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The Tour de France is one of the most physically taxing sporting feats imaginable. Phillippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

Tour de France: How many calories will the winner burn?

Riders in the 2022 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
Here the goalie’s view is obstructed by the wall of his teammates but also attacking player from the other team, Jon Super / EPA

Football: ‘The wall’ can make it harder to save free kicks – new research

While a line of defensive players complicates a free kicker’s task to shoot on target, new research suggests it could also impede the goalie.

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