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July 14, 2013 | Associated Press
SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France - Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a 107.5-mile trek across the flats of central France into a thriller Friday, as exciting and, for the most unfortunate, as decisive as any spectacular day in the mountains. When the 13th stage ended, yellow jersey holder Chris Froome lost a chunk of his race lead but not enough to gravely endanger the Briton heading toward what is shaping up to be an intriguing finale in the Alps.
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July 18, 2011 | Associated Press
MONTPELLIER, France - British sprinting star Mark Cavendish overcame high wind and "bashing" in the pack to collect his fourth stage victory Sunday at this year's Tour de France, as French rider Thomas Voeckler earned the race leader's yellow jersey for a sixth straight day. Victory in the 15th stage was a 19th win on the Tour for Cavendish, who clocked 4 hours, 20 minutes, 24 seconds. Tyler Farrar of the United States was second, and Alessandro Petacchi of Italy was third, both in the same time as Cavendish.
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July 21, 2012 | Associated Press
BRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France - Bradley Wiggins moved closer to becoming the first British champion of the Tour de France while teammate and countryman Mark Cavendish won the 18th stage in a sprint. The ride along four small hills Friday took the pack 138 miles from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, a transitional stage before Saturday's time trial. The three-week race ends Sunday in Paris. Wiggins, Cavendish, and the Sky team made it look easy with an almost textbook sprint setup.
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July 14, 2011 | Associated Press
LAVAUR, France - Mark Cavendish of Britain won a rainy 11th stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint Wednesday, while Thomas Voeckler kept the race leader's yellow jersey. Cavendish edged Andre Greipel of Germany on the line after the 104-mile trek from Blaye-les-Mines to Lavaur to seize the best sprinter's green jersey. Cavendish made the most of the last stage designed for sprinters before the race reaches the Pyrenees. He claimed his 18th stage win at the Tour, his third in this year's race, winning in 3 hours, 46 minutes, 7 seconds.
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July 12, 2013 | Associated Press
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France - Mark Cavendish believes a roadside spectator sprayed him with urine during the Tour de France time trial yesterday, his team manager said. Patrick Lefevere of Omega Pharma-Quick Step said it may have been linked to anger among some fans who claimed - unfairly in his view - that Cavendish intentionally bumped into Dutch rider Tom Veelers and caused him to crash in the final sprint a day earlier. "[Cavendish] explained to the other guys in the bus that the public was not very fair with him, and then somebody put some urine on him," Lefevere said after the 11th stage.
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July 7, 2011 | Associated Press
CAP FREHEL, France - Mark Cavendish of Britain won a windy and crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint on Wednesday, while Thor Hushovd of Norway kept the leader's yellow jersey. Defending champion Alberto Contador fell in a crash and RadioShack rider Janez Brajkovic broke his collarbone and pulled out of the race during the 102-mile stage from Carhaix to Cap Frehel on the English Channel. Cavendish, a sprint specialist, collected his 16th career Tour stage victory and his first this year by speeding past Philippe Gilbert of Belgium - who finished second - and Jose Joaquin Rojas in third.
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July 12, 2013 | Associated Press
TOURS, France - Germany's Marcel Kittel overtook Mark Cavendish at the line yesterday to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, and Chris Froome avoided a late crash in the main pack to preserve his big lead. Cavendish, of England, moved in front but Kittel gained ground and just beat him to the line to earn his second stage win in 3 days and third of the race. "As we say in Germany, good things come in three," Kittel said after completing a 136-mile route from Fougeres to Tours.
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July 7, 2011 | Associated Press
CAP FREHEL, France - Crashes, crashes everywhere: Alberto Contador and some other top Tour de France riders tumbled to the asphalt yesterday in a nervous ride on Brittany's narrow, wind-swept roads. Most recovered, and a rider who skirted trouble to excel was British speedster Mark Cavendish, who again showed he's one of the world's top sprinters by leading a frenzied mass dash to the finish to win Stage 5. Gritting it out through pain of bruises, scrapes or broken bones, defending champion Contador and most of the other crash victims bounced back to finish the 102-mile trek from Carhaix to Cap Frehel along the rocky western French shores on the English Channel.
