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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From The42 Lance Armstrong invited to 2018 Tour of Flanders Familiar Face

Lance Armstrong invited to 2018 Tour of Flanders

Officials for the prestigious ‘Monument’ race said the 46-year-old will be an invited guest and a keynote speaker.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From The42 Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling Wave Goodbye

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling

Alberto Contador’s final race on Sunday marks the “end of an era,” Chris Froome said.

From The42 Patrick's Hill to Paris: The incredible story of Kelly, Roche and Irish cycling's golden era Green And Yellow

Patrick's Hill to Paris: The incredible story of Kelly, Roche and Irish cycling's golden era

Barry Ryan has written the definitive account.

# tour-de-france - Monday 7 August, 2017

From The42 Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling Wave Goodbye

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling

Alberto Contador’s achievements were overshadowed by a positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol in 2012.

# tour-de-france - Friday 28 July, 2017

From The42 Dan Martin reveals that he rode most of the Tour de France with a fractured back Tourin' Breaks

Dan Martin reveals that he rode most of the Tour de France with a fractured back

Martin recorded Ireland’s best finish at the race since his uncle Stephen Roche won in 1987.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 22 July, 2017

From The42 Froome all but home and hosed for fourth title while Martin records best-ever Tour finish TDF

# tour-de-france - Friday 21 July, 2017

From The42 Froome set for fourth Tour win as Martin consolidates sixth spot Little Change

Froome set for fourth Tour win as Martin consolidates sixth spot

Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage 19 today.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From The42 Dan Martin's podium hopes fade after brave challenge on final mountain stage Tour De France

Dan Martin's podium hopes fade after brave challenge on final mountain stage

Chris Froome closes in on his fourth yellow jersey with strong ride up Coz d’Izoard.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

From The42 Dan Martin's attacks snuffed out as Froome stretches yellow jersey lead in the mountains Galibier

Dan Martin's attacks snuffed out as Froome stretches yellow jersey lead in the mountains

Primoz Roglic won Wednesday’s stage, as Fabio Aru gave up crucial ground in the GC race.

From The42 This is what 16 gruelling stages of the Tour de France will do to your legs TDF

This is what 16 gruelling stages of the Tour de France will do to your legs

Get yourself to that spinning class.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

From The42 Crosswinds cause havoc as Dan Martin's yellow jersey chances blown off course Stage 16

Crosswinds cause havoc as Dan Martin's yellow jersey chances blown off course

The Quick-Step rider has lost valuable time on the leaders after dropping back into seventh place.

# tour-de-france - Monday 17 July, 2017

From The42 'You've been writing s*** about me. You can stick it up your a***' Foul Mouthed

'You've been writing s*** about me. You can stick it up your a***'

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford launched a verbal attack on an Irish journalist at the Tour de France earlier today.

From The42 'My life's not going to change if I win the Tour de France. I don't need to win but it would be nice' Calm And Composed

'My life's not going to change if I win the Tour de France. I don't need to win but it would be nice'

Ireland’s Dan Martin sits in fifth position in the General Classification but is taking it all in his stride.

# tour-de-france - Friday 14 July, 2017

From The42 Frenchman Barguil wins Stage 13 on Bastille Day, Martin falls back to sixth Tour De France

Frenchman Barguil wins Stage 13 on Bastille Day, Martin falls back to sixth

Italy’s Fabio Aru of Astana retains the yellow jersey after today.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 13 July, 2017

From The42 Chris Froome loses yellow jersey on epic final climb to finish Stage 12 Tour De France This post contains videos

Chris Froome loses yellow jersey on epic final climb to finish Stage 12

Fabio Aru takes GC lead as Dan Martin finishes a battling sixth.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

From The42 Five-star Kittel breaks century old record as he continues Tour de France domination Le Tour

Five-star Kittel breaks century old record as he continues Tour de France domination

The German becomes the first rider in 108 years to win five of the first 11 stages.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

From The42 Lucky 13! Marcel Kittel sprints to another stage victory at the Tour de France TDF

Lucky 13! Marcel Kittel sprints to another stage victory at the Tour de France

Dan Martin finishes in main bunch to hold on to sixth place overall.

# tour-de-france - Monday 10 July, 2017

From The42 Watch: The horror crash that has ruled Richie Porte out of the Tour de France Accident This post contains videos

Watch: The horror crash that has ruled Richie Porte out of the Tour de France

Organisers said the Australian was conscious and speaking but was being taken to hospital.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 9 July, 2017

From The42 Uran wins Tour de France stage as Dan Martin suffers crash Drama

Uran wins Tour de France stage as Dan Martin suffers crash

Champion Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey after finishing the stage third.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From The42 Roche finishes fourth as Calmejane fights off cramp to win his maiden stage Le Tour

Roche finishes fourth as Calmejane fights off cramp to win his maiden stage

Dan Martin finished 13th, and remains fourth overall in the race for the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The42 Just 0.0003 seconds split first and second at the Tour de France today TDF 17

Just 0.0003 seconds split first and second at the Tour de France today

How in the name of good God did they split these?

