The Ottumwa Courier


Cycling Tour de France-9

Spain's Alberto Contador prepares to leave for a training ride in Porto Vecchio, southern Corsica island, France, Thursday June 27, 2013. The Tour de France cycling race starts in Porto Vecchio on Saturday June 29, and the 198-rider peloton, or pack, is to cover 3,479 kilometers (2,162 miles) over three weeks, 21 stages and two rest days, before an unusual nighttime finish July 21 on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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