# Tour de France

Last year
# Change
Historic decision sees Tour de France finale moved from Paris
For the first time since 1905, the French capital will not host the finish.
# Cycling
Mountains dominate Tour de France route for 2023
Next summer’s race could favour climbers such as 2019 champion Egan Bernal.
# Grand Plans
Irish intentions - Agreement on joint North-South bid to host opening Tour de France stages
The 1998 Tour de France began in Dublin.
# Incident
Cyclist Van der Poel pleads guilty to assault in Australia
The 27-year-old was detained on the eve of Sunday’s elite road race at the world championships.
# Banned Substance
Quintana retrospectively disqualified from Tour de France over tramadol use
The former two-time runner-up, 32, finished sixth overall in the race.
# Recovery
Cycling star Egan Bernal to return seven months after he 'almost died' in horror crash
The 25-year-old specialist climber needed multiple surgeries after breaking several ribs, a knee cap, a thigh bone, two vertebrae and a thumb.
# Going Well
Van Vleuten takes yellow jersey on women's Tour de France
Demi Vollering (SD Worx) finished second, 3mins 30sec behind, with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-Suez) winning the sprint for third.
# In command
Leader Vos wins stage 6 of women's Tour de France
The 35-year-old Dutch rider edged out Marta Bastianelli and Lotte Kopecky in the sprint for the line.
# Cycling
Jasper Philipsen wins final stage as Jonas Vingegaard takes Tour de France crown
Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Philipsen took his second victory of this Tour as he came around Dylan Groenewegen in the final few hundred metres.
# Great Dane
Vingegaard virtually wraps up Tour de France title
The Dane only needs to cross the Champs-Elysees finish line in Paris on Sunday to guarantee the champion’s yellow jersey.
# Home Win
Laporte wins Tour de France stage 19 as Vingegaard stays in lead
He became the first Frenchman to win on this year’s Tour de France.
# On the brink
Vingegaard shows sportsmanship before beating Pogacar to put one hand on Tour de France title
The Dane showed class when he waited for defending champion after a fall before going on to beat Pogacar by over a minute.
# over and out
Chris Froome forced out of Tour de France after positive test for Covid-19
The 37-year-old is now targeting the Vuelta a Espana in August.
# pyrenees
Defending champion Pogacar wins stage 17 of Le Tour but overall leader Vingegaard holds firm
Slovenian rider Pogacar now trails the Dane by two minutes and 18 seconds.
# houle houle
'I know he helped me' - Tearful Houle dedicates Tour de France stage win to late brother
He became the first Canadian since Steve Bauer in 1988 to win a stage on the race.
# Hotting Up
Vingegaard loses key allies as Tour de France hits boiling point
As temperatures hit 40-degrees, Vingegaard overcame a fall to keep hold of his lead.
# Recovery
Tour de France leader Jonas Vingegaard loses key ally Primoz Roglic to injury
The Slovenian rider, who finished runner up in 2020, laid out his reasons on the Jumbo-Visma team Twitter account.
# searing heat
Vingegaard holds off Pogacar in heated Tour de France duel
Australian Michael Matthews won the stage, a sizzling 192km run from Saint-Etienne.
# stage 13
Danish double as Pedersen and Vingegaard turn up Tour de France heat
Pederson became the third Dane to win a stage on this year’s Tour.
# yellow warning
Tour de France explodes into life with Vingegaard's epic ride in the Alps
Tadej Pogacar lost almost three minutes in the race for the yellow jersey.
# Le Tour
Nielsen wins Tour de France stage 10, Pogacar retains lead
The Dane triumphed after a nail-biting cat-and-mouse struggle up the final section of the culminating 20km climb.
# Cycling
Luxembourg's Jungels powers to stage nine victory at Tour de France, Pogacar holds yellow jersey
Tadej Pogacar made a late burst for the line as the two-time defending champion further tightened his grip on the overall lead with a fifth-place finish.
# as it stands
Van Aert wins Tour de France stage eight, Pogacar holds lead
The Belgian rider won on a late incline ahead of Australia’s pre-stage favourite Michael Matthews.
# Virus
Tour de France hit by Covid as French rider and teammate of defending champion test positive
Geofrrey Bouchard of the AG2R team Vegard Stake Laengen have withdrawn from the Tour.
# pog form
Pogacar triumphs on first Tour de France mountain
Pogacar overtook his key rival Jonas Vingegaard in a last-gasp burst.
# it was all yellow
Defending champion Pogacar takes Tour de France lead with stage six win
Tadej Pogacar of the UAE Emirates team launched a blistering attack on a late climb to triumph.
# Le Tour
Van Aert wins Tour de France stage four to extend overall lead
The Belgian made a late solo break to triumph today.
Lampaert wins Tour de France opener in Copenhagen rain
The Belgian will wear the overall leader’s jersey tomorrow.
# Tour de France
Danish police raid hotel of Tour de France team Bahrain-Victorious
The police reportedly found nothing suspicious in their two-hour search.
# In The Mix
Four-time champion Chris Froome to ride at Tour de France
The 37-year-old has struggled for form since suffering career-threatening injuries in June 2019.
All time
Fan who caused serious Tour de France crash goes on trial charged with endangering lives
The 31-year-old French woman, who went into hiding for four days after the incident, has told prosecutors of being ashamed at her ‘stupidity’.
Dan Martin announces retirement from professional cycling at the end of the season
“I feel that the time is right to move on as I want to achieve so many other things in life,” said Martin.
# back-to-back
Tadej Pogacar wins second successive Tour de France
Jumbo’s Belgian rider Van Aert stormed past Briton Mark Cavendish to take the 21st stage.
# and it was all yellow
Pogacar effectively seals second straight Tour de France title
Wout van Aert won Saturday’s time trial as the peloton heads for the Champs-Elysees on Sunday.
# flat stage
Matej Mohoric solos to victory as Mark Cavendish is left to wait for more history
The Slovenian gave Bahrain Victorious their third win of the race just two days after their team hotel was searched by police as part of an anti-doping investigation.
# tour de force
Tadej Pogacar dominates in the mountains to close on Tour de France victory
The defending champion claimed his second consecutive stage win on summit finishes by racing clear up Luz Ardiden.
# Le Tour
Pogacar extends Tour de France lead, Martin moves up to 50th in general classification
Pogacar was followed over the line by Jonas Vingegaard and Richard Carapaz on stage 17.
# as it stands
Ireland's Dan Martin finishes 8th as American Sepp Kuss wins stage 15
Meanwhile, Tadej Pogacar retains the overall Tour de France lead.
# Le Tour
Mollema wins Tour de France stage in Pyrenean foot-hills
Tadej Pogacar hangs onto the yellow jersey.
# Who's Eddy?
Cavendish equals all-time record with another Tour de France stage victory
Today’s win at Carcassonne was the British sprinter’s fourth so far in the 2021 edition of the race.