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New York-based editor of the Guardian's Comment is free US site, formerly cycling columnist of the Guardian, Rouleur contributor and all-round bike nut
cyclingnews.com — Laurent Jalabert leads Lance Armstrong on stage 4 of the 1996 race. The ONCE rider would win the stage and the overall view thumbnail gallery Testifies in front of French Senate anti-doping commission After the fall of Lance Armstrong in October last year, Laurent Jalabert attracted a lot of criticism when he stated that the seven-time winner of the Tour de France stripped of his titles was "a great champion."
guardian.co.uk — Afternoon all. It's a breakaway day! Well, probably. Stage 11 sees one big ramp up to 1,790m at Sella Ciampigotto, then a quick 7km category two climb to the finish. Those hills will rule out the sprinters, while in all likelihood it's not a tough enough day to bring much GC action.
newyorker.com — The cowardly move by the Justice Department to subpoena two months of the A.P.'s phone records, both of its office lines and of the home phones of individual reporters, is potentially a breach of the Justice Department's own guidelines. Even more important, it prevented the A.P. from seeking a judicial review of the action.
wnyc.org — (Source: U.S. Public Interest Research Group.) America's "driving boom" is over. So says a study by U.S. Public Interest Group, which found that after six decades of steady increases in drivership, the trend has reversed. The study says the turning point came in 2004, when miles driven per capita dropped for the first time since the end of World War II.
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