Alps last major obstacle for Tour de France leader Chris Froome

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France - One mountain range completed, one more to go.Only the Alps loom as the last major obstacle between Chris Froome and a second Tour de France victory in Paris.His rivals tried and failed...

Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane into Alps, authorities say

...co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday...

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 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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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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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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Simon Geschke wins Tour stage; leader Chris Froome remains unscathed

...leader's yellow jersey as the Tour sped toward its crescendo in the Alps.The 17th stage included a harrowing 10-mile descent that...emerged unscathed in the first of four punishing days in the Alps, staving off multiple attacks from his top rivals. He showed...

Chris Froome maintains lead in Tour de France

...Massif Central region on the way to the Alps, and ? with the exception of Quintana...much to do on the last of four days in the Alps. Just as in 2013, he'll finish runner-up...a cough and "been struggling" in the Alps.Although unintended, those first signs...

Tour leader Chris Froome blasts rival Vincenzo Nibali's 'unsportsmanlike' behavior

...Quintana, down from 3:10 at the start, should still be enough to get the British rider through the last competitive day in the Alps before the final stage to Paris on Sunday, which is largely ceremonial and won't change the overall podium standings.Still...

Chris Froome two days away from riding to victory in Tour de France

...for the picture-postcard scenery. Just two more days in the Alps, and a second Tour victory will be his. The British rider isn't...Saint-Jean-De-Maurienne on the second of four days in the Alps. Pierre Rolland of the Europcar team made it a 1-2 French...