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#Tour de France

# tour-de-france - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling

Oct 29th 2017, 1:33 PM 10,014 Views 5 Comments

Alberto Contador’s final race on Sunday marks the “end of an era,” Chris Froome said.

Patrick's Hill to Paris: The incredible story of Kelly, Roche and Irish cycling's golden era
# Green And Yellow
From The42
# Green And Yellow

Patrick's Hill to Paris: The incredible story of Kelly, Roche and Irish cycling's golden era

Oct 29th 2017, 8:00 AM 12,955 Views 26 Comments

Barry Ryan has written the definitive account.

# tour-de-france - Monday 7 August, 2017

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling

Aug 7th 2017, 12:18 PM 11,893 Views 19 Comments

Alberto Contador’s achievements were overshadowed by a positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol in 2012.

# tour-de-france - 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 21,217 Views 31 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Froome all but home and hosed for fourth title while Martin records best-ever Tour finish
# TDF
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# TDF

Froome all but home and hosed for fourth title while Martin records best-ever Tour finish

Jul 22nd 2017, 5:44 PM 10,131 Views 30 Comments

Maciej Bodnar won stage 20 today.

# tour-de-france - Friday 21 July, 2017

Froome set for fourth Tour win as Martin consolidates sixth spot
# Little Change
From The42
# Little Change

Froome set for fourth Tour win as Martin consolidates sixth spot

Jul 21st 2017, 5:51 PM 5,346 Views 8 Comments

Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage 19 today.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Dan Martin's podium hopes fade after brave challenge on final mountain stage
# Tour De France
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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 5,879 Views 16 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Dan Martin's attacks snuffed out as Froome stretches yellow jersey lead in the mountains
# Galibier
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# Galibier

Dan Martin's attacks snuffed out as Froome stretches yellow jersey lead in the mountains

Jul 19th 2017, 5:14 PM 6,491 Views 1 Comment

Primoz Roglic won Wednesday’s stage, as Fabio Aru gave up crucial ground in the GC race.

This is what 16 gruelling stages of the Tour de France will do to your legs
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

This is what 16 gruelling stages of the Tour de France will do to your legs

Jul 19th 2017, 8:16 AM 62,698 Views 35 Comments

Get yourself to that spinning class.

# tour-de-france - 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 7,295 Views 7 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Monday 17 July, 2017

'You've been writing s*** about me. You can stick it up your a***'
# Foul Mouthed
From The42
# Foul Mouthed

'You've been writing s*** about me. You can stick it up your a***'

Jul 17th 2017, 7:18 PM 22,501 Views 27 Comments

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford launched a verbal attack on an Irish journalist at the Tour de France earlier today.

'My life's not going to change if I win the Tour de France. I don't need to win but it would be nice'
# Calm And Composed
From The42
# Calm And Composed

'My life's not going to change if I win the Tour de France. I don't need to win but it would be nice'

Jul 17th 2017, 3:41 PM 8,879 Views 28 Comments

Ireland’s Dan Martin sits in fifth position in the General Classification but is taking it all in his stride.

# tour-de-france - Friday 14 July, 2017

Frenchman Barguil wins Stage 13 on Bastille Day, Martin falls back to sixth
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Frenchman Barguil wins Stage 13 on Bastille Day, Martin falls back to sixth

Jul 14th 2017, 5:56 PM 4,731 Views 11 Comments

Italy’s Fabio Aru of Astana retains the yellow jersey after today.

# tour-de-france - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Chris Froome loses yellow jersey on epic final climb to finish Stage 12
# Tour De France
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# Tour De France

Chris Froome loses yellow jersey on epic final climb to finish Stage 12

Jul 13th 2017, 4:52 PM 9,508 Views 12 Comments

Fabio Aru takes GC lead as Dan Martin finishes a battling sixth.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Five-star Kittel breaks century old record as he continues Tour de France domination
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

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

Jul 12th 2017, 7:10 PM 6,798 Views 7 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Lucky 13! Marcel Kittel sprints to another stage victory at the Tour de France
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

Lucky 13! Marcel Kittel sprints to another stage victory at the Tour de France

Jul 11th 2017, 7:56 PM 4,337 Views 1 Comment

Dan Martin finishes in main bunch to hold on to sixth place overall.

# tour-de-france - Monday 10 July, 2017

Watch: The horror crash that has ruled Richie Porte out of the Tour de France
# Accident
From The42
# Accident

Watch: The horror crash that has ruled Richie Porte out of the Tour de France

Jul 10th 2017, 9:28 AM 10,442 Views 12 Comments

Organisers said the Australian was conscious and speaking but was being taken to hospital.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Uran wins Tour de France stage as Dan Martin suffers crash
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Uran wins Tour de France stage as Dan Martin suffers crash

Jul 9th 2017, 5:47 PM 8,345 Views 12 Comments

Champion Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey after finishing the stage third.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Roche finishes fourth as Calmejane fights off cramp to win his maiden stage
# Le Tour
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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 5,911 Views 2 Comments

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

# tour-de-france - Friday 7 July, 2017

Just 0.0003 seconds split first and second at the Tour de France today
# TDF 17
From The42
# TDF 17

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

Jul 7th 2017, 5:38 PM 5,017 Views 2 Comments

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

'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition

Jul 7th 2017, 2:37 PM 37,206 Views 31 Comments

58-year-old Scot Robert Millar is now known as Philippa York.

