2 US ski team prospects die in avalanche

...prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.The team said Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died near the Rettenbach glacier in the mountains over Soelden...

Formula One great Michael Schumacher still in 'critical state' after skiing accident in Alps

...Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.Schumacher has been placed in a medically induced coma to relieve...The hospital, in a city that is the gateway to the French Alps, sees a large number of skiing accidents every year.Schumacher...

Beware the Alps - obstacle ahead for Lance Armstrong

...France -- There's a giant obstacle - the Alps - in Lance Armstrong's road to victory...physically and mentally for three days in the Alps. They include what promises to be an epic...should be easy prey for Armstrong in the Alps. Armstrong, who was 39th, and Voeckler...

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Armstrong prepares for tough climb in Alps

...Lance Armstrong arrived at the foot of the Alps, where he began to take command in winning...Armstrong will attempt to conquer the French Alps and the Pyrenees. The grueling stretches...to this town at the base of the French Alps. Etxebarria and McGee broke from the main...

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Armstrong aces Alps' time trials

...lead in the Tour de France by winning a time trial high in the Alps. The five-time champion finished the 9.6-mile climb through...which he reclaimed by winning Tuesday's first stage in the Alps, Armstrong was relentless. Despite the steep climb, he rode...

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Tour de France shakeout looming in Alps

...the top Tour de France contenders with the race heading to the Alps for its first serious climbing.The seven-time Tour champion...he'll need to excel in the mountains. The stages in the Alps on Sunday and Tuesday are important, but four leg-straining...

Pope arrives in Italian Alps for summer vacation

LES COMBES, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI flew to the Italian Alps on Monday for a summer vacation in the same spot favored by his predecessor, John Paul II. After landing in the northern Italian...

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Heli-skiing in the Italian Alps and the holy grail of pizza shops

...menacingly close stone cliff. Suddenly, the rock face dropped away, and the chopper perched lightly on a snowy peak in the Italian Alps. "Go!" the guide Gianni screamed over the din, and our dazed group of six flopped out the door into white, blinding wind...

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Armstrong to get Tour de France warmup in French Alps

PARIS -- Lance Armstrong will defend his title at the Criterium du Dauphine Libere race in the French Alps in June as he prepares for a bid at a record-tying fifth straight Tour de France title. The seven-stage race begins June 8...

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Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali wins 13th Stage

...looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here's why: His top rival fell out of contention and he gained...minutes of Nibali.The first of two days in the snow-capped Alps lived up to its billing as the daunting final climb of 18 kilometers...