Tour De France
PARIS | Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday and immediately vowed that his victory wouldn't be stripped for doping as Lance Armstrong's were.
Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, drinks a glass of champagne during the 21st and last stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France Sunday.
Sky teammates of Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, set the pace for the pack with Bauke Mollema of The Netherlands, left in green, during the 20th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.
ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France | Chris Froome has two hands firmly on the Tour de France trophy. All that remains is for the British rider to raise it above his head before cheering crowds today in Paris.
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France | After five grueling hours of riding, as he strained and sweated to victory in an eye-popping Tour de France stage with crowds that turned cycling's most famous climb into a huge and raucous high-mountain party, Christophe Riblon didn't want it to stop.
CHORGES, France | Even when he expects to lose, Tour de France champion-in-the-making Chris Froome cannot help but win. He's that strong and he's making it look easy.
AX 3 DOMAINES, France | At his first real opportunity, Chris Froome blew away his main Tour de France rivals with a supersonic burst Saturday, a fierce uphill climb that felt a little like the bad old days of Lance Armstrong.
A fan waves a British flag as new overall leader Christopher Froome of Britain sprints towards the finish line to win the eight stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.
MONTPELLIER, France | Stage 6 of the 100th Tour de France was a textbook demonstration of teamwork.
Andre Greipel, of Germany, celebrates as he crosses the finish line Thursday to win the Tour de France's sixth stage, a 110.3-mile ride from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier, southern France.
Brett Daniel Lancaster of Australia, right, Simon Gerrans of Australia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, center, and Svein Tuft
Brett Daniel Lancaster of Australia, right, Simon Gerrans of Australia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, center, and Svein Tuft of Canada, left, ride in the pack during the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday.
MARSEILLE, France | Mark Cavendish finally shook off an illness and a drop in form to earn his 24th career stage win at the Tour de France on Wednesday and close the gap on rival Peter Sagan for the top sprinter's green jersey.
CHICAGO | He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.
A televised confession by Lance Armstrong isn't enough.
This combination image made of file photos shows Lance Armstrong, left, and Oprah Winfrey, right. Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career during an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported late Friday.
AUSTIN, Texas | Out for a Sunday morning jog in bright sunshine, Lance Armstrong hardly looked like a man about to finally confront the doping scandal that has shadowed his storied career like an angry storm cloud.
LOS ANGELES | Lance Armstrong has agreed to an interview with Oprah Winfrey and is to address allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs during a career in which he won seven Tour de France titles.
NEW YORK | At first, Tyler Hamilton was impressed with the power Lance Armstrong wielded in cycling circles, his ability to call the head of the international cycling federation at any time — and call him by his first name.
PARIS | Twenty-three years ago, Bradley Wiggins marveled as Greg LeMond blazed a trail as America's first Tour de France winner. Now, he has blazed his own.
Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France, celebrates on the podium in Paris on Sunday.
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