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Tour Triumph
Nibali becomes first Italian since 1998 to win Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years by chiselling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. Nibali is only the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours - France, Italy and Spain - and is the first Italian to win the Tour de France since Marco Pantani in 1998. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)

Marianne Vos (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Dutch Treat

Marianne Vos of the Netherlands has won the inaugural women's version of the Tour de France on Sunday, a 55-mile (88.5 km) circuit on the famous cobblestones of Paris'Champs-Elysees. The Rabobank-Liv team rider said after the race "my team was upfront all the time -- we were in every breakaway so I could stay relaxed. It gave me extra motivation to be there in the final sprint and to push maximum power." Full Story.

Vincenzo Nibali (Photo: The Canadian Press)

All But Over

Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France by retaining a lead of several minutes from the penultimate stage, a time trial won by German speedster Tony Martin. The race drama in Stage 20 was about who would join Nibali on the podium after a largely ceremonial ride on Sunday to the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Full Story.

 


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