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Tour de France

Tour de France

The yellow leader's jersey is worn by the cyclist with the previous day's lowest aggregate time. 960 1280

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Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

A pack of riders cycle pass the citadel of Namur in the town of Wallonia in southern Belgium. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

A grueling race, the Tour de France has been compared to climbing 3 Mt. Everests. 960 1280

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King of the Mountains

King of the Mountains

The polka-dot jersey goes to the "King of the Mountains," or that day’s best climber. The polka-dot jersey was introduced in 1975, but the title has been a part of the race since 1933. 960 1280

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Tour de France

Tour de France

The Tour covers 2,000 miles with millions of people camping out at various points along the route to get the best view of the cyclists. 960 1280

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Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall

An artwork composed of 450,000 post-it notes arranged to form the image of a cycling peloton is displayed on the ceiling of the Les Galeries Saint Lambert shopping mall to celebrate the start of the Tour de France in Liege. 960 1280

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Seraing, Belgium

Seraing, Belgium

The peloton makes the climb of the Cote de Seraing, which rises for 1.5 miles at a 4.7% grade, in Seraing, Belgium. 960 1280

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L Aiguillon Sur Mer

L Aiguillon Sur Mer

The peloton rides through the village of L Aiguillon Sur Mer which is bordered by the Lay River in western France. 960 1280

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Redon, France

Redon, France

Riders head toward the small French village of Redon, which was centered around an abbey before transforming into a rural community in the 1960s. 960 1280

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Mur de Bretagne

Mur de Bretagne

The riders race past an old church on their way to the summit of Mur de Bretagne which rises in such a straight line that the finish can be seen from the bottom. 960 1280

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Dinan, France

Dinan, France

The peloton rolls through the ancient streets of Dinan, a quaint French village famed for its fifteenth-century architecture. 960 1280

  

Chateauroux

Chateauroux

A woman on a horse runs alongside the peloton on its way to Chateauroux, a town known for its athletics that boasts miles of bike paths. 960 1280

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Saint Flour

Saint Flour

The riders head toward the city of Saint Flour. Split into 2 levels, Saint Flour features the upper city on the volcanic plateau of Planèze and the lower city down in the Ander valley. 960 1280

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Carmauz

Carmauz

The cyclists make their way through rolling hills and seas of green grass to the mining town of Carmauz. 960 1280

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Luz Ardiden

Luz Ardiden

The peloton makes the climb to the ski resort town of Luz Ardiden, nestled in the Pyrenees. 960 1280

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Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

The riders pass through the quaint village of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, known for its truffles, to the city of Gap. 960 1280

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Pinerolo, Italy

Pinerolo, Italy

Riders make their way from Gap to Pinerolo, located southwest of Turin, Italy and famous for its fortress where a superintendent of finances to Louis XIV, Nicolas Fouquet, was imprisoned in the Iron Mask. 960 1280

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Col Du Galibier

Col Du Galibier

Preparing for an intense section of the race, the peloton rides up towards the Col Du Galibier, the ninth-highest paved road in the Alps. 960 1280

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Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France

The cyclists arrive in the city of Grenoble in southeastern France at the foot of the French Alps. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

The peloton heads into Paris for the final stage which has finished with laps of the Champs-Élysées since 1975. 960 1280

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Stadium vs. Stadium

Stadium vs. Stadium

Busch Stadium
Occupying a portion of the stadium's former shell, Busch Stadium replaced Busch Memorial Stadium in April 2006. The stadium, which has a capacity of 43,975, features a bronze statue of Cardinals legend, Stan "The Man" Musial, as well as a magnificent panoramic view of the downtown skyline.
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Stadium vs. Stadium

Stadium vs. Stadium

Fenway Park
Fenway Park isn’t known as one of America's most beloved ballparks for nothing. As seen in this picture, the famous "Green Monster" has lined the left field wall of Fenway Park since the stadium’s opening in 1912. Home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway is one of the few classic ballparks left today, and is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use.
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Landmark vs. Landmark

