1. Ciolek Sprints to Vuelta Stage Two Victory

    German sprinter Gerald Ciolek (Milram) managed to upset the Vuelta's more established sprinters and get himself a much deserved grand tour stage win...

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  2. Cancellara Dominates Vuelta Opening Prologue Time Trial

    The Tour of Spain is officially on the road and opened with a 4.8-kilometer prologue time trial. The barnstorming effort made for very close racing, as the racers, who normally race for hours ...

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  3. Post-Tour Hangover Ends As Vuelta a Espana Begins Saturday

    One month after the end of the Tour de France, cycling fans once again have something to cheer for. Small races have been going on in the past month, such as the Tour of Poland, the Vuelta a ...

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  4. Garate Wins Atop Ventoux; Contador Cements Tour Lead on Stage 20

    The penultimate day of the 2009 Tour, finishing atop the infamous Mont Ventoux, provided all the fireworks it required...

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  5. Cavendish Claims Fifth Stage Win in Tour Stage 19

    Team Columbia-HTC's top sprinter, Mark Cavendish, managed to take a surprise win today on the stage before the final overall classification decider of Mont Ventoux. The 19th stage was once again another unusual stage in this year's Tour...

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  6. Contador Blows Field Away in Tour's Stage 18 Time Trial

    During his seven-year Tour reign, Lance Armstrong said that the yellow jersey wearer needed to definitively prove that he is the strongest rider in the race. To accomplish that feat, the race leader needed to show his cards and win the final time trial.

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  7. Schlecks Disintegrate Peloton on Tour Stage 17

    In what was the most action-packed day of the Tour so far, the Schleck brothers of Team Saxobank obliterated the field on the mountainous day...

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  8. Astarloza Takes Mountainous Win on Tour Stage 16

    Today's 160-kilometer stage covering the large climbs of the Great and the Petit St. Bernard, the overall classification favourites threw their cards on the table once again, and fans ...

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  9. Contador Crushes Opposition, Assumes Command of Tour in Stage 15

    After an entire second week that failed to shake any riders off the top of the general classification, today's first foray into the Alps did not disappoint...

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  10. Ivanov Solos to Victory in Tour Stage 14; Hincapie Barely Misses Yellow

    In what was considered the last day for a sprint showdown before the final day on the Champs-Elysses in Paris, the peloton was once again foiled by riders in the breakaway...

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  11. Haussler Triumphs on Difficult Tour Stage 13

    The riders were lucky to be able to use their race radios on today's 13th stage of the Tour. Today was scheduled to be the second day of the race where the no radio experiment would take place...

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  12. Sorensen Spoils Sprinters' Plans in Tour de France Stage 12

    On today's twelfth stage of the Tour, the course looked nearly identical to yesterday's: Including rolling hills, manageable winds, and suited to a bunch sprint...

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  13. Cavendish Wins Once Again in Tour de France Stage 11

    Once again, Columbia-HTC's Mark Cavendish proved to all why he is the fastest sprinter in professional cycling by taking his fourth win of the Tour. The Manxman has tied his tally from last year's Tour de France...

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  14. Cavendish Takes Win No. 3 in Tour de France Stage 10

    Anything out the ordinary was expected to happen today. Today's 10th stage of the Tour was one of two days scheduled to be used without the use of race radios that serve as two-way communications ...

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  15. Fedrigo Wins Final Day of the Pyrenees in Tour Stage Nine

    In today's ninth stage of the Tour, the final day of the stages in the Pyrenees, the riders faced a 160 kilometer route, taking on the monstrous, successive climbs of the Col d'Aspin and the Col du Tourmalet...

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  16. Sanchez Takes Tour Stage Eight; Nocentini Keeps Yellow

    Today's seventh stage, the second day out of three in the Pyrenees, took riders over three very large climbs, the Port d'Envalira right from the start, the Col de Port, and the Col d'Agnès, topping out 40 kilometers from the finish...

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  17. Feillu Takes First Mountain Finish; GC Shakes Up in Tour Stage Seven

    Today's stage seven of the Tour was one of the biggest tests for the general classification riders—the first mountaintop finish of the race...

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  18. Hushovd Aces Uphill Sprint Finish in Stage Six of Tour

    Cervelo TestTeam's Thor Hushovd managed to masterfully execute a sprint on the uphill finish in Barcelona. The finishing circuit proved too much for the Manx Express Mark Cavendish ...

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  19. Voeckler Triumphs Ahead of Peloton in Tour's Stage Five

    In what was another flat, windy stage in this Tour de France, Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom) was the lone survivor of a breakaway that formed only a few kilometers into the nearly 200-kilometer run into the city of Perpignan...

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  20. Astana Dominates Tour TTT; Cancellara Barely Keeps Yellow

    On the 2009 Tour's Stage Four, a very decisive team time trial, Team Astana delivered the win on what was a windy, blustery course that saw many crashes on the road...

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  21. Cavendish Wins Again; Columbia Disintegrates Field in Stage Three of Tour

    On a day that was supposed to be a fairly innocuous run into the city of La Grande Motte, Team Columbia-HTC used their collective strength and wit to make the most of the windy conditions and put serious time into their rivals...

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  22. Cavendish Takes Tour De France Stage Two

    The second stage of the 2009 Tour de France, as well as the first road stage, saw none other than Columbia-HTC's Mark Cavendish take a clear sprint victory...

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  23. Cancellara Dominates Tour De France Stage One; Contador Means Business

    Olympic Time Trial champion Fabian Cancellara (Saxobank) destroyed all competitors today in the opening stage of the 2009 Tour de France, a 15.5-kilometer time trial in the Principality of Monaco...

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  24. A Spectacular Tour De France Route Awaits Riders On Saturday July 4

    With the 2009 Tour de France only one week away, the riders face one of the most spectacular routes in recent years. Several key differences present themselves in the route this year that have not been featured in the past...

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  25. Riders Stay Busy Ahead Of Tour De France

    The picture associated with this story may not be entirely unexpected, but it really is a surprise. Lance Armstrong (Astana) won his first professional race since his 2009-season comeback began...

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