FRANCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FRANCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Survey indicates eurozone is growing slowly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321956-79/growth-eurozone-economy-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321956-79/growth-eurozone-economy-quarter.html.csp">Survey indicates eurozone is growing slowly</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all. The purchasing managers’ index published by Markit Economics fell to 52.8 points from 53.8 in July. A reading over 50 indicates the economy is expanding. The signs of mild growth follow an official growth figure of zero for the second quarter, which ended June 30. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219562014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321956@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:02 MDT French economy stagnates in second quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296802-79/economy-growth-percent-france.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296802-79/economy-growth-percent-france.html.csp">French economy stagnates in second quarter</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:54:02.097-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • France’s economy stagnated in the second quarter, leaving President Francois Hollande increasingly desperate to fulfill his two-year-old pledge to get the country growing again. National statistics agench INSEE reported Thursday that the eurozone’s second-largest economy posted zero growth for the second straight quarter. Finance Minister Michel Sapin immediately acknowledged that the goverment’s forecast of 1 percent growth this year was beyond reach. In an op-ed published on the websit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582968022014-08-14T09:54:02.097-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:54:02.097-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296802@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:54:02 MDT France to send ‘sophisticated’ weapons to Kurds in Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294990-68/french-arms-iraq-france.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294990-68/french-arms-iraq-france.html.csp">France to send ‘sophisticated’ weapons to Kurds in Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GREG KELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T21:24:01.616-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 09:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Calling the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan “catastrophic,” France said Wednesday it would start supplying arms to the Kurdish forces fighting Sunni extremists from the Islamic State group. Paris and London have agreed to coordinate their actions on both humanitarian aid and arms, the office of President Francois Hollande said. It said the French president spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday evening and agreed on the need for an “extremely rapid response,” but didn’t ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582949902014-08-13T21:24:01.616-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T21:24:01.616-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294990@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:24:01 MDT Could Helen Mirren forget how to act? She worries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58251294-223/mirren-foot-hundred-journey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58251294-223/mirren-foot-hundred-journey.html.csp">Could Helen Mirren forget how to act? She worries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SANDY COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T12:07:25.833-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 12:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helen Mirren lowers her voice to a whisper and her eyes take on a devious twinkle as she makes a confession: When she has a really good time making a movie, as she did on “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” she fears: “Oh my God, is it going to suck?” Never mind that the 69-year-old Dame of the British Empire who won an Oscar for playing the Queen just said a four-letter word. Mirren also said that when she takes time off work, she worries that she has forgotten how to act altogether. Of course, her 45...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582512942014-08-07T12:07:25.833-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T12:07:25.833-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251294@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:07:25 MDT Tour of Utah: Familiar names will be main contenders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58256796-77/tour-stage-utah-elevation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58256796-77/tour-stage-utah-elevation.html.csp">Tour of Utah: Familiar names will be main contenders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T13:39:35.778-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 01:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City • “The Rolling Stones of professional cycling,” as they were called, took their spots on the stage Sunday afternoon as clouds hovered over a familiar site. On Monday morning, Stage 1 of the 2014 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah once again rolls out of Cedar City, the launching-off point for the seven-stage, 753-mile race. Inside The Heritage Center Theatre, five of cycling’s most sought-after names, guys who have won the Tour de France, the Vuelta Espana, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour of Ut...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58256796@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:39:35 MDT France bestows honor upon World War II veteran in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58236778-90/larson-france-war-honor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58236778-90/larson-france-war-honor.html.csp">France bestows honor upon World War II veteran in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T21:30:40.594-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dean Larson saw the Statue of Liberty twice. He saw it the first time in 1944 as he was leaving New York City on a ship bound for England at the start of World War II, and again in 1945 when he returned at the end of the war. “I knew France gave us that Statute of Liberty,” Larson said during an honorary ceremony at the Utah State Capitol on Thursday, “and I have a lot of love for that statue.” France also has love for Larson. A representative of the French government on Thursday presented th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236778@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:30:40 MDT Italian Nibali dominates on way to Tour de France win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58229414-77/nibali-tour-italian-stage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58229414-77/nibali-tour-italian-stage.html.csp">Italian Nibali dominates on way to Tour de France win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamey Keaten</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T22:54:19.63-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, who called himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping” during the race, finished in the pack behind Marcel Kittel, who won the 21st stage in a sprint finish. Nibali’s victory comes after the pre-race favorites — 2013 champion Chris Froome ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582294142014-07-27T22:54:19.63-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T22:54:19.63-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58229414@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:54:19 MDT Tour de France: Nibali set to win Tour, with two Frenchmen on podium http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227772-77/france-stage-nibali-tour.