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#Le Tour

# le-tour - Friday 28 July, 2017

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.

# le-tour - Thursday 20 July, 2017

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.

# le-tour - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

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.

# le-tour - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Stressful' Chris Froome survives broken wheel to retain yellow jersey as Mollema takes 15th stage

Ireland’s Dan Martin was typically abrasive and snatched fifth place in the standings.

# le-tour - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Chris Froome reclaims yellow jersey as Martin earns top-10 finish

Australia’s Michael Matthews comfortably won stage 14.

# le-tour - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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.

# le-tour - Saturday 8 July, 2017

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.

# le-tour - Friday 7 July, 2017

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?

# le-tour - Thursday 6 July, 2017

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.

# le-tour - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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

Aru wins Tour fifth stage while Chris Froome takes yellow

# le-tour - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

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.

# le-tour - Monday 3 July, 2017

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

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

# le-tour - Friday 22 July, 2016

Froome crashes at the Tour de France... but still manages to extend his lead

Dan Martin finished a brilliant seventh to consolidate his top-10 place with two stages remaining.

# le-tour - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Dan Martin still in Tour de France top 10 as Pantano takes Sunday stage

Chris Froome still holds the yellow jersey after today’s 15th stage.

# le-tour - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Tour de France riders lambast organisers for risking lives during yesterday's stage

There were a number of crashes on Wednesday.

# le-tour - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Ireland's Dan Martin is now in third place overall at the Tour de France

Tom Dumoulin breaks free to win Sunday’s ninth stage in Andorra.

Two-time champion Alberto Contador sensationally quits the Tour mid-stage

The Spaniard eventually succumbed to injuries and illness.

# le-tour - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Cavendish power takes him to sweltering hot stage win Making His Mark This post contains videos

Cavendish power takes him to sweltering hot stage win

The Manx Missile is just six wins from overhauling Eddie Merckx’s record.

# le-tour - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Cavendish hot on the heels of Tour record as he storms to opening stage victory

Alberto Contador had to switch bikes after a nasty crash.

# le-tour - Sunday 26 June, 2016

# le-tour - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

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

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

# le-tour - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

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

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

# le-tour - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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

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

The Team Sky rider blew everyone else away.

# le-tour - Sunday 12 July, 2015

# le-tour - Saturday 11 July, 2015

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

Nicolas Roche and Sam Bennett were eight minutes behind.

# le-tour - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Tour de France leader breaks collarbone in dramatic crash 900m from finish line Slip Up This post contains videos

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

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

# le-tour - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

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

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

# le-tour - Monday 6 July, 2015

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

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

# le-tour - Saturday 4 July, 2015

No birthday cheer for Nicolas Roche as records broken on opening day of Tour de France

Dan Martin and Sam Bennett also finished well down the field.

# le-tour - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Who are the Irish hopes in this year’s Tour de France?

It’s that time of the year again.

# le-tour - Monday 29 June, 2015

Ireland's Nico Roche will be Team Sky's 'road captain' for this year's Tour De France

The Irishman will attempt to help Chris Froome win a second Tour title.

# le-tour - Thursday 25 June, 2015

# le-tour - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Nibali on the brink after stage 18 win

It’s all over bar the spin into Paris.

# le-tour - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

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.”

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.’

# le-tour - Monday 21 July, 2014

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.”

# le-tour - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Sagan pipped on the line (again!) as Kristoff wins Stage 12 at the Tour de France

What does the man have to do to win?

# le-tour - Monday 14 July, 2014

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.

# le-tour - Saturday 12 July, 2014

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.

# le-tour - Friday 11 July, 2014

The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today

Peter Sagan’s quest for a stage win continues.

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