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Nibali in yellow as Tour heads to London

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

LONDON (AP) — Marcel Kittel has led a sprint to win the 3rd stage of the Tour de France as cycling’s greatest race entered London for its last leg in England before crossing the English Channel to France.

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5 things to know as the Tour de France hits London

Britain's Christopher Froome, center right with race number one, passes a police officer during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LONDON (AP) — It may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London. Almost 200 speeding cyclists are set to race past the city’s greatest landmarks, from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

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Tour de France 2nd stage begins in York

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali points to his shirt as he crosses the finish line ahead of the sprinting pack to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali displayed his riding smarts at the Tour de France, winning Stage 2 on Sunday and taking the yellow jersey after a well-choreographed attack on rivals in the postindustrial English city known for “The Full Monty.”

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First lap crash halts F1 British Grand Prix

Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes centre, who won the race, Finland's Valtteri Bottas of Williams, left, who finished second, and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, right,  of Red Bull finished third stand n the podium after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s lead in the drivers’ championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season.

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5 Things: Federer, Djokovic in Wimbledon final

Roger Federer of Switzerland watches a return over the net to Milos Raonic of Canada during their men’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

LONDON (AP) — For all their time on the world’s biggest tennis stage — Roger Federer in 24 Grand Slam finals and Novak Djokovic in 13 — two of the sport’s “Big 4″ have met in only one major final: Federer won in straight sets at the 2007 U.S. Open.

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