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Stories with subject: Tour de France
  • Phinney to make comeback to cycling at Tour of Utah 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 9:36 pm

    Taylor Phinney had to endure such a long rehab from a devastating injury that the Olympic cyclist picked up painting and learned to fly a plane, just to help pass the time.

  • Despite impressive Tour, African cycling team loses sponsor 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 1:38 pm

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The title sponsor of the African cycling team that made an impressive debut at the Tour de France said Wednesday it was ending its agreement, citing the "normal business practice" of reviewing commercial agreements.

  • Tejay van Garderen to compete at Spanish Vuelta 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:12 am

    PARIS - Tejay van Garderen will ride in the Spanish Vuelta next month after abandoning at the Tour de France because of illness.

  • 2 surrender, 1 hurt in barricade crash at Tour de France story has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:23 am

    PARIS - A police official says two people have surrendered in the search for the driver of a car that tried to crash barricades near the Tour de France finish line.

  • The Latest: Tour chief: Flat stage key in battle of climbers story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 4:45 pm

    PARIS - The Latest from the Tour de France (all times local):

  • Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 4:06 pm

    PARIS - All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow.

  • Column: Important not to let Armstrong ruin Tour again 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 12:02 pm

    LES BLAYES, France - In his biography, Chris Froome recounts how his two elder brothers used to amuse themselves by locking him in a dog kennel with an angry, scratching turkey. "Only when I was in absolute floods of tears would they open the cage up and let me out," the Tour de France race leader recounts.

  • Paolini tests positive for cocaine at Tour de France 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:17 pm

    FOUGERES, France - This year's Tour de France was hit by its first doping case as Italian rider Luca Paolini was thrown out of the race on Friday after testing positive for cocaine during cycling's biggest event.

  • Cyclist escapes penalty for alleged racist abuse in Austria 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 12:03 pm

    VIENNA - Belarussian cyclist Branislau Samoilau escaped punishment Friday for allegedly racially abusing a member of the African MTN-Qhubeka team during the Tour of Austria after apologizing to the victim and offering a donation to charity.

  • MPCC temporarily suspends Astana 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:44 pm

    HUY, Belgium - The Movement for Credible Cycling has temporarily suspended the Astana team after one of its riders entered the Tour de France despite an abnormally low cortisol level.

  • Astana creates new controversy at Tour de France story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 12:36 pm

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - On the very first day of the Tour de France, Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team found itself at the heart of another controversy after allowing one of its riders to start the race despite questions raised over his testing results.

  • Bouhanni defies pain at Tour de France 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 12:47 pm

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - The Tour de France legend feeds itself on stories of pain and courage. Battered and bruised but still up for a fight, Nacer Bouhanni is ready to write another chapter of the race odyssey.

  • 3 British bids to host 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:44 am

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says he has received three bids from British candidates to host the Grand Depart in 2017.

  • Tour de France? More like Tour de-void of Americans 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:02 am

    As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

  • Armstrong girlfriend must testify, Landis to produce records 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:24 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong's girlfriend can be questioned under oath about what she knows of his doping past, and his former teammate-turned-antagonist Floyd Landis will have to turn over records of investigations into his own previous doping case, a federal judge has decided.

  • Contador has yellow on his mind as he eyes 3rd Tour title 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:56 am

    UTRECHT, Netherlands - Tour de France contender Alberto Contador's serious-looking face cracked into a beaming smile during a lighthearted moment at his pre-race news conference on Thursday, when he was joined by an unexpected guest.