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Britain's Chris Froome, center, attends the presentation of the Tour de France 2020 cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. The 107th edition of the race starts on June 27 2019 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 19. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 15, 2019 - 8:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Like a giant roller-coaster from start to finish over five mountain ranges, next year's Tour de France will feature new summits and only a few time-trial kilometers. That should delight pure climbers like defending champion Egan Bernal. "With just one time trial, and moreover one with...
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This photo provided by Joe Viger Photography, Erik Levinsohn breaks the tape and claims the overall win at Mt. Washington Bicycle Hillclimb in a time of 53:42 on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Levinsohn, of Boston beat the competition in the men's divisions of the 7.6-mile (12-kilometer) Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb to the summit at 6,288 feet (1,915 meters). (Joe Viger Photography via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 2:45 pm
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a bicycle race at Mount Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the second place finisher in the women's division. Her name is Lane Marder, not Lane Marden. A corrected version of the story is below: Bicyclists ride...
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Tears run down the face of a boy watching on a giant screen Colombia's Egan Bernal performance in the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race Bernal's hometown in Zipaquira, Colombia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Bernal put on the overall leader's yellow jersey after the stage, and barring a crash or a last-minute health issue will become the first Colombian to win the cycling's biggest race when the Tour ends on Paris' Champs-Elysees on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)(AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
July 27, 2019 - 5:20 pm
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Tomás Moreno sneaks a quick glance over his shoulder before speeding across the white finish line and throwing his hands in the air. It's the 8-year-old's first ever cycling win but he's already looking to follow in the path blazed by Egan Bernal, who hauled himself up...
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Colombia's Egan Bernal wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 59,5 kilometers (36,97 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Val Thorens, France, Saturday, July 27, 2019. AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 27, 2019 - 1:34 pm
VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also poised to win cycling's biggest race. At just 22. Bernal kept the yellow jersey Saturday after the last...
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A supporter rides on a bicycle as a worker uses a digger to clean the road of the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 126,5 kilometers (78,60 miles) with start in Saint Jean De Maurienne and finish in Tignes, France, Friday, July 26, 2019. Tour de France organizers stopped Stage 19 of the race because of a hail storm as Julien Alaphilippe lost his yellow jersey to Egan Bernal. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 26, 2019 - 3:46 pm
VALMEINIER, France (AP) — When members of the cheese-making Bricard family say they're working to keep wolves from the door, they mean it literally. The mountain pastures where their milk-producing goats feed, high in the Alps where the Tour de France was reaching its climax this week, are also...
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The pack rides during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 25, 2019 - 12:53 pm
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — At the foothills of the Col d'Izoard, the scene of some Tour de France memorable feats, the small village of Arvieux is home to a children's paradise. Created in 1920, the wooden toys' cooperative "L'Alpin chez Lui," which roughly translates as the "Mountain...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey smiles as he rides during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 200 kilometers (124,27 miles) with start in Pont Du Gard and finish in Gap, France, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 24, 2019 - 2:54 pm
GAP, France (AP) — Picture the final showdown in "High Noon." But at more than a mile above sea level. With an Alpine trilogy of stages including six climbs in rarefied air, forecasts of stormy weather and only 39 seconds separating five riders determined to topple yellow jersey holder Julian...
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Australia's Caleb Ewan celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 117 kilometers (73 miles) with start and finish in Nimes, France, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)
July 23, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NIMES, France (AP) — Crashing is becoming a bad habit for defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas. After hitting the ground twice over the past two weeks, the Welshman fell off his bike one more time on Tuesday as a heat wave engulfed the race ahead of grueling days in the Alps when the...
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A spectator watches the pack as he rides during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 117,5 kilometers (73 miles) with start in Tarbes and finish at the Tourmalet pass, France, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 20, 2019 - 1:15 pm
LA MONGIE, France (AP) — It's one of the unwritten rules of the Tour de France. When the riders go uphill, cholesterol levels do, too. Up in the Pyrenees where crops can't grow, meats replace them on the menu: Sausages, cured ham from the southwestern Bigorre region, duck breast, pork pate,...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates after winning the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 27.2 kilometers (16.9 miles) with start and finish in Pau, France, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 19, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PAU, France (AP) — A question that first seemed pie-in-the-sky is growing in credibility with each additional ride that takes him toward Paris: Could Julian Alaphilippe carry the yellow jersey glued ever more firmly to his shoulders all the way to the Tour de France finish on the Champs-Elysees?...
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