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Late climbs in Tour de France favor Chris Froome, not defending champ Vincenzo Nibali

UTRECHT, Netherlands - Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali did not see much...Nibali said. As the defending Tour de France champion it wasn't a good way to start...to Europe for the Route du Sud race in France, which ended June 21, and where he placed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-03/late-climbs-tour-de-france-favor-
Tour de France begins Saturday in Netherlands with tough course

PARIS - The Tour de France is like a good bouillabaisse, the traditional...we've seen for years in the Tour de France. It's really exciting."The...tackle cobblestones portions in northern France, make sure they don't get caught...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/tour-de-france-begin
Overtime

...breaking his right elbow in training.Hagino was injured when he fell off a bike at the national team's training camp in France.He returned to Japan on Thursday, when his injury was diagnosed."It's very regrettable because my form was improving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-03/overtime
Michaux: Sports voices prominent on flag issue

...their governor. NASCAR chairman Brian France has weighed in emphatically.These are...NASCAR calls this a first step toward France's vision of eliminating the symbol from...from an offensive and divisive symbol," France said.Even closer to home, the most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2015-07-02/michaux-sports-voic
French teen is first female to land on MLB's international registration lists for potential pro signing

...the latest trail blazed by the 16-year-old shortstop from France. Previously, she successfully got a "no-girls-allowed...with French boys.A baseball pioneer from the land of Tour de France cycling and the 1998 World Cup champions: Who'd have thought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-01/french-teen-first-female
NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

...have been outspoken against the flag. NASCAR Chairman Brian France last week called the flag a symbol he finds offensive and said...it's part of our history like it is for the country," France told The Associated Press. "But it needs to be just that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-07-02/nascar-tracks-unite-ask-fa
Germany edges France, advances to semifinals in Women's World Cup

...attempt of a shootout and Germany beat France 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie...Louisa Necib scored in the 64th minute for France, but Sasic scored the equalizer on a...Germans back ahead and Lavogez, at 21 France's third-youngest player, ran up to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-26/germany-edges-france-advances-sem
NASCAR chairman Brian France calls Confederate flag offensive, wants it removed from NASCAR events

...finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating...eliminate the presence of that flag," France told The Associated Press on Saturday...police the presence of the flag.But France said NASCAR is exploring its options...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-06-27/nascar-chairman-brian-fran
Wine Time: Giesen Pinot Gris 2014, New Zealand

COST: $13-15WHAT: I think pinot gris is a largely underappreciated wine. It is a major grape in the Alsace region of France, but in many other countries it is almost an afterthought, despite the outstanding wines it produces.Even in the Marlborough...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-06-30/wine-time-giesen-pino
For the record

...William Siebe, 22, of Modesto, Calif., and Heather Ann Tannahill, 23, of Mariposa, Calif.Elize Joseph, 34, and Marie France Previl, 33, both of AugustaHunter Hays Shaffer, 24, and Deanna Christine Shade, 25, both of AugustaTerrell Ulysses Anthony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-06-30/record