PARIS | Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
ARGELES-GAZOST, France | Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.
Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday in Risoul, France.
RISOUL, France | Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday.
Norway's Alexander Kristoff crosses the finish line ahead of France's Arnaud Demare, bottom right, to win the 12th stage of the Tour on Thursday.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France | Alexander Kristoff of Norway, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey for a 10th day on Thursday.
OYONNAX, France | French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.
France's Tony Gallopin looks back to see if he has enough lead to stay ahead of the sprinting pack as he crosses the finish line to win the eleventh stage of the Tour de France.
BESANCON, France | With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Vincenzo Nibali won the 10th stage of the Tour de France on Monday.
Germany's Andre Greipel crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday in Reims, France.
REIMS, France | Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vincenzo Nibali of the yellow jersey.
Marcel Kittel of Germany, center right, crosses the finish line Tuesday ahead of second-place Alexander Kristoff of Norway, far right, and third-place Arnaud Demare of France, second left, to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France, a 101.6-mile ride from Le Touquet to Lille, France.
Britain's Christopher Froome's wounds show through his torn race suit after crashing during the fourth stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday.
LILLE, France | Back on the race's home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France faces a first possible shakeout Wednesday over the bone-rattling cobblestones in northern France.
LEEDS, England | With more mountain stages, only one time trial, and cobblestones on the menu, there's an exciting smorgasbord of routes in store on the Tour de France.
At 155.5 kilometers the fifth stage of the 2014 edition of the Tour de France is not particularly long. But it features nine patches of cobblestones, many of them familiar in the joint-jarring Paris-Roubaix one-day race. The key for the race's big guns will be to stay at the front of the pac…
The cycling career of American Andrew Talansky has been on a steady climb.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Five years ago, while Alberto Contador was riding to victory in the Tour de France, Andrew Talansky was a vagabond cyclist scratching out a living in races across the United States.
Riding your bicycle at night offers an experience unlike during the day. The air feels different, as does your perspective on your surroundings. Having the darkness around you provides a special type of intimacy, which depending on your attitude toward the dark can either frighten or liberate you.
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