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Tejay van Garderen is one of just three American riders in this year’s Tour de France, the lowest number since 1996.

Just 3 Americans will race Tour de France

As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders...

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Astana rider reportedly facing Tour de France exit

UTRECHT, Netherlands – Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali’s Astana team issued a “no comment” after teammate Lars Boom tested with an abnormally low cortisol level.

Astana is part of the Movement for Credible Cycling, a group of teams holding to stricter anti-doping measures than those of cycling’s governing body. MPCC rules stipulate that a rider with a low cortisol level should be prescribed with a period of rest.


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