Tour de France

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. Read more

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.

The pack passes fields of wheat near Nouans-les-Fontaines during the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 173 kilometers (108.1 miles) with start in in Tours and finish in Saint-Amand-Montrond, western France, Friday July 12 2013.

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The peloton passes fields of wheat near Nouans-les-Fontaines during the 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 173km, which starts in Tours and finishes in Saint-Amand-Montrond, western France

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. Read more

Andrew Talansky of the U.S. passes world heritage site Mont-Saint-Michel

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Andrew Talansky of the US passes Mont Saint-Michel, in Normandy, during the 11th stage of the Tour de France, on Wednesday

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 Read more