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Le Grand Depart: 2014 Tour de France begins in Yorkshire, England

Le Grand Depart: The Tour de France sets off from Yorkshire in England with a flat 190.5km stage from Leeds to Harrogate.

In the image a local farmer has painted his sheep yellow, to honor the ‘Yellow Jersey’ of a stage winner on the cycling race.

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Britain’s Chris Froome wins Tour de France

Chris Froome has become the second Briton in consecutive years to take the Tour de France title. The 28-year-old, who learned to ride on dirt tracks in Kenya, crossed the finish line in Paris arm-in-arm with his Team Sky colleagues after more than 80 hours and 2,000 miles in the saddle. Read more from Sky News.

Report: Cyclist Lance Armstrong is weighing a public admission of doping

The New York Times reported late Friday that Lance Armstrong is considering a public admission that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career.
In October, ArmstrongĀ  was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports,
The Times said Armstrong has told associates he is considering a public admission because he wants to persuade antidoping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.

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Bradley Wiggins becomes 1st British rider to win Tour de France


Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins officially became the first British rider to win the Tour de France on Sunday.

Coming in as the race favorite, the three-time Olympic track champion faced challenges from countless other riders, including Fabian Cancellara and 2011 winner Cadel Evans, but ultimately took home the victory.

Photo: Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling celebrates on the podium after securing the yellow jersey and 2012 Tour de France victory. (Getty Images)

JUST IN: Lance Armstrong faces fresh doping charges

The Washington Post: The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal doping charges against cyclist Lance Armstrong in an action that could cost him his 7 Tour de France titles, according to a letter sent to Armstrong and several others.

Photo: Lance Armstrong of the U.S. runs during the Ironman Panama 70.3 triathlon in February. (Reuters)