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# tour-de-france - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Nicolas Roche not included in Team Sky's line-up for Tour de France
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

Nicolas Roche not included in Team Sky's line-up for Tour de France

Jun 22nd 2016, 1:54 PM 6,122 Views 3 Comments

Former winner Stephen Roche’s son was not named on the team, lead by defending champion Chris Froome.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

7 unforgettable moments in Irish cycling history
# An Post Rás
From The42
# An Post Rás

7 unforgettable moments in Irish cycling history

May 10th 2016, 4:26 PM 15,415 Views 19 Comments

Cycling has produced some of Irish sport’s most high-profile days.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 24 April, 2016

How one ordinary man conquered the toughest race in cycling
# Feature
From The42
# Feature

How one ordinary man conquered the toughest race in cycling

Apr 24th 2016, 8:30 AM 8,234 Views 0 Comments

“The human imagination can be scary sometimes,” says Iain MacGregor.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

France confirms Euro 2016 will be played under a state of emergency
# Travel Safe
# Travel Safe

France confirms Euro 2016 will be played under a state of emergency

Apr 20th 2016, 9:29 AM 21,911 Views 39 Comments

The country’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said that this is aimed at ensuring security in the country during the tournament.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Wiggins suspects history of mechanical doping
# Two Stroke
From The42
# Two Stroke

Wiggins suspects history of mechanical doping

Feb 2nd 2016, 7:29 PM 8,819 Views 4 Comments

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has suggested mechanical doping is not a new problem for cycling.

# tour-de-france - Friday 1 January, 2016

Cheltenham to the Euros: Seven amazing trips to take in 2016 and how to get there
# Get Packing
From The42
# Get Packing

Cheltenham to the Euros: Seven amazing trips to take in 2016 and how to get there

Jan 1st 2016, 9:30 PM 26,459 Views 17 Comments

From Rio to the Ryder Cup, we’ve got you covered.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Tony McCoy leads sports stars in New Year Honours List
# Recognition
From The42
# Recognition

Tony McCoy leads sports stars in New Year Honours List

Dec 30th 2015, 11:07 PM 5,208 Views 14 Comments

Carl Frampton, the IBF super-bantamweight champion, was awarded the MBE.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Lance Armstrong on the $100 million fraud lawsuit against him: 'We like our case'
# Confident
From The42
# Confident

Lance Armstrong on the $100 million fraud lawsuit against him: 'We like our case'

Dec 16th 2015, 9:50 AM 8,708 Views 7 Comments

The former cyclist is feeling bullish.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Lance Armstrong says his critical mistake in life was bigger than doping — is he still making it?
# Vicious Cycle
From The42
# Vicious Cycle

Lance Armstrong says his critical mistake in life was bigger than doping — is he still making it?

Dec 13th 2015, 2:06 PM 14,773 Views 16 Comments

The disgraced former Tour champion says he basically raised himself.

# tour-de-france - Friday 4 December, 2015

Froome releases independent test results in a bid to prove that he's clean
# On The Attack
From The42
# On The Attack

Froome releases independent test results in a bid to prove that he's clean

Dec 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 12,777 Views 21 Comments

“I am proud to ride for a team that has shown that you can win the biggest bike races in the world clean.”

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

'I came away thinking I wasn't good enough' - Chris Froome on winning the Tour de France
# Perfectionist
From The42
# Perfectionist

'I came away thinking I wasn't good enough' - Chris Froome on winning the Tour de France

Nov 3rd 2015, 10:32 PM 5,560 Views 19 Comments

The Team Sky cyclist channelled his inner Roy Keane when speaking at the Web Summit today.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Plenty of agony and ecstasy in our 10 favourite sports pics from this week
# Pics Of The Week
From The42
# Pics Of The Week

Plenty of agony and ecstasy in our 10 favourite sports pics from this week

Jul 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 7,775 Views 1 Comment

Some stunning photography from the last week in sport.

Froome - 'I'm happy to be in this position to speak for cycling today'
# Christopher Froome
From The42
# Christopher Froome

Froome - 'I'm happy to be in this position to speak for cycling today'

Jul 26th 2015, 8:04 PM 7,635 Views 23 Comments

German Andre Greipel won the final stage for his fourth of the tour.

Paris police fire on car driven through Tour de France barrier
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

Paris police fire on car driven through Tour de France barrier

Jul 26th 2015, 12:05 PM 6,875 Views 1 Comment

The authorities were still searching for the driver after the incident.

