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Tuesday Jul 29 | IcNetwork

Commonwealth Games 2014: Luke Rowe going for gold in Glasgow

In the fifth of his brilliant columns, Cardiff's Team Sky cyclist Luke Rowe looks back on the Tour de France and ahead to racing at the Commonwealth Games It's Commonwealth Games time and I'm good to go in Thursday's time trial and Sunday's road race.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas, Vincenzo Nibali

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Yahoo!

An Italian win in Tour de France is good for Kazakhstan

Hollywood unleashed Borat on Kazakhstan's image, so the oil-rich Central Asian nation hit back with Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali and it believes his Tour de France victory helps put the record straight.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Pro

Cycling News

Former mountain biker Peraud excels at Tour de France

It wasn't very long ago that Jean-Christophe Praud was a regular top contender on the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Julien Absalon, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Davitamon - Lotto

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Wall Street Journal

The Tour: Short on Sizzle, Solid on Sheep

Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali is congratulated by Astana teammates as he crosses the finish line on the Champs-A OK: This may not have been the most riveting Tour de France.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Tejay Van Garderen

WQXI-AM Atlanta

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Tour de France, Cycling, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Bradley Wiggins, Tejay Van Garderen

Ledger-Enquirer.com

5 Things to know about the Tour de France Stage 21

JOB DONE: Astana, the Kazakh team of Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali, has come a long way in the last five years, says the head of Kazakh Cycling.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Alexander Kristoff, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tour de France, Cycling, Vincenzo Nibali, Marianne Vos, Kirsten Wild

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Independent

Tour de France 2014: 10 things we have learned

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Summer Olympic, Sports, Michael Rogers, Olympic Cycling, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Quickstep, Dave Brailsford, Geraint Thomas

Northern Michigan News

5 Things about the Tour de France Stage 20

Tony Martin lived up to his world champion status by winning the time trial, the 20th and second-to-last stage of the Tour de France.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Tejay Van Garderen

Cycling News

Nibali's journey ends in Tour de France victory

On Sunday, Vincenzo Nibali will bridge a 16-year gap to become Italy's first Tour de France winner since the late Marco Pantani, but when he lined up for his debut in the race in 2008, the comparisons with Il Pirata were heaped upon another young Italian rider.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Tour de France, Cycling

CNN

Vincenzo Nibali all but guaranteed Tour de France title

With the last day of the Tour de France usually uneventful as it relates to changes in the overall lead, Saturday marked the last realistic opportunity someone could catch Vincenzo Nibali.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Tour de France, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Cycling, Summer Olympics, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Tony Martin

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Republic

This date in sports history for Friday, July 25, 2014

1956 - Swaps sets an American record in a 1 5/8-mile race at Hollywood Park. Swaps runs the course in 2:38 1-5.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Lance Armstrong, Discovery Channel, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Andy Schleck, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Rabobank

Wall Street Journal

The Italian Who's Tearing Up the Tour de France

The Tour de France ends on Sunday, but the race already belongs to Italy's Vincenzo Nibali.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Tennis Players, Francesca Schiavone, More Sports, Tennis, French Open

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Cycling: Rogers wins longest stage

The Pyrenees lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France yesterday: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Michael Rogers, Tejay Van Garderen

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WQXI-AM Atlanta

As Tour enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage

Michael Rogers of Australia led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Michael Rogers, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Cycling, Quickstep, Tour de France, Vincenzo Nibali, Tejay Van Garderen

PezCycling News

Toolbox: Rebounding from a DNF

Toolbox: This year's Tour de France will record a DNF next to major players such as Cavendish, Froome, and Contador.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Summer Olympic

Ananova

Wiggins focused on pursuit

Sir Bradley Wiggins may have decided to race only one of a possible four events in Glasgow but he insists the Commonwealth Games - and riding for Team England - is a big deal.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Summer Olympics, Credit Agricole, Cycling, Tour de France, Mark Cavendish

Sat Jul 19, 2014

CBS Local

Majka Earns Pole Position On Tour's 14th Stage

Poland's Rafal Majka rides in a breakaway during the 177 km fourteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 19, 2014 between Grenoble and Risoul, eastern France.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Roman Kreuziger, Vincenzo Nibali, Tejay Van Garderen

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Reuters

Nibali defends choice to work with dope-tainted Vinokourov

A Tour de France yellow jersey holder will always be grilled about doping and Vincenzo Nibali was no exception on Thursday, having to defend his choice to work with former doper Alexandre Vinokourov.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Alexandre Vinokourov, T-Mobile, Summer Olympic

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Boston.com

Tour de France 101st edition

It's been a race of survival in this year's tour at the halfway point. Two of the race favorites; Christopher Froome, last year's winner, and former winner Alberto Contador have both crashed out.

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Related Topix: Tour de France, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Christopher Froome, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Matteo Trentin, Michal Kwiatkowski

The Independent

Alberto Contador: Real Madrid CF helping to try and get cyclist fit in time for Vuelta a Espana

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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