Dennis wins 1st stage of Tour de France with record speed

Germany's Tony Martin strains as he crosses the finish line to take a second place in the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 13.8 kilometers (8.57 miles), with start and Finish in Utrecht, Netherlands, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals.

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5 key stages to look out for at the Tour de France

Spain's Alberto Contador leaves the team bus for a training ride near Utrecht, Netherlands, Friday, July 3, 2015, one day ahead of the start of the three-week-long Tour de France cycling race over 3,360 kilometers or 2088 miles. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A look at five key stages in the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in Utrecht.

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Contador has yellow on his mind as he eyes 3rd Tour title

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Tour de France contender Alberto Contador’s serious-looking face cracked into a beaming smile during a lighthearted moment at his pre-race news conference on Thursday, when he was joined by an unexpected guest.

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