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Doing Denmark ...at a beautifully slow pace

...at a beautifully slow pace. While this year's Tour de France cyclists struggled to overcome rain, cold and hills, I took a four-day bike trip in Denmark, one of the most cycle-friendly nations in the world.


Lance, Contador rip each other after Tour

Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong are sniping again after a fragile truce during the Tour de France. Contador, who secured his second Tour win on Sunday in Paris, said he had no admiration for the American as a person and tensions between the two had a negative effect on the Astana team.


Contador cruises to Tour de France victory

Contador cruises to Tour de France victory

Alberto Contador of Spain has won the Tour de France for a second time, and Lance Armstrong will join him on the podium after finishing third in his comeback to cycling’s main event.


Armstrong's teammate breaks wrist, out of Tour

Lance Armstrong's teammate Levi Leipheimer withdrew from the Tour de France before Friday's 13th stage after breaking his wrist in a crash, his Astana team said.


Armstrong still 3rd; Cavendish wins Tour stage

AP - Mark Cavendish won the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy held onto the yellow jersey and Lance Armstrong remained third overall.


Lance Armstrong: Tour de France will be decided in Alps

Lance Armstrong believes the Tour de France lead won't change significantly until the race reaches the Alps in its third week. Armstrong is in third place at the Tour, eight seconds behind leader Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy, who is not seen as an overall threat. Astana teammate Alberto Contador, the 2007 winner and main pre-race favorite, is second.


Frenchman wins Stage 5, Armstrong remains in 2nd

Frenchman wins Stage 5, Armstrong remains in 2nd

Thomas Voeckler of France has claimed a solo victory in the fifth stage of the Tour de France, a 122-mile ride from Le Cap d’Agde to Perpignan.


Armstrong will be in Tour de France, team says

Armstrong will be in Tour de France, team says

Lance Armstrong’s team manager is confident a broken collarbone won’t prevent the cycling great from riding in the Giro d’Italia or Tour de France.


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