Posts Tagged Cycling

Tour de France gears up for UK start

Spain's Alberto Contador talks to teammates when leaving for a training ride ahead of the Tour de France cycling race in Leeds, Britain, Friday, July 4, 2014. The Tour de France will start on Saturday July 5 in Leeds, and finishes in Paris on Sunday July 27. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LEEDS, England (AP) — So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn’t seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.

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Froome senses pressures as Tour repeat bid looms

Britain's Christopher Froome, center, rides with his teammates during a training ahead of the Tour de France cycling race in Leeds, Britain, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Tour de France will start on Saturday July 5th in Leeds, and finishes in Paris on Sunday July 27th. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LEEDS, England (AP) — Defending champion Chris Froome says he’s feeling the pressure on the eve of the Tour de France.

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5 key stages on the Tour de France

Britain's Christopher Froome rides with his teammates during a training ahead of the Tour de France cycling race in Leeds, Britain, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Tour de France will start on Saturday July 5th in Leeds, and finishes in Paris on Sunday July 27th. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LEEDS, England (AP) — With more mountain stages, only one time trial, and cobblestones on the menu, there’s an exciting smorgasbord of routes in store on the Tour de France.

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