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# Tour de France

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Crash throws Gilbert over a wall and out of Le Tour with fractured kneecap
‘I fell onto rocks,’ says the Belgian who dug deep to finish out stage 16 despite his injury.
Tour de France chief slams farmers as yellow jersey suffers from tear gas
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
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
Some riders were affected and the 16th stage had to be temporarily stopped.
'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport'
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.
Team Sky's Moscon thrown off Tour de France for act of 'serious aggression' toward another rider
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
Geraint Thomas went into the Tour de France’s second rest day with his lead intact after watching Magnus Cort Nielsen win Stage 15.
Dan Martin suffers frustrating puncture while Fraile claims first ever Tour de France stage win
Omar Fraile stayed strong to claim the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.
Sagan wins Tour's 13th stage, Thomas still in yellow
Dan Martin is up to 13th in the overall classification meanwhile.
Dan Martin notches new record on way up Le Tour standings
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.
Car crash victim Degenkolb back in business on Tour
Amazingly Dan Martin, who woke up feeling “much, much better” after his crash on Saturday, kept pace.
Dan Martin suffers crash as Dutch ace Groenewegen makes it back-to-back stage wins
Ireland’s Dan Martin suffered a worrying crash during stage eight, while Groenewegen sprinted to back-to-back stage wins.
Groenewegen's show of power silences Tour de France critics, Dan Martin 1 minute 30 off the lead
The Lotto NL-Jumbo rider, who won the final stage to Paris last year, had by his own admission suffered a disappointing start.
Dan's the man! Martin claims stunning Tour de France stage victory
The 31-year-old won the 181km stage after making a late, uphill break.
Sagan sprints to victory as he savours 'special day' in front of family and friends
The world champion has taken the yellow jersey after the second stage.
Froome's Tour off to a shaky start as Team Sky rider suffers dramatic crash
The 2018 Tour got underway today.
I would never cheat to win Tour de France, writes Chris Froome in open letter
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.
Chris Froome booed and whistled at Team Sky's Tour de France presentation
Spectators in attendance at a Tour de France presentation did not give the defending champion a warm welcome.
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.
Froome cleared of wrongdoing in anti-doping case and free to race in Tour de France
“I am very pleased that the UCI has exonerated me…it’s also an important moment for cycling,” said Froome.
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.
Lance Armstrong settles $100m lawsuit with US government and former teammate
He’ll pay a $5m settlement and won’t now face Floyd Landis in court.
'Don't go to Sky in the future... They'll ruin you'
British rider Bradley Wiggins has suggested Team Sky’s dominance is bad for cycling.
Chris Froome to start 2018 season next week despite ongoing investigation into adverse doping test
The Team Sky cyclist will race at the Ruta del Sol, which starts on 14 February.
'Sky should suspend Froome... That's what the other riders want'
“Without wishing to comment on the rider’s guilt, it would be easier for everyone,” says world cycling chief David Lappartient.
'By no means is he a sports star of the year'
Paul Kimmage was not impressed with James McClean winning the RTÉ prize at the weekend.
Lance Armstrong invited to 2018 Tour of Flanders
Officials for the prestigious ‘Monument’ race said the 46-year-old will be an invited guest and a keynote speaker.
Controversial two-time Tour de France winner has retired from cycling
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
Barry Ryan has written the definitive account.
Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling
Alberto Contador’s achievements were overshadowed by a positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol in 2012.
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.
Froome all but home and hosed for fourth title while Martin records best-ever Tour finish
Maciej Bodnar won stage 20 today.
Froome set for fourth Tour win as Martin consolidates sixth spot
Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage 19 today.
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.
Dan Martin's attacks snuffed out as Froome stretches yellow jersey lead in the mountains
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
Get yourself to that spinning class.
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.
'You've been writing s*** about me. You can stick it up your a***'
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'
Ireland’s Dan Martin sits in fifth position in the General Classification but is taking it all in his stride.
Frenchman Barguil wins Stage 13 on Bastille Day, Martin falls back to sixth
Italy’s Fabio Aru of Astana retains the yellow jersey after today.