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Alpine climax for 2015 Tour de France

This higher resolution image provided Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 by the Tour de France organizers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), shows a map displaying the route for the 2015 Tour De France. Starting in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4 2015, the 102nd Tour ends 22 days later, as is traditional, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/ASO)

PARIS (AP) — The punishing hairpin climb to the Alpe d’Huez ski station high in the French Alps will provide the dramatic climax for the 2015 Tour de France, before cycling’s showcase race sweeps into Paris for its traditional finish in front of cheering crowds on the Champs-Elysees.

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Sporting director to leave McLaren F1 team

LONDON (AP) — Sporting director Sam Michael is to leave the McLaren F1 team at the end of the season and return to his native Australia.

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Pope praises Bayern Munich after Roma rout

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano,  Pope Francis receives an autographed soccer ball by Bayern Munich's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, left, and Bayern Munich's President Karl Hopfner, center, during a private audience with team and officials at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after its 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling the players Wednesday they “played a wonderful game” and receiving a signed jersey and ball in return.

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The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France announced Wednesday by Tour organizers:

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Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

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