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227772-77/france-stage-nibali-tour.html.csp">Tour de France: Nibali set to win Tour, with two Frenchmen on podium</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamey Keaten</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T23:29:11.567-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perigueux, France • Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 17 years, saw him push himself in the individual time trial for fourth pla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582277722014-07-26T23:29:11.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-26T23:29:11.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227772@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:29:11 MDT Tour de France: With Nibali in command, Tour is about 2nd place http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225708-77/tour-stage-behind-nibali.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58225708-77/tour-stage-behind-nibali.html.csp">Tour de France: With Nibali in command, Tour is about 2nd place</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamey Keaten</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T23:50:02.688-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bergerac, France • Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling’s great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian, who has all but won the yellow jersey, cruised to the finish in Stage 19 in the rain-splattered pack behind the Lithuanian’s breakaway. Only a mishap of the highest order during Saturday’s time trial would deny Nibali victory in Paris on Sunday. With cool and meth...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582257082014-07-25T23:50:02.688-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T23:50:02.688-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58225708@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:50:02 MDT Tour de France: Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221763-77/stage-nibali-tour-france.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221763-77/stage-nibali-tour-france.html.csp">Tour de France: Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on victory</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMEY KEATEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T22:47:14.003-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Argeles-Gazost, France • Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last eight kilometers (five miles) uphill. Nibali, who captured his fourth stage of the Tour, stuck out his tongue, tapped his chest, and raised a fist skywar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582217632014-07-24T22:47:14.003-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T22:47:14.003-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221763@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:47:14 MDT Tour de France: Playful Pole wins 17th stage, as overall leader Nibali marches on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218082-77/stage-france-majka-tour.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218082-77/stage-france-majka-tour.html.csp">Tour de France: Playful Pole wins 17th stage, as overall leader Nibali marches on</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamey Keaten</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T17:41:25.132-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pla’d’adet, France • On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. For Vincenzo Nibali, the second ride in the mountains on France’s border with Spain was more serious. “The Shark” nibbled yet more seconds away from several of his closest challengers, and the yellow jersey that he has worn for all but two ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582180822014-07-24T17:41:25.132-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T17:41:25.132-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58218082@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:25 MDT Tour de France: Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Stage 16 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58213204-77/stage-rogers-tour-france.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58213204-77/stage-rogers-tour-france.html.csp">Tour de France: Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Stage 16</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamey Keaten</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T23:13:52.199-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bagneres-de-Luchon, France • The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway. Riding in his 10th Tour, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia won his first Tour stage behind savvy racing, well-paced riding and the absence of his Tinkoff-Saxo Bank leader Alberto Con...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582132042014-07-22T23:13:52.199-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T23:13:52.199-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58213204@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:13:52 MDT Tour de France results http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58210842-77/france-states-united-racing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58210842-77/france-states-united-racing.html.csp">Tour de France results</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T23:20:21.438-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tuesday At Bagneres-de-Luchon, France 16th Stage 147.5 miles to the Pyrenees from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon, with five categorized climbs including a Hors Categorie climb to the Port de Bales 1. Michael Rogers, Australia, Tinkoff-Saxo, 6 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds. 2. Thomas Voeckler, France, Europcar, 9 seconds behind. 3. Vasili Kiryienka, Belarus, Sky, same time. 4. Jose Serpa, Colombia, Lampre-Merida, same time. 5. Cyril Gautier, France, Europcar, same time. 6. Greg Van Avermaet, Be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582108422014-07-22T23:20:21.438-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T23:20:21.438-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210842@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:20:21 MDT Tour de France: Nibali welcomes new role as ‘flag-bearer’ of anti-doping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207988-77/nibali-doping-france-tour.