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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The42 2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schleck retires at 29 Chapeau

2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schleck retires at 29

‘I would have liked to keep on fighting but my knee just doesn’t allow it.’

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The42 Froome targets Vuelta after Tour disappointment Cycling

Froome targets Vuelta after Tour disappointment

It’s just like riding a bike, Chris.

# tour-de-france - Monday 28 July, 2014

From The42 17 things we learned from the Paul Kimmage 'Rough Rider' film Looking Back

17 things we learned from the Paul Kimmage 'Rough Rider' film

The documentary on the Irish journalist and whistleblower was screened on RTÉ One this evening.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From The42 5 key moments that helped Vincenzo Nibali secure the Tour de France Looking Back

5 key moments that helped Vincenzo Nibali secure the Tour de France

The Italian cyclist confirmed his win in Paris earlier today.

From The42 Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France, Ireland's Nicolas Roche finishes 39th overall Climax

Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France, Ireland's Nicolas Roche finishes 39th overall

Jean-Christophe Peraud was second with fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot third.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From The42 Italian Nibali all but confirms Tour de France victory on penultimate stage Champion

Italian Nibali all but confirms Tour de France victory on penultimate stage

Tony Martin won the 20th stage, but it is Nibali who will succeed Chris Froome as champion.

From The42 The anti-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali unimpressed with comparisons to Lance Leader

The anti-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali unimpressed with comparisons to Lance

The Italian cyclist has combined racing smarts, skill at bike-handling, and powerful climbing.

# tour-de-france - Friday 25 July, 2014

From The42 Navardauskas makes history with Lithuania's first stage win at TDF Baltic

Navardauskas makes history with Lithuania's first stage win at TDF

Nibali is still cruising to victory in the general classification.

From The42 Wiggins set to quit 'cut-throat' road cycling Vicious Cycle

Wiggins set to quit 'cut-throat' road cycling

The former Tour champ says the track game is less political and he’s aiming for Rio gold.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From The42 Nibali on the brink after stage 18 win Le Tour

Nibali on the brink after stage 18 win

It’s all over bar the spin into Paris.

From The42 The Tour de France v the Epsom Derby: how the increase in speed compares Man V Horse

The Tour de France v the Epsom Derby: how the increase in speed compares

Economist Robbie Butler has the graph paper out again.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From The42 Cyclist and soigneur clash after crash, spectator moons riders TDF

Cyclist and soigneur clash after crash, spectator moons riders

There was far more to today’s Tour de France stage than just cycling.

From The42 Majka wins Tour de France 17th stage, Roche finishes ninth Success

Majka wins Tour de France 17th stage, Roche finishes ninth

Italian Giovanni Visconti was second with race leader Vincenzo Nibali taking third.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From The42 Rogers finally wins a Tour de France stage, takes a bow as he crosses the line TDF This post contains videos

Rogers finally wins a Tour de France stage, takes a bow as he crosses the line

“It’s amazing, I can’t describe the joy I felt in the last 500m.”

From The42 Valverde waits for Tour leader's 'bad day' Le Tour

Valverde waits for Tour leader's 'bad day'

‘It’s always possible to have a bad day and if he does, we’ll try to capitalise.’

# tour-de-france - Monday 21 July, 2014

From The42 Brailsford seeks to learn from Tour disappointment Le Tour

Brailsford seeks to learn from Tour disappointment

“The acid test for us this year is if we learn from what’s happened. If we don’t learn from it and keep on doing the same old thing, I think some serious questions could be asked.”

# tour-de-france - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From The42 Tour de France cyclist stops to use fan's camper van for emergency toilet break Nature Calls

Tour de France cyclist stops to use fan's camper van for emergency toilet break

When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 19 July, 2014

From The42 Majka wins stage 14 as Nibali cements lead Pole Position

Majka wins stage 14 as Nibali cements lead

Nico Roche was part of the breakaway again but faltered badly near the end.

# tour-de-france - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The42 Nibali continues Tour domination, wins 13th stage Healthy Lead

Nibali continues Tour domination, wins 13th stage

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Nicolas Roche finished 43rd and is consequently 45th overall.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From The42 Was this the bravest individual effort of this year's Tour de France? Courage

Was this the bravest individual effort of this year's Tour de France?

