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Tour de France set for battle royale on treacherous course

July 1, 2015

PARIS, July 1 — Alberto Contador will cement his status as the best grand tour rider of the modern era if he emerges as the winner of the Big Four’s battle royale at the Tour de France — the most highly anticipated race in decades. The Spaniard is looking to achieve the Giro d’Italia/Tour double for the first time since the late Marco Pantani in 1998 but the competition has never been fiercer for the seven-time grand tour champion who will retire at the end of next year. Chris... Read more

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France’s Alize Cornet plays Croatia’s Ana Konjuh in the first round of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. Cornet won 6-2, 6-2. — AFP pic

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