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Tour de France likely decided

Andy Schleck won today´s mountain stage of the Tour de France, but could not get rid of overall leader Albero Contador up the last mountain, as the Spaniard finished with the same time as the winner. Contador still leads the race, eight seconds ahead of Luxembourg´s Schleck. There are still three stages left of the [...]

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Mark Renshaw thrown out of the Tour

Mark Cavendish´ teammate Mark Renshaw has been disqualified from the Tour de France for his aggressive actions during the mass sprint to finish the 11th stage on Thursday. The Australian appeared to be head-butting fellow competitor Julian Dean several times as he led out teammate Cavendish for his third stage win of this year’s Tour. [...]

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Third victory for Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish won the mass sprint in today´s stage of  the Tour de France to record his third victory of this year´s edition of the classic cycle race. The Manx Missile was yet again virtually unbeatable as Italy´s Alessandro Petacchi and American Tylar Ferrar grabbed the last two spots on the podium. Tomorrow´s stage of the Tour [...]

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Simon Gerrans out of Tour de France

Team Sky`s Australian rider Simon Gerrans has been ruled out for the rest of the Tour de France with a broken arm. It was x-rays taken after the race on Sunday which revealed the fracture. Gerrans was caught up in a crash just seven kilometres into the eighth stage yesterday, but bravely finished the stage [...]

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Armstrong crashes out of Tour

Seven-time winner and one of the biggest favorites of this year`s edition of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, suffered a fall just before the last two climbs on today`s Tour stage, looked very poor the rest of the way, and finished more than 11 minutes behind the winner. Saxo Bank rider Andy Schleck won [...]

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Petacchi takes another stage victory

Italian Alessandro Petacchi won his second stage victory of this year`s Tour de France on Wednesday, after winning the mass sprint. New Zealander Julian Dean came in second on the stage to the northern French city of Reims. Norwegian Edvald Boasson-Hagen took third place. Tomorrow is yet another flat stage with the finish in the [...]

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Norwegian Thor Hushovd takes stage three

Experienced Norwegian rider Thor Hushovd has won the third stage of the Tour de France, as the race finally entered it`s home country on Tuesday. The stage also saw some important movements in the general standings, as the main bunch was broken up to many minor groups due to several accidents. Favorite Alberto Contador came [...]

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Alessandro Petacchi wins first stage of Tour de France

Italian sprint expert Alessando Petacchi won the first stage of this year`s Tour de France cycling race. Petacchi emerged victorious after a mass sprint who missed several of the biggest names, including Briton Mark Cavendish. A mass collision a couple of kilometres before finished ended Cavendish` and several other rider`s hopes. Australian Mark Renshaw finished second, [...]

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Armstrong accused of doping

Floyd Landis has finally admitted the use of performance-enhancing drugs, but at the same time he accused 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of doing the same. Landis, 34, named a list of former competitors who he claimed had used illegal drugs, including 38-year old Armstrong. The Wall Street Journal published the allegations today, [...]

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