langeveld and Simon Clarke of Australia on their own ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    French rider Tony Gallopin breaks away to win 11th stage of Tour de France

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:01am by AP

    ... the stage. At one point, he stopped and sat down on a roadside guard rail. But in a show of heart, with encouragement from team sports director Robert Hunter, Talansky got back on his bike, wiped his ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Ji Cheng battles away in the Tour de France

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:47am by AFP

    ... it. Every day a lot of people send me messages on Chinese Weibo, a couple of hundred [every day] Ji Cheng But now the Tour has hit the hilly Vosges, and with the Alps not far down the road, Ji says his aim will simply be to cling onto the back of the peloton. At least he is still hanging in, unlike former two-time winner Alberto Contador who broke down in tears as he quit the Tour ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Trentin piles the agony on Sagan in Tour de France

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:30am by AFP

    ... compatriot Andrew Talansky also came down in the sprint finish but as he was inside the final 3km, he was awarded the same time as the leading group. After more than 200km of leisurely pursuit of a six-man breakaway, which had been whittled down to just Martin Elmiger and Bartosz Hurazski by the time they were caught, the race kicked into gear in the final 20km. The peloton was shredded ...




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