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Cycling: Lemoine, Simon bid to lift Cofidis

Beleaguered French cycling outfit Cofidis will be looking to French riders Cyril Lemoine and Julien Simon to lift the team this season after a difficult 2013. "I'm not worried," insisted Cofidis Competitions president Thierry Vittu on Friday. "Our riders are worth more than the slim results from 2013 - 9 wins". "We were hit by bad luck and illness it's true but we didn't find the strength to bounce back completely," added team official Yvon Sanquer.

Cycling: Cofidis name team for Tour de France

French team Cofidis have named their lineup to compete in the Tour de France with Jerome Coppel, Dani Navarro and Rein Taaramae as team leaders. Cofidis named eight cyclists in the team and said that a ninth member would be revealed after the French National Cycling Championships this weekend. The Tour de France gets underway in Corsica on June 29 and concludes in Paris on July 21. Cofidis team for Tour de France:

Cycling: French wild cards complete Tour de France field

French cycling teams Cofidis, Europcar and Sojasun were on Saturday handed the three wild card invitations for this year's 100th Tour de France, which gets underway on June 29 in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica The 22 participating teams are: France (5): AG2R La Mondiale, Cofidis, Europcar, FDJ-BigMat, Sojasun Netherlands (3): Argos, Blanco, Vacansoleil Belgium (2): Omega Pharma, Lotto Spain (2): Euskaltel, Movistar United States (2): BMC, Garmin Italy(2):

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Paris - Nice stage 7 results

March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Paris - Nice (Nice - Col d'Eze, 9.6 km) on Sunday 1. Richie Porte (Australia / Team Sky) 19:16" 2. Andrew Talansky (U.S. / Garmin) +23" 3. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) +27" 4. Jean-Christophe Peraud (France / AG2R) +32" 5. Tejay Van Garderen (U.S. / BMC Racing) +52" 6. Simon Spilak (Slovenia / Katusha) +55" 7. Diego Ulissi (Italy / Lampre) +1:00" 8.

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Paris - Nice stage 5 results

March 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Paris - Nice (Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Montagne de Lure, 176 km) on Friday 1. Richie Porte (Australia / Team Sky) 4:50:54" 2. Denis Menchov (Russia / Katusha) +26" 3. Andrew Talansky (U.S. / Garmin) +33" 4. Tejay Van Garderen (U.S. / BMC Racing) 5. Diego Ulissi (Italy / Lampre) 6. Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands / Vacansoleil) 7.

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Paris - Nice classification after stage 4

March 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Paris - Nice after Stage 4 on Thursday 1. Andrew Talansky (U.S. / Garmin) 19:35:17" 2. Andriy Grivko (Ukraine / Astana) +3" 3. Peter Velits (Slovakia / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +4" 4. Sylvain Chavanel (France / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 5. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) +5" 6. Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands / Vacansoleil) +6" 7. Richie Porte (Australia / Team Sky) +7" 8.

UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Paris - Nice stage 3 results

March 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Paris - Nice (Chatel-Guyon - Brioude, 170.5 km) on Wednesday 1. Andrew Talansky (U.S. / Garmin) 4:06:15" 2. Davide Malacarne (Italy / Europcar) ST 3. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) 4. David Lopez (Spain / Team Sky) 5. Richie Porte (Australia / Team Sky) 6. Romain Bardet (France / AG2R) 7.
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