July 26, 2015

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Lord Sewel faces call to quit Parliament over drugs claim –
Senior peer Lord Sewel has been urged to resign from the House of Lords after he was filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes. He could also face a police inquiry over the Sun on Sunday’s footage.The original footage released appeared to show Lord Sewel snorting powder from a woman’s breasts with a £5 note. Lords Speaker Baroness D’Souza condemned his behaviour, saying it was “shocking and unacceptable” and the allegations would be referred to the House of Lords commissioner for standards and the Metropolitan Police. [BBC]

Tour de France: Chris Froome completes historic British win –
Chris Froome became the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice when he safely reached the finish line in Paris at the end of the three-week race. The 2013 champion finished alongside his team-mates on the final stage, behind a sprint won by Andre Greipel. Mark Cavendish, seeking a fifth win on the Champs-Elysees, finished sixth after the 109.5km race from Sevres. The win for Froome means a Briton, and Team Sky, have now won three of the last four of cycling’s showpiece races. Froome, 30, beat Colombia’s Nairo Quintana to the yellow jersey by 72 seconds with Spain’s Alejandro Valverde third. [BBC] See List of the Day
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Bobbi Kristina Brown dies after coma –
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said. Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family and was “finally at peace in the arms of God”. [BBC] She fell into a coma after she was found in a bathtub on January 31, 2015.
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Tour de France Winners

Tour de France general classification winners
Year Country Cyclist Sponsor/Team Distance Time/Points Margin Stage wins Yellow jerseys
1903  France Maurice Garin La Française 2,428 km (1,509 mi) 94h 33′ 14″ + 2h 59′ 21″ 3 6
1904  France Henri Cornet Conte 2,428 km (1,509 mi) 96h 05′ 55″ + 2h 16′ 14″ 1 3
1905  France Louis Trousselier Peugeot–Wolber 2,994 km (1,860 mi) 35 26 5 10
1906  France René Pottier Peugeot 4,637 km (2,881 mi) 31 8 5 12
1907  France Lucien Petit-Breton Peugeot 4,488 km (2,789 mi) 47 19 2 5
1908  France Lucien Petit-Breton Peugeot 4,497 km (2,794 mi) 36 32 5 13
1909  Luxembourg François Faber Alcyon 4,498 km (2,795 mi) 37 20 6 13
1910  France Octave Lapize Alcyon 4,734 km (2,942 mi) 63 4 4 3
1911  France Gustave Garrigou Alcyon 5,343 km (3,320 mi) 43 18 2 13
1912  Belgium Odile Defraye Alcyon 5,289 km (3,286 mi) 49 59 3 13
1913  Belgium Philippe Thys Peugeot 5,287 km (3,285 mi) 197h 54′ 00″ + 8′ 37″ 1 8
1914  Belgium Philippe Thys Peugeot 5,380 km (3,340 mi) 200h 28′ 48″ + 1′ 50″ 1 15
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1919  Belgium Firmin Lambot La Sportive 5,560 km (3,450 mi) 231h 07′ 15″ + 1h 42′ 54″ 1 2
1920  Belgium Philippe Thys La Sportive 5,503 km (3,419 mi) 228h 36′ 13″ + 57′ 21″ 4 14
1921  Belgium Léon Scieur La Sportive 5,485 km (3,408 mi) 221h 50′ 26″ + 18′ 36″ 2 14
1922  Belgium Firmin Lambot Peugeot 5,375 km (3,340 mi) 222h 08′ 06″ + 41′ 15″ 0 3
1923  France Henri Pélissier Automoto 5,386 km (3,347 mi) 222h 15′ 30″ + 30 ’41” 3 6
1924  Italy Ottavio Bottecchia Automoto 5,425 km (3,371 mi) 226h 18′ 21″ + 35′ 36″ 4 15
1925  Italy Ottavio Bottecchia Automoto 5,440 km (3,380 mi) 219h 10′ 18″ + 54′ 20″ 4 13
1926  Belgium Lucien Buysse Automoto 5,745 km (3,570 mi) 238h 44′ 25″ + 1h 22′ 25″ 2 8
1927  Luxembourg Nicolas Frantz Alcyon 5,398 km (3,354 mi) 198h 16′ 42″ + 1h 48′ 41″ 3 14
1928  Luxembourg Nicolas Frantz Alcyon 5,476 km (3,403 mi) 192h 48′ 58″ + 50′ 07″ 5 22
