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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Tour de France trophy stolen from Birmingham NEC
# Gone
# Gone

Tour de France trophy stolen from Birmingham NEC

Oct 10th 2018, 10:13 AM 11,716 Views 11 Comments

The trophy had been left unattended during the clean-up after the event.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Lance Armstrong jets in to Germany to support troubled Ullrich, 'friend who scared me'
# Reunion
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# Reunion

Lance Armstrong jets in to Germany to support troubled Ullrich, 'friend who scared me'

Aug 18th 2018, 10:30 PM 12,363 Views 13 Comments

Last week, the 1997 Tour de France champion was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after his brief detention for allegedly assaulting a prostitute.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Tour de France winner admitted to psychiatric hospital after allegedly assaulting prostitute
# Problems
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# Problems

Tour de France winner admitted to psychiatric hospital after allegedly assaulting prostitute

Aug 11th 2018, 12:31 PM 46,869 Views 0 Comments

44-year-old former cycling star Jan Ullrich was earlier Friday released on bail.

# tour-de-france - Friday 10 August, 2018

Tour de France winner arrested over allegedly assaulting a prostitute
# Troubled
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# Troubled

Tour de France winner arrested over allegedly assaulting a prostitute

Aug 10th 2018, 2:17 PM 67,525 Views 0 Comments

German Jan Ullrich had reportedly called on the services of the escort in a five-star Frankfurt hotel.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Team Sky's Moscon takes five-week suspension for punch attempt during Tour de France
# Road Rage
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# Road Rage

Team Sky's Moscon takes five-week suspension for punch attempt during Tour de France

Aug 8th 2018, 4:17 PM 3,530 Views 7 Comments

The Italian swung backwards at Elie Gesbert, but didn’t make contact.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Nibali undergoes back surgery after crashing out of Le Tour, hopes to be fit for La Vuelta
# Cycling
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# Cycling

Nibali undergoes back surgery after crashing out of Le Tour, hopes to be fit for La Vuelta

Jul 31st 2018, 5:30 PM 2,572 Views 0 Comments

His team says the four-time Grand Tour winner is due back in training “in a few days” after surgery on his 10th vertebrae.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Geraint Thomas celebrates Tour de France triumph as Norway's Kristoff claims final stage
# Winner Alright
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# Winner Alright

Geraint Thomas celebrates Tour de France triumph as Norway's Kristoff claims final stage

Updated Jul 29th 2018, 6:51 PM 6,616 Views 29 Comments

The Welshman finished the race in Paris with a near two-minute lead on Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin to secure his first yellow jersey.

'Us against the world' - Froome says abuse worked in Team Sky's favour
# Siege Mentality
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# Siege Mentality

'Us against the world' - Froome says abuse worked in Team Sky's favour

Jul 29th 2018, 11:42 AM 8,094 Views 37 Comments

Chris Froome said Team Sky were united by the abuse they have been subjected to during the Tour de France.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Wales celebrates as Geraint Thomas secures Tour de France victory on penultimate stage
# Yellow Jersey
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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 8,796 Views 20 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Friday 27 July, 2018

'There's nothing I can do to prove it': Thomas tells Sky critics victory will stand the test of time
# Geraint No Mountain
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# Geraint No Mountain

'There's nothing I can do to prove it': Thomas tells Sky critics victory will stand the test of time

Jul 27th 2018, 9:12 PM 8,288 Views 37 Comments

Team Sky are far from the most popular team at the Tour de France, but leader Geraint Thomas isn’t bothered by sceptics.

