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#Tour de France

# 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 3,769 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 3,212 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 3,301 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 4,392 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 2,062 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 37,075 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
From The42
# Cycling

Cavendish wins first Tour de France stage in five years

Jun 29th 2021, 5:30 PM 3,255 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
From The42
# Cycling

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

Jun 28th 2021, 5:47 PM 3,735 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 4,992 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 2,630 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
From The42
# Probe

French police launch investigation into giant Tour de France crash culprit

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 4:24 PM 82,199 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
From The42
# Eejit

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

Jun 26th 2021, 7:48 PM 39,773 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
From The42
# Timpiste

Spectator causes mass fall at Tour de France

Jun 26th 2021, 3:54 PM 15,479 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 2,034 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
From The42
# Blow

Sam Bennett to miss Tour de France through injury

Updated Jun 21st 2021, 3:08 PM 14,118 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 3,763 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
From The42
# Back In The Saddle

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

Jun 15th 2021, 3:14 PM 3,086 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 27,996 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
From The42
# Mixed Fortunes

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

Oct 29th 2020, 4:29 PM 71,228 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
From The42
# Probe

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

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:00 PM 41,526 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 11,848 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 28,781 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
From The42
# Warrior

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

Sep 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 46,833 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 11,815 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 12,213 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 8,344 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile Dan Martin came home in 31st place.

Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France
# Rough Ride
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# Rough Ride

Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France

Sep 16th 2020, 8:32 AM 10,062 Views 13 Comments

The 23-year-old Colombian had remained in contention until Sunday’s stage on the Grand Colombier.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Bennett maintains 45-point lead over Sagan as Roche earns top-10 finish on 16th stage
# Le Tour
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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 10,797 Views 5 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Monday 14 September, 2020

'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett
# Identity
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# Identity

'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett

Sep 14th 2020, 11:53 PM 16,518 Views 8 Comments

The 29-year-old cyclist also spoke about the impact the Tour de France’s taxing schedule was having.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Pogacar wins and Bernal destroyed on first major Tour mountain stage
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Pogacar wins and Bernal destroyed on first major Tour mountain stage

Sep 13th 2020, 5:12 PM 6,993 Views 3 Comments

Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic retained the overall lead while Sam Bennett strengthen his grip on the Green Jersey.

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

Sagan cuts Bennett's lead in green jersey battle as Anderson wins stage 14 of Le Tour
# Heating Up
From The42
# Heating Up

Sagan cuts Bennett's lead in green jersey battle as Anderson wins stage 14 of Le Tour

Sep 12th 2020, 6:22 PM 12,828 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Nicolas Roche came home in 89th and Dan Martin finished in 67th place.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Thrills and controversy as Sam Bennett is denied another Tour stage win in photo finish
# Play It Again Sam
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# Play It Again Sam

Thrills and controversy as Sam Bennett is denied another Tour stage win in photo finish

Sep 9th 2020, 5:02 PM 54,187 Views 30 Comments

Bennett initially finished third but was promoted to second place after Green Jersey rival Peter Sagan was relegated for shoving another rider in the sprint finish.

'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett
# THE NECK OF HIM
From The42
# THE NECK OF HIM

'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett

Sep 9th 2020, 12:13 PM 151,146 Views 125 Comments

No, you absolutely cannot.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win
# Welling Up
From The42
# Welling Up

'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win

Sep 8th 2020, 5:30 PM 13,696 Views 10 Comments

There were teary eyes as the Irish rider got to grips with his historic achievement.

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey
# Green Jersey
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# Green Jersey

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey

Sep 8th 2020, 4:32 PM 37,139 Views 32 Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir rider becomes just the sixth Irish cyclist to win a stage at the Tour de France.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Hirschi's heroic break ends with an agonising third-place finish
# Sprint Finish
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# Sprint Finish

Hirschi's heroic break ends with an agonising third-place finish

Sep 6th 2020, 4:01 PM 8,029 Views 2 Comments

Tadej Pogacar won stage 9 with his fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic claiming the yellow jersey.

# tour-de-france - Friday 4 September, 2020

Bennett relinquishes green jersey as Van Aert wins explosive Tour de France stage
# Millau To Lavaur
From The42
# Millau To Lavaur

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

Sep 4th 2020, 4:56 PM 6,449 Views 6 Comments

The Irish rider finished a tough day empty handed.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Bennett retains green jersey as Roche named most aggressive rider on Stage 6 of Le Tour
# Irish Interest
From The42
# Irish Interest

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:14 PM 9,047 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.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Bennett becomes first Irishman in 31 years to wear green jersey at Tour de France
# Sam The Man
From The42
# Sam The Man

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:59 PM 39,138 Views 39 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Monday 31 August, 2020

Bennett agonisingly beaten on the line again as wait for Tour de France win goes on
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Bennett agonisingly beaten on the line again as wait for Tour de France win goes on

Aug 31st 2020, 5:29 PM 7,742 Views 3 Comments

Aussie Caleb Ewan rocketed to a sprint victory.