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Jens Voigt sets new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record

Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome. Ending his career with a record attempt one day after his 43rd birthday, the German rider beat the 49.7-kilometer (30.8-mile) mark of Ondrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt passed the Czech Republic rider's distance with almost 1 1/2 minutes left. The Hour Record...
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Jens Voigt sets cycling's Hour Record

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (AP) Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome. Ending his career with a record attempt one day after his 43rd birthday, the German rider beat the 49.7-kilometer (30.8-mile) mark of Ondrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt passed the Czech Republic rider's distance with almost 1 1/2...
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Tour de France winner finished? Far Froome it

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer One down for Tour de France winner Chris Froome, how many more to go? Having crushed the opposition at the 100th Tour, the Briton is looking ahead. The French may need to get used to hearing ''God Save The Queen'' ring out again and again on the Champs-Elysees. Froome's prowess in time trials and on mountain...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tour de France winner finished? Far Froome it

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer One down for Tour de France winner Chris Froome, how many more to go? Having crushed the opposition at the 100th Tour, the Briton is looking ahead. The French may need to get used to hearing ''God Save The Queen'' ring out again and again on the Champs-Elysees. Froome's prowess in time trials and on mountain...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Contador doping verdict another blow for cycling

Eddy Merckx wonders if someone is trying to "kill cycling."
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February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Contador doping verdict another blow for cycling

Former Tour de France winners say Alberto Contador's two-year ban for doping is a blow to cycling. Five-time Tour champion Eddy Merckx tells The Associated Press ''it's like someone wants to kill cycling.'' Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour title on Monday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected his claim that his positive doping test was caused...
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February 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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