Thomas stretches Tour de France lead as Ireland's Martin moves up to eighth
# Stage 19
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# Stage 19

Thomas stretches Tour de France lead as Ireland's Martin moves up to eighth

Jul 27th 2018, 5:37 PM 8,437 Views 9 Comments

The Welshman remains in the yellow jersey after finishing second today behind Primoz Roglic of Slovenia.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Frenchman Demare holds off sprint rival to claim 18th stage of Le Tour as finale looms
# Tight Finish
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# Tight Finish

Frenchman Demare holds off sprint rival to claim 18th stage of Le Tour as finale looms

Jul 26th 2018, 5:40 PM 5,713 Views 11 Comments

Britain’s Geraint Thomas finished close behind to tighten his grip on the yellow jersey three days before the final stage in Paris.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Froome knocked off his bike by French policeman who mistakes him for fan
# Mix-up
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# Mix-up

Froome knocked off his bike by French policeman who mistakes him for fan

Jul 25th 2018, 9:59 PM 19,895 Views 6 Comments

‘It was a misunderstanding. Chris is fine,’ said a Team Sky spokesman.

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

Dan Martin takes second place as Geraint Thomas keeps Tour yellow

Jul 25th 2018, 5:10 PM 8,908 Views 10 Comments

Nairo Quintana took victory on the 17th stage.

Crash throws Gilbert over a wall and out of Le Tour with fractured kneecap
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Crash throws Gilbert over a wall and out of Le Tour with fractured kneecap

Jul 25th 2018, 12:01 AM 7,783 Views 22 Comments

‘I fell onto rocks,’ says the Belgian who dug deep to finish out stage 16 despite his injury.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Tour de France chief slams farmers as yellow jersey suffers from tear gas
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Tour de France chief slams farmers as yellow jersey suffers from tear gas

Jul 24th 2018, 6:49 PM 9,538 Views 10 Comments

Although the race resumed following a 15-minute interruption, Christian Prudhomme was furious at the finish.

Frenchman Alaphilippe takes advantage of late crash to claim stage 16 of Le Tour
# Pyrenees
From The42
# Pyrenees

Frenchman Alaphilippe takes advantage of late crash to claim stage 16 of Le Tour

Jul 24th 2018, 5:48 PM 3,381 Views 0 Comments

The race was delayed after a clash between police and protesting farmers.

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 28,409 Views 16 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Monday 23 July, 2018

'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport'

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:58 PM 9,561 Views 13 Comments

Dave Brailsford hit out at organisers for failing to stop “intimidating” abuse of his riders and staff as they attempt to win the Tour de France.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Team Sky's Moscon thrown off Tour de France for act of 'serious aggression' toward another rider
# Tour De Force
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# Tour De Force

Team Sky's Moscon thrown off Tour de France for act of 'serious aggression' toward another rider

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:12 PM 15,787 Views 19 Comments

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said he accepted the decision to exclude Moscon.

Debutant Cort Nielsen dominates three-man sprint as Dane claims first ever Tour stage win
# Tour De France
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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 3,179 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.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Dan Martin suffers frustrating puncture while Fraile claims first ever Tour de France stage win
# Le Tour
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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 7,920 Views 5 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Friday 20 July, 2018

Sagan wins Tour's 13th stage, Thomas still in yellow
# MAKE PARTY
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# MAKE PARTY

Sagan wins Tour's 13th stage, Thomas still in yellow

Jul 20th 2018, 4:50 PM 3,384 Views 4 Comments

Dan Martin is up to 13th in the overall classification meanwhile.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Dan Martin notches new record on way up Le Tour standings
# Mountain Pass
From The42
# Mountain Pass

Dan Martin notches new record on way up Le Tour standings

Jul 17th 2018, 8:01 PM 17,532 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.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Car crash victim Degenkolb back in business on Tour
# As It Stands
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# As It Stands

Car crash victim Degenkolb back in business on Tour

Jul 15th 2018, 5:34 PM 4,747 Views 4 Comments

Amazingly Dan Martin, who woke up feeling “much, much better” after his crash on Saturday, kept pace.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Dan Martin suffers crash as Dutch ace Groenewegen makes it back-to-back stage wins
# Tour De France
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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 8,793 Views 13 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Friday 13 July, 2018