Paris police open fire on car that tries to crash through Tour de France barricade
# France
# France

Paris police open fire on car that tries to crash through Tour de France barricade

Jul 26th 2015, 11:28 AM 24,187 Views 20 Comments

Tour de France race director Thierry Gouvenou said he didn’t foresee any impact on the race.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Chris Froome will make history tomorrow by winning his second Tour de France
# C'est Ca!
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# C'est Ca!

Chris Froome will make history tomorrow by winning his second Tour de France

Jul 25th 2015, 4:12 PM 6,190 Views 15 Comments

Team Sky rider to become the first Brit to win the race twice.

Irish cycling fans ready to turn Tour de France's most famous climb green - again
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

Irish cycling fans ready to turn Tour de France's most famous climb green - again

Jul 25th 2015, 7:30 AM 5,092 Views 2 Comments

The iconic Alpe d’Huez climb is the penultimate stage of this year’s Tour.

# tour-de-france - Friday 24 July, 2015

Froome: 'You don't do that to the race leader, it's not sportsmanlike'
# Held Up
From The42
# Held Up

Froome: 'You don't do that to the race leader, it's not sportsmanlike'

Jul 24th 2015, 7:11 PM 12,345 Views 30 Comments

The Tour de France leader wasn’t too happy with today’s stage winner Vincenzo Nibali.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 23 July, 2015

'I couldn’t even walk to the dinner table' - Why Sam Bennett quit the Tour de France
# Rough Ride
From The42
# Rough Ride

'I couldn’t even walk to the dinner table' - Why Sam Bennett quit the Tour de France

Jul 23rd 2015, 5:00 PM 33,913 Views 24 Comments

Irish youngster reveals the physical toll that the race took on him.

'I wouldn't have a clue about power wattage' - David Walsh
# Big Data
From The42
# Big Data

'I wouldn't have a clue about power wattage' - David Walsh

Jul 23rd 2015, 8:02 AM 24,692 Views 43 Comments

The journalist was speaking to Off The Ball last night.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

One of Ireland's three Tour de France participants dropped out today
# Abandonné
From The42
# Abandonné

One of Ireland's three Tour de France participants dropped out today

Jul 22nd 2015, 4:46 PM 8,909 Views 7 Comments

Sam Bennett had been Lanterne Rouge.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Sky share Chris Froome performance data in bid to quash 'wildly wrong' claims
# For The Record
From The42
# For The Record

Sky share Chris Froome performance data in bid to quash 'wildly wrong' claims

Jul 21st 2015, 6:33 PM 6,353 Views 18 Comments

Dave Brailsford says Froome’s numbers aren’t nearly as high as many are claiming.

# tour-de-france - Monday 20 July, 2015

Sky rider somehow finished his Tour de France stage after this awful crash
# Ouch!
From The42
# Ouch!

Sky rider somehow finished his Tour de France stage after this awful crash

Jul 20th 2015, 5:03 PM 6,797 Views 2 Comments

Thomas hit a telegraph pole after being hit by another rider.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Froome has urine thrown at his face during Tour de France stage after team-mate punched
# Unsavoury
From The42
# Unsavoury

Froome has urine thrown at his face during Tour de France stage after team-mate punched

Jul 18th 2015, 6:23 PM 11,421 Views 16 Comments

Stephen Cummings was today’s stage winner.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Lance Armstrong embarks on controversial Tour de France stage
# Return
From The42
# Return

Lance Armstrong embarks on controversial Tour de France stage

Jul 16th 2015, 1:17 PM 5,510 Views 5 Comments

The 43-year-old American, who himself is a cancer survivor, stressed he was riding for a “great cause”.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Dan Martin put in another superb performance at the Tour de France today
# Chapeau
From The42
# Chapeau

Dan Martin put in another superb performance at the Tour de France today

Jul 15th 2015, 5:06 PM 6,746 Views 2 Comments

Second again for Martin as Chris Froome retains his yellow jersey lead.

