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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Le Tour

Last year
# 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.
# 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.
# Le Tour
British rookie Pidcock wins Alpe d'Huez stage as Vingegaard stays in yellow
GC leader Vingegaard held off a blistering Bastille Day attack from rival Tadej Pogacar.
# 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.
# 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.
# Photo finish
Australia's Clarke wins Tour de France stage five from Lille to Arenberg
Belgian Wout van Aert retained his overall leader’s yellow jersey despite a nasty fall.
# Le Tour
Van Aert wins Tour de France stage four to extend overall lead
The Belgian made a late solo break to triumph today.
All time
# Le Tour
'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit
The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.
# 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.
# Le Tour
Mollema wins Tour de France stage in Pyrenean foot-hills
Tadej Pogacar hangs onto the yellow jersey.
# Le Tour
Mohoric wins pulsating Tour de France stage as Roglic routed
Mathieu van der Poel kept his hold on the yellow jersey.
# Le Tour
Two people in police custody amid Tour de France doping probe
An investigation is underway into a “small part” of the Arkea-Samsic team.
# Le Tour
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.
# Le Tour
Roglic tightens grip on Tour as Martinez wins mountain struggle
The focus will be back on Sam Bennett tomorrow.
# Le Tour
Bennett maintains healthy lead in green jersey, Roche takes top-10 finish in stage 12
Peter Sagan clawed back two points but still trails the Carrick-on-Suir native by 66 in the sprint standings.
# heating up
Yates clings to Tour de France lead amid mountain shake-up, Bennett claws back in green jersey battle
Sam Bennett and Nicolas Roche are flying the Irish flag.
# Millau to Lavaur
Bennett relinquishes green jersey as Van Aert wins explosive Tour de France stage
The Irish rider finished a tough day empty handed.
# irish interest
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.
# Sam the man
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.
# Le Tour
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.
# exploring all options
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.
# Le Tour
Home hero Alaphilippe stuns Thomas in Tour time-trial and extends overall lead
Ireland’s Dan Martin finished 33rd today and slipped to 11th in the general rankings while Nicolas Roche was 115th.
# Le Tour
England's Yates wins three-man dash to seal stage 12 success as Ireland duo power on
Nicolas Roche finished 15th today, while Dan Martin remains ninth overall at the Tour de France.
# stage four
Viviani's need for speed too much for Tour rivals in Nancy
The Italian won today’s stage, while home favourite Julian Alaphilippe remains the overall leader.
# Tour de France
French break open champagne as home favourite bags stage and Tour lead
Julian Alaphilippe produced a magnificent show of power in stage three on Monday.
# Yellow Jersey
Wales celebrates as Geraint Thomas secures Tour de France victory on penultimate stage
Tom Dumoulin won today’s time trial stage in the Basque country, but Thomas claimed third and Le Tour victory.
# Le Tour
Dan Martin takes second place as Geraint Thomas keeps Tour yellow
Nairo Quintana took victory on the 17th stage.
# Chaos
Police use 'tear gas' on Tour de France protesters who blocked route with bales of hay
Some riders were affected and the 16th stage had to be temporarily stopped.
# Tour de France
Debutant Cort Nielsen dominates three-man sprint as Dane claims first ever Tour stage win
Geraint Thomas went into the Tour de France’s second rest day with his lead intact after watching Magnus Cort Nielsen win Stage 15.
# Le Tour
Dan Martin suffers frustrating puncture while Fraile claims first ever Tour de France stage win
Omar Fraile stayed strong to claim the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.
# mountain pass
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
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.
# Le Tour
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.
# Le Tour
Froome's Tour off to a shaky start as Team Sky rider suffers dramatic crash
The 2018 Tour got underway today.
# Frosty reception
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
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.
# Cycling
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.
# Tourin' Breaks
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
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.
# stage 16
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.