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Fedrigo avenges off season with stage win


Pierrick Fedrigo left a rotten season behind him on Monday when he won the 15th stage of the Tour de France in Pau, the site of his last major victory two years ago.

The Frenchman outwitted his breakaway companions to ride the last six kilometres with American Christian Vande Velde, whom he easily outsprinted in the final stretch.

Fellow Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, winner of the 10th stage, finished third in the short 158.5-km ride from Samatan, in which the peloton anticipated Tuesday’s rest day by taking it leisurely in the finale after a nervous start.

Briton Bradley Wiggins retained his overall leader’s yellow jersey ahead of compatriot Chris Froome and Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali.

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Cyprus basketball teams learn European fate

ETHA Engomi, Keravnos Strovolos and Apollon Limassol learned their European fate last week, as the draws for both the qualifying round and regular season of the FIBA EuroChallenge were made in the German city of Freising.

The regular season tips off on November 6 and will feature 32 clubs, divided into eight groups of four teams each. Twenty-eight teams were drawn directly into the regular season groups, while four others will emerge following the qualifying round, which features eight clubs in total who will battle over two legs. 

Cypriot champions ETHA Engomi are in Group A, alongside KK Krka Novo Mesto of Slovenia, Turkish side Pinar Karsiyaka and the winner of the qualifying tie between another Turkish team Tofas SC Bursa and Estonians Rakvere Tarves.

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