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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome wins yellow jersey for the fourth time

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage. Groenewegen defeated German Andre Greipel in a frenetic final sprint on the Champs Elysees but the day belonged to 32-year-old Froome. The Team Sky rider is now second in the all-time list after completing his third successive victory. Rigoberto Uran was second, 54 seconds behind, with Romain Bardet third. “Each time I have won has been ...

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of the final stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage from 16:30 BST on the website. Chris Froome effectively clinched his fourth Tour de France title after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille. Briton Froome finished six seconds behind stage winner Maciej Bodnar. The 32-year-old took time out of all his major yellow jersey rivals on a 22.5km individual time trial. The Team Sky rider will not have his lead attacked on Sunday’s processional ...

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George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children have arrived in Warsaw for the start of their visit to Poland and Germany. Their five-day tour of the two European countries is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Kensington Palace said Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, two, will be seen “on at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week”. They joined their parents in Canada last year for an official trip. “The duke and ...

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Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia on first foreign tour

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has arrived in Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip since becoming president. His eight-day trip will also take in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, the Vatican, and Sicily. It comes as Mr Trump faces uproar at home following his sacking of FBI director James Comey. He has strongly criticised the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee an inquiry into alleged Russian influence on the US election. The trip takes in the capitals of the three major ...

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Sony Bringing These Games And More On Tour This Summer Across The US

Sony is bringing back its “Road to Greatness” event, which sees the company fill a tractor trailer with PlayStation games and more for a nationwide tour. The tour kicks off this weekend (April 21-23) at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con, with other stops including Sun Fest (May 3-7) in West Palm Beach, Florida; Summefest (June 29-July 2) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the MLB All-Star Game Fan Fest (July 7-11) in Miami, Florida; and the GameStop Expo (August 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada, just to name a few. You can see the full ...

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Oil looms large over Saudi king's Asia tour

Energy takes top billing during Saudi king’s Asian tour King Salman’s massive entourage has been stealing the show on his tour of Asia, but oil, money and geopolitics are driving the Saudi leader’s month-long journey. Asia’s growing economies are a big deal for Saudi Arabia, which is trying to wean itself off a dependence on oil. “As Saudi looks to the future, Asia of course is front and center,” said Ben Simpfendorfer, CEO of Silk Road Associates. “It is two thirds of the world’s population, half of its economy — ...

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Fit for an emperor – a virtual reality tour of Nero's golden palace

By Cristiano Corvino | ROME Emperor Nero, a technology enthusiast, would have loved it: his over-the-top golden palace in Rome is about to get the virtual reality treatment. From Saturday, visitors to the buried Domus Aurea (Golden House) will be able to don headsets to get a closer look at the frescoes on its 12 meter (40 ft)-high walls. The palace was built in 64 A.D. after fire swept through the city, the one through which the man himself is – probably apocryphally – said to have fiddled. “We believe ...

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: Tour de France winner & five-time Olympic champion retires

Media playback is not supported on this device Five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling aged 36. Britain’s first Tour de France winner, in 2012, said he had fulfilled a “childhood aspiration” of making a career out of the sport. “I’ve met my idols and ridden alongside the best for 20 years,” he said. “2016 is the end of the road for this chapter, onwards and upwards. Kids from Kilburn don’t win Olympic golds and the Tour de France! They do now.” Wiggins became Britain’s ...

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VR Talk Show Turns Game Creators into Virtual Tour Guides

The FOO Show is a talk show focused on video games, which takes place entirely in VR. The host and guests wear VR headsets during production, and the audience consumes the show at home using their own VR headsets. The first episode of the show is already available for free on most VR platforms, and you can watch it in 2D via YouTube below. The pilot episode is on Firewatch, and features Jake Rodkin and Sean Vanaman from Campo Santo. The show’s host, ex-Tested.com founder and editor Will Smith, and ...

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Aerosmith to say 'Aero-Vederci' with 2017 European tour

U.S. rockers Aerosmith, together for some 45 years, will embark on a “farewell” European tour next year, the group said on Monday, kicking off the series of shows in Israel. One of the biggest rock bands in the United States, the award-winning group, often called “The Bad Boys from Boston” in reference to the city where they formed in 1970, is known for songs like “Back in the Saddle” and “Walk This Way”. The group consists of lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, drummer Joey Kramer ...

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