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2009-10-15 19:14:00

LONDON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to continued economic uncertainty, a weak pound, and the rise of airline fuel surcharges, the number of Britons taking skiing holidays has significantly fallen. In the season 2008/09 numbers fell to just over one million people, a 13% decrease on the previous season. The upshot of this is that some of the most popular ski resorts have cut the cost of ski equipment and lift passes in an attempt to get skiers on the slopes in the coming season....

2005-07-12 22:02:02

COURCHEVEL, France (Reuters) - The Tour de France moves up another gear on Wednesday when the riders contest their first two "beyond category" climbs in the 173-km 11th stage between Courchevel and Briancon. The Madeleine and Galibier passes are Tour classics which should sort the men from the boys even though the top of the last climb is 38-km from the finish in the highest city in Europe, which may help dropped riders fight back on the descent. Given the cycling lesson he taught his...

2005-07-12 12:41:51

By Francois Thomazeau COURCHEVEL, France (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong dismissed all doubts about his chances of winning a seventh Tour de France in succession in the first high mountain stage in the Alps between Grenoble and Courchevel Tuesday. Perfectly launched by his Discovery Channel team in the last climb to the finish, the American again humbled most of the riders who were hoping to challenge him on his final Tour. In turns, Germans Jan Ullrich and Andreas Kloeden, Kazakh Alexander...

2005-07-12 12:36:31

Please read in third para ... before the start of the 10th stage ... instead of ... before the start of the 12th stage A corrected version follows: By Francois Thomazeau COURCHEVEL, France (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong dismissed all doubts about his chances of winning a seventh Tour de France in succession in the first high mountain stage in the Alps between Grenoble and Courchevel Tuesday. Perfectly launched by his Discovery Channel team in the last climb to the finish, the American again...

2005-07-12 11:02:57

By Francois Thomazeau COURCHEVEL, France (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong dismissed all doubts about his chances of winning a seventh Tour de France in succession in the first high mountain stage in the Alps between Grenoble and Courchevel on Tuesday. Perfectly launched by his Discovery Channel team in the last climb to the finish, the American again humbled most of the riders who were hoping to challenge him on his final Tour. In turns, Germans Jan Ullrich and Andreas Kloeden, Kazakh...


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