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#Tour de France

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

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

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'

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

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'

“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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

'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.

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

'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

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.

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

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

Aru wins Tour fifth stage while Chris Froome takes yellow

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’.

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