Disgraced Lance Armstrong back on the Tour de France route
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Disgraced Lance Armstrong back on the Tour de France route

Jul 15th 2015, 1:18 PM 24,546 Views 36 Comments

The president of the UCI has warned that the American cyclist “may not get quite the welcome he would like”.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Lance Armstrong just questioned if the Tour de France leader is 'too strong to be clean'
# Accusations
From The42
# Accusations

Lance Armstrong just questioned if the Tour de France leader is 'too strong to be clean'

Jul 14th 2015, 9:51 PM 35,117 Views 48 Comments

The disgraced former cyclist insisted he wasn’t accusing anyone.

We’ll Leave it There So: Duffer is a Hoop, Sterling's big money move and today's sport
# Tuesday
From The42
# Tuesday

We’ll Leave it There So: Duffer is a Hoop, Sterling's big money move and today's sport

Jul 14th 2015, 8:03 PM 14,068 Views 6 Comments

There’s also news on Davy Fitzgerald’s future, while the Irish rugby team unveil their new jersey.

Froome forced to field questions about doping after scintillating Tour de France stage win
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

Froome forced to field questions about doping after scintillating Tour de France stage win

Jul 14th 2015, 6:10 PM 9,702 Views 13 Comments

The Team Sky rider blew everyone else away.

# tour-de-france - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ivan Basso pulls out of Tour de France after testicular cancer diagnosis
# Diagnosis
From The42
# Diagnosis

Ivan Basso pulls out of Tour de France after testicular cancer diagnosis

Jul 13th 2015, 8:34 PM 5,274 Views 4 Comments

The former Giro champ revealed the news today.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Nicolas Roche left distraught as 'dream of Tour de France stage win' slips through his grasp
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Nicolas Roche left distraught as 'dream of Tour de France stage win' slips through his grasp

Jul 12th 2015, 9:56 PM 12,304 Views 4 Comments

Team Sky were beaten by one second.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Ireland's Dan Martin falls agonisingly short of winning today's Tour de France stage
# So So Close
From The42
# So So Close

Ireland's Dan Martin falls agonisingly short of winning today's Tour de France stage

Jul 11th 2015, 6:40 PM 8,277 Views 9 Comments

Nicolas Roche and Sam Bennett were eight minutes behind.

# tour-de-france - Friday 10 July, 2015

The Tour de France will start without a yellow jersey today
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

The Tour de France will start without a yellow jersey today

Jul 10th 2015, 9:42 AM 5,589 Views 8 Comments

Despite heading the Tour de France following Tony Martin’s withdrawal, Chris Froome will not wear the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Tour de France leader breaks collarbone in dramatic crash 900m from finish line
# Slip Up
From The42
# Slip Up

Tour de France leader breaks collarbone in dramatic crash 900m from finish line

Jul 9th 2015, 6:19 PM 6,993 Views 11 Comments

There was a first stage victory for Zdenek Stybar as a late mistake thwarted yellow jersey holder Tony Martin.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Tour de France rider breaks his back in crazy crash - and still finishes the stage
# Man Of Steel
From The42
# Man Of Steel

Tour de France rider breaks his back in crazy crash - and still finishes the stage

Jul 7th 2015, 10:56 PM 7,315 Views 4 Comments

Fabian Cancellara was forced to abandon after Monday’s stage for treatment on his broken vertebrae.

10 of the most memorable Irish fans abroad
# Good Times
From The42
# Good Times

10 of the most memorable Irish fans abroad

Jul 7th 2015, 9:00 PM 15,127 Views 6 Comments

Featuring Eamon Keegan, Darren Clarke and more (in)famous moments.

'Pure happiness' for Martin* as he triumphs at Tour de France stage 4
# As It Stands
From The42
# As It Stands

'Pure happiness' for Martin* as he triumphs at Tour de France stage 4

Jul 7th 2015, 6:44 PM 7,794 Views 1 Comment

*Not the one you’re thinking of.

# tour-de-france - Monday 6 July, 2015

Dan Martin escapes carnage of horrific crash to finish 4th in today's Tour de France stage
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Dan Martin escapes carnage of horrific crash to finish 4th in today's Tour de France stage

Jul 6th 2015, 5:50 PM 13,358 Views 13 Comments

The day was marred by the high-speed collision involving 20 riders.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Cavendish hits out at social media "imbeciles" after failed attack on Day 2 of Tour
# Leave Mark Alone!
From The42
# Leave Mark Alone!

Cavendish hits out at social media "imbeciles" after failed attack on Day 2 of Tour

Jul 5th 2015, 6:34 PM 9,254 Views 7 Comments

Cavendish didn’t mince his words.