Race

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Imola to Vicenza, Italy, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Alberto Contador extended his overall lead ahead of Fabio Aru to 17 seconds while Philippe Gilbert won the rainy 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday

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Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Imola to Vicenza, Italy, Thursday

.A combination of pictures shows the beards of skaters, out of some 1,100 athletes, covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf on Friday

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A combination of pictures shows the beards of skaters, out of some 1,100 athletes, covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf on Friday

India Horse Racing

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Handlers holds onto their horses after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai, India on Thursday. The Indian Derby, which will be held on Sunday, is one of India’s prestigious racing events.

Participants compete in a running race along a street in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, a rebel-controlled area December 2, 2014.

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Participants compete in a running race along a street in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, a rebel-controlled area on Tuesday.

Katsumi Tamakoshi...Competitors run on their arms and legs on a race course in a preliminary race during the Guinness World Record the 100-meter running on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese Katsumi Tamakoshi set new record of 15.86 seconds Thursday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Competitors run on their arms and legs on a race course in a preliminary race during the Guinness World Record the 100-meter running on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese Katsumi Tamakoshi set new record of 15.86 seconds Thursday. 

Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh...Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh November 7, 2014. Cambodians celebrate the Water Festival from November 5 to 7. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh. Cambodians celebrate the Water Festival from November 5 to 7. 

Giuseppe Zedde of "Leocorno" or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena...Giuseppe Zedde of "Leocorno" or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena  August 15, 2014. Each July 2 and August 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders have hurtled bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a desperate bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.

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Giuseppe Zedde of “Leocorno” or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena on Friday

Horses complete the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood Races on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. Today is Ladies Day at the prestigious Goodwood Races.

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Horses finish the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood in Chichester, England

Cycling Tour de France

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The peloton passes a field of sunflowers during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race. The 234.5 km stage started in Epernay and finished in Nancy, France 

Cycling Tour de France

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Rain clouds spell trouble for the riders as the peloton heads towards Lille during the Tour de France. The riders set out from Le Touquet for the 163 km fourth stage of the three-week race.

Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

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Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

Nigel Lamb of Great Britain with Matt Hall of Australia, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Kirby Chambliss of the United States fly in formation over the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, May 15, 2014, ahead of the upcoming third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia this weekend.

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Nigel Lamb of the UK with Matt Hall of Australia, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Kirby Chambliss of the US fly in formation over the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Movistar team rider Valverde of Spain wins the Fleche Wallonne Classic cycling race in Huy

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Alejandro Valverde of Spain celebrates as he wins the Fleche Wallonne Classic cycling race in Huy on Wednesday

A young Thai buffalo rider, center, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round race during an annual buffalo race in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. The annual race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.

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A young Thai buffalo rider, centre, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round during an annual race in Chonburi Province, southeastern Thailand, on Friday. The race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.

To go with Malaysia-politics-economy-rac...To go with Malaysia-politics-economy-race,FOCUS by Dan Martin  A man (C) opens a bus door through within a poster showing the Malaysia ethnic communities with traditional dress in Kuala Lumpur on September 25, 2013. The Malaysian government's new measures to benefit the Malay majority are angering the multi-ethnic nation's other races and raising fears they could accelerate a "brain drain" of talent heading overseas. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A man opens a bus door within a poster showing the Malaysia ethnic communities with traditional dress in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian government’s new measures to benefit the Malay majority are angering the multi-ethnic nation. 

The pack climbs towards Glandon pass during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127.8 miles) with start in in Bourg-d'Oisans and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Friday July 19 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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The pack climbs towards Glandon pass during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 km. The stage started in Bourg-d’Oisans and finishes in Le Grand-Bornand, France, on Friday. 

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 172.5 kilometers (107.8 miles) with start in Gap and finish in Alpe-d'Huez, France, Thursday July 18, 2013.

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Christopher Froome of the UK, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in a pack on Thursday during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race which runs for 172.5km starting in Gap and finishing in Alpe-d’Huez, France.

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey

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Christopher Froome of the UK, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, and Spain’s Alberto Contador, right, speed down the Manse pass on the final stretch of the 168km sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race which started in Vaison-la-Romaine and finished in Gap, France, on Tuesday.

Second place Mark Cavendish of Britain, left, and stage winner Marcel Kittel of Germany, right

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Mark Cavendish of the UK, left, and Marcel Kittel of Germany, right, sprint towards the finish line of the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Tours, western France, on Thursday. 

Nuns of the Monastere de la Consolation in Draguignan cheer as Simon Gerrans of Australia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 228.5 kilometers (142.8 miles) with start in Cagnes-sur-Mer and finish in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday July 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Ciprani)

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Nuns of the Monastere de la Consolation in Draguignan cheer as the yellow jersey rider passes at speed during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race. Cyclists on Wednesday raced over 228.5 km (142.8 miles) from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille in southern France. The worlds biggest bike race ends in Paris on July 21