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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Dan Martin notches new record on way up Le Tour standings

The Irish rider pushed his way into the GC top 20, but there was no change at the top with Van Avermaet keeping hold of the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Car crash victim Degenkolb back in business on Tour

Amazingly Dan Martin, who woke up feeling “much, much better” after his crash on Saturday, kept pace.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Dan Martin suffers crash as Dutch ace Groenewegen makes it back-to-back stage wins Tour De France This post contains videos

Dan Martin suffers crash as Dutch ace Groenewegen makes it back-to-back stage wins

Ireland’s Dan Martin suffered a worrying crash during stage eight, while Groenewegen sprinted to back-to-back stage wins.

# 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

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 Le Tour This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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.

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