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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Le Tour

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Stressful' Chris Froome survives broken wheel to retain yellow jersey as Mollema takes 15th stage
Ireland’s Dan Martin was typically abrasive and snatched fifth place in the standings.
Chris Froome reclaims yellow jersey as Martin earns top-10 finish
Australia’s Michael Matthews comfortably won stage 14.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Dan Martin claims second-place finish after superb day in the mountains
Aru wins Tour fifth stage while Chris Froome takes yellow
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.
Dan Martin takes third behind world champ Sagan at Tour de France
The Irish rider moves up to 15th in the GC.
Froome crashes at the Tour de France... but still manages to extend his lead
Dan Martin finished a brilliant seventh to consolidate his top-10 place with two stages remaining.
Dan Martin still in Tour de France top 10 as Pantano takes Sunday stage
Chris Froome still holds the yellow jersey after today’s 15th stage.
Tour de France riders lambast organisers for risking lives during yesterday's stage
There were a number of crashes on Wednesday.
Ireland's Dan Martin is now in third place overall at the Tour de France
Tom Dumoulin breaks free to win Sunday’s ninth stage in Andorra.
Two-time champion Alberto Contador sensationally quits the Tour mid-stage
The Spaniard eventually succumbed to injuries and illness.
Cavendish power takes him to sweltering hot stage win
The Manx Missile is just six wins from overhauling Eddie Merckx’s record.
Cavendish hot on the heels of Tour record as he storms to opening stage victory
Alberto Contador had to switch bikes after a nasty crash.
'This problem is worse than doping' - Hidden motor checks to be employed at Tour de France
The Tour gets underway next week.
Nicolas Roche not included in Team Sky's line-up for Tour de France
Former winner Stephen Roche’s son was not named on the team, lead by defending champion Chris Froome.
Dan Martin put in another superb performance at the Tour de France today
Second again for Martin as Chris Froome retains his yellow jersey lead.
Froome forced to field questions about doping after scintillating Tour de France stage win
The Team Sky rider blew everyone else away.
Nicolas Roche left distraught as 'dream of Tour de France stage win' slips through his grasp
Team Sky were beaten by one second.
Ireland's Dan Martin falls agonisingly short of winning today's Tour de France stage
Nicolas Roche and Sam Bennett were eight minutes behind.
Tour de France leader breaks collarbone in dramatic crash 900m from finish line
There was a first stage victory for Zdenek Stybar as a late mistake thwarted yellow jersey holder Tony Martin.
Tour de France rider breaks his back in crazy crash - and still finishes the stage
Fabian Cancellara was forced to abandon after Monday’s stage for treatment on his broken vertebrae.
Dan Martin escapes carnage of horrific crash to finish 4th in today's Tour de France stage
The day was marred by the high-speed collision involving 20 riders.
No birthday cheer for Nicolas Roche as records broken on opening day of Tour de France
Dan Martin and Sam Bennett also finished well down the field.
Who are the Irish hopes in this year's Tour de France?
It’s that time of the year again.
Ireland's Nico Roche will be Team Sky's 'road captain' for this year's Tour De France
The Irishman will attempt to help Chris Froome win a second Tour title.
The No 1 American rider at the Tour de France explains why he has no problem training with Lance Armstrong
Tejay van Garderen reckons it’s cool.
Nibali on the brink after stage 18 win
It’s all over bar the spin into Paris.
Rogers finally wins a Tour de France stage, takes a bow as he crosses the line
“It’s amazing, I can’t describe the joy I felt in the last 500m.”
Valverde waits for Tour leader's 'bad day'
‘It’s always possible to have a bad day and if he does, we’ll try to capitalise.’
Brailsford seeks to learn from Tour disappointment
“The acid test for us this year is if we learn from what’s happened. If we don’t learn from it and keep on doing the same old thing, I think some serious questions could be asked.”
Sagan pipped on the line (again!) as Kristoff wins Stage 12 at the Tour de France
What does the man have to do to win?
Teary-eyed Contador pulls out of Tour de France after 10th stage crash
The former winner came off his bike on a pass between the Petit Ballon climb and the Col du Platzerwasel.