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Wiggins gaps his chief Tour rivals
Pierre Rolland of France has been dreaming of this stage for six months. “My second victory in the Alps in two years; I don’t have the words to describe the feeling,” Rolland said after claiming Stage 11, arguably the most difficult stage of the Tour de France.
Turns out, best young rider Tejay van Garderen and defending champion Cadel Evans weren’t much of a match for Tour de France overall leader Bradley Wiggins during a difficult Stage 11 on Thursday from Albertville to La Toussuire, France.
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The peloton chases Bradley Wiggins up Croix de Fer pass during Stage 11 of the Tour de France on Thursday, a 92-mile ride with at least 40 miles of climbs over two of the most grueling ascents in pro cycling.
Cancellara withdraws with a baby on board

ALBERTVILLE, France – Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara pulled out of the Tour de France to return home to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.
The four-time world time trial champion withdrew before Thursday’s 11th stage.
“I am not only a bike rider, I am also a husband and father with another baby on the way,” Cancellara said.
The RadioShack rider will return to competition at the London Olympics and will try to defend his gold medal in the time trial.

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LA TOUSSUIRE, France – The RadioShack cycling team said Andy Schleck of Luxembourg is recovering from a spinal injury slower than expected and likely is to miss the London Olympics.
The 2010 Tour de France champion crashed last month during the Criterium du Dauphine and still is unable to ride his bike without pain.
RadioShack team doctor Andreas Goesele said in a statement Thursday that Schleck underwent an MRI scan that showed “the fracture is not fully healed yet.”
The men’s Olympic race will take place July 28.
RadioShack manager Johan Bruyneel said “the only certainty seems to be his absence from the Olympics because they’ve come too early.”
Schleck initially finished second at the 2010 Tour. He was awarded the title after Alberto Contador was disqualified for doping.

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MARSEILLE, France – Former Tour de France rider Remy Di Gregorio and another suspect have been placed under preliminary investigation in connection with a doping investigation.
They appeared in a Marseille court Thursday. In French law, preliminary investigation is a step short of being charged. It was not announced when they next will appear in court.
Di Gregorio was arrested and suspended by his Cofidis team Tuesday. He’s suspected of possession of doping products or equipment prohibited without medical justification. On his way out of the courthouse, he said he “can still look at myself in the mirror. I have never doped.”
The second man placed under preliminary investigation is suspected of administering a banned substance or procedure to an athlete and illegally practicing medicine.

Catch him if you can ...

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Pierre Rolland of France has been dreaming of this stage for six months. “My second victory in the Alps in two years; I don’t have the words to describe the feeling,” Rolland said after claiming Stage 11, arguably the most difficult stage of the Tour de France.
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Turns out, best young rider Tejay van Garderen and defending champion Cadel Evans weren’t much of a match for Tour de France overall leader Bradley Wiggins during a difficult Stage 11 on Thursday from Albertville to La Toussuire, France.
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Christophe Ena/Associated Press
The peloton chases Bradley Wiggins up Croix de Fer pass during Stage 11 of the Tour de France on Thursday, a 92-mile ride with at least 40 miles of climbs over two of the most grueling ascents in pro cycling.
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