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Emozioni, sensazioni, atmosfere ed esperienze uniche... in una sola parola: Roma!
Buongiorno dalla Caput Mundi:àEterna

Emotions, feelings, unique atmospheres and experiences... in one word: Rome!
Good morning from the Caput Mundi ("Capital of the World"):

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Edy Budicin

JUL-04-JUL-26-TDF  - 
Joaquim Rodriguez won the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday to claim his second victory this year and third in total as Chris Froome maintained his lead in the race. Spaniard Rodriguez, 36, won the tough 195km Pyrenean stage from Lannemezan to Plateau de Beille, adding to his success at the Mur de Huy on the third stage.
Joaquim Rodriguez won the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday to claim his second victory this year and third in total as Chris Froome maintained
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JUL-04-JUL-26-TDF  - 
Tour de France: Cavendish gets his first in Fougères - Froome moves back into maillot jaune

After what has seemed liked an interminable wait, Mark Cavendish’s Tour de France victories tally ticked over from 25 to 26 on the bunch sprint on stage 7. The Etixx-Quickstep rider scored his team's third win of the Tour, beating green jersey holder Andre Greipel to the line with Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) in third.
Chris Froome (Sky) regained the maillot jaune after the abandon of Tony Martin following the crash on stage 6. Sagan moved into second overall with the time bonus for third, now 11 seconds shy of leading the race. Tejay van Garderen (BMC) is third at 13 seconds.
Following disappointments in the sprints on stages 2 and 5, both won by André Greipel, the Cavendish surged past the German on the inside at the end of the flat stage from Livarot to Fougères.
The Manxman’s last Tour win, indeed his last Grand Tour win, came almost two years ago. After a stage 1 crash denied him the chance to add to his tally last year, this will feel all the more cathartic. It sees him two shy of Bernauld Hinault in the all-time Tour stage win statistics, with Eddy Merckx still way ahead on 34.

Brief Results
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick-Step 4:27:25  
2 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo  
4 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
6 Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
7 Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN - Qhubeka  
8 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
9 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
10 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
DNS Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
DNS Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal

General classification after stage 7
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 26:40:51  
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:11  
3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:13  
4 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal 0:00:26  
5 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:28  
6 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:34  
7 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:36  
8 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:52  
9 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:03  
10 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:07

Points classification
1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 199 pts
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 187  
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx - Quick-Step 151  
4 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 148  

Mountains classification
1 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka 4 pts
2 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 2  
3 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
4 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 1  
5 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1  

Young rider classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo 26:41:02  
2 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:56  
3 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:01:45  
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:43  
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) 0:06:07

Teams classification
1 BMC Racing Team 80:03:34  
2 Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:22  
3 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:44  
4 Team Sky 0:03:38  
5 AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:44  
6 Team Giant-Alpecin 0:05:55  
7 Movistar Team 0:07:27  
8 Team Katusha 0:07:56  
9 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:08:10  
10 Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:09:00  
11 Astana Pro Team 0:09:55  
12 Lotto Soudal 0:11:52  
13 Trek Factory Racing 0:13:05  
14 MTN - Qhubeka 0:13:33  
15 Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:13:59  
16 IAM Cycling 0:15:40  
17 Bora-Argon 18 0:17:03  
18 0:20:12  
19 Team Europcar 0:22:57  
20 Lampre-Merida 0:33:06  
21 Bretagne-Séché Environnement 0:46:23  
22 Orica GreenEdge 0:50:46  

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Edy Budicin

JUL-04-JUL-26-TDF  - 
TDF2015: Tony's Crash - EtixxQuickStep

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Tony Martin suffered a broken collarbone as the result of a crash at the end of Le Tour de France Stage 6 on Thursday. He was forced to abandon in the yellow jersey. In this video the German rider talks about the crash that ended an emotional roller coaster at Le Tour.

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MAY-06-MAY-29-Giro d'Italia  - 
Tinkov: "Continuing in the Giro d’Italia is Contador’s decision"- Tinkoff-Saxo doctor rules out risk of further dislocations

Word had already emanated from the Tinkoff-Saxo hotel that Alberto Contador would indeed continue in the Giro d’Italia, but a sizeable contingent of journalists waited for the arrival of his team bus in Grosseto ahead of the start of stage 7 to verify the news for themselves. Seeing is believing.
Tinkoff-Saxo doctor rules out risk of further dislocations
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Edy Budicin

JAN-22-27-TDU  - 
Domenico Pozzovivo’s Giro d’Italia came to a premature halt after crashing heavily on the sinuous descent of the Barbagelata in the finale of stage 3, with race doctor Giovanni Tredici describing his condition as “serious but under control.”
Italian conscious after harrowing fall in stage 3
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Edy Budicin

JUL-04-JUL-26-TDF  - 
#TDF2015 : It's Alpe d'Huez day! Something tells us it won't be as tranquil as this photo today! Can't wait!

