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With three reasons to be happy, Armstrong heads to Pyrenees

...PERPIGNAN, France -- Heading into the Pyrenees for what should be the decisive final...to this southwestern city close to the Pyrenees. Armstrong was photographed and filmed...Ax-les-Thermes, 4,538 feet high in the Pyrenees. The next two stages, ending at Pla...

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Armstrong saves strength for Pyrenees

SAINT-FLOUR, France -- His eyes on the Pyrenees, Lance Armstrong saved his strength on a day the Tour de...are conserving their energy for next week's racing in the Pyrenees mountains. Armstrong stayed tucked in the front of the pack...

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Wreck-marred race heads for Pyrenees

...will gauge the three-time champion's true fitness in the Pyrenees climbs starting Thursday. Schleck is in the driver's seat...there are two flat stages for sprinters before riders enter the Pyrenees in Stage 12, with its colossal climb up Col du Tourmalet...

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Wreck-marred race heads for Pyrenees

...will gauge the three-time champion's true fitness in the Pyrenees climbs starting Thursday. Schleck is in the driver's seat...there are two flat stages for sprinters before riders enter the Pyrenees in Stage 12, with its colossal climb up Col du Tourmalet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2011-07-12/wreck-marred-race-he
Pyrenees expose poor timing at Tour de France

...three weeks in July. If your timing is off, your chances of winning go up in smoke. As the 2004 Tour de France leaves the Pyrenees mountains and heads toward the Alps, several prerace favorites are suffering. Jan Ullrich, the man Lance Armstrong sees...

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Aussie Michael Rogers wins Stage 16; leader Vincenzo Nibali maintains tight hold on Tour lead

...BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France - The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation...consecutive year, the race's entree to the Pyrenees has dented Van Garderen's podium ambitions...adrift.It was just an appetizer for the Pyrenees, with uphill finishes to follow on Wednesday...

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

PLA D'ADET, France - On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged...added, "but it will be hard."Stage 18's finale in the Pyrenees takes the pack on a 145.5-kilometer (90-mile) loop...

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Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali knows doping suspicions still loom

...day Monday before the pack heads to the Pyrenees, the 29-year-old Italian was focusing...race embarks today on three days in the Pyrenees mountains, Nibali leads Alejandro Valverde...Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon in the Pyrenees. It's the longest stage this year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-21/tour-de-france-leade
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...adding one in the Alps (Chamrousse) and another in the Pyrenees (Hautacam).Nibali said this Tour layout, announced last...cobblestones, wind-swept flats and climbs in the Vosges, Alps and Pyrenees.With the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as the backdrop, other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-27/italys-vincenzo-niba
Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali wins 13th Stage

...Chamrousse ski station.Nibali noted that three big Alpine climbs still await today and other punishing ascents are on tap in the Pyrenees next week."For the coming days, I only know that I have to remain quiet," he said.But in the winner's circle, where...

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