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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France
# Rough Ride
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# Rough Ride

Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France

Sep 16th 2020, 8:32 AM 10,046 Views 13 Comments

The 23-year-old Colombian had remained in contention until Sunday’s stage on the Grand Colombier.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Bennett maintains 45-point lead over Sagan as Roche earns top-10 finish on 16th stage
# Le Tour
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# Le Tour

Bennett maintains 45-point lead over Sagan as Roche earns top-10 finish on 16th stage

Sep 15th 2020, 5:36 PM 10,772 Views 5 Comments

German rider Lennard Kamna won the Tour de France’s medium mountain stage today.

# tour-de-france - Monday 14 September, 2020

'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett
# Identity
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# Identity

'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett

Sep 14th 2020, 11:53 PM 16,485 Views 8 Comments

The 29-year-old cyclist also spoke about the impact the Tour de France’s taxing schedule was having.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Pogacar wins and Bernal destroyed on first major Tour mountain stage
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Pogacar wins and Bernal destroyed on first major Tour mountain stage

Sep 13th 2020, 5:12 PM 6,981 Views 3 Comments

Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic retained the overall lead while Sam Bennett strengthen his grip on the Green Jersey.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Sagan cuts Bennett's lead in green jersey battle as Anderson wins stage 14 of Le Tour
# Heating Up
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# Heating Up

Sagan cuts Bennett's lead in green jersey battle as Anderson wins stage 14 of Le Tour

Sep 12th 2020, 6:22 PM 12,806 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Nicolas Roche came home in 89th and Dan Martin finished in 67th place.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Thrills and controversy as Sam Bennett is denied another Tour stage win in photo finish
# Play It Again Sam
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# Play It Again Sam

Thrills and controversy as Sam Bennett is denied another Tour stage win in photo finish

Sep 9th 2020, 5:02 PM 54,163 Views 30 Comments

Bennett initially finished third but was promoted to second place after Green Jersey rival Peter Sagan was relegated for shoving another rider in the sprint finish.

'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett
# THE NECK OF HIM
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# THE NECK OF HIM

'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett

Sep 9th 2020, 12:13 PM 151,023 Views 124 Comments

No, you absolutely cannot.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win
# Welling Up
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# Welling Up

'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win

Sep 8th 2020, 5:30 PM 13,652 Views 10 Comments

There were teary eyes as the Irish rider got to grips with his historic achievement.

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey
# Green Jersey
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# Green Jersey

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey

Sep 8th 2020, 4:32 PM 37,104 Views 32 Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir rider becomes just the sixth Irish cyclist to win a stage at the Tour de France.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Hirschi's heroic break ends with an agonising third-place finish
# Sprint Finish
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# Sprint Finish

Hirschi's heroic break ends with an agonising third-place finish

Sep 6th 2020, 4:01 PM 8,018 Views 2 Comments

Tadej Pogacar won stage 9 with his fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic claiming the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Friday 4 September, 2020

Bennett relinquishes green jersey as Van Aert wins explosive Tour de France stage
# Millau To Lavaur
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# Millau To Lavaur

Bennett relinquishes green jersey as Van Aert wins explosive Tour de France stage

Sep 4th 2020, 4:56 PM 6,428 Views 6 Comments

The Irish rider finished a tough day empty handed.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Bennett retains green jersey as Roche named most aggressive rider on Stage 6 of Le Tour
# Irish Interest
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# Irish Interest

Bennett retains green jersey as Roche named most aggressive rider on Stage 6 of Le Tour

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:14 PM 9,004 Views 14 Comments

Kazakhstan’s Alexey Lutsenko won the first Tour de France stage of his career, while Adam Yates remains in the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Bennett becomes first Irishman in 31 years to wear green jersey at Tour de France
# Sam The Man
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# Sam The Man

Bennett becomes first Irishman in 31 years to wear green jersey at Tour de France

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:59 PM 39,089 Views 39 Comments

The Deceuninck–Quick-Step rider had a third-place finish, with Wout van Aert claiming Stage 5.

