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Froome already eyeing next Tour

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PARIS (AP) One down for Tour de France winner Chris Froome, how many more to go?

Having crushed the opposition at the 100th Tour, the Briton is looking ahead. The French may need to get used to hearing "God Save The Queen" ring out again and again on the Champs-Elysees. Froome's prowess in time trials and on mountain climbs - vital for any modern winner of cycling's premier race - plus his age, 28, and his hunger for more success give him the makings of a multiple champion.

Rivals, be warned.


Trek signs Schleck brothers for 2014

(AP) -- U.S. cycling team Trek says it has signed Andy and Frank Schleck to its roster for 2014.

The Luxembourg brothers will compete in the major Tours and the three Ardennes classics - the Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege - among other races. (MORE)

Aussie O'Grady retires after 17th Tour

SYDNEY (AP) Australian rider Stuart O'Grady has announced his retirement, one day after completing a record-tying 17th Tour de France.

The 39-year-old O'Grady ended a 19-year professional career after a strong performance by his Orica GreenEDGE team in this year's Tour. Teammate Simon Gerrans won the third stage and O'Grady stood on the podium when the Australian-based outfit won the team time-trial in the fourth stage. (MORE)

Britain's Froome wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) I won't let you down like Lance Armstrong. This Tour de France champion is for real.

That, in so many words, is the promise Chris Froome made as the newest winner of cycling's showcase race so badly hurt over the years by riders who doped to win it. (MORE)

Kenyan riders celebrate Froome's success

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Kenyan riders in yellow jerseys stood with their arms held high and fists clenched in triumph on Sunday in Nairobi. One performed a risky handstand on his bike in an acrobatic celebration along the dusty streets of Chris Froome's home city.

Members of Froome's first cycling club lifted their sodas and beers and cheered as they watched the Kenya-born Froome on television toast his current team with a glass of champagne during the Tour de France's final stage in Paris. (MORE)

Quintana: Anti-doping helped my training

ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France (AP) Nairo Quintana says cycling's fight against doping has helped him excel at the Tour de France by allowing his intense, high-altitude training to make a difference.

Along with soon-to-be Tour winner Chris Froome, the 23-year-old Colombian climbing sensation emerged Saturday as perhaps the biggest revelation at this 100th Tour. (MORE)

2 indicted for threats toward USADA CEO

DENVER (AP) Two men have been charged with directing threats toward U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart in the aftermath of USADA's decision to strip cyclist Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles.

One indictment, unsealed Thursday, alleges that Gerrit Keats of Clearwater, Fla., threatened Tygart via interstate communication in October. (MORE)

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