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July 3, 2010 | by Deb Woodell
What: 97th Tour de France When: Today through July 25 Where: The 5.5-mile prologue begins in Rotterdam, Netherlands; tomorrow's 138.9-mile first stage goes from Rotterdam to Brussels, Belgium; the 20-stage tour ends in Paris TV: Live coverage daily on Versus; prologue coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. today; see www.versus.com for complete TV information, plus live webcasts Lance Armstrong's legacy: In his final Tour de France, Armstrong, 38, is seeking his eighth championship and first in 5 years.
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July 15, 2013 | Associated Press
LYON, France - Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin timed his finish perfectly to win the hilly 14th stage of the Tour de France, while Chris Froome preserved his overall lead by staying in the pack on Saturday. Froome and the other main contenders were more than seven minutes back when Trentin crossed the finish line in Lyon to become the first Italian to win a stage this year. Froome managed not to lose any more time to his main rival Alberto Contador ahead of Sunday's daunting 13-mile ascent of Mont Ventoux - one of cycling's toughest climbs, where Britain's Tom Simpson collapsed and died during the 1967 Tour.
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July 14, 2013 | Associated Press
SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France - Mark Cavendish won the 13th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish yesterday and Chris Froome lost a sizeable chunk of his overall lead after being caught by Alberto Contador. Cavendish moved ahead with about 100 meters to go and rival Peter Sagan, the defending champion and current leader in the sprinters' green jersey contest, was unable to stay with him. It was the British sprinter's second stage win of the Tour and 25th overall - moving him into third place with Frenchman Andre Leducq on the all-time list of Tour stage winners.
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July 12, 2013 | Associated Press
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France - Mark Cavendish believes a roadside spectator sprayed him with urine during the Tour de France time trial yesterday, his team manager said. Patrick Lefevere of Omega Pharma-Quick Step said it may have been linked to anger among some fans who claimed - unfairly in his view - that Cavendish intentionally bumped into Dutch rider Tom Veelers and caused him to crash in the final sprint a day earlier. "[Cavendish] explained to the other guys in the bus that the public was not very fair with him, and then somebody put some urine on him," Lefevere said after the 11th stage.
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July 11, 2013 | Associated Press
SAINT-MALO, France - Hitting the asphalt at something like 40 mph flayed off a patch of skin from Tom Veelers' right thigh. Blood snaked down his leg from his sliced-up right knee. His white jersey was torn and soiled. "Bruised and scratched from all sides," said the big Dutchman when asked how he felt. "But . . . yeah, OK. " In short, Stage 10 was another day at the office for the charging-bull sprinters of the Tour de France. Chris Froome, the race leader, isn't a sprinter.
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July 5, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JOHNSON WAGNER and Tommy Gainey each shot an 8-under-par 62 yesterday to share a two-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Webb Simpson and Jin Park were close behind after 64s. Daniel Summerhays, Tag Ridings, Steven Bowditch and 50-year-old Neal Lancaster were another shot back. Players were able to lift, clean and place their balls yesterday after rain fell before the start of play. Gainey and Wagner had bogey-free rounds in the morning.
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November 20, 2012
David Beckham said on Monday he will play his last game for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup final against the Houston Dynamo on Dec. 1. The 37-year-old superstar midfielder isn't retiring, but gave no hint of his next move. "I've had an incredibly special time playing for the L.A. Galaxy," Beckham said in a statement. "However, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career. " Beckham, who gained fame with Manchester United, has played in Los Angeles for six seasons since his groundbreaking move from Real Madrid, reaching three league finals and winning the MLS title last year during his best stateside campaign.
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July 21, 2012 | Associated Press
BRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France - Bradley Wiggins moved closer to becoming the first British champion of the Tour de France while teammate and countryman Mark Cavendish won the 18th stage in a sprint. The ride along four small hills Friday took the pack 138 miles from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde, a transitional stage before Saturday's time trial. The three-week race ends Sunday in Paris. Wiggins, Cavendish, and the Sky team made it look easy with an almost textbook sprint setup.
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July 3, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TOURNAI, Belgium - Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium. The top overall standings didn't change as defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia and fellow title contender Bradley Wiggins of Britain trailed close behind in the pack after the 129-mile ride from Vise to Tournai. Cavendish collected his 21st Tour stage victory and proved he remains the rider to beat in Tour sprints.
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