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5 Things about the Tour de France rest day

5 Things about the Tour de France rest day

Overall leader Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, and Estonia's Tanel Kangert, right, talk during a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Tour de France: Froome: Win 'will stand test of time'

Tour de France: Froome: Win 'will stand test of time'

Chris Froome toasts his win with his team director. In Nairobi, Kenya, where he grew up, his old cycling club celebrated.

July 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: Froome: Win 'will stand test of time'

Tour de France: Froome: Win 'will stand test of time'

PARIS - I won't let you down like Lance Armstrong. This Tour de France champion is for real.

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Tour de France: 'Amazing journey': Froome to give Brits 2nd win in row

Tour de France: 'Amazing journey': Froome to give Brits 2nd win in row

Chris Froome, speeding downhill in Saturday's stage, will wear yellow for the 13th straight day as the Tour finishes in Paris today. At 28, he's just entering his peak years as a cyclist and could win several more times here.

July 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: 'Amazing journey': Froome to give Brits 2nd win in row

Tour de France: 'Amazing journey': Froome to give Brits 2nd win in row

ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France - Chris Froome has two hands firmly on the Tour de France trophy. All that remains is for the British rider to raise it above his head in Paris today.

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Tour de France: Froome's lead still safe after tough stage

Tour de France: Froome's lead still safe after tough stage

The pack climbs toward Glandon pass during Stage 19. Cyclists rode uphill 14,498 feet Friday and downhill 13,907 feet.

July 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: Froome's lead still safe after tough stage

Tour de France: Froome's lead still safe after tough stage

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France - Half the height of Mount Everest, climbed on a bike, in a single day. Even by Tour de France standards, Stage 19 was difficult.

July 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tour de France: Froome captures 3rd stage win, makes it look easy

CHORGES, France - Even when he expects to lose, Tour de France champion-in-the-making Chris Froome cannot help but win. He's that strong, and he's making it look easy.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Tour de France: Froome avoids disaster while chasing Contador

Tour de France: Froome avoids disaster while chasing Contador

Chris Froome leads Alberto Contador down a foothills pass in the final kilometers of Tuesday's stage. Earlier, the roles were reversed, and Contador crashed with Froome following.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: Froome avoids disaster while chasing Contador

Tour de France: Froome avoids disaster while chasing Contador

GAP, France - Hurtling too fast for comfort down a twisty, turning foothill of the Alps, Tour de France leader Chris Froome faced a high-speed choice between risk and reward.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: 'I'm not cheating,' Froome says

Tour de France: 'I'm not cheating,' Froome says

Chris Froome's dominance in yellow has brought more doping questions, "and that's not cool," he said.

July 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: 'I'm not cheating,' Froome says

Tour de France: 'I'm not cheating,' Froome says

ENTRECHAUX, France - There appears to be little to stop Chris Froome from reaching the Champs-Elysees on Sunday in the yellow jersey and becoming the second straight British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

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Tour de France: Froome braces for attacks on 'scary' climb

Tour de France: Froome braces for attacks on 'scary' climb

Italy's Matteo Trentin, center, part of an 18-rider breakaway, won Saturday's stage. At right is Britain's David Millar, who said today's stage is "going to be horrible for everyone."

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Tour de France: Froome braces for attacks on 'scary' climb

Tour de France: Froome braces for attacks on 'scary' climb

LYON, France - Now, the Tour de France goes sharply uphill, much more sharply than last year. More likely than not, the champion who will be crowned next Sunday in Paris will be the rider who copes best with this last week of vertical torture.

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Tour de France: Dud stage as exciting as any

Tour de France: Dud stage as exciting as any

Chris Froome, in yellow jersey, lost almost a minute of his overall lead after Friday's shenanigans, but he could gain it back Sunday on Mont Ventoux.

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Tour de France: Dud stage as exciting as any

Tour de France: Dud stage as exciting as any

Two-time winner Alberto Contador, second from right, is third after gaining more than a minute on the leader Friday.

July 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: Dud stage as exciting as any

Tour de France: Dud stage as exciting as any

SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France - Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a trek across the flats of central France into a thriller on Friday.

July 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tour de France: Cavendish loses stage in sprint to finish

Tour de France: Cavendish loses stage in sprint to finish

Marcel Kittel, right, outsprints Mark Cavendish, left, to the finish line to win Stage 12.

July 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: Cavendish loses stage in sprint to finish

Tour de France: Cavendish loses stage in sprint to finish

TOURS, France - At this Tour de France, it is Marcel Kittel and no longer Mark Cavendish who is looking like the fastest man on two wheels.

July 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tour de France: Uphill battle awaits, altitude to test riders

Tour de France: Uphill battle awaits, altitude to test riders

Daryl Impey of South Africa, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, was able to maintain his three-second lead heading into the weekend.

July 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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