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Chris Froome takes control of Tour de France after Stage 8

AX-LES-THERMES, France, July 6 (UPI) -- Chris Froome grabbed control of the yellow jersey Saturday with an impressive win on the mountainous, 121-mile eighth stage of the 2013 Tour de France.
Froome expects strong Tour de France competition from Spain

Froome expects strong Tour de France competition from Spain

CORSICA, France, June 28 (UPI) -- British cyclist Chris Froome, the favorite to win the 100th Tour de France, said Spanish duo Alejandro Valverde and Joaquim Rodriguez will be tough to beat.
Lance Armstrong doping allegations headline series of disciplinary actions

Lance Armstrong doping allegations headline series of disciplinary actions

The Tour de France crowned one champion in 2012 but lost its most decorated winner in seven-time champion Lance Armstrong, to doping violations.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

Wiggins claims 1st Tour win for Britain

PARIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to capture a Tour de France title Sunday, riding into Paris to complete the event's 20th and final stage.

Wiggins leads, Tour moves to final stages

PAU, France, July 17 (UPI) -- Bradley Wiggins holds a 2-minute advantage in the overall standings as the Tour de France heads into its final five stages.

Fedrigo claims Tour de France stage

PAU, France, July 16 (UPI) -- Pierrick Fedrigo held off Christian Vande Velde with a strong close Monday in winning the 15th stage of the 2012 Tour de France.

Sanchez takes Stage 14, Wiggins still 1st

FOIX, France, July 15 (UPI) -- Luis Leon Sanchez logged a victory in Stage 14 of the Tour de France Sunday while Bradley Wiggins' 15th-place finish enabled him to retain the yellow jersey.

Voeckler wins stage, Wiggins leads tour

BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France, July 11 (UPI) -- Frenchman Thomas Voeckler captured Stage 10 of the Tour de France Wednesday, but British cyclist Bradley Wiggins stayed in first overall.

Wiggins increases Tour de France lead

BESANCON, France, July 9 (UPI) -- Britain's Bradley Wiggins won the Stage 9 time trial Monday to increase his overall lead in the Tour de France.

France's Pinot wins Tour's Stage 8

PORRENTRUY, Switzerland, July 8 (UPI) -- France's Thibaut Pinot claimed Stage 8 of the 2012 Tour de France Sunday while Bradley Wiggins retained the yellow jersey indicative of the overall lead.

Froome wins Stage 7, Wiggins yellow jersey

LA PLANCHE DES BELLE FILLES, France, July 7 (UPI) -- Chris Froome won Stage 7 and Bradley Wiggins grabbed the yellow jersey at the Tour de France Saturday, boosting Britain's fortunes in cycling's premier event.

Crash mars Tour de France

METZ, France, July 6 (UPI) -- Peter Sagan won his third stage of the 2012 Tour de France Friday and half the field was caught up in a huge crash 25 kilometers from the finish.

Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 3

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France, July 3 (UPI) -- Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the 2012 Tour de France Tuesday, but Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara still holds the front-runner's yellow jersey.
Andy Schleck to miss Tour de France

Andy Schleck to miss Tour de France

STRASSEN, Luxembourg, June 13 (UPI) -- Andy Schleck, a top finisher in each of the last three Tour de France races, said Wednesday he will miss the 2012 Tour because of injury.

Man rides in 'mankini' after Evans bet

SYDNEY, July 27 (UPI) -- An Australian man made good on a bet about the outcome of the Tour de France by taking a daylight bike ride in a lime green "mankini."

Evans completes first Tour de France win

PARIS, July 24 (UPI) -- Australian Cadel Evans wrapped up his first Tour de France victory in Sunday's traditional ride down the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Aussie Evans takes lead at Tour de France

GRENOBLE, France, July 23 (UPI) -- Cadel Evans took the overall lead in the Tour de France Saturday by taking second in the time trial stage in Grenoble with a time of 55 minutes, 40 seconds.
Hushovd wins another Tour de France stage

Hushovd wins another Tour de France stage

GAP, France, July 19 (UPI) -- Thor Hushovd used a well-time jump in the final yards Wednesday in winning his second stage of the 2001 Tour de France.

Evans takes Tour's Stage 4

MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France, July 5 (UPI) -- Cadel Evans outpushed defending champion Alberto Contador in the final yards Tuesday and claimed Stage 4 of the 2011 Tour de France.

Gilbert wins Stage 1 of Tour de France

LES HERBIERS, France, July 2 (UPI) -- The Tour de France kicked off Saturday with Belgium's Philippe Gilbert capturing the first stage of the cross-country cycling race.

Evans in lead as Tour de France rests

MORZINE, France, July 12 (UPI) -- Cadel Evans will wear the yellow jersey as the leader of the Tour de France through Monday's first rest day of the 2010 race.

Schleck takes Stage 8, Armstrong tumbles

MORZINE-AVORIAZ, France, July 11 (UPI) -- Luxembourg's Andy Schleck won Sunday's 2010 Tour de France Stage 8, pushing him into second place behind Australia's Cadel Evans in the overall standings.

Chavanel takes lead in Tour de France

LES ROUSSE, France, July 10 (UPI) -- Sylvain Chavanel broke free from the pack and won Saturday's stage of the Tour de France, grabbing the overall lead of the event in the process.

Spain's Sastre wins Tour de France

PARIS, July 27 (UPI) -- Spanish cyclist Carlos Sastre won the 2008 Tour de France Sunday, besting Australia's Cadel Evans by 58 seconds in the overall standings.

Schleck takes overall lead in Tour de France

PRATO NEVOSO, Italy, July 20 (UPI) -- Austrian Simon Gerrans raced to victory in the 15th stage and Luxembourg's Frank Schleck moved into the overall lead Sunday in the Tour de France.
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