Bobby Julich withdraws from final stage of Paris-Nice cycling race |

Bobby Julich withdraws from final stage of Paris-Nice cycling race

The back injury Bobby Julich suffered in a crash Saturday in the Paris-Nice tour forced the Glenwood Springs High School graduate to withdraw from Sunday’s final stage of the annual cycling race.Prior to the crash, Julich, the 2005 overall champion, was 43rd.Fellow American Floyd Landis, representing Team Phonak, became only the second American ever to win the race. Landis finished nine seconds ahead of runner-up Patxi Villa Errandonea of Spain.According to an interview on, the 34-year-old would like to see action at the Tour of Flanders, the Paris-Roubaix and the Tour De France.

Bad luck continues to plague Glenwood resident Bill Pinkham, as he continues his trek toward the Iditarod finish line at Nome, Alaska.Down to a team of 12 sled dogs at the start of Sunday’s stage, Pinkham lost another dog in the course of a 52-mile run from the Ruby to Galena checkpoints.Pinkham is 44th with 445 miles remaining in the race.Jeff King, one of 23 mushers at the Kaitage checkpoint, two stops ahead of Pinkham, is the race’s current overall leader.

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