# tour-de-france - 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 4,187 Views 4 Comments

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

Cavendish calls for 'vile' social media abuse to stop
# Cav
From The42
# Cav

Cavendish calls for 'vile' social media abuse to stop

Jul 6th 2017, 10:47 AM 8,553 Views 5 Comments

The Manx Missile crashed out of the Tour earlier this week.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 5th 2017, 4:48 PM 7,945 Views 13 Comments

Aru wins Tour fifth stage while Chris Froome takes yellow

Nasty crash puts Cavendish out of Tour de France with broken shoulder
# Manx Missile
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# Manx Missile

Nasty crash puts Cavendish out of Tour de France with broken shoulder

Jul 5th 2017, 8:38 AM 5,470 Views 10 Comments

The record chasing sprinter was sent into the barriers by the now-disqualified Peter Sagan.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

World champion Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for causing Cav' carnage
# PS He Shoved You
From The42
# PS He Shoved You

World champion Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for causing Cav' carnage

Jul 4th 2017, 6:23 PM 13,150 Views 27 Comments

‘He endangered some of his colleagues seriously,’ says president of the race commission Philippe Marien.

Cav's Tour could be over after tumble in chaotic sprint finish
# Bad Hopper
From The42
# Bad Hopper

Cav's Tour could be over after tumble in chaotic sprint finish

Jul 4th 2017, 5:14 PM 8,134 Views 4 Comments

Mark Cavendish was involved in a heavy crash during stage four of the Tour de France, won by Arnaud Demare.

# tour-de-france - Monday 3 July, 2017

Dan Martin takes third behind world champ Sagan at Tour de France
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Dan Martin takes third behind world champ Sagan at Tour de France

Jul 3rd 2017, 5:15 PM 5,818 Views 2 Comments

The Irish rider moves up to 15th in the GC.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Tearful Kittel wins 10th Tour de France stage, Froome suffers scare
# Triumph
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# Triumph

Tearful Kittel wins 10th Tour de France stage, Froome suffers scare

Jul 2nd 2017, 5:57 PM 4,950 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Dan Martin is 52nd overall after today’s event, while fellow Irish rider Nicholas Roche is placed in 111th.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Froome lands blow as Britain's Thomas claims yellow after opening stage of Tour
# Sky's The Limit
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# Sky's The Limit

Froome lands blow as Britain's Thomas claims yellow after opening stage of Tour

Jul 1st 2017, 9:18 PM 5,761 Views 5 Comments

It was a successful day for Britain and Team Sky in Dusseldorf.

# tour-de-france - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Lance Armstrong blasts Tour de France over Jan Ullrich snub
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Lance Armstrong blasts Tour de France over Jan Ullrich snub

Jun 28th 2017, 8:54 PM 14,080 Views 27 Comments

The ex-cyclist is not happy with the omission of the German former champion from proceedings.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Portuguese cyclist tests positive for EPO just four days before Tour de France starts
# Doping
From The42
# Doping

Portuguese cyclist tests positive for EPO just four days before Tour de France starts

Jun 27th 2017, 10:25 PM 4,690 Views 13 Comments

Andre Cardoso suspended by Trek team following failed drugs test.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Lance Armstrong plans on launching new daily podcast for next month's Tour de France
# Cycling
From The42
# Cycling

Lance Armstrong plans on launching new daily podcast for next month's Tour de France

Jun 24th 2017, 5:41 PM 5,391 Views 15 Comments

Armstrong had avoided speaking about professional cycling since receiving his lifetime ban.

# tour-de-france - Monday 27 March, 2017

Are the wheels coming off Team Sky? Wiggins slams marginal gains as 'a load of rubbish'
# Marginal Pains
From The42
# Marginal Pains

Are the wheels coming off Team Sky? Wiggins slams marginal gains as 'a load of rubbish'

Mar 27th 2017, 1:33 PM 6,491 Views 5 Comments

The 2012 Tour de France winner also called Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton a ‘bit of a milkshake’.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Lance Armstrong fraud trial set for November
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Lance Armstrong fraud trial set for November

Feb 25th 2017, 12:05 AM 2,069 Views 0 Comments

US District Judge Christopher Cooper is set to hear the case in Washington.

# tour-de-france - Monday 30 January, 2017

Lance Armstrong and Team Sky deny ever using hidden bike motors to cheat
# Motorised Cheating
From The42
# Motorised Cheating

Lance Armstrong and Team Sky deny ever using hidden bike motors to cheat

Jan 30th 2017, 2:30 PM 35,354 Views 33 Comments

CBS report shines a light on the possibility of motorised cheating in pro cycling.

# tour-de-france - Saturday 21 January, 2017

How a Hollywood couple turned Sean Kelly's Olympic dreams into a professional career
# One Door Closes
From The42
# One Door Closes

How a Hollywood couple turned Sean Kelly's Olympic dreams into a professional career

Jan 21st 2017, 8:25 AM 6,015 Views 12 Comments

As part of his preparation for the 1976 Montreal games, Ireland’s great cyclist got himself a lifetime ban from the Olympics, but put himself in the position to set up a hugely successful pro career.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Uphill battle expected as mountainous route revealed for 2017 Tour de France
# Climbing High
From The42
# Climbing High

Uphill battle expected as mountainous route revealed for 2017 Tour de France

Oct 18th 2016, 3:12 PM 3,474 Views 4 Comments

All five mountain ranges will feature for the first time in 25 years.

# tour-de-france - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Wiggins: I was not seeking unfair advantage
# TUE
From The42
# TUE

Wiggins: I was not seeking unfair advantage

Sep 25th 2016, 11:05 AM 6,726 Views 15 Comments

Five-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins insists his use of TUEs was to put him back on a “level playing field”.

# tour-de-france - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Lance Armstrong to speak at Dublin sports conference
# Talking Sport
From The42
# Talking Sport

Lance Armstrong to speak at Dublin sports conference

Sep 13th 2016, 5:00 PM 23,723 Views 70 Comments

The former cyclist will take part in a ‘no-holds-barred’ public interview in October.