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2dRupert Guinness

10 moments worth revisiting from this year's Tour de France

From Mark Cavendish's sprint finishes to Chris Froome's heroics on and off the bike, we look at some of the moments that defined this year's Tour.

Froome: Third Tour win is incredible (0:15)
'This is the most beautiful victory for Froome' (3:27)
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Dumoulin injures wrist in fall, abandons Tour

Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin, a favorite for gold in the Olympic time trial, abandoned the Tour de France in tears Friday after injuring his left wrist in a fall two stages from the end of the race.

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Eisel: Cavendish is on fire (1:06)
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Distance great Bekele left off Ethiopia team

Kenenisa Bekele has been left off Ethiopia's team for the Olympics after missing the country's qualifying criteria for both the marathon and the 10,000 meters.

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20dSarah Gearhart

'I'm never allowed to forget,' says Graham MacIndoe

Runner Graham MacIndoe went to hell and back, struggling with alcohol and drug addictions. His family fell apart, and he spent time in prison. But he found running to be his saving grace.

19dRupert Guinness

The drama of the Tour's seventh stage

With something to prove after being left off of the Olympic team, Briton Steve Cummings won Stage 7. But fellow countryman Adam Yates had a different kind of luck.

WATCH: Tour de Farce as inflatable collapses (0:31)
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20dRupert Guinness

Tour de France: The risk and reward of the descent

With stage five -- the hill stage -- and a crash behind him, Serge Pauwels is reminded of the importance of the descent: It can make or break a day in the saddle.

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Kittel takes stage four in another photo finish

Marcel Kittel won stage four of the Tour de France in Limoges in another photo finish, a day after pictures were needed to separate Mark Cavendish from Andre Greipel.

26dRupert Guinness

The Tour de France I love and hate

After almost 30 years of covering the Tour de France, Rupert Guinness recalls the stories, dramas, heartbreak and thrills of the great race.

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Boy, 9, makes historic swim to Alcatraz and back

James Savage, a 9-year-old from Los Banos, became the youngest swimmer to make journey from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island and back, breaking a record previously held by a 10-year-old boy.

An older brother's push turns into Olympic dream (0:52)
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34dDoug Williams

Dipsea Race: There's nothing typical about it.

Started 111 years ago, the Dipsea Race attracts every kind of runner. One thing they have in common? A fearlessness of the rugged terrain -- and the unknowns -- between the start and finish.