Landmark vs. Landmark

The Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch, also known as the "Gateway to the West,” is an awe-inspiring, stainless-steel, 630-foot monument that was built to commemorate the westward expansion of the United States. It is also the largest man-made monument in the country.
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Landmark vs. Landmark

Landmark vs. Landmark

Paul Revere Statue
The Paul Revere statue outside of the Old North Church in Boston’s North End, where the famous "1 if by land, and 2 if by sea" signal was sent.
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Park vs. Park

Park vs. Park

Forest Park
Almost 500 acres larger then New York's Central Park, Forest Park, located in the western part of St. Louis, is the 7th largest urban park in the United States.
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Park vs. Park

Park vs. Park

Boston Common
Going all the way back to 1634, the Boston Common is the oldest city park in the United States. It consists of 50 acres of land, including the famous “Emerald Necklace” of parks that extends from Common south to Roxbury.
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Transportation vs. Transportation

Transportation vs. Transportation

Metrolink
The best form of public transportation to get to Busch Stadium is the St. Louis Metrolink.
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Transportation vs. Transportation

Transportation vs. Transportation

The T
Boston’s MBTA, better known as The T.
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Museum vs. Museum

Museum vs. Museum

Pulitzer Foundation of the Arts
Opened in 2001, The Pulitzer Foundation of the Arts features Ellsworth Kelly's wall sculpture, “Blue Black,” and rotates its collections approximately every 6 months.
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Museum vs. Museum

Museum vs. Museum

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
With more than 450,000 works of art, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in the United States. Attracting more than 1 million visitors per year, this museum is one of the most visited art museums in the world.
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Food vs. Food

Food vs. Food

Ribs
St. Louis is known for their finger-licking-good ribs.
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Food vs. Food

Food vs. Food

Clam Chowder
Boston is known for having some of the best clam chowder in New England.
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Driving Challenge vs. Driving Challenge

Driving Challenge vs. Driving Challenge

I-70
I-70 in downtown St. Louis is one of the busiest highways in all of Missouri.
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Driving Challenge vs. Driving Challenge

Driving Challenge vs. Driving Challenge

One-Way Streets
Boston’s narrow 1-way streets often make it difficult to maneuver your way across town.
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Shopping vs. Shopping

Shopping vs. Shopping

St. Louis Galleria
St. Louis Galleria, a monster 3-floor mall, is located in the St. Louis suburb of Richmond Heights and features Dillard's, Macy's and Nordstrom, as well as hundreds of different shops and boutiques.
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Shopping vs. Shopping

Shopping vs. Shopping

Newbury Street
Located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Newbury Street has been a trendy shopping spot for Bostonians since the late 1970s.
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Sports Bar vs. Sports Bar

Sports Bar vs. Sports Bar

Madina's Sports Bar
Perfect for parties or just a great place to catch the Cardinals game, Madina’s Sports Bar offers great atmosphere, amazing steaks and ice-cold beers.
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Sports Bar vs. Sports Bar

Sports Bar vs. Sports Bar

Jerry Remy's
Owned by and named after the legendary Red Sox color commentator, Jerry Remy, Jerry's features 2 "Big Monster" 11-foot TV screens, as well as more 36-inch flat screens then you know what to do with. And we can’t forget the great food.
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The stakes are high at a fast and furious horse race. 960 1280

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Traditional garb is part of racing culture, including this collection of Belmont Stakes pins and ties with jockey silks. 960 1280

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The horses prepare for the main event at the 2010 Belmont Stakes in New York. 960 1280

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Horses rush to the finish at the 2010 Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse in northern England. 960 1280

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The Royal Ascot is a stately British tradition with the royal family who view the race from the Royal Enclosure. 960 1280

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Fancy hats are always in style at the running of the Preakness in Baltimore. 960 1280

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Mud flies through the air as the horses race to the finish at the Kentucky Derby. 960 1280

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Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, fills up with women in fancy hats, many sipping mint juleps, to celebrate Derby day. 960 1280

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The Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse offers the largest prize in horse-racing -- $10 million for the winner. 960 1280

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Spectators gather at the Longchamp Racecourse outside of Paris during the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. 960 1280

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