Tour de France

Four-time Tour de France cycling race winner Chris Froome of Britain rides during a training near Saint-Mars-la-Reorthe, France, Friday, July 6, 2018, ahead of Saturday's start of the Tour de France cycling race. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 07, 2018 - 5:25 am
NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L'ILE, France (AP) — Chris Froome's pursuit of a record-tying fifth Tour de France title has begun amid big crowds under sunny skies on an island off the Atlantic coast. The full peloton of 176 riders split between 22 teams got rolling Saturday morning for the mostly flat 201-...
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Four-time Tour de France cycling race winner Chris Froome of Britain looks on during a training near Saint-Mars-la-Reorthe, France, Friday, July 6, 2018, ahead of Saturday's start of the Tour de France cycling race. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 06, 2018 - 10:53 am
MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France (AP) — Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme urges fans to "keep both feet on the ground" when four-time champion Chris Froome rides by. Freshly cleared of doping, the Team Sky rider was booed at by the crowd at the Tour teams presentation on Thursday. The race...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. concentrates prior to the start of the 20th stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Bergerac, France.For years Tejay van Garderen has been the United States' best hope of winning the Tour de France, but Van Garderen is tasked with doing all he can so that teammate Richie Porte can fight for the title during this edition of the world's biggest cycling race. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
July 05, 2018 - 9:31 am
LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France (AP) — For years, Tejay van Garderen has been the United States' best hope of winning the Tour de France. But for this edition of the world's biggest cycling race, Van Garderen is tasked with doing all he can for teammate Richie Porte to fight for the title. "It's different...
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Team Sky with four-time Tour de France cycling race winner Chris Froome of Britain leaves for a training ride in Saint-Mars-la-Reorthe, Vendee region, France, Thursday, July 5, 2018, ahead of upcoming Saturday's start of the race. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 05, 2018 - 8:16 am
MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France (AP) — The normally clear-defined lines between land and sea will blend together during Saturday's opening stage of the 105th Tour de France. Crosswinds will likely be a factor, too. The race begins in the Vendee department on the Atlantic Ocean, alongside a road — the...
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FILE - This Friday, July 21, 2017 file photo shows Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, as he leaves the team bus prior to the start of the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222.5 kilometers (138.3 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Salon-de-Provence, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 03, 2018 - 6:20 am
After being cleared of doping, Chris Froome is ready "to make history" in France. Froome will be on the starting line of the Tour de France on Saturday in the western region of Vendee, aiming to join Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain in the elite club of five-time...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo Britain's Chris Froome poses in front of the the road-map during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris. Chris Froome has been cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that should allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title. A UCI statement says "Froome's sample results do not constitute an AAF (Adverse Analytical Finding)," adding that it has decided "to close the proceedings against Mr Froome." The Tour begins Saturday and _ until this decision _ race organizers were reportedly denying him entry. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2018 - 9:42 am
Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week. Froome had been racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample provided during his victory at the...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2017 file photo Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, is followed by teammate Colombia's Sergio Henao Montoya, as they pass the Arc de Triomphe during the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Paris. Chris Froome has been cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that should allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title. A UCI statement says "Froome's sample results do not constitute an AAF (Adverse Analytical Finding)," adding that it has decided "to close the proceedings against Mr Froome." The Tour begins Saturday and _ until this decision _ race organizers were reportedly denying him entry. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
July 02, 2018 - 9:11 am
This was supposed to be the year Chris Froome was warmly welcomed into cycling royalty with an expected record-tying fifth Tour de France title. Instead, the Team Sky rider finds himself only freshly cleared of doping after an asthma drug case that dragged on for 10 months and revealed divisions...
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July 01, 2018 - 9:26 am
PARIS (AP) — Le Monde newspaper says Tour de France organizers have forbidden four-time champion Chris Froome from taking part in this year's race. According to the newspaper, Amaury Sport Organisation have informed Team Sky they don't want Froome to be on the starting line in order to protect the...
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Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, right, Marcel Zielinski, a Holocaust survivor, center, and Jonathan Ornstein, the director of the Jewish Community Center of Krakow, pose for the media in Oswiecim, Poland, on Friday June 29, 2018. Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and dozens of others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to support the renewal of Jewish life. The ride Friday began at the gates of the former Nazi German death camp and ended at the Jewish Community Center of Krakow 55 miles (89 kilometers) away - a place where the Jewish community is growing. (AP Photo/Katarzyna Bednarczyk)
June 29, 2018 - 5:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and some 200 others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to support the renewal of Jewish life. The ride Friday began at the site of the former Nazi...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:17 pm
LOUHANS-CHATEAURENAUD, France (AP) — Team Sky won the Criterium du Dauphine's team time trial on Wednesday, bringing Michal Kwiatkowski back in the overall lead at the warmup race for the Tour de France. Sky won the 35-kilometer stage in 36 minutes, 33.46 seconds, 37 seconds ahead of closest rival...
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