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With two category four climbs within the final 20 kilometers of the race, Cannondale worked the front to set up Peter Sagan for a stage win.
Andrew Talansky of the US crashes as the pack with stage winner Italy's Matteo Trentin, foreground left, sprints towards the finish line during the seventh stage in Nancy, France.
Simon Usborne hitches a lift in the NetApp-Endura car as the wild cards' rider Jan Barta makes a break for London As crowds flood Parker's Piece, the large green at the heart of Cambridge, Team Sky's "Death Star" leads a convoy of sleek, luxury buses into the parking zone along its northern edge.
Italian Matteo Trentin won the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Friday, a 234.5-km ride from Epernay, as top American contenders Tejay van Garderen and Andrew Talansky took tumbles.
Stage 7 of the Tour de France is expected to feature another mad dash to the finish, as riders will take on a 235-kilometer flat race from pernay to Nancy before engaging into tough climb on Saturday.
Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.
But it won't be so easy - the Manx missile's domination of the renowned race bunch sprints has now been taken over by German powerhouse Marcel Kittel Tour de France legend Eddy Merckx lifted British cycling by telling Mark Cavendish: "You can still reach my all-time record for stage wins."
This Champagne-Ardenne region is all too familiar with determined, healthy young men who understand sacrifice: This was a major battleground of the First World War, and the race is paying tribute in many ways to those who died in it.
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Company officials say cleanup efforts are expected to take weeks after a pipeline on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation leaked around 1 million gallons of saltwater.
Time waits for no man and it certainly does not wait for a rider and his team in the Tour de France and on stage 5 of the Tour, Team Sky were forced to quickly change focus after Chris Froome's retirement.
JULY 08: Ji Cheng of China and Team Giant-Shimano drives the peloton as their team helped deliver Marcel Kittel of Germany and Team Giant-Shimano to his third stage win in stage four of the 2014 Le Tour de France from Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille on July 8, 2014 in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France.
Courtesy of Casey Gibson and VeloNews. Andrew Talansky had a breakthrough ride at the 2010 Tour of the Gila.
Stage: The much-feared 152.5-kilometer stage over stretches of rough cobblestones fully lived up to its advance billing as the most treacherous of the tour.
Organisers have cut two of the nine cobbled sections on Wednesday's Tour de France fifth stage due to safety concerns after heavy rain.
Updated: Sat Jul 12, 2014 07:39 am
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