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Premiere of “Slaying the Badger” Coming to New York

April 9, 2014
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Premiere of “Slaying the Badger” Coming to New York

A film about the 1986 Tour de France battle between American cyclist Greg LeMond and French great Bernard Hinault will premiere in New York City on April 20. The movie, “Slaying the Badger,” will be preceded the same evening by a book signing with the author of the namesake story, Richard Moore, a few...
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Team Wild Cards for TDF Spur Ecstatic Tweets

January 30, 2014
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Team Wild Cards for TDF Spur Ecstatic Tweets

The team selections for the Tour de France competition in July has brought ecstatic tweets and PR messages from three of the four wild card teams that were selected. Those are the teams that are chosen at “random” outside of the main pro teams.  Among them was Bretagne – Séché Environnement (Fra), Cofidis, Solutions Crédits...
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How to Eat like a French Cycling Pro

July 29, 2013
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How to Eat like a French Cycling Pro

July 29, 2013–By Jen Benepe–Reported from Avignon, France. (Second of several articles focusing on Team Europcar.) The French team Europcar which is sponsored by the car rental company of the same name, was the first pro cycling team to create their own food bus. Among the nine professional riders on the team are Thomas...
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Pro-Cycling Hypocrisy at its Best

July 29, 2013
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Pro-Cycling Hypocrisy at its Best

July 29, 2013–New York–By Jen Benepe How many have noticed that Lance Armstrong’s seven Tour de France wins are no longer on the record books? Most likely most of you. How many have noticed that all the other cyclists who have been caught doping, or have  been found with banned substances in their bodies, are...
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L’Equipe News Explains French Doping Affair

July 26, 2013
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L’Equipe News Explains French Doping Affair

July 26, 2013–By Jen Benepe–New York The article we are sharing with you today is translated from French. The original article entitled, “Jalabert rattrapé par son ombre,” published at L’Equipe 21 online, an online news company owned by the Amaury Sports Organization that runs the Tour de France, and many other big European races–has...
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French Senate Releases List of Cyclists who Doped in 1998

July 25, 2013
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French Senate Releases List of Cyclists who Doped in 1998

Two unions of professional cyclists raises serious objections to list, while cyclists decry the media and government focus on cycling as prejudicial. By Jen Benepe After conducting its own investigation into doping in professional cycling in 1998, the French Senate has released a list of names of cyclists who have been found positive for...
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TDF 2013: Froome Sips Champagne into Paris: Kittel takes Stage

July 22, 2013
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TDF 2013: Froome Sips Champagne into Paris: Kittel takes Stage

Paris, France—July 21, 2013—By Jen Benepe © All rights reserved. Photos © Jen Benepe To the delight of fans, Chris Froome, the new winner of the 2013 Tour de France rode into Paris sipping champagne, while the sun set on the Champs Elysees. Marcel Kittel  came to the line in a final sprint, dashing...
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Froome, Quiet Winner of the Tour de France

July 20, 2013
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Froome, Quiet Winner of the Tour de France

Le Semnoz, France—July 20, 2013—By Jen Benepe © Chris Froome, winner of the 2013 Tour de France told reporters that his win was “overwhelming.” “The arrival on the Champs Elysees will be enormous tomorrow.” The Yellow Jersey winner who triumphed today on the penultimate stage into Le Semnoz, more than 16 km above the...
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TDF 2013: Stage 20: Froome Seals Yellow, Quintana Steals Second

July 20, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 20: Froome Seals Yellow, Quintana Steals Second

Le Semnoz, Annecy, France—July 20, 2013—By Jen Benepe Nairo Quintana made good on yesterday’s promise to do something at the end of this stage, and he attacked in the final 10 km, pushing Froome to his limits, and winning the stage. It wasn’t easy, but Chris Froome sealed the Yellow Jersey today in the...
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Marketing the Tour de France

