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#Le Tour

# le-tour - Thursday 26 August, 2021

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit
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# Le Tour

'France will remain a faithful friend': Macron meets President Higgins on first official visit

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 39,025 Views 55 Comments

The visit is part of the French President’s pledge to travel to the capitals of all 27 EU states.

# le-tour - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Pogacar extends Tour de France lead, Martin moves up to 50th in general classification
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# Le Tour

Pogacar extends Tour de France lead, Martin moves up to 50th in general classification

Jul 14th 2021, 5:28 PM 2,192 Views 0 Comments

Pogacar was followed over the line by Jonas Vingegaard and Richard Carapaz on stage 17.

# le-tour - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Mollema wins Tour de France stage in Pyrenean foot-hills
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# Le Tour

Mollema wins Tour de France stage in Pyrenean foot-hills

Jul 10th 2021, 4:50 PM 1,928 Views 0 Comments

Tadej Pogacar hangs onto the yellow jersey.

# le-tour - Friday 2 July, 2021

Mohoric wins pulsating Tour de France stage as Roglic routed
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# Le Tour

Mohoric wins pulsating Tour de France stage as Roglic routed

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:27 PM 3,183 Views 0 Comments

Mathieu van der Poel kept his hold on the yellow jersey.

# le-tour - Monday 21 September, 2020

Two people in police custody amid Tour de France doping probe
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# Le Tour

Two people in police custody amid Tour de France doping probe

Sep 21st 2020, 7:55 PM 11,820 Views 22 Comments

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

# le-tour - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 15th 2020, 5:36 PM 10,774 Views 5 Comments

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

# le-tour - Friday 11 September, 2020

Roglic tightens grip on Tour as Martinez wins mountain struggle
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# Le Tour

Roglic tightens grip on Tour as Martinez wins mountain struggle

Sep 11th 2020, 4:46 PM 7,353 Views 6 Comments

The focus will be back on Sam Bennett tomorrow.

# le-tour - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Bennett maintains healthy lead in green jersey, Roche takes top-10 finish in stage 12
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# Le Tour

Bennett maintains healthy lead in green jersey, Roche takes top-10 finish in stage 12

Sep 10th 2020, 4:58 PM 9,204 Views 4 Comments

Peter Sagan clawed back two points but still trails the Carrick-on-Suir native by 66 in the sprint standings.

# le-tour - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Yates clings to Tour de France lead amid mountain shake-up, Bennett claws back in green jersey battle
# Heating Up
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# Heating Up

Yates clings to Tour de France lead amid mountain shake-up, Bennett claws back in green jersey battle

Sep 5th 2020, 6:15 PM 10,642 Views 1 Comment

Sam Bennett and Nicolas Roche are flying the Irish flag.

# le-tour - Friday 4 September, 2020

Bennett relinquishes green jersey as Van Aert wins explosive Tour de France stage
# Millau To Lavaur
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# Millau To Lavaur

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

Sep 4th 2020, 4:56 PM 6,429 Views 6 Comments

The Irish rider finished a tough day empty handed.

# le-tour - Thursday 3 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:14 PM 9,007 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.

# le-tour - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Bennett becomes first Irishman in 31 years to wear green jersey at Tour de France
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# Sam The Man

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:59 PM 39,093 Views 39 Comments

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

# le-tour - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 14th 2020, 9:00 AM 4,256 Views 13 Comments

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

# le-tour - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Tour de France may go ahead without spectators as decision yet to be made
# Exploring All Options
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# Exploring All Options

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

Mar 26th 2020, 7:09 PM 3,450 Views 5 Comments

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

# le-tour - Friday 19 July, 2019

Home hero Alaphilippe stuns Thomas in Tour time-trial and extends overall lead
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# Le Tour

Home hero Alaphilippe stuns Thomas in Tour time-trial and extends overall lead

Jul 19th 2019, 9:40 PM 5,193 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s Dan Martin finished 33rd today and slipped to 11th in the general rankings while Nicolas Roche was 115th.

# le-tour - Thursday 18 July, 2019

England's Yates wins three-man dash to seal stage 12 success as Ireland duo power on
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# Le Tour

England's Yates wins three-man dash to seal stage 12 success as Ireland duo power on

Jul 18th 2019, 5:27 PM 5,724 Views 4 Comments

Nicolas Roche finished 15th today, while Dan Martin remains ninth overall at the Tour de France.

