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  1. 2012 Bradley Wiggins Wins Tour de France (ESPN News)
      "Wiggins secured his win with a dominating performance in Saturday’s final time trial to extend his already commanding lead. Fellow Briton and Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second, 3 minutes, 21 seconds behind overall. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy finished third, 6:19 off the pace." 07-12

Papers
  1. -Editorial: Should Nike Be Supporting Lance Armstrong? (Time.com)
      "A USADA report on Armstrong’s doping habits included eyewitness testimony from eleven former teammates, and gory details about refrigerated blood, secret roadside meetings and canceled races to avoid drug testing. And yet Nike’s position did not change." 10-12

  2. -USADA Strips Armstrong of Tour de France Championships (CBS News)
      "The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday — including his record seven Tour de France titles — and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances." 08-12

  3. 2005 Armstrong Wins Record 7th Tour de France (CBS News)
      "Lance Armstrong closed out his amazing career with a seventh consecutive Tour de France victory Sunday, and did it a little earlier than expected."

      "His sixth win last year already set a record, putting Armstrong ahead of four other riders, Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault, Belgian Eddy Merckx and Spaniard Miguel Indurain, who all won five Tours."

      "Armstrong's new record of seven wins confirmed him as one of the greatest cyclists ever, and capped a career where he came back from cancer to dominate cycling's most prestigious and taxing race." Visitors sometimes misspell as Toure DeFrance, deFrance, or De France. 6-05

  4. 2008 Sastre Wins in Very Close Race (USA Today)
      "Carlos Sastre won the Tour de France on Sunday, sipping champagne in the processional to the Champs-Elysees and becoming the third consecutive Spaniard to capture cycling's premier event."

      "Sastre held his narrow lead over Cadel Evans of Australia, finishing seven seconds behind his main rival for a 58-second victory. Bernhard Kohl of Austria was 1:13 back for third place, the second tightest podium finish in the 105-year-old race." 07-08

  5. 2009 A Cyclist's Diary (New York Times)
      "Christian Vande Velde is an American cyclist who finished fourth in last year’s Tour de France. Riding this year for the Garmin-Slipstream team, Vande Velde will file periodic updates of his experiences at the Tour." 07-09

  6. 2009 Contador Wins Tour de France (ESPN News)
      "Alberto Contador emerged as the new dominant force in cycling Sunday when the Spaniard wrapped up his second Tour de France title on the Champs-Elysees on Lance Armstrong's return to the race." 07-09

  7. 2009 Tour de France (New York Times)
      "The 96th edition of the Tour de France, cycling's biggest race, began Saturday, July 4, when the riders competed in the race's first stage, an individual time trial in Monaco. Twenty-two days later, a winner will ride down the Champs-Élysées in Paris wearing the iconic yellow jersey. Follow the race here with dispatches from The Times's Juliet Macur in France." 07-09

  8. 2009 Tour de France, Stage by Stage (New York Times)
      "The 96th Tour de France, which will run from July 4 to 26, will be contested over 2,174 miles. It begins with a time trial in Monaco and runs through France, with visits to Spain and Switzerland. It is a grueling test of endurance and strategy. Follow the New York Times's coverage of the race on this map, updated during the Tour with articles, photos and multimedia." 07-09

  9. Accusations Against Lance Armstrong Released (CBS News)
      "Lance Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to name names and show what it had on him."

      "On Wednesday, it did."

      "The anti-doping group released a report on its case against Armstrong — a point-by-point roadmap of the lengths it says Armstrong went to in winning seven Tour de France titles USADA has ordered taken away."

      "In more than 150 pages filled with allegations, USADA names 11 former teammates — George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton and Floyd Landis among them — as key witnesses." 10-12

  10. Lance Armstrong
  11. The Lance Armstrong Scandal (CNN News)
      "Armstrong announced Thursday that he would no longer fight the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's charges, not admitting wrongdoing but rather saying he's tired of having to prove his professed innocence for years without any lasting success."

      "The USADA responded Friday that it was giving him a lifetime ban and disqualifying him from all events since August 1998. Still at issue is whether the USADA has the power to strip him of his victories; more about that in a bit."

      " 'Lance has stated his innocence and has been unwavering on this position. Nike plans to continue to support Lance and the Lance Armstrong Foundation,' Nike's statement said."

      "Lance Armstrong Foundation Vice Chairman Jeffrey Garvey said he supported Armstrong's decision."

      "Lance’s legacy in the cancer community is unparalleled. Lance could have left cancer behind him and never looked back. Instead, before ever winning the Tour de France, he established a foundation that today has served 2.5 million cancer survivors with its free patient navigation services. ... Lance has unfailingly stood by the cancer community and we will always stand by him." 08-12

   
   


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