1929  Belgium Maurice De Waele Alcyon 5,286 km (3,285 mi) 186h 39′ 15″ +44′ 23″ 1 16
1930  France André Leducq Alcyon 4,822 km (2,996 mi) 172h 12′ 16″ + 14′ 13″ 2 13
1931  France Antonin Magne France 5,091 km (3,163 mi) 177h 10′ 03″ + 12′ 56″ 1 16
1932  France André Leducq France 4,479 km (2,783 mi) 154h 11′ 49″ + 24′ 03″ 6 19
1933  France Georges Speicher France 4,395 km (2,731 mi) 147h 51′ 37″ + 4′ 01″ 3 12
1934  France Antonin Magne France 4,470 km (2,780 mi) 147h 13′ 58″ + 27′ 31″ 3 22
1935  Belgium Romain Maes Belgium 4,338 km (2,696 mi) 141h 23′ 00″ + 17′ 52″ 3 21
1936  Belgium Sylvère Maes Belgium 4,442 km (2,760 mi) 142h 47′ 32″ + 26′ 55″ 4 14
1937  France Roger Lapébie France 4,415 km (2,743 mi) 138h 58′ 31″ + 7′ 17″ 3 4
1938  Italy Gino Bartali* Italy 4,694 km (2,917 mi) 148h 29′ 12″ + 18′ 27″ 2 8
1939  Belgium Sylvère Maes* Belgium 4,224 km (2,625 mi) 132h 03′ 17″ + 30′ 38″ 2 4
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1947  France Jean Robic France 4,642 km (2,884 mi) 148h 11′ 25″ + 3′ 58″ 3 1
1948  Italy Gino Bartali* Italy 4,922 km (3,058 mi) 147h 10′ 36″ + 26′ 16″ 7 9
1949  Italy Fausto Coppi* Italy 4,808 km (2,988 mi) 149h 40′ 49″ + 10′ 55″ 3 5
1950   Switzerland Ferdinand Kübler Switzerland 4,773 km (2,966 mi) 145h 36′ 56″ + 9′ 30″ 3 11
1951   Switzerland Hugo Koblet Switzerland 4,690 km (2,910 mi) 142h 20′ 14″ + 22′ 00″ 5 11
1952  Italy Fausto Coppi* Italy 4,898 km (3,043 mi) 151h 57′ 20″ + 28′ 17″ 5 14
1953  France Louison Bobet France 4,476 km (2,781 mi) 129h 23′ 25″ + 14′ 18″ 2 5
1954  France Louison Bobet France 4,656 km (2,893 mi) 140h 06′ 05″ + 15′ 49″ 3 14
1955  France Louison Bobet France 4,495 km (2,793 mi) 130h 29′ 26″ + 4′ 53″ 2 6
1956  France Roger Walkowiak France 4,498 km (2,795 mi) 124h 01′ 16″ + 1′ 25″ 0 8
1957  France Jacques Anquetil France 4,669 km (2,901 mi) 135h 44′ 42″ + 14′ 56″ 4 15
1958  Luxembourg Charly Gaul Luxembourg 4,319 km (2,684 mi) 116h 59′ 05″ + 3′ 10″ 4 2
1959  Spain Federico Bahamontes* Spain 4,358 km (2,708 mi) 123h 46′ 45″ + 4′ 01″ 1 6
1960  Italy Gastone Nencini Italy 4,173 km (2,593 mi) 112h 08′ 42″ + 5′ 02″ 0 14
1961  France Jacques Anquetil France 4,397 km (2,732 mi) 122h 01′ 33″ + 12′ 14″ 2 21
1962  France Jacques Anquetil Saint–Raphaël 4,274 km (2,656 mi) 114h 31′ 54″ + 4′ 59″ 2 3
1963  France Jacques Anquetil Saint–Raphaël 4,138 km (2,571 mi) 113h 30′ 05″ + 3′ 35″ 4 5
1964  France Jacques Anquetil Saint–Raphaël 4,504 km (2,799 mi) 127h 09′ 44″ + 55″ 4 6
1965  Italy Felice Gimondi Salvarani 4,188 km (2,602 mi) 116h 42′ 06″ + 2′ 40″ 3 18
1966  France Lucien Aimar Ford–Gitane 4,329 km (2,690 mi) 117h 34′ 21″ + 1′ 07″ 0 6
1967  France Roger Pingeon Peugeot–BP–Michelin 4,779 km (2,970 mi) 136h 53′ 50″ + 3′ 40″ 1 17
1968  Netherlands Jan Janssen Pelforth-Sauvage–Lejeune 4,492 km (2,791 mi) 133h 49′ 42″ + 38″ 2 1
1969  Belgium Eddy Merckxdouble-dagger Faema 4,117 km (2,558 mi) 116h 16′ 02″ + 17′ 54″ 6 18
1970  Belgium Eddy Merckx* Faemino 4,254 km (2,643 mi) 119h 31′ 49″ + 12′ 41″ 8 20
1971  Belgium Eddy Merckxdagger Molteni 3,608 km (2,242 mi) 96h 45′ 14″ + 9′ 51″ 4 17
1972  Belgium Eddy Merckxdagger Molteni 3,846 km (2,390 mi) 108h 17′ 18″ + 10′ 41″ 6 15
1973  Spain Luis Ocaña Bic 4,090 km (2,540 mi) 122h 25′ 34″ + 15′ 51″ 6 14
1974  Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni 4,098 km (2,546 mi) 116h 16′ 58″ + 8′ 04″ 8 18
1975  France Bernard Thévenet Peugeot 4,000 km (2,500 mi) 114h 35′ 31″ + 2′ 47″ 2 8
1976  Belgium Lucien Van Impe Gitane–Campagnolo 4,017 km (2,496 mi) 116h 22′ 23″ + 4′ 14″ 1 12
1977  France Bernard Thévenet Peugeot 4,096 km (2,545 mi) 115h 38′ 30″ + 48″ 1 8
1978  France Bernard Hinault Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,908 km (2,428 mi) 108h 18′ 00″ + 3′ 56″ 3 3
