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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

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.

July 27, 2014 1:30 pm

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

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.

July 24, 2014 4:30 pm
Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday in Risoul, France.

July 19, 2014 4:15 pm
Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

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.

July 19, 2014 4:15 pm
Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage, Nibali keeps lead

Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage, Nibali keeps lead

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.

July 17, 2014 12:49 pm
Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage; Nibali keeps lead

Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage; Nibali keeps lead

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.

July 17, 2014 12:49 pm
Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

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.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pm
Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

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.

July 16, 2014 11:54 am
Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

Nibali now strong favorite to win 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.

July 15, 2014 1:05 pm
Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali won the 10th stage of the Tour de France on Monday.

July 15, 2014 1:05 pm
Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

Germany's Andre Greipel crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday in Reims, France.

July 10, 2014 12:41 pm
Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

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.

July 10, 2014 12:41 pm
Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

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.

July 08, 2014 4:43 pm
Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

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.

July 08, 2014 4:43 pm
Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

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.

July 08, 2014 4:43 pm Photos

Photos

5 stages key to Tour de France title hopes

5 stages key to Tour de France title hopes

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.

July 03, 2014 1:43 pm
5 key stages on the Tour de France

5 key stages 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…

July 03, 2014 1:43 pm
5 key stages on the Tour de France

5 key stages on the Tour de France

In this Tuesday July 6, 2010 file photo riders pass a cobblestone section during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 213 kilometers (132.4 miles) with start in Wanze, Belgium and finish in Arenberg, France. At 155.5 kilometers the fifth stage of the 2014 edition of the To…

July 03, 2014 1:43 pm
American riders have sights set on Tour de France

American riders have sights set on Tour de France

The cycling career of American Andrew Talansky has been on a steady climb.

June 28, 2014 12:11 pm
American riders have sights set on Tour de France

American riders have sights set on Tour de France

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.

June 28, 2014 12:11 pm
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