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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...three stages with uphill finishes that he won, adding one in the Alps (Chamrousse) and another in the Pyrenees (Hautacam).Nibali...cobblestones, wind-swept flats and climbs in the Vosges, Alps and Pyrenees.With the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as the backdrop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-27/italys-vincenzo-niba
Italian Vincenzo Nibali all but assured of winning Tour de France

...ride through the hills and dales of Yorkshire, England, over cobblestones in northern France, and over mountain passes in the Alps and Pyrenees.For days, Nibali's domination has reduced the drama to who would join him on the final podium on Sunday. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-26/italian-vincenzo-nib
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-18/tour-de-france-leade
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Now Playing Synopsis: Wes Anderson heads to Europe for the first time with this Indian Paintbrush production starring Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, and Jude Law. Gustav H., the famous concierge at a legendary hotel situated in the Alps during the 1930's becomes the center of a farcical whirlwind of suspicion when one of his institution's oldest and richest patrons turns up dead, and she suspiciously leaves him her most priceless work of art -- a Renaissance painting of a boy with an apple. Infuriated that she left anything of value to anyone else, the woman's greedy and nefarious heir uses all manner of underhanded and illegal tactics to pin her death on Gustav and to silence anyone who questions his objective of inheriting every penny of her estate, leaving Gustav's trusted lobby boy Zero to clear Gustav's name and prove that the grand lady's killer is none other than her own son. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Poland's Rafal Majka wins Tour stage, as leader Vincenzo Nibali marches on

...and a final push up to Pla d'Adet ski station above the town of Saint-Lary-Soulan.Majka, who also won Stage 14 in the Alps, again showed he's the best climber in this Tour and tightened his grip on the polka dot jersey, which is awarded to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-23/polands-rafal-majka-
Polish rider Rafal Majka wins Stage 14; leader Vincenzo Nibali extends advantage

...Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday.The two stages were expected...day earlier in the race's entree to the Alps when Nibali won, the Pole and the Italian...Sunday's stage offers some relief after the Alps: Stage 15 is a flat 222 kilometers (138...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-19/polish-rider-rafal-m
Late push helps give Norwegian rider stage win at Tour de France

...jersey by finishing in the trailing pack.After two days in the Alps, Sunday's stage offered some relief over a flat course from...dominance on high climbs. He won Stage 13's entree into the Alps and was second a day later, also in the snow-capped mountains...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-20/late-push-helps-give
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-12-30/formula-one-great-mi
Norway's Kristoff wins 12th Tour de France stage as Italy's Nibali retains yellow jersey

...finished last on the 11th stage.The pack now faces two days in the Alps ? which are getting relatively short shrift this year ? even...up the top standings."It's surely the second stage in the Alps that scares me the most," Nibali said, "because on the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-17/norways-kristoff-win
Andrew Talansky's tenacity shows in Tour Stage 11 of Tour de France

...so far, Nibali is looking well-positioned for possible victory on the Champs-Elysees. But tough days lie ahead: in the Alps later this week, and the Pyrenees mountains in Week Three.Gallopin, who wore the yellow jersey for a day before Nibali recaptured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-16/andrew-talanskys-ten