# tour-de-france - Monday 31 August, 2020

Bennett agonisingly beaten on the line again as wait for Tour de France win goes on
# Cycling
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# Cycling

Bennett agonisingly beaten on the line again as wait for Tour de France win goes on

Aug 31st 2020, 5:29 PM 7,730 Views 3 Comments

Aussie Caleb Ewan rocketed to a sprint victory.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Kristoff sees off Sagan and Bennett in opening stage of Le Tour
# Grand Depart
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# Grand Depart

Kristoff sees off Sagan and Bennett in opening stage of Le Tour

Aug 29th 2020, 5:31 PM 7,933 Views 9 Comments

Bennett came home fourth despite an early fall.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Brailsford says relationship with Froome is fine despite Tour omission
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Brailsford says relationship with Froome is fine despite Tour omission

Aug 27th 2020, 3:11 PM 6,022 Views 1 Comment

This year’s Tour de France gets underway in Nice on Saturday and runs until 20 September.

# tour-de-france - Friday 14 August, 2020

Ireland's Dan Martin a doubt for Tour de France
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Ireland's Dan Martin a doubt for Tour de France

Aug 14th 2020, 12:37 PM 5,218 Views 1 Comment

The accident on Thursday has left the 33-year-old general classification contender in a race against time to be fit.

# tour-de-france - Monday 18 May, 2020

'I needed a f****** nuclear meltdown, and I got it' - Armstrong remains defiant in ESPN documentary
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'I needed a f****** nuclear meltdown, and I got it' - Armstrong remains defiant in ESPN documentary

May 18th 2020, 11:32 AM 6,694 Views 24 Comments

The first of the two-part documentary will be available on ESPN Player from 25 May.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Sam Bennett prepared to wait for chance to return to Tour de France
# Le Grand Delay
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# Le Grand Delay

Sam Bennett prepared to wait for chance to return to Tour de France

Apr 15th 2020, 5:36 PM 2,613 Views 2 Comments

The Irish rider has joined the powerful Deceuninck-QuickStep squad this season.

2020 Tour de France postponed and will now start in late August
# Cycling
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# Cycling

2020 Tour de France postponed and will now start in late August

Apr 15th 2020, 12:50 PM 2,281 Views 3 Comments

The tour will now take place from 29 August to 20 September.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Tour de France set to be postponed, cycling faces 'economic meltdown' if cancelled outright
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Tour de France set to be postponed, cycling faces 'economic meltdown' if cancelled outright

Apr 14th 2020, 9:00 AM 4,255 Views 13 Comments

France has announced the suspension of all mass public gatherings until mid-July to curb the spread of Covid-19.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Chris Froome’s recovery from horror crash 'pretty much complete'
# Getting Better
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# Getting Better

Chris Froome’s recovery from horror crash 'pretty much complete'

Apr 12th 2020, 10:11 PM 5,378 Views 2 Comments

The cyclist has stepped up his training despite the coronavirus lockdown

# tour-de-france - Monday 6 April, 2020

Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression
# Speaking Out
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# Speaking Out

Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression

Apr 6th 2020, 12:09 PM 4,157 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old is just four stage wins shy of equalling Belgian legend Eddie Mercx’s record of 34 stage victories in the Tour de France.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Tour de France may go ahead without spectators as decision yet to be made
# Exploring All Options
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# Exploring All Options

Tour de France may go ahead without spectators as decision yet to be made

Mar 26th 2020, 7:09 PM 3,449 Views 5 Comments

‘Everything is imaginable,’ the French sports minister said of Le Tour.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Bernal seals historic Tour de France title
# History Maker
From The42
# History Maker

Bernal seals historic Tour de France title

Jul 28th 2019, 8:39 PM 7,822 Views 11 Comments

The Team Ineos rider becomes the first Colombian to win the cycling’s greatest race.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Bernal set to become first Colombian to win Tour de France after shortened stage
# Making History
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# Making History

Bernal set to become first Colombian to win Tour de France after shortened stage

Jul 27th 2019, 5:15 PM 6,556 Views 15 Comments

Egan Bernal got through the last day of competitive racing unscathed on Saturday.

# tour-de-france - Friday 26 July, 2019

Penultimate stage of Tour de France curtailed due to fear of landslides
# Heavy Weather
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# Heavy Weather

Penultimate stage of Tour de France curtailed due to fear of landslides

Jul 26th 2019, 10:26 PM 8,148 Views 7 Comments

Friday’s 19th stage was dramatically abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.