Andrew Talansky finished over 30 minutes behind the stage winner.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From The42 Nico Roche wins combativity award on stage 11 of the Tour de France Climber

Nico Roche wins combativity award on stage 11 of the Tour de France

The Irishman was named as ‘most aggressive rider’ on a stage won by Frenchman Tony Gallopin.

Stephen Roche says Lance Armstrong should be given his Tour de France victories back

“Armstrong should stay on that list,” the Dubliner insisted.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From The42 Contador broke his leg while trying to eat a nutrition bar Hunger Pains

Contador broke his leg while trying to eat a nutrition bar

The Spaniard is out of the Tour de France but hasn’t ruled out participating in the Vuelta a Espana.

# tour-de-france - Monday 14 July, 2014

From The42 Nibali back in yellow as Contador crashes out of Tour de France Yellow Brick Road

Nibali back in yellow as Contador crashes out of Tour de France

The Italian now has a lead of 2 minutes and 23 seconds over Richie Porte of Team Sky.

From The42 Teary-eyed Contador pulls out of Tour de France after 10th stage crash Au Revoir

Teary-eyed Contador pulls out of Tour de France after 10th stage crash

The former winner came off his bike on a pass between the Petit Ballon climb and the Col du Platzerwasel.

From The42 Rider caught checking his phone during the Tour de France, escapes with a warning SWYD ROFL

Rider caught checking his phone during the Tour de France, escapes with a warning

Luca Paolini was living dangerously during the eighth stage over the weekend.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The42 Contador and Roche turn up the heat as Nibali breaks a sweat Tour De France

Contador and Roche turn up the heat as Nibali breaks a sweat

The Italian was forced to fight hard to keep his yellow jersey as Blel Kadri claimed the first French stage win.

# tour-de-france - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The42 The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today Photo Finish

The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today

Peter Sagan’s quest for a stage win continues.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From The42 Greipel returns to form in sixth stage Tour de France sprint finish German Power

Greipel returns to form in sixth stage Tour de France sprint finish

Nicolas Roche was unable to make back the time he lost after a crash yesterday.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From The42 Nicolas Roche loses almost 14 minutes on day of crash, Boom, cobbles Tour De France

Nicolas Roche loses almost 14 minutes on day of crash, Boom, cobbles

The Irishman finished well down the field after stage five from Ypres in Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.

From The42 Defending champion Chris Froome crashes out of Tour de France Skyfall

Defending champion Chris Froome crashes out of Tour de France

Two spills in less than 24 hours have ruled the Team Sky rider out of this year’s event.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From The42 Froome continues after nasty Tour de France crash Crash Froome

Froome continues after nasty Tour de France crash

The 2013 winner suffered an early crash on Thursday.

From The42 Mourinho stops by the Tour de France to 'swap' shirts with Rui Costa Souvenir

Mourinho stops by the Tour de France to 'swap' shirts with Rui Costa

Rui Costa the cyclist, not your favourite Portuguese player of the 90s.

# tour-de-france - Monday 7 July, 2014

From The42 Kittel wins second Tour stage in front of Buckingham Palace TDF

Kittel wins second Tour stage in front of Buckingham Palace

The German took advantage of Mark Cavandish’s absence in London today.

From The Daily Edge This Vine of a Tour de France rider being denied a kiss is just too awkward Missed Kiss

This Vine of a Tour de France rider being denied a kiss is just too awkward

Give us a kiss. Actually no, wait. It’s fine.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From The42 'A dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity' - Selfie strife at Tour de France French Cheese

'A dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity' - Selfie strife at Tour de France

Cycling fans are standing on the road, obstructing riders, to get that all-important selfie.

From The42 Contador and Froome try and fail before Nibali nips in for yellow jersey Le Tour

Contador and Froome try and fail before Nibali nips in for yellow jersey

Nicolas Roche finished with the main pack and is down in a tie for 23rd place after two stages.

From The42 Britain's Mark Cavendish ruled out of Tour de France CONFIRMED

Britain's Mark Cavendish ruled out of Tour de France

The 29-year-old sprinter suffered the injury when he fell heavily in a high-speed crash.

From The42 It’s Sunday so here’s 9 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days Super Snaps

It’s Sunday so here’s 9 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days

Here’s how the week looked through a lens.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From The42 Cavendish crashes out as Kittel wins first stage, takes yellow Drama

Cavendish crashes out as Kittel wins first stage, takes yellow

The 29-year-old Briton came down hard on his shoulder.