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207988-77/nibali-doping-france-tour.html.csp">Tour de France: Nibali welcomes new role as ‘flag-bearer’ of anti-doping</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamey Keaton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.539-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carcassonne, France • Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. Both of cycling’s other “Grand Tours” that he has already won were marred by doping cases. Last year’s Giro d’Italia was tarnished by three positive tests while in the 2010 Vuelta, Nibali’s runner-up, Ezequiel Mosquera, later tested...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582079882014-07-22T17:36:25.539-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:36:25.539-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207988@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Tuesday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207924-77/espn-league-baseball-atlanta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207924-77/espn-league-baseball-atlanta.html.csp">Tuesday’s sports TV/radio programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.773-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television — Cycling • Tour de France, Stage 16, 6 a.m., NBCSN Major League Baseball • San Francisco at Philadelphia or Miami at Atlanta, 5 p.m., MLB Network • Washington at Colorado, 6:40 p.m., ROOT WNBA • Indiana at Chicago, 6 p.m., ESPN2 • Phoenix at Seattle, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Radio — Minor league baseball • PCL, Reno at Salt Lake, 7 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM • Pioneer League, Billings at Ogden, 7 p.m., 97.5 FM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson 3-6 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207924@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Tour de France: Kristoff wins flat Stage 15; Nibali leads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58203379-77/stage-tour-france-nibali.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58203379-77/stage-tour-france-nibali.html.csp">Tour de France: Kristoff wins flat Stage 15; Nibali leads</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMEY KEATEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:12.025-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nimes, France • Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch of sprinters leading the pack came speeding like a runaway train and plowed past the huffing breakaway duo in the final milliseconds. Stage 15 belonged to Norwegian speedster Alexander Kristoff, his second stage victory in this Tour. The 138-mile stage went smoothly for overall leader Vincenzo N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582033792014-07-22T17:36:12.025-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:36:12.025-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203379@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:12 MDT Tour de France: Majka earns Pole position on Tour’s 14th stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58202223-77/stage-tour-majka-france.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58202223-77/stage-tour-majka-france.html.csp">Tour de France: Majka earns Pole position on Tour’s 14th stage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamey Keaten</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T23:33:08.106-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Risoul, France • Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. The two stages were expected to shake up the standings, but Vincenzo Nibali was not only still wearing the yellow jersey, he was farther out front. In a flip of their finishes a day earlier in the race’s entree to the Alps when Nibali won, the Pole and the Italian crossed one-two...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582022232014-07-19T23:33:08.106-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T23:33:08.106-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58202223@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:33:08 MDT Tour de France: In Alps, overall dominates again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58200022-77/stage-nibali-tour-france.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58200022-77/stage-nibali-tour-france.html.csp">Tour de France: In Alps, overall dominates again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamey Keaten</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:56:59.521-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chamrousse, France • If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here’s why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage 13 to boot. On a sunbaked and melting Alpine road, the 29-year-old Italian, cemented his control of cycling’s greatest race with a solo-finish victory that was an afterthought to gaining time on other title contenders. Team Sky’s Richie Porte, who began the da...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582000222014-07-18T22:56:59.521-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T22:56:59.521-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58200022@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:56:59 MDT Lance Armstrong met cycling doping panel in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196452-77/armstrong-doping-cycling-peters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196452-77/armstrong-doping-cycling-peters.html.csp">Lance Armstrong met cycling doping panel in May</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:02.76-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport’s past, said an attorney for the champion who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong attorney Elliot Peters told The Associated Press that Armstrong set up the meeting and sat for questions for seven hours on May 22, and described the session as a hotel outside Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C., as a “very good meeting.” “T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196452@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:02 MDT Tour de France leader Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196445-77/nibali-tour-doping-astana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196445-77/nibali-tour-doping-astana.html.csp">Tour de France leader Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:02.799-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Saint-Etienne, France • Because of doping’s ravages on cycling, it’s natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages. But Nibali says the sport has changed, doping cases have become rare, and “this theme belongs to the past.” The Italian has had a praiseworthy, almost unbreakable lock on the yellow jersey, yet he will be looking over his shoulder more on Friday. The great race enters two days in the Alps that feature uphill fi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581964452014-07-17T23:12:02.799-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:02.799-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196445@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:02 MDT