Tour de France stage dramatically abandoned due to sudden hailstorm
# Stage 19
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# Stage 19

Tour de France stage dramatically abandoned due to sudden hailstorm

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 8:04 PM 54,701 Views 26 Comments

Organisers were forced to neutralise stage 19 on Friday afternoon.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent
# Riding Solo
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# Riding Solo

Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent

Jul 25th 2019, 4:36 PM 5,849 Views 18 Comments

GC leader Alaphilippe showcased incredible endurance over three Category 1 climbs.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Bizarre incident sees two riders thrown out of Tour de France, Thomas' hopes hit
# Drama
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# Drama

Bizarre incident sees two riders thrown out of Tour de France, Thomas' hopes hit

Jul 24th 2019, 8:23 PM 17,023 Views 10 Comments

Welshman Luke Rowe looked to be barged by Germany’s Tony Martin at a tense stage – and both have been expelled.

Tour delight for Trentin as title contenders prepare for Alps battle
# Plenty In The Tank
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# Plenty In The Tank

Tour delight for Trentin as title contenders prepare for Alps battle

Jul 24th 2019, 5:36 PM 2,655 Views 0 Comments

The Tour de France title contenders rode a conservative race on Wednesday as they saved their legs for three crucial mountain stages.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Geraint Thomas suffers another fall as Frenchman Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead
# Stage 16
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# Stage 16

Geraint Thomas suffers another fall as Frenchman Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:06 PM 5,316 Views 2 Comments

Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory in brutal heat on the 16th stage of this year’s race.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Yates climbs to second stage win as Thomas reduces Alaphilippe's lead
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Yates climbs to second stage win as Thomas reduces Alaphilippe's lead

Jul 21st 2019, 5:42 PM 5,160 Views 2 Comments

The Brit followed up his win on Thursday with another in stage 15 today.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Pinot conquers Tourmalet as Thomas loses time
# TDF
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# TDF

Pinot conquers Tourmalet as Thomas loses time

Jul 20th 2019, 4:35 PM 7,768 Views 14 Comments

It was a hard day at the office for Dan Martin.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 18 July, 2019

England's Yates wins three-man dash to seal stage 12 success as Ireland duo power on
# Le Tour
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# Le Tour

England's Yates wins three-man dash to seal stage 12 success as Ireland duo power on

Jul 18th 2019, 5:27 PM 5,721 Views 4 Comments

Nicolas Roche finished 15th today, while Dan Martin remains ninth overall at the Tour de France.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Aussie rookie Ewan wins Tour bunch sprint in Toulouse
# TDF
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# TDF

Aussie rookie Ewan wins Tour bunch sprint in Toulouse

Jul 17th 2019, 5:43 PM 3,572 Views 0 Comments

Julian Alaphilippe kept the overall lead while Dan Martin came home in 20th today.

# tour-de-france - Monday 15 July, 2019

Debutant Van Aert claims maiden Tour win as leader Alaphilippe sees rivals suffer
# TDF
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# TDF

Debutant Van Aert claims maiden Tour win as leader Alaphilippe sees rivals suffer

Jul 15th 2019, 7:48 PM 3,740 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s Dan Martin put down a good day, while Nicolas Roche was also flying the flag.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Nico Roche hangs on for sixth in blistering Tour de France stage
# Stage Nine
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# Stage Nine

Nico Roche hangs on for sixth in blistering Tour de France stage

Jul 14th 2019, 5:55 PM 8,781 Views 2 Comments

South African Daryl Impey stormed to victory on Bastille Day.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 13 July, 2019

France's Alaphilippe storms into Tour yellow for Bastille Day
# Tour De France
From The42
# Tour De France

France's Alaphilippe storms into Tour yellow for Bastille Day

Jul 13th 2019, 8:02 PM 4,675 Views 10 Comments

The Frenchman has retaken the overall lead in the Tour de France while Thomas De Gendt won today’s eighth stage.

# tour-de-france - Friday 12 July, 2019

Groenewegen edges Ewan in photo-finish as Ciccone retains Tour de France lead
# Dutch Delight
From The42
# Dutch Delight

Groenewegen edges Ewan in photo-finish as Ciccone retains Tour de France lead

Jul 12th 2019, 6:45 PM 3,045 Views 6 Comments

A 53rd place finish keeps Ireland’s Dan Martin in 18th overall.