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PLA D'ADET, France (AP) - On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.

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Mountain biker headed for epic Africa race

BEND, Ore. - It has been called the Tour de France of mountain bike stage races. The eight-day Cape Epic in South Africa spans nearly 500 miles and includes 50,000 feet of elevation gain in temperatures that can soar above 100 degrees.

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Outdoors
I'll take the Lycra

While web-surfing recently, I came across an acronym I hadn't seen before: MAMIL, which stands for Middle Aged Man In Lycra.

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MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - One day after their contentious, finger-pointing debate, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney vied aggressively for the support of women voters Wednesday, as they and their running mates charged across nearly a half-dozen battleground states in the close race for the White House with 20 days to run.Not even Republicans disputed that Obama's debate performance was much stronger than the listless showing two weeks earlier that helped spark a rise in the polls for Romney. The two rivals meet one more time, next Monday in Florida.

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Sports Briefs

Nicholas sets two borough records Muller's car takes best in show Canseco announces retirement Ferrari chairman defends team decision

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Trip of a lifetime: Dentist to cycle portion of Tour de France route

Last week, Dr. Todd Wortham was waking up almost every day at 4:30 a.m. just to check Lance Armstrong's standing on the Tour de France website.

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Kenai Kranker trains for extreme hand cycling race

For the last 24 years, the most extreme hand cycling race in the world has been held right here in Alaska. Sadler's Alaska Challenge, now in its 25th year, will be starting for the first time in its history from Seward, Alaska this year, and will draw a group of athletes from all over the world. Athletes representing 8 different countries, including 4 gold medalists who competed at the Paralympics Games in Beijing, China last year, will participate. Originally the race was held from Fairbanks to Anchorage, but this year's course will begin its 257-mile trek from Seward.

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Danielson holds off Armstrong at Tour

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) Lance Armstrong made a late surge on the steep climbs of snowy Brasstown Bald, but at the end he yielded to teammate Tom Danielson.

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Sports
Armstrong eyes yellow jersey

TOURS, France Lance Armstrong pedaled beside the overall leader of the Tour de France and admired his taste in fashion. The six-time champion wants to be decked out in yellow again, and he might not have to wait long.

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Sports
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

The Swiss-based International Cycling Union, or UCI, said Tuesday the Phonak team told the governing body that the American rider's contract was terminated last week.

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