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Tony Gallopin wins Tour's Stage 11

Updated: July 16, 2014, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

OYONNAX, France -- Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

The "Pit Bull" proved them wrong.

With a show of tooth-grinding grit and determination to repay his Garmin Sharp teammates who had ridden hard to help him, the 25-year-old Miami native got back up on ...

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