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2011-01-26 07:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A French company that specializes in bringing clients up close and personal with Tour de France announces that again this summer its bicycle tours will follow routes and destinations through the Alps taken by the legendary cycling competitors. Discover France Adventures (http://www.discoverfrance.com), the leaders and specialists in France for cycling and hiking tours, is one of only four companies globally and the only one in France licensed...

2009-07-25 13:48:09

Alberto Contador all but sealed his second Tour de France title in three years Saturday, retaining the yellow jersey during the mountainous Stage 20. The Spanish Contador retained a comfortable lead of 4 minutes, 11 seconds over Andy Schleck of Luxembourg after the grueling 104-mile stage that began in Montelimar and ended at the barren summit of Mont Ventoux, race officials said. Juan Manuel Garate of Spain won the stage with a time of 4 hours 39 minutes 21 seconds, barely edging Tony Martin...

2009-07-24 10:36:18

Mark Cavendish collected his fifth Tour de France stage victory of the year with a stirring late sprint at the end of Friday's 19th stage. Alessandro Ballan and Laurent Lefevre took the lead with about 15 miles to go but the peloton was never more than a few seconds behind. The duo held on before the sprinters caught them in the final mile of the 106.8-mile run from Bourgoin-Jallieu to Aubenas. Cavendish stayed close to the leaders until the final 100 yards when he burst out of the left side...

2006-06-08 12:07:25

By Alasdair Fotheringham MONT VENTOUX, France (Reuters) - For the second time in four years, Russian Denis Menchov secured a prestigious win on the Mont Ventoux summit in the Dauphine Libere stage race. Victorious on the 21.5-km Ventoux climb back in 2002, Menchov narrowly fended off Frenchman Christophe Moreau on Thursday to win by less than half a wheel. Third, 15 seconds back, was American Levi Leipheimer who took over as race leader. "It was a tough duel with Moreau but I just...

2006-06-08 10:32:22

MONT VENTOUX, France (Reuters) - Russian Denis Menchov fended off Frenchman Christophe Moreau to take the summit finish on Mont Ventoux on stage four of the Dauphine Libere on Thursday. Third was American Levi Leipheimer, who took over as race leader. After a long attack by Portuguese rider Jose Azevedo collapsed on the upper slopes of the daunting Ventoux, Menchov, Moreau and Leipheimer fought it out for the stage win. Menchov, who also won on the Ventoux in the Dauphine 2002,...


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