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British rider Chris Froome tightens grip on Tour de France lead

...became the first yellow-jersey wearer to win a stage on that mammoth climb since the legendary five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx in 1970."That was an incredible moment, incredible."Saturday's stage did a big loop south of Annecy, through...

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Chris Froome wins 100th Tour de France

...event on the planet. To win the 100th edition is an honor beyond any I've dreamed," he said.Five-time winners Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain joined Froome on the podium.None of the 100th edition's podium finishers have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-07-21/chris-froome-wins-10
Armstrong gets his 79th yellow jersey

...France in a stage won by Discovery Channel teammate Paolo Savoldelli. Armstrong tied French great Bernard Hinault. Only Eddy Merckx, with 111, has won more yellow jerseys. Merckx, Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Jacques Anquetil all won five Tours...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/21/oth_459246.shtml
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Armstrong hopes for a ride into cycling history

...runner-up to the Texan. Armstrong is trying to overtake the five-time Tour de France winners: Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. Ullrich has a different agenda. He has yet to fulfill the promise he showed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/29/oth_420607.shtml
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The thrill is back as post-Armstrong race excites fans

...Landis took the Tour back to its heyday, a time of five-time winners Bernard Hinault of France and Belgium's Eddy Merckx. "Landis showed us the face of yesterday's Tour de France," said Jean-Marie Leblanc, the Tour director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/25/oth_90160.shtml
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Landis' rocky ride ends triumphantly

...master stroke, instantly enshrining Landis in cycling's pantheon alongside greats such as five-time Tour champion Eddy Merckx. The monumental rally put Landis in position to win by outpacing Pereiro in the final time trial Saturday. And by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/24/oth_90037.shtml
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Menchov still eyes Tour podium despite poor start

...and for seven days after his 2007 prologue win in London. With his win in Monaco, Cancellara joined cycling legend Eddy Merckx, Thierry Marie and Chris Boardman, who also won the Tour's opening time trial three times. Bernard Hinault won...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/06/oth_529968.shtml
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Armstrong contemplates life after cycling

...wins would give him two more than Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain - has led some...reflect his way of doing things. "Back in the old days, Eddy Merckx drove up to the start in a car, and sat around in his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/23/oth_459408.shtml
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Overtime

...de France champion finished 23rd, 9:36 behind winner Axel Merckx - the son of five-time Tour de France champion Eddy Merckx - and dropped from second to fourth in the overall standings. Boxing Local boxers win silver medals Two youth boxers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/11/oth_455714.shtml
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Armstrong takes big step toward wrapping up Tour title

...likely to take a fourth title. The record is five. Four riders - Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault of France, Eddy Merckx of Belgium, and Spain's Miguel Indurain - have taken the title five times, and only Indurain won all five consecutively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/20/oth_349198.shtml
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