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Germany's Andre Greipel (2ndL) sprints to win the 194 km sixth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 10, 2014 between Arras and Reims, northern France. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

11 Things Tour De France Riders Won’t Stop For

The 101st running of the Tour de France began Saturday, July 5th and will run through Sunday, July 27th. In total, the finishing teams/riders will have traveled 2,276.7 miles (3,664 kilometers) on their way to a chance at victory.

07/10/2014

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Vicenzo Nibali Wins Tour De France Stage; Gets Rejected For Kiss [VIDEO]

Just because you won the race doesn’t mean you just get to kiss anyone and everyone you want.

97.1 The Ticket–07/07/2014

Lance Armstrong (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Oprah: Lance Armstrong Admits To Doping

After years of bitter and forceful denials, Armstrong offered a simple “I’m sorry” and admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs during an extraordinary cycling career that included seven Tour de France victories.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

LIVESTRONG Founder and Chairman and Lance Armstrong (L) and cancer survivor Tracy Elliman (R) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, listen during a news conference at the National Press Club March 24, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Armstrong Says ‘Sorry’ To Livestrong Staff Before Oprah Interview

A person with knowledge of the situation says Lance Armstrong has apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2013

Lance Armstrong (credit: Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Oprah To Interview Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong has agreed to a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey where he will address allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2013

Lance Armstrong (credit: Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Report: Lance Armstrong Weighs Doping Admission

Lance Armstrong, who has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has reportedly told associates he is considering admitting to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

97.1 The Ticket–01/05/2013

ST ETIENNE, FRANCE:  US Frankie Andreu leads a breakaway group 08 March 2000 during the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice race between Trevoux and St Etienne.  Andreu is third in the overall classification. (IMAGE ELECTRONIQUE) (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

Dearborn Cyclist Helped Bring Down Lance Armstrong

Frankie Andreu said: “Lance was very vindictive in attacking my wife and I … I’m not the traitor, I’m not a rat.”

CBS Sports Radio 1270–10/30/2012

Lance Armstrong with team RadioShack heads to the start of stage 17 of the Tour de France on July 22, 2010 in Pau, France. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Armstrong Doping Report Includes 200 Pages, 26 Witnesses

The report, released Wednesday, depicts what USADA chief Travis Tygart called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2012

Lance Armstrong with team RadioShack heads to the start of stage 17 of the Tour de France on July 22, 2010 in Pau, France. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

US Doping Agency Erases Lance Armstrong’s Titles

His seven Tour de France titles stripped away and his legacy in tatters, Lance Armstrong is heading back outdoors and into the public eye.

97.1 The Ticket–08/25/2012

Lance Armstrong with team RadioShack heads to the start of stage 17 of the Tour de France on July 22, 2010 in Pau, France. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Lance Armstrong Facing Loss Of 7 Tour de France Titles

The superstar cyclist, whose stirring victories after his comeback from cancer helped him transcend sports, chose not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

97.1 The Ticket–08/24/2012

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