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Five things we’ll know after stage 8 mountaintop finish

TOULOUSE, France (VN) — The first climb of the 2016 Tour de France didn’t reveal much. All the major GC favorites — with the exception of 2014 podium …

Road Cycling

You can't explain the Iraq War without talking about oil

But then again, the commander of the USCENTCOM during the Iraq War, General John Abizaid, came to see things rather differently: "Of course [the Iraq war] is about oil, we can't deny that."<p>So what part did oil really play in the Iraq War? Various members of the US and UK administrations have …

Geopolitics

What we know about the Dallas gunman: Army veteran reportedly said he 'wanted to kill white people'

The shooter, barricaded in a downtown Dallas parking garage, bantered with negotiators during an hours-long standoff.<p>He did not seem nervous and said he was not afraid to die.<p>He told the armed officers facing him that he had been preparing for the assault, vowing that he "wanted to kill white …

Favorite Tools of Tour de France Mechanics

Whether homemade or high-tech, these tools are the ones Tour mechanics don’t want to go without<p>Walking around the team hotels in the days before the Tour de France, we noticed mechanics using some pretty interesting tools. Some we’ve seen, others we haven’t, so we starting asking them: “Which tool …

Tour de France