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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...

2010-11-26 07:03:00

CRAWLEY, England, Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways is extending its route network from London City Airport this winter with a new flight from London to Chambery, the gateway to the French Alps. The service, by BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, will operate four times a week from 18th December until the end of March 2011, using the airline's fleet of brand new Embraer 190 aircraft. Flights to Chambery will depart on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and...

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....

2009-07-21 10:55:37

Mikel Astarloza earned his first career Tour de France stage victory Tuesday with a late kick that outdistanced the field of 162 cyclists. Astarloza was among four riders who had led most of the 95.4-mile Stage 16 of the race from Martigny, Switzerland, to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France. Franco Pellizotti had paced that group much of the day. But, as the race entered its final mile, Astarloza pulled away down the left side of the road and left the other leaders behind. He finished Stage 16 in 4...

2009-02-08 09:54:08

Heavy snow prompted the cancellation of Sunday's women's downhill World Championships in France, officials announced. The International Skiing Federation said in a written statement it was unable to get the course at Val d'Isere in shape for the race and postponed it until Monday. The downhill and the scheduled men's super-combined will both be Monday as well. Lindsey Vonn of the United States is considered a favorite for the gold medal along with Swiss teenager Lara Gut and host country hero...

2006-07-18 21:12:20

ALPE D'HUEZ, France (Reuters) - The battle for the Tour de France yellow jersey will continue on Wednesday with a second day of climbing over some of the highest passes in the Alps. American Floyd Landis will play the leading role in the 182-km 16th stage from Bourg d'Oisans to La Toussuire after reclaiming the jersey in Tuesday's showcase stage of L'Alpe d'Huez. The Phonak team leader will, however, start just 10 seconds over previous holder Oscar Pereiro of Spain. Frenchman Cyril...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.