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Gino Bartali was not only Italy's champion cyclist. He also saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II.
Geraint Thomas was in prime position to win his maiden Tour de France after he retained the overall leader's yellow jersey in a lively 19th stage won by Slovenian Primoz Roglic as defending champion Chris Froome slipped down to fourth on Friday.
Cyclist Gino Bartali helped around 800 Jews escape the holocaust because he smuggled fake documents in the frame of his bike. He pretended to be training but was carrying messages and photographs for passports to the Italian Resistance
Chris Froome was hoping to join the likes of Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Indurain and Bernard Hinault, as the only riders in the Tour de France's history to win the race five times.
Julian Alaphilippe's descending skills made the difference as the Frenchman claimed his second victory in this year's Tour de France to take the 16th stage.
Tear gas fired by police forces riders to stop
The Tour de France and cycling's governing body, the UCI, are taking steps to verify that riders are not cheating by using bikes that have hidden motors.
The Astana rider comfortably beat Spain's Ion Izagirre and Dutchman Bauke Mollema, who were second and third.
A late but perfectly timed sprint finish helped Peter Sagan to his third stage victory of this year's Tour de France at Stage 13
Thomas now has a one minute 25 second lead over second-placed Chris Froome in the General Standings of the Tour de France
The first alpine stage of this year's Tour de France saw Frenchman Julien Alaphilippe come home first, while Greg Van Avermaet retained the yellow jersey with a fourth place finish in Le Grand Bornand.
John Degenkolb won a dramatic stage 9 of the Tour de France, outsprinting yellow jersey holder Greg Van Avermaet late on.
Dylan Groenewegen snatched his second win in a row on the Tour de France when he prevailed in awe-inspiring fashion in a bunch sprint at the end of the eighth stage on Saturday.
Ireland's Dan Martin wins Tour stage six
He's nowon course for a record-equalling sixth green jersey.
Last year the Slovak was thrown out after the fourth stage when he sent Mark Cavendish crashing in a chaotic sprint.
Colombia's Gaviria takes opener for Quickstep
The defending champion will compete, even if the organisers of cycling's biggest race want to prevent the four-time winner from appearing in this year's event, says Team Sky.
Chris Froome is on track to become the first Briton to win the Giro d'Italia -- and match the achievements of cycling greats Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.
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