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Tour set for Battle Royale on treacherous course

Alberto Contador will cement his status as the best grand tour rider of the modern era if he emerges as the winner of the Big Four’s Battle Royale at the Tour de France – the most highly anticipated race in decades.

Mountaineering marks 150th anniversary

A literary critic, a judge and an explorer were among a tiny group of wealthy Britons who conquered the Alps’ highest peaks 150 years ago, never expecting their “gentlemen’s” hobby would morph into a worldwide sport.

Mountaineering marks 150th anniversary

A literary critic, a judge and an explorer were among a tiny group of wealthy Britons who conquered the Alps’ highest peaks 150 years ago, never expecting their “gentlemen’s” hobby would morph into a worldwide sport.

Some newer cars burn too much oil

Newer cars aren’t supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines – mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru – require an extra quart as often as once a month.

London’s Bloomsbury has books, much more

Many visitors to London know Bloomsbury as a neighborhood of books, B&Bs and the British Museum. But it’s also a district of elegant architecture, hidden parks and upscale boutiques that’s a pleasure to explore on foot.

Marvel’s Ant-Man plays big for the silver screen

Marvel brings its latest superhero offering to the silver screen in “Ant-Man,” with Paul Rudd, known for his roles in popular comedies, portraying a thief who has the power to shrink in size but grow in power.