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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

'I have nothing to hide' - Tour de France team leader denies doping after hotel room search

French police are investigating the Arkea-Samsic team of former Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana winner Nairo Quintana.

# tour-de-france - Monday 21 September, 2020

Two people in police custody amid Tour de France doping probe

An investigation is underway into a “small part” of the Arkea-Samsic team.

'I was only wishing I'd be there' - Bennett's 89-year-old Grandad rejoices after Tour de France triumph

The Carrick-on-Suir native secured the green jersey at the final stage on Sunday.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 20 September, 2020

The journey Irish hero Sam Bennett took to become king of the road

Bennett is set to become the first Irishman in 31 years to win the prestigious green jersey when the Tour de France finishes up in Paris today.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Bennett and Pogacar poised to step onto podium in Paris tomorrow

Sam Bennett almost certain to win green jersey while Pogacar’s successful time trail today means he is now likely to secure Tour de France crown.

# tour-de-france - Friday 18 September, 2020

Bennett fends off Sagan to tighten grip on Tour de France green jersey

Sagan made a bid for glory from 20km out but the Irishman was able to keep up during today’s 19th stage.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Bennett extends green jersey lead to 47 points as Colombia's Lopez wins stage 17 of Le Tour

Meanwhile Dan Martin came home in 31st place.

Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France

The 23-year-old Colombian had remained in contention until Sunday’s stage on the Grand Colombier.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Bennett maintains 45-point lead over Sagan as Roche earns top-10 finish on 16th stage

German rider Lennard Kamna won the Tour de France’s medium mountain stage today.

# tour-de-france - Monday 14 September, 2020

'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett

The 29-year-old cyclist also spoke about the impact the Tour de France’s taxing schedule was having.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Pogacar wins and Bernal destroyed on first major Tour mountain stage

Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic retained the overall lead while Sam Bennett strengthen his grip on the Green Jersey.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Sagan cuts Bennett's lead in green jersey battle as Anderson wins stage 14 of Le Tour

Meanwhile, Nicolas Roche came home in 89th and Dan Martin finished in 67th place.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Thrills and controversy as Sam Bennett is denied another Tour stage win in photo finish

Bennett initially finished third but was promoted to second place after Green Jersey rival Peter Sagan was relegated for shoving another rider in the sprint finish.

'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett THE NECK OF HIM This post contains videos

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win

There were teary eyes as the Irish rider got to grips with his historic achievement.

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey Green Jersey This post contains videos

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey

The Carrick-on-Suir rider becomes just the sixth Irish cyclist to win a stage at the Tour de France.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Hirschi's heroic break ends with an agonising third-place finish Sprint Finish This post contains videos

Hirschi's heroic break ends with an agonising third-place finish

Tadej Pogacar won stage 9 with his fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic claiming the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Friday 4 September, 2020

Bennett relinquishes green jersey as Van Aert wins explosive Tour de France stage

The Irish rider finished a tough day empty handed.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Bennett retains green jersey as Roche named most aggressive rider on Stage 6 of Le Tour Irish Interest This post contains videos

Bennett retains green jersey as Roche named most aggressive rider on Stage 6 of Le Tour

Kazakhstan’s Alexey Lutsenko won the first Tour de France stage of his career, while Adam Yates remains in the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Bennett becomes first Irishman in 31 years to wear green jersey at Tour de France Sam The Man This post contains videos

Bennett becomes first Irishman in 31 years to wear green jersey at Tour de France

The Deceuninck–Quick-Step rider had a third-place finish, with Wout van Aert claiming Stage 5.

# tour-de-france - Monday 31 August, 2020

Bennett agonisingly beaten on the line again as wait for Tour de France win goes on Cycling This post contains videos

Bennett agonisingly beaten on the line again as wait for Tour de France win goes on

Aussie Caleb Ewan rocketed to a sprint victory.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Kristoff sees off Sagan and Bennett in opening stage of Le Tour

Bennett came home fourth despite an early fall.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Brailsford says relationship with Froome is fine despite Tour omission

This year’s Tour de France gets underway in Nice on Saturday and runs until 20 September.

# tour-de-france - Friday 14 August, 2020

Ireland's Dan Martin a doubt for Tour de France

The accident on Thursday has left the 33-year-old general classification contender in a race against time to be fit.

# tour-de-france - Monday 18 May, 2020

'I needed a f****** nuclear meltdown, and I got it' - Armstrong remains defiant in ESPN documentary Looking Back This post contains videos

'I needed a f****** nuclear meltdown, and I got it' - Armstrong remains defiant in ESPN documentary

The first of the two-part documentary will be available on ESPN Player from 25 May.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Sam Bennett prepared to wait for chance to return to Tour de France

The Irish rider has joined the powerful Deceuninck-QuickStep squad this season.

2020 Tour de France postponed and will now start in late August

The tour will now take place from 29 August to 20 September.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Tour de France set to be postponed, cycling faces 'economic meltdown' if cancelled outright

France has announced the suspension of all mass public gatherings until mid-July to curb the spread of Covid-19.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Chris Froome’s recovery from horror crash 'pretty much complete'

The cyclist has stepped up his training despite the coronavirus lockdown

# tour-de-france - Monday 6 April, 2020

Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression

The 34-year-old is just four stage wins shy of equalling Belgian legend Eddie Mercx’s record of 34 stage victories in the Tour de France.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Tour de France may go ahead without spectators as decision yet to be made

‘Everything is imaginable,’ the French sports minister said of Le Tour.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Bernal seals historic Tour de France title

The Team Ineos rider becomes the first Colombian to win the cycling’s greatest race.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Bernal set to become first Colombian to win Tour de France after shortened stage

Egan Bernal got through the last day of competitive racing unscathed on Saturday.

# tour-de-france - Friday 26 July, 2019

Penultimate stage of Tour de France curtailed due to fear of landslides

Friday’s 19th stage was dramatically abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.

Tour de France stage dramatically abandoned due to sudden hailstorm Stage 19 This post contains videos

Tour de France stage dramatically abandoned due to sudden hailstorm

Organisers were forced to neutralise stage 19 on Friday afternoon.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent

GC leader Alaphilippe showcased incredible endurance over three Category 1 climbs.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Bizarre incident sees two riders thrown out of Tour de France, Thomas' hopes hit Drama This post contains videos

Bizarre incident sees two riders thrown out of Tour de France, Thomas' hopes hit

Welshman Luke Rowe looked to be barged by Germany’s Tony Martin at a tense stage – and both have been expelled.

Tour delight for Trentin as title contenders prepare for Alps battle

The Tour de France title contenders rode a conservative race on Wednesday as they saved their legs for three crucial mountain stages.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Geraint Thomas suffers another fall as Frenchman Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead

Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory in brutal heat on the 16th stage of this year’s race.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Yates climbs to second stage win as Thomas reduces Alaphilippe's lead

The Brit followed up his win on Thursday with another in stage 15 today.

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