#1 Lapierre will be fined and receive a lengthy suspens by sakura698 30.10.2019 22:32

GERARDMER, France -- In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday. Fake Yeezy China . Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one: Two-time champion Alberto Contador. Over two minutes back, an attacking Contador duelled with Nibali to capture second place at the uphill finish of a rainy 161-kilometre (100-mile) ride from Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine ski resort. Contador gained only seconds on Nibali, and was still 2 1/2 minutes behind him, but the threat was loud and clear. The overall standings changed after Stage 8, with mostly strong climbers at the top. Kadri, sensing his looming victory in the last kilometre, clasped hands in joy with a staffer of his AG2R Mondiale team, who was alongside him in a team car. He kissed his fingers to the crowd and smiled broadly at the line. "Today was my day, and Im really, really, really happy," he said after his maiden Tour stage win. "We work all year for good performances in this race. ... Today it paid off." Kadri emerged from a five-man breakaway that chiselled out a lead of as many as 11 minutes. None of the breakaway riders threatened Nibalis yellow jersey: The highest-placed among them started the stage nearly 26 1/2 minutes back. Contador attacked as he and Nibali passed under the red flag marking one kilometre to go. But the Italian couldnt be shaken -- hewing right on the Spaniards back wheel except for Contadors final surge at the line. "Im not explosive, but I held my own," Nibali said. "I tried to respond as best I could to his attack ... he moved a lot, I really wanted to stick close to him ... in the last 100 metres he accelerated a lot." The ride featured three mid-grade climbs in the first of three days in the mid-sized Vosges range near the German border. 90. Christian Meier of Langley, B.C., was 90th, finishing in a peloton that clocked in at 4:7:19. Svein Tuft, also from Langley, was in the same group, finishing the stage 110th. Meier is 143rd in the overall standings, while Tuft is 146th. American Andrew Talansky had trouble and lost time in the title chase to other contenders. In the final ascent, he skidded off the wet road and fumbled -- with help from a fan -- to repair what seemed to be a problem with his bike. A race medical report said he had multiple contusions. Talansky, the Garmin-Sharp team leader, finished more than two minutes behind Nibali and Contador, and trailed the leader by 4 minutes, 22 seconds in 16th place overall. He started the ride in eighth, 2:05 down. Overall, Nibali led Astana teammate Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark in second by 1 minute, 44 seconds. Australias Richie Porte of Team Sky, who finished fourth on Saturday, was 1:58 back in third. Spains Alejandro Valverde was fifth, 2:27 adrift, and Contador was sixth, 2:34 behind. The breakaway five chiselled out their maximum lead with about 50 kilometres (30 miles) left, and the pack began to accelerate. With around 25 kilometres left, the lead dwindled to 4 1/2 minutes. Frances Sylvain Chavanel pressed the pace among the five in front, then Kadri overtook him, pedalling alone up the final climb. There were fewer crashes than in recent days. Before the stage, Swiss rider Mathias Frank, the leader of the IAM Cycling team, withdraw because of broken left femur in a crash on Friday. Frank, who was runner-up in the Tour de Suisse last month, underwent surgery in Geneva on Saturday. The toughest ride in the Vosges will come on Monday when cyclists face seven ascents, including an uphill finish to the storied ski resort La Planche des Belles Filles. The pack faces six ascents on Sunday with a 170-kilometre (106-mile) ride from Gerardmer to Mulhouse. Cheap Yeezy China . Next up is another showdown with Michigan. Payne scored 18 points, Branden Dawson had 14 and No. 22 Michigan State beat No. 12 Wisconsin 83-75 on Saturday to reach the Big Ten tournament championship. Discount Yeezy Store .FIFA said its appeals panel ruled the case not admissible.The former U.S. Attorney had objected to ethics judge Joachim Eckerts summary of the World Cup bid investigation, claiming numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of his work. https://www.yeezychina.us/ . -- Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes Thursday for a 7-under 63 to take the lead after one round of the Honda Classic.WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets didnt know Thursday whether theyd have Evander Kane for the St. Louis Blues this week, but they were still relieved their star forward wasnt seriously injured. "It turned out to be a day-to-day injury, not severe, lets put it that way," coach Claude Noel said after practice. Kane went down during practice the day before, after getting tangled with Anthony Peluso on the boards, and had to be helped off the ice favouring his right leg. It looked like Peluso fell on the leg and it might have been Kanes knee that was injured. Noel said the left wingers status for Fridays game was uncertain but he hadnt been ruled out. "Potential yes, well have to wait and see." If he doesnt play, he will be missed. Kane has been one of Winnipegs more reliable forwards this season, with three goals, two assists and a team-leading 34 shots on goal. His energy and more physical game has seen him move from the second to the top line. He isnt the only injured player as the Jets play their eighth game Friday. Winnipegs forward lines in particular have been taking a beating over the intense early schedule. Centres Bryan Little and Jim Slater missed practices this week for what Noel termed "maintenance," although he says it looks like both would be ready Friday. Right wing Chris Thorburn, however, has been placed on the injury list and the Jets have called up Patrice Cormier from the St. Johns IceCaps in case hes needed. Whether he sees any ice time likely depends on who else is fit enough to play. Cormier played 10 games but not a lot of minutes with the Jets last season and was happy to get the call, although he didnt answer it. He said he was in a movie theatre and when he left he noticed he had missed 14 calls. Yeezy China. "Excited but surprised," is how he described his reaction. "I didnt really know what was going on. I watched the game against Montreal, I didnt see anyone -- usually you see guys get hurt." The Blues (4-1-0), meanwhile, are the kind of team the Jets (3-4-0) need to measure themselves against if they want to be competitive in the Western Conference, suggested centre Olli Jokinen. "I think its a good challenge, I think its a good test for our team," he said. "They probably feel that theyre close to winning the Cup. Every year for the last two years theyve been right there." The Blues have never won the Stanley Cup. They missed the playoffs in 2010 and 2011 but with new coach Ken Hitchcock in charge they won the Central Division in 2012, losing the conference semi-final to Stanley Cup winner Los Angeles. Last season they finished second in their division to eventual Stanley Cup winner Chicago but lost in the quarter-finals to the Kings again. The Blues will be coming to Winnipeg after playing in Chicago Thursday night, but Jokinen didnt think that was going to make much of a difference. "They dont take any teams lightly," he said. "They play the same way every night." Noel, meanwhile, was Hitchcocks assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets and replaced Hitchcock on an interim basis when he was fired. St. Louis will be coming to Winnipeg without forward Maxim Lapierre, who is meeting with NHL officials over a hit Tuesday to San Joses Dan Boyle that sent him off on a stretcher. Its expected that Lapierre will be fined and receive a lengthy suspension for the hit that drove Boyles head into the boards. ' ' '

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