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Cyling's Tour de France starts in Britain, could end with a Briton
Cyling's Tour de France starts in Britain, could end with a Briton

— So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal, and your baseball team is slumping. This weekend, fans of many stripes could join die-hard cycling buffs and tune in to the start of the 101st Tour de France for that much-needed sports fix. Cycling's big event gets going Saturday through bucolic countryside in northern England, where officials have paid for the right to host it, hoping to draw tourists, capture media attention and feed the recent cycling craze among Britons. It could first require getting over a nagging belief that, after Lance Armstrong's doping exposure, the sport...

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