From The42 'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition Opening Up

'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition

58-year-old Scot Robert Millar is now known as Philippa York.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 6 July, 2017

From The42 King Kittel sprints to stage victory, Dan Martin stays fourth in yellow jersey race Tour De France

King Kittel sprints to stage victory, Dan Martin stays fourth in yellow jersey race

Martin and Nicolas Roche finished in the main bunch on Thursday’s sixth stage.

From The42 Cavendish calls for 'vile' social media abuse to stop Cav

Cavendish calls for 'vile' social media abuse to stop

The Manx Missile crashed out of the Tour earlier this week.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From The42 Dan Martin claims second-place finish after superb day in the mountains Le Tour

Dan Martin claims second-place finish after superb day in the mountains

Aru wins Tour fifth stage while Chris Froome takes yellow

From The42 Nasty crash puts Cavendish out of Tour de France with broken shoulder Manx Missile

Nasty crash puts Cavendish out of Tour de France with broken shoulder

The record chasing sprinter was sent into the barriers by the now-disqualified Peter Sagan.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

From The42 World champion Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for causing Cav' carnage PS He Shoved You

World champion Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for causing Cav' carnage

‘He endangered some of his colleagues seriously,’ says president of the race commission Philippe Marien.

From The42 Cav's Tour could be over after tumble in chaotic sprint finish Bad Hopper This post contains videos

Cav's Tour could be over after tumble in chaotic sprint finish

Mark Cavendish was involved in a heavy crash during stage four of the Tour de France, won by Arnaud Demare.

# tour-de-france - Monday 3 July, 2017

From The42 Dan Martin takes third behind world champ Sagan at Tour de France Le Tour

Dan Martin takes third behind world champ Sagan at Tour de France

The Irish rider moves up to 15th in the GC.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 2 July, 2017

From The42 Tearful Kittel wins 10th Tour de France stage, Froome suffers scare Triumph

Tearful Kittel wins 10th Tour de France stage, Froome suffers scare

Meanwhile, Dan Martin is 52nd overall after today’s event, while fellow Irish rider Nicholas Roche is placed in 111th.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 1 July, 2017

From The42 Froome lands blow as Britain's Thomas claims yellow after opening stage of Tour Sky's The Limit

Froome lands blow as Britain's Thomas claims yellow after opening stage of Tour

It was a successful day for Britain and Team Sky in Dusseldorf.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From The42 Lance Armstrong blasts Tour de France over Jan Ullrich snub Unimpressed

Lance Armstrong blasts Tour de France over Jan Ullrich snub

The ex-cyclist is not happy with the omission of the German former champion from proceedings.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From The42 Portuguese cyclist tests positive for EPO just four days before Tour de France starts Doping

Portuguese cyclist tests positive for EPO just four days before Tour de France starts

Andre Cardoso suspended by Trek team following failed drugs test.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From The42 Lance Armstrong plans on launching new daily podcast for next month's Tour de France Cycling

Lance Armstrong plans on launching new daily podcast for next month's Tour de France

Armstrong had avoided speaking about professional cycling since receiving his lifetime ban.

# tour-de-france - Monday 27 March, 2017

From The42 Are the wheels coming off Team Sky? Wiggins slams marginal gains as 'a load of rubbish' Marginal Pains

Are the wheels coming off Team Sky? Wiggins slams marginal gains as 'a load of rubbish'

The 2012 Tour de France winner also called Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton a ‘bit of a milkshake’.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 Lance Armstrong fraud trial set for November Problems

Lance Armstrong fraud trial set for November

US District Judge Christopher Cooper is set to hear the case in Washington.

# tour-de-france - Monday 30 January, 2017

From The42 Lance Armstrong and Team Sky deny ever using hidden bike motors to cheat Motorised Cheating

Lance Armstrong and Team Sky deny ever using hidden bike motors to cheat

CBS report shines a light on the possibility of motorised cheating in pro cycling.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From The42 How a Hollywood couple turned Sean Kelly's Olympic dreams into a professional career One Door Closes

How a Hollywood couple turned Sean Kelly's Olympic dreams into a professional career

As part of his preparation for the 1976 Montreal games, Ireland’s great cyclist got himself a lifetime ban from the Olympics, but put himself in the position to set up a hugely successful pro career.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

From The42 Uphill battle expected as mountainous route revealed for 2017 Tour de France Climbing High

Uphill battle expected as mountainous route revealed for 2017 Tour de France

All five mountain ranges will feature for the first time in 25 years.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 25 September, 2016

From The42 Wiggins: I was not seeking unfair advantage TUE

Wiggins: I was not seeking unfair advantage

Five-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins insists his use of TUEs was to put him back on a “level playing field”.