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On Deck, a sports calendar for July 30, 2015

on July 29, 2015, at 11:32 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — University of Maine Baseball will hold its annual summer camp Sunday-Thursday, Aug. 2-6, at UMaine. It is open to overnight and commuter participants. All information is on GoBlackBears.com or can be obtained through Assistant Coach Nick Derba at Nicholas.Derba@maine.edu or 207-581-1097. Spots are limited. BICYCLING BOSTON — …
Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (right) celebrates his overall victory on the podium with second place Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia after the 109.5-kilometer final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race Sunday from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France.

Froome’s rivals not good enough as Tour de France competition disappoints

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 27, 2015, at 3:54 p.m.
PARIS — This year’s Tour de France had been advertised as an exciting battle royale between four great riders yet it panned out as an underwhelming contest as Chris Froome’s rivals failed to live up to expectations. Team Sky’s Froome beat Nairo Quintana, who won the white jersey for the …
Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy cycles during the 138-kilometer 19th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire-Les Sybelles Friday in the French Alps mountains, France.

Froome has Tour de France lead cut by Quintana as Nibali wins

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 24, 2015, at 6:05 p.m.
LA TOUSSUIRE, France — Chris Froome has one more mountainous hurdle to overcome to claim a second Tour de France title after Friday’s 19th stage in which had 30 seconds chopped off his lead as Vincenzo Nibali claimed a controversial victory. Froome, who was spat at by a spectator, still …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 23, 2015

on July 23, 2015, at 9:04 p.m.
BASEBALL WATERVILLE — The 14th annual Fantasy Baseball Trip to benefit the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville will be held July 29-Aug. 2. Games will be July 29, White Sox at Red Sox; July 30, Tigers at Orioles; July 31, Braves at Phillies; Aug. 1, Braves at Phillies, and Aug. …
Astana rider Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark (left) speeds down during the break away in the 186.5-kilometer 18th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race Thursday from Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps mountains

Brilliant Bardet earns France second Tour stage win

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 23, 2015, at 5:15 p.m.
ST. JEAN DE MAURIENNE, France — Romain Bardet gave France a second win in this year’s Tour de France as he showed his composed descending skills to clinch the 18th stage on Thursday. The AG2r-La Mondiale rider, sixth overall in the Tour last year, timed his attack perfectly near the …
Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (right), with the race leader's yellow jersey, cycles followed by Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy during the 161-kilometer 17th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race Wednesday from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup in the French Alps mountains, France.

Froome in control at Tour de France as Contador drifts, Van Garderen out

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 22, 2015, at 6:02 p.m.
PRA LOUP, France — Chris Froome emerged unscathed from a treacherous 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, retaining his lead while Alberto Contador lost a lot of ground and Tejay van Garderen abandoned the race. American Van Garderen, who was third overall at the start of the …
Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, the overall leader's yellow jersey holder, rides during the 113.71-mile 15th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Mende to Valence, France,

‘Times have changed’ says Froome in face of doping questions

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 19, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
VALENCE, France — Top cycling performances should not systematically trigger doping suspicions, Tour de France overall leader Chris Froome said on Sunday. The Team Sky rider, whose impressive ride up La Pierre St Martin in the first mountain stage raised suspicions like his 2013 ride up the gruelling Mont Ventoux, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 17, 2015

on July 17, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
BASEBALL WATERVILLE — The 14th annual Fantasy Baseball Trip to benefit the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville will be held July 29-Aug. 2. Games will be July 29, White Sox at Red Sox; July 30, Tigers at Orioles; July 31, Braves at Phillies; Aug. 1, Braves at Phillies, and Aug. …
BMC Racing rider Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium (right) sprints to win followed by Tinkoff-Saxo rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia after the 198.5-kilometer 13th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race Friday from Muret to Rodez, France.

Van Avermaet clinches rare victory in Tour de France 13th stage

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 17, 2015, at 4:50 p.m.
RODEZ, France — Greg van Avermaet enjoyed a rare victory when he claimed the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Friday with a late burst of speed in an uphill finale. The Belgian BMC Racing rider powered away from a small group on a steep final straight to …
Cyclist Lance Armstrong of the U.S. (right) shakes hands with a supporter as he takes part in Geoff Thomas's "One Day Ahead" charity event during a stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race Friday from Muret to Rodez, France.

Armstrong makes controversial return to France

By The Sports Xchange on July 16, 2015, at 5:31 p.m.
Three years after being stripped of his Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong made a controversial return to France on Thursday to participate in a charity ride on the Tour route. Tour organizers had said he was being disrespectful by agreeing to join former soccer player Geoff Thomas’ One Day …
Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (right), wearning the race leader's yellow jersey, is followed by Movistar rider Alejandro Valverde of Spain and a host of others on Wedesday during the 11th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees mountains, France. Froome retained the overall lead.

