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Kim Kirchen Coma

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Kim Kirchen is an internationally renowned cyclist who is best known for his stage race performances, including several Tour de France races.  Kirchen is now in a medically induced coma in a Zurich hospital.  Fans around the world are wishing him a fast recovery.Kim Kirchen was competing in the Tour of Switzerland and was preparing to compete in this summer's Tour de France.  "He felt bad so the team doctor sent him to hospital," explained his team's director Serge Parsani.  The team has not...Read Full Story

Kim Kirchen of Team Columbia-High Road takes a stage win in Switzerland

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Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg won the 7th stage of the Tour of Switzerland, a 204 kilometer ride from Bad Zurzach to Vallorbe.  Roman Kreuziger and Linus Gerdemann took second and third place respectively.Tadej Valjavec is still the overall race leader and was only a short distance behind Kirchen.  Fabian Cancellara also remains high in the overall standings. Many are watching the Tour of Switzerland as a sneak peak into what's to come with the Tour de France, which kicks off in just a few weeks.Read Full Story

Kim Kirchen during Stage 9 of the Tour de France 2008

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Race leader Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg and team Colombia climbs the Col d'Aspin in the yellow jersey during stage nine of the 2008 Tour de France from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre on July 13, 2008 in Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Europe)Read Full Story

2008 Tour de France Standings After Stage 8

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The quest for the yellow jersey continues. Here are the standings after Stage 8 f the 2008 Tour de France. Rank Name Team Time Gap 1 Kim KIRCHEN THR 32h26'34'' 00'' 2 Cadel EVANS SIL 32h26'40'' 06'' 3 Stefan SCHUMACHER GST 32h26'50'' 16'' 4 Christian VANDEVELDE TSL 32h27'18'' 44'' 5 Denis MENCHOV RAB 32h27'37'' 1'03'' 6 Alejandro VALVERDE GCE 32h27'46'' 1'12'' 7 David MILLAR TSL 32h27'48'' 1'14'' 8 Stijn DEVOLDER QST 32h27'55'' 1'21'' 9...Read Full Story

2008 Tour de France Time Standings After Stage 5

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Rank Name Team Time Gap 1   Stefan SCHUMACHER GST 19h32'33'' 00'' 2   Kim KIRCHEN THR 19h32'45'' 12'' 3   David MILLAR TSL 19h32'45'' 12'' 4   Cadel EVANS SIL 19h32'54'' 21'' 5   Fabian CANCELLARA CSC 19h33'06'' 33'' 6   Christian VANDEVELDE TSL 19h33'10'' 37'' 7   George HINCAPIE THR 19h33'14'' 41'' 8   Thomas LÖVKVIST THR 19h33'20'' 47'' 9   Vincenzo NIBALI LIQ 19h33'31'' 58'' 10   José Ivan GUTIERREZ GCE 19h33'34'' 1'01'' 11   Denis MENCHOV RAB 19h33'45...Read Full Story