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5 Things to know about the Tour de France Stage 17

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — Four massive Pyrenean mountains featured in Wednesday’s Stage 17 of the Tour de France, won by Poland’s Rafal Majka.

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Tour de France at a glance

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — A brief look at the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday:

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Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

Overall leader Italy's Vincenzo Nibali gets ready to leave for a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.

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5 Things about the Tour de France rest day

Overall leader Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, and Estonia's Tanel Kangert, right, talk during a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — The Tour de France paused for a day in this medieval fortress town just north of the Pyrenees mountains to give the 170 remaining riders a chance to rest up for the race’s final 912 kilometers (567 miles) beginning Tuesday.

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WADA welcomes Armstrong meeting with cycling panel

In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. Lance Armstrong met in May with the panel investigating cycling’s doping past in a meeting set up by the cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life over his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong attorney Elliot Peters declined to reveal specifics of what was discussed in the seven-hour meeting on May 22 at a hotel outside Dulles Airport in Washington. Peters told The Associated Press on Thursday, July 17, 2014 that “Lance answered all their questions.”  (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen, File)

LONDON (AP) — Lance Armstrong’s meeting with an independent panel investigating cycling’s doping past was welcomed by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday as a positive step in getting to the bottom of the drug culture which ravaged the sport.

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