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#Tour de France

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

Irish film recreates the 'monster' 1998 Tour de France stage in Ireland
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# The Racer

Irish film recreates the 'monster' 1998 Tour de France stage in Ireland

Dec 12th 2020, 10:30 AM 27,106 Views 8 Comments

We spoke to its director, Keiron J Walsh.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Ireland's Sam Bennett relegated to last after crossing line first at today's Vuelta
# Mixed Fortunes
# Mixed Fortunes

Ireland's Sam Bennett relegated to last after crossing line first at today's Vuelta

Oct 29th 2020, 4:29 PM 71,068 Views 16 Comments

The final kilometre of the 157km stage from Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo saw the Deceuninck-Quickstep rider surge to apparent victory.

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

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

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

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:00 PM 41,463 Views 18 Comments

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
# Le Tour
# Le Tour

Two people in police custody amid Tour de France doping probe

Sep 21st 2020, 7:55 PM 11,798 Views 22 Comments

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
# Family Pride
# Family Pride

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

Sep 21st 2020, 11:30 AM 28,743 Views 3 Comments

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
# Warrior
# Warrior

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

Sep 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,767 Views 35 Comments

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
# Tour De France
# Tour De France

Bennett and Pogacar poised to step onto podium in Paris tomorrow

Sep 19th 2020, 6:16 PM 11,772 Views 15 Comments

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
# Getting Closer
# Getting Closer

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

Sep 18th 2020, 5:17 PM 12,173 Views 9 Comments

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
# Still On Top
# Still On Top

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

Sep 16th 2020, 5:52 PM 8,310 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile Dan Martin came home in 31st place.

Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France
# Rough Ride
# Rough Ride

Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France

Sep 16th 2020, 8:32 AM 10,034 Views 13 Comments

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
# Le Tour
# Le Tour

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

Sep 15th 2020, 5:36 PM 10,763 Views 5 Comments

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
# Identity
# Identity

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

Sep 14th 2020, 11:53 PM 16,443 Views 8 Comments

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
# Tour De France
# Tour De France

Pogacar wins and Bernal destroyed on first major Tour mountain stage

Sep 13th 2020, 5:12 PM 6,967 Views 3 Comments

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
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

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

Sep 12th 2020, 6:22 PM 12,798 Views 2 Comments

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
# Play It Again Sam
# Play It Again Sam

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

Sep 9th 2020, 5:02 PM 54,140 Views 28 Comments

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
# THE NECK OF HIM

'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett

Sep 9th 2020, 12:13 PM 150,789 Views 124 Comments

No, you absolutely cannot.

# 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
# Welling Up
# Welling Up

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

Sep 8th 2020, 5:30 PM 13,624 Views 10 Comments

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
# Green Jersey

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

Sep 8th 2020, 4:32 PM 37,091 Views 32 Comments

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
# Sprint Finish

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

Sep 6th 2020, 4:01 PM 8,015 Views 2 Comments

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
# Millau To Lavaur
# Millau To Lavaur

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

Sep 4th 2020, 4:56 PM 6,423 Views 6 Comments

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
# Irish Interest

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:14 PM 8,957 Views 14 Comments

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
# Sam The Man

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:59 PM 39,066 Views 39 Comments

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
# Cycling

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

Aug 31st 2020, 5:29 PM 7,722 Views 3 Comments

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
# Grand Depart
# Grand Depart

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

Aug 29th 2020, 5:31 PM 7,931 Views 9 Comments

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
# Tour De France
# Tour De France

Brailsford says relationship with Froome is fine despite Tour omission

Aug 27th 2020, 3:11 PM 6,015 Views 1 Comment

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
# Setback
# Setback

Ireland's Dan Martin a doubt for Tour de France

Aug 14th 2020, 12:37 PM 5,210 Views 1 Comment

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
# Looking Back

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

May 18th 2020, 11:32 AM 6,686 Views 24 Comments

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
# Le Grand Delay
# Le Grand Delay

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

Apr 15th 2020, 5:36 PM 2,610 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 15th 2020, 12:50 PM 2,278 Views 3 Comments

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
# Le Tour
# Le Tour

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

Apr 14th 2020, 9:00 AM 4,252 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Getting Better
# Getting Better

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

Apr 12th 2020, 10:11 PM 5,377 Views 2 Comments

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
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Cycling ace Cavendish opens up about battle with depression

Apr 6th 2020, 12:09 PM 4,128 Views 2 Comments

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
# Exploring All Options
# Exploring All Options

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

Mar 26th 2020, 7:09 PM 3,444 Views 5 Comments

‘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
# History Maker
# History Maker

Bernal seals historic Tour de France title

Jul 28th 2019, 8:39 PM 7,816 Views 11 Comments

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
# Making History
# Making History

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

Jul 27th 2019, 5:15 PM 6,553 Views 15 Comments

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
# Heavy Weather
# Heavy Weather

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

Jul 26th 2019, 10:26 PM 8,143 Views 7 Comments

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

Tour de France stage dramatically abandoned due to sudden hailstorm
# Stage 19
# Stage 19

Tour de France stage dramatically abandoned due to sudden hailstorm

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 8:04 PM 54,686 Views 26 Comments

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
# Riding Solo
# Riding Solo

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

Jul 25th 2019, 4:36 PM 5,847 Views 18 Comments

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
# Drama

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

Jul 24th 2019, 8:23 PM 17,010 Views 10 Comments

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
# Plenty In The Tank
# Plenty In The Tank

Tour delight for Trentin as title contenders prepare for Alps battle

Jul 24th 2019, 5:36 PM 2,653 Views 0 Comments

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

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