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Wow, that's intimidating.
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Edy Budicin

JUL-04-JUL-26-TDF  - 
Tour de France 2015 Stage 7 preview: Livarot - Fougeres, 190.5 km

The Tour crosses Normandy and over the border into Brittany for a rare stage for the sprinters

This, all being well, should be the quietest stage of the entire Tour.
The riders will have a look at the road book, notice that for once there are no traps – minimal chance of crosswinds, no cobbles, no hills (save a fourth-cat pimple just after the start), no nasty kick up at the finish – and breathe a sigh of relief, nostalgically recalling times when they could rider themselves into form in the opening week.
The territory today rolls gently through Normandy, then Brittany. It’s a chance for most of the bunch to regroup, allow the stress of the challenging six days beforehand to subside (before it goes straight back up again the following day), and let the sprinters’ teams take the strain of controlling things. At 190 kilometres in length, it’s not exactly short, but it should be straightforward.
This could be a particularly lucrative stage for the sprinters. The intermediate sprint arrives early, after 65km, so their teams will work to prevent a break from forming before then, giving the fast men a shot at the 20 points on offer. If those teams can bring the race back together for the finale, which is likely, this stage's 'Coefficient1', or 'super-sprint' status means a rich 50 points await the winner. This will be a crucial day for the riders chasing the green jersey.

Tactical explainer
It sounds incredible, but it’s conceivable that this could be the last bunch sprint until Paris, 16 days later. Following this stage, there’s the uphill finish at Mûr de Bretagne, the TTT, then three days in the Pyrenees. Of the transition stages, Mende has an uphill finish and the finish in Gap is preceded by the tough Col de Manse, and its equally tricky descent. Stage 13 to Rodez looks quite lumpy before the finish, while stage 15 to Valence looks like the only other contender. And even that has a second category climb 60km from the finish. You have to go back to 2012, and a stretch of 11 stages with only one bunch kick (between stages 7 and 18), to find a similar drought for the sprinters.
In other years, a stage like this could be seen as one of the less interesting ones, with an inevitable early break consisting of French teams, especially local boys Bretagne-Seché Environnement, plus MTN-Qhubeka and Bora. This would be followed by the bunch regulating the lead at three or four minutes, a pursuit and catch inside the last 10 kilometres, and a bunch sprint. But the sprints, as they are so few and far between, will be keenly contested, which adds extra spice to this stage.

Bernard Thévenet's view
"This may be a flat stage, but it’s still dangerous. A Tour de France stage win is very important – to think back to stage three, whoever wins on the Mur de Huy there will get more publicity and sponsor value than Alejandro Valverde did for winning Flèche Wallonne. Every team wants to win stages, so nothing will change, just because the stage is flat. It’ll still be ridden fast.
"There are a few small climbs in the second half of the stage, so the break will have a small chance. But this is the last stage for the sprinters until Paris, apart maybe from Valence. There’s even more pressure than ever on the sprinters. As a GC contender I always watched my rivals in stages like this. I learned the route, checked the map and wind direction, saved energy and tried to avoid crashes. You’ve got to stay in the first 20 to 40 places."

Stats & Facts
Fougères has appeared a stage finish on one previous occasion, 30 years ago in 1985, when Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault’s La Vie Claire won a 73-kilometre team time trial.
At the village of Le Bourg St Leonard, 56 kilometres into the stage, the 2015 Tour de France passes the 1,000-kilometre mark.
Fougères is just a few kilometres down the road from St Martin de Landelles, home village of the just-retired Tour speaker Daniel Mangeas.

0km Start Livarot 12:50
12.5km Cat 4 climb Côte de Canapville 13:07
65.5km Sprint Argentan 14:23
190.5km Finish Fougères 17:22

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MAY-06-MAY-29-Giro d'Italia  - 
Contador: I've worked too hard to just go home - Spaniard determined to carry on in Giro d'Italia

Despite the double dislocation of his left shoulder in a crash late on stage 6, Giro d’Italia leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) said at the start of stage seven on Friday morning in Grossetto that he will try to battle on.

“I’ve worked very hard to be in good shape in the Giro and for the Tour and I don’t want it all to go to waste,” Contador, who took the leader’s jersey on stage 5, told reporters. “We’ll just have to see I get through the day.”
Spaniard determined to carry on in Giro d'Italia
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MAY-06-MAY-29-Giro d'Italia  - 
Pozzovivo in serious condition after Giro d'Italia crash - Italian conscious after harrowing fall in stage 3
Italian conscious after harrowing fall in stage 3
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