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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Friday 13 July, 2018

Groenewegen's show of power silences Tour de France critics, Dan Martin 1 minute 30 off the lead
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# Wrap

Groenewegen's show of power silences Tour de France critics, Dan Martin 1 minute 30 off the lead

Jul 13th 2018, 7:58 PM 5,136 Views 2 Comments

The Lotto NL-Jumbo rider, who won the final stage to Paris last year, had by his own admission suffered a disappointing start.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Dan's the man! Martin claims stunning Tour de France stage victory
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# Le Tour

Dan's the man! Martin claims stunning Tour de France stage victory

Jul 12th 2018, 4:59 PM 33,486 Views 49 Comments

The 31-year-old won the 181km stage after making a late, uphill break.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Sagan sprints to victory as he savours 'special day' in front of family and friends
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# Tour De France

Sagan sprints to victory as he savours 'special day' in front of family and friends

Jul 8th 2018, 5:58 PM 3,603 Views 5 Comments

The world champion has taken the yellow jersey after the second stage.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Froome's Tour off to a shaky start as Team Sky rider suffers dramatic crash
# Le Tour
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# Le Tour

Froome's Tour off to a shaky start as Team Sky rider suffers dramatic crash

Jul 7th 2018, 3:20 PM 5,673 Views 14 Comments

The 2018 Tour got underway today.

# tour-de-france - Friday 6 July, 2018

I would never cheat to win Tour de France, writes Chris Froome in open letter
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

I would never cheat to win Tour de France, writes Chris Froome in open letter

Jul 6th 2018, 2:00 PM 4,570 Views 11 Comments

The Team Sky rider wrote in Le Monde newspaper, ironically the same publication that first revealed he had returned an abnormal result in a doping test in September.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Chris Froome booed and whistled at Team Sky's Tour de France presentation
# Frosty Reception
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# Frosty Reception

Chris Froome booed and whistled at Team Sky's Tour de France presentation

Jul 5th 2018, 9:07 PM 26,357 Views 40 Comments

Spectators in attendance at a Tour de France presentation did not give the defending champion a warm welcome.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

World cycling chief urges public to ensure Froome has a 'safe' Tour de France
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

World cycling chief urges public to ensure Froome has a 'safe' Tour de France

Jul 4th 2018, 11:39 AM 4,224 Views 8 Comments

The build-up to this year’s race has been dominated by doping suspicions surrounding the British rider.

# tour-de-france - Monday 2 July, 2018

Froome cleared of wrongdoing in anti-doping case and free to race in Tour de France
# Nothing To See Here
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# Nothing To See Here

Froome cleared of wrongdoing in anti-doping case and free to race in Tour de France

Updated Jul 2nd 2018, 12:25 PM 18,664 Views 68 Comments

“I am very pleased that the UCI has exonerated me…it’s also an important moment for cycling,” said Froome.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Chris Froome banned by Tour de France organisers - report
# Cycling
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# Cycling

Chris Froome banned by Tour de France organisers - report

Jul 1st 2018, 11:56 AM 14,423 Views 27 Comments

Le Monde reports the four-time champion has been blocked from competing in this year’s race, which starts on Saturday.

# tour-de-france - Friday 20 April, 2018

Lance Armstrong settles $100m lawsuit with US government and former teammate
# Delivery
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# Delivery

Lance Armstrong settles $100m lawsuit with US government and former teammate

Apr 20th 2018, 8:35 AM 9,197 Views 12 Comments

He’ll pay a $5m settlement and won’t now face Floyd Landis in court.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'Don't go to Sky in the future... They'll ruin you'
# Warning
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# Warning

'Don't go to Sky in the future... They'll ruin you'

Feb 21st 2018, 7:11 PM 13,002 Views 8 Comments

British rider Bradley Wiggins has suggested Team Sky’s dominance is bad for cycling.

# tour-de-france - Monday 5 February, 2018

Chris Froome to start 2018 season next week despite ongoing investigation into adverse doping test
# Back In Action
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# Back In Action

Chris Froome to start 2018 season next week despite ongoing investigation into adverse doping test

Feb 5th 2018, 1:18 PM 2,721 Views 1 Comment

The Team Sky cyclist will race at the Ruta del Sol, which starts on 14 February.

# tour-de-france - Friday 19 January, 2018

'Sky should suspend Froome... That's what the other riders want'
# Unpopular
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# Unpopular

'Sky should suspend Froome... That's what the other riders want'

Jan 19th 2018, 8:43 AM 6,002 Views 4 Comments

“Without wishing to comment on the rider’s guilt, it would be easier for everyone,” says world cycling chief David Lappartient.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'By no means is he a sports star of the year'
# Claim
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# Claim

'By no means is he a sports star of the year'

Dec 19th 2017, 2:26 PM 21,650 Views 40 Comments

Paul Kimmage was not impressed with James McClean winning the RTÉ prize at the weekend.

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

Lance Armstrong invited to 2018 Tour of Flanders
# Familiar Face
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# Familiar Face

Lance Armstrong invited to 2018 Tour of Flanders

Dec 14th 2017, 5:54 PM 5,275 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2017, 1:33 PM 9,995 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2017, 8:00 AM 12,902 Views 26 Comments

Barry Ryan has written the definitive account.

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

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

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

Aug 7th 2017, 12:18 PM 11,874 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 28th 2017, 8:44 AM 21,198 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 5:44 PM 10,117 Views 30 Comments

Maciej Bodnar won stage 20 today.

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

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

Froome set for fourth Tour win as Martin consolidates sixth spot

Jul 21st 2017, 5:51 PM 5,341 Views 8 Comments

Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage 19 today.

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

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

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

Jul 20th 2017, 4:58 PM 5,860 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 19th 2017, 5:14 PM 6,475 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jul 19th 2017, 8:16 AM 62,684 Views 35 Comments

Get yourself to that spinning class.

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

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

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

Jul 18th 2017, 6:32 PM 7,284 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 17th 2017, 7:18 PM 22,489 Views 27 Comments

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

'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
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# 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'

Jul 17th 2017, 3:41 PM 8,866 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 14th 2017, 5:56 PM 4,709 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Chris Froome loses yellow jersey on epic final climb to finish Stage 12
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

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

Jul 13th 2017, 4:52 PM 9,503 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 12th 2017, 7:10 PM 6,782 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 11th 2017, 7:56 PM 4,319 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

Jul 10th 2017, 9:28 AM 10,415 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Uran wins Tour de France stage as Dan Martin suffers crash

Jul 9th 2017, 5:47 PM 8,338 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 8th 2017, 4:50 PM 5,896 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 7th 2017, 5:38 PM 4,997 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 7th 2017, 2:37 PM 37,192 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 6th 2017, 6:54 PM 4,178 Views 4 Comments

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

Cavendish calls for 'vile' social media abuse to stop
# Cav
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# Cav

Cavendish calls for 'vile' social media abuse to stop

Jul 6th 2017, 10:47 AM 8,537 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 5th 2017, 4:48 PM 7,933 Views 13 Comments

Aru wins Tour fifth stage while Chris Froome takes yellow

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

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

Jul 5th 2017, 8:38 AM 5,463 Views 10 Comments

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