July 20, 2013
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By Jen Benepe (c) All rights reserved, all photos copyrighted by Cyclists International If you have ever been to the Tour de France, one of the most memorable things will be the parade of sponsors. They started early this morning in the departure area of Annecy, France. Here are some moments from the morning...
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TDF 2013: Women’s Corner–The Men of the Tour

July 20, 2013
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TDF 2013: Women’s Corner–The Men of the Tour

We just couldn’t help it: Men have Pez Cycling News and Daily Distractions. So we decided to add a women’s only content: handsome men of the Tour! Here’s today’s entry: the men of Doublet.  First with and then, without shirts! (Look how many disappeared off the scene!)
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TDF 2013: Stage 19: Costa Does it Again, in the Rain

July 19, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 19: Costa Does it Again, in the Rain

Le Grand Bornand, France—July 19, 2013—By Jen Benepe. © All rights reserved, Jen Benepe Portuguese Movistar rider Rui Costa did it again, taking a chance at the head of a chase group to escape and take the final climb and descent to the finish in the Alps. “I waited until the last mountain then...
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TDF 2013:Stage 18: Frenchman Riblon Wins Double Alpe d’Huez

July 18, 2013
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TDF 2013:Stage 18: Frenchman Riblon Wins Double Alpe d’Huez

July 18, 2013-Bourg D’Oisans-Col des Sarenne, France–By Jen Benepe It was a day that every one was talking about long in advance. The riders would climb two times up the Alpe D’Huez! And at least two Frenchman had their eye on the prize, one  was Pierre Rolland of Europcar who got into an early...
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Cycling Union Says Froome Unjustly Accused of Doping

July 17, 2013
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Cycling Union Says Froome Unjustly Accused of Doping

By Jen Benepe An organization created to protect the rights of professional cyclists while also establishing their credibility as clean riders has issued a public memo to journalists at the Tour de France asking them to stop maligning Chris Froome. The memo from the Cyclistes Professionels Associes decries any innuendo or direct accusation against...
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TDF 2013: Stage 17: After Time Trial, Contador No. 2

July 17, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 17: After Time Trial, Contador No. 2

Prunieres, France–July 17, 2013–By Jen Benepe, (c) All photos, Jen Benepe copyright, all rights reserved. Spanish rider Alberto Contador who lost so much time on Mont Ventoux last Sunday has taken second position in the Tour after besting Bauke Mollema in the individual time trail. Chris Froome ran a magnificent race from Embrun to...
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Europcar to Announce New Co-Sponsor

July 16, 2013
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Europcar to Announce New Co-Sponsor

The first of three articles to focus on the popular French pro cycling team, Europcar. July 15, 2013–Avignon, France—By Jennifer Benepe The French team that has been sponsored by an international car rental company will announce a new co-sponsor as soon as early as one week from now. In a press conference today the...
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TDF 2013: Stage 16: Portuguese Fighter Takes the Line—Alone

July 16, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 16: Portuguese Fighter Takes the Line—Alone

Froome: Contador took “unnecessary risks.” July 16, 2013-Gap, France—By Jennifer Benepe Today Rui Costa of the Movistar team managed to get away in the last 10 km from a break group, climb the Col de Manse and stay away from a single competitor to come alone to the finish line. The Tour de Suisse...
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TDF 2013: Stage 15: Froome, Quintana Battle it Out on Ventoux

July 14, 2013
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TDF 2013: Stage 15: Froome, Quintana Battle it Out on Ventoux

Vaison-La-Romaine–July 14, 2013 –By Jen Benepe On a blistering hot day, the Tour de France saw a long  breakaway, but once the riders were on their way up Mont Ventoux, it was clear that this would be the battle of the great GC riders. In the end, Chris Froome thrashed it out mano a...
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Cookson Still Endorsing Cycling Move to Winter Olympics

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In the News — April 9, 2014 UCI cycling  head Brian Cookson has reiterated his desire to discuss the re-allocation of select Summer Olympic...
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