# le-tour - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Viviani's need for speed too much for Tour rivals in Nancy
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# Stage Four

Viviani's need for speed too much for Tour rivals in Nancy

Jul 9th 2019, 6:20 PM 2,974 Views 1 Comment

The Italian won today’s stage, while home favourite Julian Alaphilippe remains the overall leader.

# le-tour - Monday 8 July, 2019

French break open champagne as home favourite bags stage and Tour lead
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# Tour De France

French break open champagne as home favourite bags stage and Tour lead

Jul 8th 2019, 6:38 PM 3,971 Views 12 Comments

Julian Alaphilippe produced a magnificent show of power in stage three on Monday.

# le-tour - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Wales celebrates as Geraint Thomas secures Tour de France victory on penultimate stage
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# Yellow Jersey

Wales celebrates as Geraint Thomas secures Tour de France victory on penultimate stage

Jul 28th 2018, 5:06 PM 8,776 Views 21 Comments

Tom Dumoulin won today’s time trial stage in the Basque country, but Thomas claimed third and Le Tour victory.

# le-tour - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Dan Martin takes second place as Geraint Thomas keeps Tour yellow
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# Le Tour

Dan Martin takes second place as Geraint Thomas keeps Tour yellow

Jul 25th 2018, 5:10 PM 8,892 Views 10 Comments

Nairo Quintana took victory on the 17th stage.

# le-tour - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Police use 'tear gas' on Tour de France protesters who blocked route with bales of hay
# Chaos
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# Chaos

Police use 'tear gas' on Tour de France protesters who blocked route with bales of hay

Jul 24th 2018, 12:15 PM 28,376 Views 16 Comments

Some riders were affected and the 16th stage had to be temporarily stopped.

# le-tour - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Debutant Cort Nielsen dominates three-man sprint as Dane claims first ever Tour stage win
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# Tour De France

Debutant Cort Nielsen dominates three-man sprint as Dane claims first ever Tour stage win

Jul 22nd 2018, 6:26 PM 3,160 Views 1 Comment

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 - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Dan Martin suffers frustrating puncture while Fraile claims first ever Tour de France stage win
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# Le Tour

Dan Martin suffers frustrating puncture while Fraile claims first ever Tour de France stage win

Jul 21st 2018, 5:24 PM 7,908 Views 5 Comments

Omar Fraile stayed strong to claim the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.

# le-tour - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Dan Martin notches new record on way up Le Tour standings
# Mountain Pass
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# Mountain Pass

Dan Martin notches new record on way up Le Tour standings

Jul 17th 2018, 8:01 PM 17,521 Views 11 Comments

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.

# le-tour - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Dan Martin suffers crash as Dutch ace Groenewegen makes it back-to-back stage wins
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# Tour De France

Dan Martin suffers crash as Dutch ace Groenewegen makes it back-to-back stage wins

Jul 14th 2018, 7:07 PM 8,774 Views 13 Comments

Ireland’s Dan Martin suffered a worrying crash during stage eight, while Groenewegen sprinted to back-to-back stage wins.

# le-tour - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Dan's the man! Martin claims stunning Tour de France stage victory
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# Le Tour

Dan's the man! Martin claims stunning Tour de France stage victory

Jul 12th 2018, 4:59 PM 33,486 Views 49 Comments

The 31-year-old won the 181km stage after making a late, uphill break.

# le-tour - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Froome's Tour off to a shaky start as Team Sky rider suffers dramatic crash
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# Le Tour

Froome's Tour off to a shaky start as Team Sky rider suffers dramatic crash

Jul 7th 2018, 3:20 PM 5,674 Views 14 Comments

The 2018 Tour got underway today.

# le-tour - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Chris Froome booed and whistled at Team Sky's Tour de France presentation
# Frosty Reception
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# Frosty Reception

Chris Froome booed and whistled at Team Sky's Tour de France presentation

Jul 5th 2018, 9:07 PM 26,358 Views 40 Comments

Spectators in attendance at a Tour de France presentation did not give the defending champion a warm welcome.

