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...

Italian Vincenzo Nibali all but assured of winning Tour de France

...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 Stage 20...

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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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...

Tour de France leader increases his lead

...didn't want to lose command. My goal was to win here," Nibali said. "It was important to me to win another stage in the Pyrenees. The team worked really hard and this victory is for them."He is also set to become only the sixth rider to win all three...

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...

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...

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...

Late push helps give Norwegian rider stage win at Tour de France

...good opportunity and try to move up into position ... because when there's wind, you have to be at the front."More grueling climbs loom in the Pyrenees this week before the only individual time trial of this Tour on Saturday.