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  • Nibali ends 16-year drought for Italy with Tour de France win

    PARIS Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian cyclist in 16 years to win the Tour de France Sunday when he crossed the finishing line on the Champs-Elysees in the peloton after the race's 21st and final stage. The stage was won by Germany's Marcel...
  • Nibali closes in on Tour de France victory

    Nibali closes in on Tour de France victory
    PERIGUEUX France -- Having dominated his rivals on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali was poised to win the Tour de France as he avoided any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial from Bergerac won by Germany's Tony Martin....
  • Nibali defends choice to work with dope-tainted Vinokourov

    PARIS - Thirteen years ago, Vincenzo Nibali packed his bags and left his home in Sicily to start the journey that led him to a triumphant ride on the Champs Elysees on Sunday as Tour de France champion. The 29-year-old Italian, as soft-spoken in life as...
  • Contador Vuelta decision in two weeks, says team leader

    ST GAUDENS France (Reuters) - Alberto Contador has given up hopes of competing in next month's Tour of Spain as the Spaniard's recovery from a crash on the Tour de France is taking longer than expected. "Bad day. The healing of the wound is getting...
  • Alberto Contador drops out of the Tour de France

    Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains. The 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank becomes the second big favorite to drop out this year after...
  • Nibali reclaims yellow jersey at Tour de France

    LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France - Italian Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the Tour de France on Monday, reclaiming the yellow jersey with a solo victory on the 10th stage as his main rival Alberto Contador crashed out. Astana rider Nibali...
  • Contador crashes at Tour de France

    LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France - Spain's Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France after crashing heavily during the 10th stage on Monday.   The double Tour champion fell off his bike in the descent from Le Petit Ballon and spent several...
  • Matteo Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France

    Matteo Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France
    Matteo Trentin has won the seventh stage of the Tour de France at Epernay, France, in a photo finish, after a group crash and hilly final section split the pack — notably ensnaring U.S. rider Tejay van Garderen. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the...
  • Defending champ Chris Froome drops out of Tour de France

    Defending champ Chris Froome drops out of Tour de France
    Defending champion Chris Froome dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing twice in a chaotic, rain-soaked ride in the fifth stage on Wednesday at Arenberg, France. A day after hurting his left wrist in a crash in the fourth stage, Froome fell...
  • Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash

    Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash
    ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five. On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...
  • Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage of Tour de France

    Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage of Tour de France
    LILLE, France --- 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, but Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the...