# le-tour - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

World cycling chief urges public to ensure Froome has a 'safe' Tour de France
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# Tour De France

World cycling chief urges public to ensure Froome has a 'safe' Tour de France

Jul 4th 2018, 11:39 AM 4,226 Views 8 Comments

The build-up to this year’s race has been dominated by doping suspicions surrounding the British rider.

# le-tour - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Chris Froome banned by Tour de France organisers - report
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# Cycling

Chris Froome banned by Tour de France organisers - report

Jul 1st 2018, 11:56 AM 14,424 Views 27 Comments

Le Monde reports the four-time champion has been blocked from competing in this year’s race, which starts on Saturday.

# le-tour - Friday 28 July, 2017

Dan Martin reveals that he rode most of the Tour de France with a fractured back
# Tourin' Breaks
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# Tourin' Breaks

Dan Martin reveals that he rode most of the Tour de France with a fractured back

Jul 28th 2017, 8:44 AM 21,200 Views 31 Comments

Martin recorded Ireland’s best finish at the race since his uncle Stephen Roche won in 1987.

# le-tour - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Dan Martin's podium hopes fade after brave challenge on final mountain stage
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# Tour De France

Dan Martin's podium hopes fade after brave challenge on final mountain stage

Jul 20th 2017, 4:58 PM 5,862 Views 16 Comments

Chris Froome closes in on his fourth yellow jersey with strong ride up Coz d’Izoard.

# le-tour - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Crosswinds cause havoc as Dan Martin's yellow jersey chances blown off course
# Stage 16
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# Stage 16

Crosswinds cause havoc as Dan Martin's yellow jersey chances blown off course

Jul 18th 2017, 6:32 PM 7,286 Views 7 Comments

The Quick-Step rider has lost valuable time on the leaders after dropping back into seventh place.

# le-tour - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Stressful' Chris Froome survives broken wheel to retain yellow jersey as Mollema takes 15th stage
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# Le Tour

'Stressful' Chris Froome survives broken wheel to retain yellow jersey as Mollema takes 15th stage

Jul 16th 2017, 11:42 PM 5,489 Views 4 Comments

Ireland’s Dan Martin was typically abrasive and snatched fifth place in the standings.

# le-tour - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Chris Froome reclaims yellow jersey as Martin earns top-10 finish
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# Le Tour

Chris Froome reclaims yellow jersey as Martin earns top-10 finish

Jul 15th 2017, 5:26 PM 6,734 Views 3 Comments

Australia’s Michael Matthews comfortably won stage 14.

# le-tour - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Five-star Kittel breaks century old record as he continues Tour de France domination
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# Le Tour

Five-star Kittel breaks century old record as he continues Tour de France domination

Jul 12th 2017, 7:10 PM 6,785 Views 7 Comments

The German becomes the first rider in 108 years to win five of the first 11 stages.

# le-tour - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Roche finishes fourth as Calmejane fights off cramp to win his maiden stage
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# Le Tour

Roche finishes fourth as Calmejane fights off cramp to win his maiden stage

Jul 8th 2017, 4:50 PM 5,897 Views 2 Comments

Dan Martin finished 13th, and remains fourth overall in the race for the yellow jersey.

# le-tour - Friday 7 July, 2017

Just 0.0003 seconds split first and second at the Tour de France today
# TDF 17
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# TDF 17

Just 0.0003 seconds split first and second at the Tour de France today

Jul 7th 2017, 5:38 PM 4,999 Views 2 Comments

How in the name of good God did they split these?

# le-tour - Thursday 6 July, 2017

King Kittel sprints to stage victory, Dan Martin stays fourth in yellow jersey race
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

King Kittel sprints to stage victory, Dan Martin stays fourth in yellow jersey race

Jul 6th 2017, 6:54 PM 4,178 Views 4 Comments

Martin and Nicolas Roche finished in the main bunch on Thursday’s sixth stage.

# le-tour - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Dan Martin claims second-place finish after superb day in the mountains
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# Le Tour

Dan Martin claims second-place finish after superb day in the mountains

Jul 5th 2017, 4:48 PM 7,934 Views 13 Comments

Aru wins Tour fifth stage while Chris Froome takes yellow

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