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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...Armstrong won five a decade ago. The Italian wore the yellow jersey for all...victories in the 2010 Vuelta and the Italian Giro last year were tarnished by...Stage 5 after Froome crashed out, the Italian excelled on cobblestone patches...

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

...the overall standings changing, not unless Nibali, one of the world's best time-trialers, blew it.Overall, the Italian leads by 7:52 over Peraud, and 8:24 over Pinot. Valverde, in fourth, was 9:55 back.With about 20 kilometers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-26/italian-vincenzo-nib
Battle for second looms as Tour de France winds down

...Tour de France.Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this: the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali.The Italian, who has all but won the yellow jersey, cruised to the finish in Stage 19 in the rain-splattered pack behind the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-25/battle-second-looms-
Tour de France leader increases his lead

...in three days.On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders...Movistar squad bolted ahead in a challenge to Nibali. The Italian didn't let that last long, and Valverde was caught...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-24/tour-de-france-leader-increases-h
Aussie Michael Rogers wins Stage 16; leader Vincenzo Nibali maintains tight hold on Tour lead

...descending from the day's biggest climb, the Porte de Bales, as Rogers crossed and finished 8½ minutes later. But the Italian looks even more likely to win the race Sunday after keeping pace with possible contenders for the yellow jersey, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-22/aussie-michael-roger
Late push helps give Norwegian rider stage win at Tour de France

...stage went smoothly for overall leader Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian made sure his main rivals couldn't claw back any time...have already said the race is now for second place.The Italian has shown savvy <0x2014> gaining time on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-20/late-push-helps-give
Andrew Talansky's tenacity shows in Tour Stage 11 of Tour de France

...from Besancon to Oyonnax in eastern France in 26th place ? nearly 15 minutes behind race leader Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian retained the yellow jersey Wednesday by finishing right behind France's Tony Gallopin, who won Stage 11 in a bold late...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-16/andrew-talanskys-ten
Italians have big day in Tour de France's seventh stage

...Contador led a small attack along a low-grade climb with about 6-kilometers left, but he couldn't shake Nibali. The Italian says he expects the Spanish two-time champ to attack in the mountains ahead starting this weekend, culminating with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-11/italians-have-big-day-tour-de-fra
Polish rider Rafal Majka wins Stage 14; leader Vincenzo Nibali extends advantage

...race's entree to the Alps when Nibali won, the Pole and the Italian crossed one-two after the 110-mile ride over the 7...Michele Ferrari, an Italian doctor who was banned by the Italian Cycling Federation in 2002 and by the U.S. Anti-Doping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-19/polish-rider-rafal-m
Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali wins 13th Stage

...heat of more than 30 degrees Celsius (86 F). When the Italian saw "Richie Porte in trouble," he turned his attention...on Valverde, he said.After two riders raced ahead, the Italian leader struck <0x2014> jumping out of his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-18/tour-de-france-leade