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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Dan Martin announces retirement from professional cycling at the end of the season
# CALLING IT A DAY
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# CALLING IT A DAY

Dan Martin announces retirement from professional cycling at the end of the season

Sep 4th 2021, 8:57 AM 6,556 Views 7 Comments

“I feel that the time is right to move on as I want to achieve so many other things in life,” said Martin.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Tadej Pogacar wins second successive Tour de France
# Back-to-back
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# Back-to-back

Tadej Pogacar wins second successive Tour de France

Jul 18th 2021, 6:44 PM 4,382 Views 4 Comments

Jumbo’s Belgian rider Van Aert stormed past Briton Mark Cavendish to take the 21st stage.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Pogacar effectively seals second straight Tour de France title
# And It Was All Yellow
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# And It Was All Yellow

Pogacar effectively seals second straight Tour de France title

Jul 17th 2021, 5:38 PM 4,243 Views 2 Comments

Wout van Aert won Saturday’s time trial as the peloton heads for the Champs-Elysees on Sunday.

# tour-de-france - Friday 16 July, 2021

Matej Mohoric solos to victory as Mark Cavendish is left to wait for more history
# Flat Stage
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# Flat Stage

Matej Mohoric solos to victory as Mark Cavendish is left to wait for more history

Jul 16th 2021, 6:08 PM 2,239 Views 0 Comments

The Slovenian gave Bahrain Victorious their third win of the race just two days after their team hotel was searched by police as part of an anti-doping investigation.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Tadej Pogacar dominates in the mountains to close on Tour de France victory
# Tour De Force
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# Tour De Force

Tadej Pogacar dominates in the mountains to close on Tour de France victory

Jul 15th 2021, 5:39 PM 2,521 Views 1 Comment

The defending champion claimed his second consecutive stage win on summit finishes by racing clear up Luz Ardiden.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

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

# tour-de-france - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Ireland's Dan Martin finishes 8th as American Sepp Kuss wins stage 15
# As It Stands
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# As It Stands

Ireland's Dan Martin finishes 8th as American Sepp Kuss wins stage 15

Jul 11th 2021, 6:19 PM 2,606 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Tadej Pogacar retains the overall Tour de France lead.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 10 July, 2021

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

Mollema wins Tour de France stage in Pyrenean foot-hills

Jul 10th 2021, 4:50 PM 1,931 Views 0 Comments

Tadej Pogacar hangs onto the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Friday 9 July, 2021

Cavendish equals all-time record with another Tour de France stage victory
# Who's Eddy?
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# Who's Eddy?

Cavendish equals all-time record with another Tour de France stage victory

Jul 9th 2021, 4:58 PM 3,627 Views 4 Comments

Today’s win at Carcassonne was the British sprinter’s fourth so far in the 2021 edition of the race.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Nils Politt breaks away to win Tour de France stage 12
# The Big Breakaway
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# The Big Breakaway

Nils Politt breaks away to win Tour de France stage 12

Jul 8th 2021, 5:15 PM 2,494 Views 0 Comments

Tadej Pogacar retained his five-minute lead over his yellow jersey rivals.

Seven-time green jersey winner Sagan pulls out of Tour de France
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Seven-time green jersey winner Sagan pulls out of Tour de France

Jul 8th 2021, 2:15 PM 4,027 Views 3 Comments

‘It’s a tough decision but an easy decision’, said Sagan.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Cavendish wins Tour de France stage 10, needs one more to equal Merckx record
# Manx Missle
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# Manx Missle

Cavendish wins Tour de France stage 10, needs one more to equal Merckx record

Jul 6th 2021, 4:52 PM 4,432 Views 7 Comments

Cavendish keeps a firm grip on the green jersey.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Australia's O'Connor climbs into Tour de France picture with Alpine win
# Cycling
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# Cycling

Australia's O'Connor climbs into Tour de France picture with Alpine win

Jul 4th 2021, 5:35 PM 3,546 Views 1 Comment

Tadej Pogacar strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey on the final climb to Tignes.

2020 runner-up Primoz Roglic drops out of Tour de France
# Rough Ride
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# Rough Ride

2020 runner-up Primoz Roglic drops out of Tour de France

Jul 4th 2021, 9:43 AM 4,298 Views 1 Comment

‘It doesn’t make sense to continue,’ Roglic said ahead of Sunday’s ninth stage.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Champion Pogacar seizes lead as Tour enters Alps
# Pog Form
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# Pog Form

Champion Pogacar seizes lead as Tour enters Alps

Jul 3rd 2021, 4:54 PM 3,743 Views 5 Comments

Today’s Alpine stage was won by Belgian Dylan Teuns.

# tour-de-france - Friday 2 July, 2021

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

# tour-de-france - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Cavendish storms to second Tour stage win in three days
# Comeback
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# Comeback

Cavendish storms to second Tour stage win in three days

Jul 1st 2021, 4:51 PM 3,267 Views 2 Comments

The British cyclist is closing in on Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage victories.

