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Kristin Armstrong waves in the women's individual time trial medal ceremony at Pontal during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Kristin Armstrong wins third cycling Olympic gold, and it isn’t even her full-time job

By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
Armstrong has tried to leave cycling before — twice, actually — but the allure of new challenges kept bringing her back.

Tour de Farms XVII registration now open

on July 28, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
WISCASSET — Registration for the 17 Tour de Farms bicycle ride is open and may be completed at morrisfarm.org.  The event, hosted by the Morris Farm in Wiscasset, celebrates the land, farms, and people that provide local produce to the region. The ride will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning and ending at the Morris Farm. The event …
Yellow jersey leader and overall leader Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain leaves the podium.

Briton Froome wins 3rd Tour de France title

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 24, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title Sunday after a rocky three-week ride.
Race leader Chris Froome of Britain rides after a fall during the 19th stage of the Tour de France Friday from Albertville to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, France.

Froome extends Tour de France lead despite crashing

By The Sports Xchange on July 22, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
British rider Chris Froome extended his overall lead of the Tour de France despite the defending champion crashing during the 19th stage on Friday. Froome’s hopes of claiming a third title was threatened when he hit the ground just eight miles from the finish of the 91-mile ride that featured …
Race leader Chris Froome of Britain cycles during the individual time trial in the 18th stage of the Tour de France Thursday from Sallanches to Megeve, France.

Froome moves closer to third Tour de France title

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 5:15 p.m.
MEGEVE, France — Britain’s Chris Froome edged nearer retaining his Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-kilometer mountain time trial, to extend his overall lead to almost four minutes on Thursday. The Team Sky rider, aiming to become the first to retain the title since …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 21, 2016

on July 20, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE MINNESOTA at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) radio …
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 Yellow jersey holder, Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, prepares for the start of the 16th stage of the Tour de France Monday in Moirans-en-Montagne, France.

Dominant Chris Froome to peak for Tour de France final week

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 19, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
The Team Sky rider leads Dutchman Bauke Mollema by 1 minute, 47 seconds and fellow Briton Adam Yates by 2:45.
Peter Sagan of Slovakia (left) beats Alexander Kristoff of Norway (right) at the finish line during the 16th stage of the Tour de France Monday from Moirans-en-Montagen, France to Berne, Switzerland.

Sagan edges Kristoff for third Tour de France stage win

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 18, 2016, at 6:19 p.m.
BERN, Switzerland — World champion Peter Sagan claimed his third 2016 Tour de France stage victory when he edged Alexander Kristoff on the line at the end of the 16th stage, a 209-kilometer ride from Moirans-en-Montagne on Monday. Norway’s Kristoff (Katusha) celebrated after crossing the line, but it was Slovak …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 18, 2016

on July 17, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE N.Y. METS at CHICAGO CUBS, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE PORTLAND at TRENTON, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE Championship game, Teams TBD, 9 p.m., ESPN2-TV …
The pack of riders cycles during the 15th stage of the Tour de France  Sunday from Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz, France.

Froome toying with Tour de France rivals

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 17, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
CULOZ, France — Chris Froome has been so strong on this year’s Tour de France that at times he appears to have been toying with his rivals. He was at it again on Sunday in the final climb of the 15th stage won by Colombian Jarlinson Pantano, the Briton launching …
ORICA-BikeExchange rider Adam Yates of Britain rides in the individual time trial in the 13th stage of the Tour de France Friday from Bourg-Saint-Andeol to La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, France.

Froome extends Tour de France lead after moment of silence

By The Sports Xchange on July 15, 2016, at 6:06 p.m.
The Tour de France resumed as planned on Friday but under heightened security as riders observed a moment of silence in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice, France. Thousands of fans lined the roads at the starting line in the town of Bourg-Saint-Andeol, France, amid reinforced …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 14, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 8:20 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted and other coaches. Cost …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 15, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, practice, 11:30 a.m., qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR XFINITY, practice, 1 p.m., NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket …
Tour de France leader Chris Froome of Briain runs on the road after a fall during the 12th stage from Montpellier to Chalet-Reynard.

Froome retains Tour de France lead despite Ventoux chaos

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 14, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
MONT VENTOUX, France — Defending champion Chris Froome retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the Tour de France despite being left without a bike following an incident involving a motorbike in a farcical finale to the 12th stage on Thursday. The Briton’s bike was broken in a pile-up close …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 14, 2016

on July 13, 2016, at 6:07 p.m.
BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE NEW HAMPSHIRE at PORTLAND, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio CHARLOTTE at PAWTUCKET, 7 p.m., NESN-TV BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE Playoffs, Teams TBD, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m., ESPN2-TV CYCLING Tour …
The pack of riders cycles in the fog during the 10th stage of the Tour de France Tuesday from Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra to Revel, France.

Matthews breaks Tour de France jinx as Froome stays in yellow

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 12, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
REVEL, France — Michael Matthews turned the page on years of bad luck in the Tour de France to complete his set of grand tour victories when he won the 10th stage after a royal breakaway on Tuesday. The Australian, with three Vuelta and two Giro d’Italia stage wins to …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 12, 2016

on July 11, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
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Marcel Bastide of Orrington is training on Maine roads in an attempt to qualify for a world cycling competition in France in 2017.

Orrington cyclist training on Maine roads with sights on world competition

By Joe McLaughlin on July 10, 2016, at 7:16 p.m.
He will bypass the 2016 championships to concentrate on the 2017 event.
Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (yellow jersey), the overall race leader, competes during the ninth stage of the Tour de France Sunday from Vielha Val d'Aran, Spain to Andorre Arcalis, Andorra.

Froome retains yellow jersey in Tour de France

By The Sports Xchange on July 10, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday and defending champion Chris Froome of Britain retained the leader’s yellow jersey. Froome crossed in 11th place, 6 minutes, 35 seconds behind Dumoulin, in the toughest stage in the Pyrenees. Dumoulin attacked in a …
The pack of riders cycles past a field of sunflowers during the  seventh stage of the Tour de France Friday from L'Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle, France.

Cummings wins Tour de France’s seventh stage in bizarre ending

By The Sports Xchange on July 08, 2016, at 4:20 p.m.
British rider Steve Cummings won the seventh stage of the Tour de France, making his move on the final climb Friday. As Cummings celebrated his win, back down the road the inflatable arch marking one kilometer to go in the stage deflated and slowed down the riders, who had to …