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Vincenzo Nibali increases Tour de France lead with another stage win
Vincenzo Nibali increases Tour de France lead with another stage win

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 day in second, saw his title hopes all but vanish after he lost about nine minutes to Nibali on the last climb along the grueling 122-mile trek from Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse...

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