'We'd like to calm things down' - Tour de France withdraws complaint against spectator who caused pileup
# Reprieve
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# Reprieve

'We'd like to calm things down' - Tour de France withdraws complaint against spectator who caused pileup

Jul 1st 2021, 3:13 PM 4,370 Views 1 Comment

Race director Christian Prudhomme stressed that ‘the incident has been blown out of all proportion’.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Pogacar storms time-trial as Van der Poel clings to Tour de France lead
# Stage FIve
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# Stage FIve

Pogacar storms time-trial as Van der Poel clings to Tour de France lead

Jun 30th 2021, 5:03 PM 2,049 Views 0 Comments

Pogacar described the stage as critical to his chances of defending the title he won in 2020.

Woman arrested as French police investigate Tour de France crash
# Crash
# Crash

Woman arrested as French police investigate Tour de France crash

Jun 30th 2021, 4:17 PM 37,049 Views 16 Comments

Live television images showed the woman holding a sign, standing on the side of the road in the path of the peloton.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Cavendish wins first Tour de France stage in five years
# Cycling
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# Cycling

Cavendish wins first Tour de France stage in five years

Jun 29th 2021, 5:30 PM 3,235 Views 2 Comments

It was his 31st stage win on the world’s greatest bike race.

# tour-de-france - Monday 28 June, 2021

Tim Merlier claims victory on another drama-filled Tour de France stage
# Cycling
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# Cycling

Tim Merlier claims victory on another drama-filled Tour de France stage

Jun 28th 2021, 5:47 PM 3,723 Views 4 Comments

Geraint Thomas dislocated a shoulder and 2020 runner-up Primoz Roglic losing valuable time.

Geraint Thomas dislocates shoulder in Tour de France fall
# Injury
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# Injury

Geraint Thomas dislocates shoulder in Tour de France fall

Jun 28th 2021, 2:38 PM 4,957 Views 1 Comment

Today was the third stage of the Tour De France.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Dutch rider Van der Poel claims yellow jersey after stage 2 win at Tour de France
# In The Lead
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# In The Lead

Dutch rider Van der Poel claims yellow jersey after stage 2 win at Tour de France

Jun 27th 2021, 8:23 PM 2,608 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old is the grandson of late French cycling icon Raymond Poulidor.

French police launch investigation into giant Tour de France crash culprit
# Probe
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# Probe

French police launch investigation into giant Tour de France crash culprit

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 4:24 PM 82,161 Views 44 Comments

A pile-up occurred after a spectator leaned into the path of the speeding peloton while holding up a sign.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Spectator who caused giant Tour de France crash to be sued by organisers
# Eejit
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# Eejit

Spectator who caused giant Tour de France crash to be sued by organisers

Jun 26th 2021, 7:48 PM 39,687 Views 25 Comments

According to regional newspaper Ouest France the woman fled the scene and has yet to be found.

Spectator causes mass fall at Tour de France
# Timpiste
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# Timpiste

Spectator causes mass fall at Tour de France

Jun 26th 2021, 3:54 PM 15,448 Views 4 Comments

A fan brandishing a sign brought down German rider Tony Martin.

# tour-de-france - Friday 25 June, 2021

Dan Martin aiming to deliver maiden Tour stage win for Israel Start-Up Nation
# Dan The Man
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# Dan The Man

Dan Martin aiming to deliver maiden Tour stage win for Israel Start-Up Nation

Jun 25th 2021, 1:58 PM 2,017 Views 4 Comments

The Irishman has two Tour de France stage wins with other teams.

# tour-de-france - Monday 21 June, 2021

Sam Bennett to miss Tour de France through injury
# Blow
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# Blow

Sam Bennett to miss Tour de France through injury

Updated Jun 21st 2021, 3:08 PM 14,087 Views 9 Comments

The Irish rider won’t be able defend the green jersey he won last year.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Dan Martin's Tour de France place confirmed
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Dan Martin's Tour de France place confirmed

Jun 17th 2021, 2:09 PM 3,749 Views 9 Comments

The Irish rider won the Mur de Bretagne stage of the Tour in 2018.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Chris Froome to make Tour de France return after suffering horror crash in 2019
# Back In The Saddle
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# Back In The Saddle

Chris Froome to make Tour de France return after suffering horror crash in 2019

Jun 15th 2021, 3:14 PM 3,063 Views 2 Comments

The four-time champion has been selected by cycling team Israel Start-Up Nation to race the 2021 tour.

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

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

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

Dec 12th 2020, 10:30 AM 27,649 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
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# Mixed Fortunes

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

Oct 29th 2020, 4:29 PM 71,145 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
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# Probe

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

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:00 PM 41,495 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
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# Le Tour

Two people in police custody amid Tour de France doping probe

Sep 21st 2020, 7:55 PM 11,821 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
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# 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 28,765 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
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# Warrior

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

Sep 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,801 Views 36 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
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# Tour De France

Bennett and Pogacar poised to step onto podium in Paris tomorrow

Sep 19th 2020, 6:16 PM 11,791 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
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# Getting Closer

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

Sep 18th 2020, 5:17 PM 12,189 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
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# 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 8,322 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile Dan Martin came home in 31st place.

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