Tour de France

Germany's Andre Greipel (2ndL) sprints to win the 194 km sixth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 10, 2014 between Arras and Reims, northern France. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

11 Things Tour De France Riders Won’t Stop For

The 101st running of the Tour de France began Saturday, July 5th and will run through Sunday, July 27th. In total, the finishing teams/riders will have traveled 2,276.7 miles (3,664 kilometers) on their way to a chance at victory.


A photo illustration shows a woman as she watches the CBS morning show featuring TV presenter Oprah Winfrey talking about her interview with the cyclist Lance Armstrong, Washington DC, January 15, 2013. "I didn't get all the questions asked, but I think the most important questions and the answers that people around the world have been waiting to hear were answered," she said on CBS "This Morning." "I can only say I was satisfied by the answers." Armstrong, who has consistently denied drug-taking, on Monday recorded a two-and-a-half hour interview with Winfrey in his hometown Austin, Texas.  AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Winfrey Says Armstrong Interview ‘Intense’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — “Emotional” doesn’t come close to describing Lance Armstrong’s conversation with Oprah Winfrey – an interview that included his confession about using performance-enhancing drugs to win seven Tour de France titles, Winfrey […]

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This series compiled on June 14, 2012 shows seven file pictures clockwise from upper left taken in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999 of US cyclist Lance Armstrong  posing on the podium on the Champs-Elysees in Paris after winning the Tour de France cylcing race. The 2005 frame showing seven fingers (meaning seven victories) was made during the 92nd Tour de France.  American cyclist Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and slapped with a lifetime ban, a spokesman for the US Anti-Doping Agency told AFP on August 23, 2012.  The agency said Armstrong will be banned from cycling for life and lose the Tour de France titles he won from 1999-2005. The decision came after Armstrong decided to discontinue his fight against USADA's charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs.    AFP PHOTO / FILES/ JAVIER SORIANO / JOEL SAGET / FRANCK FIFE / PATRICK KOVARICK / MARTIN BUREAU        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO,FRANCK FIFE,PATRICK KOVARIK,MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

WADA: Lance Armstrong Needs to Confess under Oath

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In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (not pictured) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career January 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Oprah Winfrey?s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive," has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.  The special episode of "Oprah?s Next Chapter" will air Thursday, January 17 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT (as previously announced) and Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide both nights on  (Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)

Source: Gov’t Likely to Join Armstrong Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney familiar with cyclist Lance Armstrong’s legal problems said Tuesday that the Justice Department is highly likely to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed against Armstrong by former teammate Floyd Landis. The […]

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Lance Armstrong, cyclist and founder and chairman of LIVESTRONG, looks on during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 22, 2010 in New York City. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by former U.S. President Bill Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Armstrong Tells Oprah He Doped

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. […]

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International Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid (L), UCI lawyer Philippe Verbiest (C) and UCI medical adviser Mario Zorzoli (R) give a press conference to announce the decision about the fate of US cyclist Lance Armstrong on October 22, 2012 in Geneva. Armstrong was banned on October 22 by the UCI as the world cycling body upheld an earlier doping sanction handed to the seven-times Tour de France champion. McQuaid said the UCI would strip Armstrong of all of his Tour de France titles, adding 'Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling.' (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Cycling Officials Strip Armstrong of Tour Titles

GENEVA (AP) — Seven lines of blanks. From 1999 to 2005. There will be no Tour de France winner in the record book for those years. Once the toast of the Champs-Elysees, Lance Armstrong was […]

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Lance Armstrong finishes the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race on Aspen Mountain on August 25, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Armstrong Says He’s 7-time Tour de France Champ

MONTREAL (AP) — Lance Armstrong introduced himself as a seven-time Tour de France champion at a cancer conference Wednesday. “My name is Lance Armstrong. I am a cancer survivor,” he said to open his speech […]

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Tour de France 2012 winner, yellow jersey, British Bradley Wiggins, wrapped in his national flag, celebrates with his son during his parade at the end of the 120 km and last stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race starting in Rambouillet and finishing in the famous Paris-Champs-Elysees Avenue, on July 22, 2012.  (PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages)

Wiggins Makes British History at Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — 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. The 32-year-old from gritty northwest London became […]

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Overall leader's yellow jersey, British Bradley Wiggins celebrates on the podium at the end of the 197 km and sixteenth stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race starting in Pau and finishing in Bagneres de Luchon, southern France, on July 18, 2012.  (PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages)

Tour de France in the Bag for Wiggins

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Sending riders into the unknown was one of the goals Tour de France organizers had when they designed this year’s route. Unprecedented climbs, with record-setting steep slopes, and sprint stages that […]

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A file picture taken on July 15,2012 shows Luxembourg's Frank Schleck riding in the 191 km and fourteenth stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race starting in Limoux and finishing in Foix, southern France. Schleck, a former podium finisher at the Tour de France, has tested positive on July 14, 2012 for a banned diuretic, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on July 17, 2012.  (JOEL SAGET/AFP/GettyImages)

Schleck Positive Doping Test Jolts Tour de France

PAU, France (AP) — The RadioShack Nissan Trek team pulled Frank Schleck, one of the biggest names in pro cycling, out the Tour de France on Tuesday after he failed a doping test, threatening to […]

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