1979  France Bernard Hinaultdagger Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,765 km (2,339 mi) 103h 06′ 50″ + 13′ 07″ 7 17
1980  Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk TI–Raleigh 3,842 km (2,387 mi) 109h 19′ 14″ + 6′ 55″ 2 10
1981  France Bernard Hinault Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,753 km (2,332 mi) 96h 19′ 38″ + 14′ 34″ 5 18
1982  France Bernard Hinault Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,507 km (2,179 mi) 92h 08′ 46″ + 6′ 21″ 4 12
1983  France Laurent Fignon# Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,809 km (2,367 mi) 105h 07′ 52″ + 4′ 04″ 1 6
1984  France Laurent Fignon Renault–Elf–Gitane 4,021 km (2,499 mi) 112h 03′ 40″ + 10′ 32″ 5 7
1985  France Bernard Hinault La Vie Claire 4,109 km (2,553 mi) 113h 24′ 23″ + 1′ 42″ 2 16
1986  United States Greg LeMond La Vie Claire 4,094 km (2,544 mi) 110h 35′ 19″ + 3′ 10″ 1 7
1987  Ireland Stephen Roche Carrera Jeans-Vagabond 4,231 km (2,629 mi) 115h 27′ 42″ + 40″ 1 3
1988  Spain Pedro Delgado Reynolds 3,286 km (2,042 mi) 84h 27′ 53″ + 7′ 13″ 1 11
1989  United States Greg LeMond ADR Agrigel 3,285 km (2,041 mi) 87h 38′ 35″ + 8″ 3 8
1990  United States Greg LeMond Z Vêtements 3,504 km (2,177 mi) 90h 43′ 20″ + 2′ 16″ 0 2
1991  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,914 km (2,432 mi) 101h 01′ 20″ + 3′ 36″ 2 10
1992  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,983 km (2,475 mi) 100h 49′ 30″ + 4′ 35″ 3 10
1993  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,714 km (2,308 mi) 95h 57′ 09″ + 4′ 59″ 2 14
1994  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,978 km (2,472 mi) 103h 38′ 38″ + 5′ 39″ 1 13
1995  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,635 km (2,259 mi) 92h 44′ 59″ + 4′ 35″ 2 13
1996  Denmark Bjarne Riis[A] Team Telekom 3,765 km (2,339 mi) 95h 57′ 16″ + 1′ 41″ 2 13
1997  Germany Jan Ullrich# Team Telekom 3,950 km (2,450 mi) 100h 30′ 35″ + 9′ 09″ 2 12
1998  Italy Marco Pantani Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 3,875 km (2,408 mi) 92h 49′ 46″ + 3′ 21″ 2 7
1999[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,687 km (2,291 mi) 91h 32′ 16″ + 7′ 37″ 4 15
2000[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,662 km (2,275 mi) 92h 33′ 08″ + 6′ 02″ 1 12
2001[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,458 km (2,149 mi) 86h 17′ 28″ + 6′ 44″ 4 8
2002[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,272 km (2,033 mi) 82h 05′ 12″ + 7′ 17″ 4 11
2003[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,427 km (2,129 mi) 83h 41′ 12″ + 1′ 01″ 1 13
2004[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,391 km (2,107 mi) 83h 36′ 02″ + 6′ 19″ 5 7
2005[B]  United States Lance Armstrong Discovery Channel 3,593 km (2,233 mi) 86h 15′ 02″ + 4′ 40″ 1 17
2006  Spain Óscar Pereiro[C] Caisse d’Epargne-Illes Balears 3,657 km (2,272 mi) 89h 40′ 27″ + 32″ 0 8
2007  Spain Alberto Contador# Discovery Channel 3,570 km (2,220 mi) 91h 00′ 26″ + 23″ 1 4
2008  Spain Carlos Sastre Team CSC 3,559 km (2,211 mi) 87h 52′ 52″ + 58″ 1 5
2009  Spain Alberto Contador Astana 3,459 km (2,149 mi) 85h 48′ 35″ + 4′ 11″ 2 7
2010  Luxembourg Andy Schleck#[D] Team Saxo Bank 3,642 km (2,263 mi) 91h 59′ 27″ + 1′ 22″ 2 12
2011  Australia Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 3,430 km (2,130 mi) 86h 12′ 22″ + 1′ 34″ 1 2
2012  United Kingdom Bradley Wiggins Team Sky 3,496 km (2,172 mi) 87h 34′ 47″ + 3′ 21″ 2 14
2013  United Kingdom Chris Froome Team Sky 3,404 km (2,115 mi) 83h 56′ 20″ + 4′ 20″ 3 14
2014  Italy Vincenzo Nibali Astana 3,660.5 km (2,274.5 mi) 89h 59′ 06″ + 7′ 37″ 4 19
2015  United Kingdom Chris Froome* Team Sky 3,660.3 km (2,274.4 mi) 84h 46′ 14″ + 1′ 12″ 1 16

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