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Italian Vincenzo Nibali in the driver's seat in Tour de France

...but with three riders in the top six places, hopes are growing of at least a first podium place since climber Richard Virenque finished second in 1997.After Tuesday's rest day, the race resumes with Stage 11 today, followed by arduous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-15/italian-vincenzo-nib
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...nullified for doping. Before that, the biggest margin was that of Germany's Jan Ullrich: He beat second-placed Richard Virenque by just over 9 minutes in 1997.In one of the subplots of this race, Peraud and third-placed Thibaut Pinot became...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-27/italys-vincenzo-niba
Italian Vincenzo Nibali all but assured of winning Tour de France

...Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Pinot.They will be the first Frenchman to medal in France's beloved race since Richard Virenque in 1997.The duo did enough to leave behind an unlucky Alejandro Valverde, of Spain, in their three-man race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-26/italian-vincenzo-nib
Chris Froome wins 100th Tour de France

...minutes, 20 seconds was the largest since 1997, when Jan Ullrich ? who has since admitted to doping ? beat Richard Virenque <0x2014> who also confessed to using performance-enhancers ? by 9:09.Armstrong had larger margins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-07-21/chris-froome-wins-10
Not Lance, not yet

...challengers, however, stayed nearby. Clearly, the road to Paris and victory is going to be long. Enduring to the end, Richard Virenque of France held on Saturday to win the seventh stage, the Tour's longest and the first of seven days in the punishing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/13/oth_381078.shtml
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Armstrong closer to title, slams fans for accusing him of doping

...The run wasn't enough for the Texan to take the stage, though. Armstrong finished third, 2:20 behind winner Richard Virenque of France, who led for the last 125 miles of the 137-mile 14th leg. Thousands of fans turned out for the stage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/22/oth_349362.shtml
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Armstrong to get Tour de France warmup in French Alps

...team. Fifteen teams have entered this year's race, which celebrates its 55th anniversary. Climbing specialist Richard Virenque of France is among those set to ride. Have a thought? Go to the Forums or Chat. Subscribe E-mail this story...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/03/oth_475045.shtml
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Mengin wins 16th stage of Tour de France

...to the finish of the 1121/2 -mile stage together, including the top three in the overall standings: Ullrich, Richard Virenque and Marco Pantani. Mengin hit the finish line ahead of Belgian Franck Vandenbrucke and Virenque. Ullrich stayed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/23/oth_211779.shtml
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Spanish team going to Tour de France with banned director

...are seeking a clean ride for this year's classic, which starts July 3. On Wednesday, they banned Frenchmen Richard Virenque, Laurent Roux and Philippe Gaumont, as well as the entire TVM team. On Friday, they added to the list the Italian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/19/oth_264005.shtml
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Ullrich wins time trial to extend lead

...the last climb in the Pyrenees on Tuesday, showed he could do well in the time trial too. He won by 3:04 over Richard Virenque, 3:08 over last year's champion, Bjarne Riis of Denmark. Miguel Indurain in 1992 won a time trial by three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/19/oth_211568.shtml
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