Groenewegen's show of power silences Tour de France critics, Dan Martin 1 minute 30 off the lead
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Groenewegen's show of power silences Tour de France critics, Dan Martin 1 minute 30 off the lead

Jul 13th 2018, 7:58 PM 5,144 Views 2 Comments

The Lotto NL-Jumbo rider, who won the final stage to Paris last year, had by his own admission suffered a disappointing start.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 12 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 12th 2018, 4:59 PM 33,501 Views 49 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Sagan sprints to victory as he savours 'special day' in front of family and friends
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Sagan sprints to victory as he savours 'special day' in front of family and friends

Jul 8th 2018, 5:58 PM 3,614 Views 5 Comments

The world champion has taken the yellow jersey after the second stage.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Froome's Tour off to a shaky start as Team Sky rider suffers dramatic crash
# Le Tour
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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 5,693 Views 14 Comments

The 2018 Tour got underway today.

# tour-de-france - Friday 6 July, 2018

I would never cheat to win Tour de France, writes Chris Froome in open letter
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

I would never cheat to win Tour de France, writes Chris Froome in open letter

Jul 6th 2018, 2:00 PM 4,592 Views 13 Comments

The Team Sky rider wrote in Le Monde newspaper, ironically the same publication that first revealed he had returned an abnormal result in a doping test in September.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Chris Froome booed and whistled at Team Sky's Tour de France presentation
# Frosty Reception
From The42
# Frosty Reception

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

Jul 5th 2018, 9:07 PM 26,378 Views 40 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

World cycling chief urges public to ensure Froome has a 'safe' Tour de France
# Tour De France
From The42
# Tour De France

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

Jul 4th 2018, 11:39 AM 4,249 Views 8 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Monday 2 July, 2018

Froome cleared of wrongdoing in anti-doping case and free to race in Tour de France
# Nothing To See Here
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# Nothing To See Here

Froome cleared of wrongdoing in anti-doping case and free to race in Tour de France

Updated Jul 2nd 2018, 12:25 PM 18,699 Views 84 Comments

“I am very pleased that the UCI has exonerated me…it’s also an important moment for cycling,” said Froome.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Chris Froome banned by Tour de France organisers - report
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Chris Froome banned by Tour de France organisers - report

Jul 1st 2018, 11:56 AM 14,444 Views 27 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Friday 20 April, 2018

Lance Armstrong settles $100m lawsuit with US government and former teammate
# Delivery
From The42
# Delivery

Lance Armstrong settles $100m lawsuit with US government and former teammate

Apr 20th 2018, 8:35 AM 9,225 Views 12 Comments

He’ll pay a $5m settlement and won’t now face Floyd Landis in court.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'Don't go to Sky in the future... They'll ruin you'
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

'Don't go to Sky in the future... They'll ruin you'

Feb 21st 2018, 7:11 PM 13,013 Views 8 Comments

British rider Bradley Wiggins has suggested Team Sky’s dominance is bad for cycling.

# tour-de-france - Monday 5 February, 2018

Chris Froome to start 2018 season next week despite ongoing investigation into adverse doping test
# Back In Action
From The42
# Back In Action

Chris Froome to start 2018 season next week despite ongoing investigation into adverse doping test

Feb 5th 2018, 1:18 PM 2,732 Views 1 Comment

The Team Sky cyclist will race at the Ruta del Sol, which starts on 14 February.

# tour-de-france - Friday 19 January, 2018

'Sky should suspend Froome... That's what the other riders want'
# Unpopular
From The42
# Unpopular

'Sky should suspend Froome... That's what the other riders want'

Jan 19th 2018, 8:43 AM 6,028 Views 4 Comments

“Without wishing to comment on the rider’s guilt, it would be easier for everyone,” says world cycling chief David Lappartient.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'By no means is he a sports star of the year'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

'By no means is he a sports star of the year'

Dec 19th 2017, 2:26 PM 21,694 Views 41 Comments

Paul Kimmage was not impressed with James McClean winning the RTÉ prize at the weekend.