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#Tour de France

# 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’.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Lance Armstrong fraud trial set for November

US District Judge Christopher Cooper is set to hear the case in Washington.

# tour-de-france - Monday 30 January, 2017

Lance Armstrong and Team Sky deny ever using hidden bike motors to cheat

CBS report shines a light on the possibility of motorised cheating in pro cycling.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 21 January, 2017

How a Hollywood couple turned Sean Kelly's Olympic dreams into a professional career

As part of his preparation for the 1976 Montreal games, Ireland’s great cyclist got himself a lifetime ban from the Olympics, but put himself in the position to set up a hugely successful pro career.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Uphill battle expected as mountainous route revealed for 2017 Tour de France

All five mountain ranges will feature for the first time in 25 years.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Wiggins: I was not seeking unfair advantage TUE

Wiggins: I was not seeking unfair advantage

Five-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins insists his use of TUEs was to put him back on a “level playing field”.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Lance Armstrong to speak at Dublin sports conference

The former cyclist will take part in a ‘no-holds-barred’ public interview in October.

# tour-de-france - Monday 1 August, 2016

Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche to leave Team Sky at the end of the season

Roche will also take part in the Men’s road race in the Olympic Games this weekend.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, Ireland's Dan Martin finishes in top 10

The British cyclist finished ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet in second and Nairo Quintana of Colombia in third.

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