Dr. Pierre Sallet who opened the possibility that Chris Froome cheated to get his yellow jersey is listed as a doctor of philosophy on the Internet, though his organization says his degree is in physiology.
July 26, 2015 – Tour de France – Stage 21- Sèvres – Grand Paris Seine Ouest / Paris Champs-Élysées (Final Stage) Chris Froome (Team Sky) was declared the winner of the Tour de France today: It was the second time…
Team Movistar led by Alejandro Valverde who was shepherding climber Nairo Quintana, established a blistering pace that shattered the field, dropped last year’s winner Vincenzo Nibali, and crushed the pace of many a champion who lay shattered across the mountainside.
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July 14, 2014 –Tour de France–Mark Cavendish Video Ron Grosinger shared this video with us. It features Mark Cavendish, master sprinter who abandoned the Tour de France after crashing in stage one.The Manx Missile’s dislocated shoulder was later operated on.…
Peter Sagan lost today’s sprint into Nancy by mere centimeters to the Italian born rider Matteo Trentin who may have had some people saying Matteo who?, in a finish so close that it at first race organizers thought Sagan was the winner.
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Organizers of the Tour are always looking for a little diversion from the same-old when they put together the Tour routes, but their choice of this route became increasingly controversial as the day wore on. The senseless carnage of today’s race, and the resulting defection by the top rider Froome, is sure to send reverberations through the tour organizer, A.S.O.’s management for a long time after the Tour is finished.
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It was a second victory today for German rider Marcel Kittel who outsprinted Peter Sagan on the Mall in London in front of screaming crowds. Winning by the the length of a bike as he did in Harrogate last Saturday, Kittel showed that in the absence of Mark Cavendish who left the Tour with a dislocated collarbone on Sunday, he is the man to beat.
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Stage 2, Tour de France 2014– York to Sheffield–July 6, 2014 Vincenzo Nibali, the Italian national champion became the champion in Sheffield, England today by some clever thinking and moving at the end of a very difficult stage two of the Tour…
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Though we could kind of understand that Gerrans might want to do that via a breakaway, we don’t really see why he would sprint with the kind sprinters like Cavendish, Greipel and Kittel tin a mass sprint like the one we witnessed yesterday. Remember this is the same team that took their team bus under the finish line in stage 1 of the Tour last year and got stuck, leaving everyone on edge, causing the finish line to be changed twice, –in effect chaos.
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A report from the doctor that treated Mark Cavendish, Team Omega-Pharma Quickstep, has said that the rider dislocated but did not break his collarbone in today’s crash near the finish in Harrogate, England.
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Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France from Leeds to Harrogate, England. If anyone “deserves” to win this stage, it was Isle of Man born Mark Cavendish, whose mum Adele’s home town is in Harrogate where the near circular route ended. But instead the Manx Missile crashed and may have damaged his collarbone in the process.
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The Duchess of Cambridge will be awarding the Yellow Jersey at the end of Stage 1 today in Harrogate. Conspicuously absent is Scottish rider David Millar who was dropped from the TDF lineup by his team Garmin-Sharp at the last minute.
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“Simon has certainly achieved a lot more than we would have imagined up to this point. It wasn’t the plan to bring him into the roster for the Tour de France, but for what we want to achieve as a team, he’s a great fit,” said Orica-Greenedge’s sports director, Matt White.
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There are few jobs more interesting – or important – than these front-line analysis roles. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year our team of English Language Analysts listen to lawfully intercepted conversations, picking out essential information that will help us to counter terrorism across the UK.
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Folsom, CA. –May 12, 2014 The Wig is back! Winning the Amgen Tour of California first time trial in stage two of this great eight-stage race across the big western state was anticipated and delivered. Now in Yellow, the Brit…