Froome enjoys quiet day, Majka wins 11th stage

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 15, 2015, at 5:03 p.m.
  CAUTERETS, France — Chris Froome enjoyed a safe day in the saddle on Wednesday, retaining the overall leader’s yellow jersey after his rivals failed to attack him on the 11th stage, a 188-km Pyrenean trek won by Poland’s Rafal Majka. Majka, who last year won the polka dot jersey …
Eric Follen of Sanford crosses the finish line to win the 10th Newton's Revenge Bicycle Hillclimb up the Mt. Washington Auto Road in New Hampshire on Saturday. The 40-year-old finished the 7.6-mile race in 54 minutes, 36 seconds.

Mainers win Newton’s Revenge race up Mt. Washington

By Allen Lessels on July 13, 2015, at 1:01 p.m.
PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire — Eric Follen did it on his third try. Stephanie Wetzel triumphed the first time out of the gate. The bicyclists out of Maine raced their way to dominating wins up the 7.6-mile steep, long and grueling Mt. Washington Auto Road on Saturday in the 10th …

African team says racist abuse won’t detract from success

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 10, 2015, at 6:28 p.m.
LIVAROT, France — The man who founded the first African team to race in the Tour de France said on Friday that racist abuse suffered by one of his riders in Austria this week could not deflect from its success in establishing Africa’s place in world cycling. MTN-Qhubeka team founder …
Etixx-Quick Step rider Tony Martin of Germany, race leader's yellow jersey, sits on the ground after a crash during the 191.5-km (118.9 miles) 6th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Abbeville to Le Havre, France. Martin broke his collarbone and has withdrawn from the race.

Martin crashes out, Froome takes race lead

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 09, 2015, at 6:22 p.m.
LE HAVRE, France — Tour de France leader Tony Martin abandoned the race on Thursday after breaking his collarbone in a sixth stage crash that also sent 2014 winner Vincenzo Nibali and others tumbling in the final 500 metres. “He abandons,” an Etixx-Quick Step spokesman said of the German. Briton …
Lotto-Soudal rider Andre Greipel of Germany (center) sprints to win the 189.5-km (117.7 miles) 5th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Arras to Amiens, France, July 8, 2015.

Greipel wins fifth stage, Martin still leads Tour de France

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 08, 2015, at 5:49 p.m.
AMIENS, France — German Andre Greipel was again far too strong for the opposition as he claimed his second win in this year’s Tour de France with an impressive sprint in the fifth stage on Wednesday. German Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey. Lotto Soudal rider …

TV, radio schedule for July 9, 2015

on July 08, 2015, at 4:26 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck,UNOH 225, practice, 10 a.m., race, 7:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, Kentucky Racs, practice, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE OAKLAND at NEW YORK YANKEES, 1 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE PORTLAND at READING, 7 p.m., WEZR …
Etixx-Quick Step rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 223.5-kilometer 4th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Seraing in Belgium, to Cambrai, France.

Froome retains his grip as Martin claims yellow in Tour de France

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 07, 2015, at 5:58 p.m.
CAMBRAI, France — Chris Froome lost his yellow jersey but retained his grip on his rivals after surviving a day on the cobbles in the Tour de France on Tuesday. German Tony Martin won the fourth stage with a late attack and snatched the overall lead at the end of …
Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain climbs during the 159,5-kilometer third stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race Monday from Anvers to Huy, Belgium.

Froome in charge after crash-marred Tour de France third stage

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 06, 2015, at 5:42 p.m.
HUY, Belgium — Chris Froome seized early control of the Tour de France, the 2013 champion snatching the yellow jersey after a crash-marred third stage won by Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez on Monday. Katusha rider Rodriguez had the best kick up the punishing Mur de Huy, where the Fleche Wallonne classic …
Racers run through a sprinkler to cool down during the 2015 Tour du Lac 10-mile road race in Bucksport Saturday. The race celebrated its 40th year.

Bangor’s Adam Goode wins Tour du Lac road race

on June 27, 2015, at 7 p.m.
BUCKSPORT | Bangor state legislator Adam Goode captured first place in the 40th Annual Tour du Lac 10-mile road race with a time of 54 minutes, 49 seconds Saturday. Goode turned in a pace of 5:29 per mile to outdistance Matt Homich of Ellsworth, who finished second in 55:21. …
The eighth annual Pedal the Penobscot had record participation Sunday, when 225 bicyclists showed up at the Bangor Waterfront for the event.

Pedal the Penobscot draws record number of cyclists to Bangor Waterfront

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 08, 2014, at 5:05 p.m.
The eighth annual Pedal the Penobscot Road Ride attracted 225 bicyclists to the Bangor Waterfront on Sunday. Participation in the late-summer ride has continued to grow over the years. Last year, 208 registrants participated. The ride is a fundraiser for the Bangor Land Trust, which has conserved more than 800 …
 
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