Bergeron, Seguin win gold in Spengler Cup

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Bergeron, Seguin win gold in Spengler Cup

Both Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron ended their European experience with a bang.

The two Bruins forwards were part of a talented Team Canada bunch that donned Maple Leaf jerseys and took down HC Davos by a 7-2 score to capture the Spengler Cup on Sunday night. It was the first Spengler Cup title for Canada since 2007 but its 12th since they started playing in the tournament in 1984, and is arguably the most talented team thats ever represented them in the storied European tournament.

Team Canada was led by a pair of goals from Ryan Smyth and John Tavares, but the leading scorers name from the title game had a familiar ring to it.

Bergeron finished with a goal and three assists in the overwhelming victory for Team Canada. The Bruins center has now won a Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold, World Championship Gold, a World Junior championship and a Spengler Cup on his hockey resume. Bergerons rebound goal just 46 seconds into the proceedings set the tone for the rest of his squad, and helped pace Canada to the big victory.

Given his never-ending work ethic and team-oriented persona, its no wonder why overwhelming team success has followed Bergeron everywhere hes gone.

"You never win with one or two guys," said Bergeron to reporters following the victory. "Everyone chipped in and played a part."

Its even impressing his own teammates as Milan Lucic tweeted this on Monday morning:

I'm sure Bergeron is only player with spengler cup world jr gold Olympic gold and a Stanley cup. impressive champion

Milan Lucic (@MilanLucic4) December 31, 2012

Once again the Bs center shared it with his Boston linemate as Seguin tweeted out a picture of the Black and Gold duo celebrating following their victory in Switzerland. Theyre also now both preparing for the long journey back to Boston after spending New Years Eve in Europe, and will both prepare for some kind of resolution to the NHL lockout thats pushed on for four months.

Both Bergeron (29 points in 21 games) and Seguin (40 points in 29 games) experienced great success in the Swiss A League and should be in midseason form if the NHL season begins in the next 2-3 weeks.

TOUR DE FRANCE: British cyclist Chris Froome wins fourth title

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TOUR DE FRANCE: British cyclist Chris Froome wins fourth title

PARIS — Riding a bright yellow bike to match his shiny leader's jersey, defending champion Chris Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour de France title on Sunday.

The 32-year-old Kenyan-born British rider finished 54 seconds ahead of Colombian Rigoberto Uran overall, the smallest margin of his wins. This was the third straight win for the Team Sky rider. His first in 2013 came the year after former teammate Bradley Wiggins sparked off a mini-era of British dominance.

Frenchman Romain Bardet, runner-up last year, placed 2 minutes, 20 seconds behind in third place, denying Spaniard Mikel Landa — Froome's teammate — a podium spot by just one second. Italian Fabio Aru finished fifth.

As per tradition, the 21st stage was reserved for sprinters and mostly a procession for Froome and the other overall leaders. Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen won the final stage.

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