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5 things to know about Tour de France

Updated: July 10, 2013, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France -- Five things to know as the Tour de France enters its 12th stage on Thursday:

1. TIME ON THEIR SIDE: Tony Martin took a speedy 36 minutes to complete the Stage 11 time trial. Then he had to wait more than 4 hours on Wednesday to find out nobody beat his time and he'd won the first individual time-trial of the Tour. The world time-trial champion sensed he had only one main rival: Chris Froome of Britain, who was third -- after Martin -- at the Olympic time trial ...

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