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#Tour de France

From The42 Debutant Van Aert claims maiden Tour win as leader Alaphilippe sees rivals suffer TDF

Debutant Van Aert claims maiden Tour win as leader Alaphilippe sees rivals suffer

Ireland’s Dan Martin put down a good day, while Nicolas Roche was also flying the flag.

From The42 Nico Roche hangs on for sixth in blistering Tour de France stage Stage Nine

Nico Roche hangs on for sixth in blistering Tour de France stage

South African Daryl Impey stormed to victory on Bastille Day.

From The42 France's Alaphilippe storms into Tour yellow for Bastille Day Tour De France

France's Alaphilippe storms into Tour yellow for Bastille Day

The Frenchman has retaken the overall lead in the Tour de France while Thomas De Gendt won today’s eighth stage.

From The42 Groenewegen edges Ewan in photo-finish as Ciccone retains Tour de France lead Dutch Delight

Groenewegen edges Ewan in photo-finish as Ciccone retains Tour de France lead

A 53rd place finish keeps Ireland’s Dan Martin in 18th overall.

From The42 Thomas shows Tour de France title desire as Teuns earns maiden stage win Review

Thomas shows Tour de France title desire as Teuns earns maiden stage win

Meanwhile, there were mixed fortunes for Ireland’s Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche.

From The42 Sagan sprints to fifth stage victory but local hero Alaphilippe retains Tour de France lead Colmar Climb

Sagan sprints to fifth stage victory but local hero Alaphilippe retains Tour de France lead

Ireland’s Dan Martin and Nicholas Roche were also in action this afternoon.

From The42 Viviani's need for speed too much for Tour rivals in Nancy Stage Four

Viviani's need for speed too much for Tour rivals in Nancy

The Italian won today’s stage, while home favourite Julian Alaphilippe remains the overall leader.

From The42 French break open champagne as home favourite bags stage and Tour lead Tour De France

French break open champagne as home favourite bags stage and Tour lead

Julian Alaphilippe produced a magnificent show of power in stage three on Monday.

From The42 Dutch rider Teunissen stays in yellow as Jumbo-Visma storm to Tour de France time trial victory On Your Bike

Dutch rider Teunissen stays in yellow as Jumbo-Visma storm to Tour de France time trial victory

Mike Teunissen maintained his overnight lead.

From The42 Dutch rider Teunissen 'dream' winner of dramatic Tour de France opening stage Dutch Gold

Dutch rider Teunissen 'dream' winner of dramatic Tour de France opening stage

It took a sprint finish to settle the score on day one, with Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin flying the flag for Ireland.

From The42 Injuries catch up with Cavendish as he's dropped for Tour de France Cut

Injuries catch up with Cavendish as he's dropped for Tour de France

The 34-year-old will miss the Tour for the first time since 2006.

From The42 Ireland's Nico Roche gets another shot at Tour de France success TDF

Ireland's Nico Roche gets another shot at Tour de France success

The 34-year-old is selected by Team Sunweb for next month’s Tour.

From The42 Thomas should be fit to defend Tour de France after avoiding serious injury Minor Setback

Thomas should be fit to defend Tour de France after avoiding serious injury

A crash at the Tour de Suisse does not appear set to rule Geraint Thomas out of the Tour de France following scans on Tuesday.

From The42 Chris Froome set to leave intensive care Recovery

Chris Froome set to leave intensive care

The Briton fell in training last Wednesday and suffered multiple serious injuries.

From The42 Tour de France winner Thomas taken to hospital after heavy fall in Switzerland race Early Exit This post contains videos

Tour de France winner Thomas taken to hospital after heavy fall in Switzerland race

The Welshman has been forced to abandon the Tour De Suisse after apparently injuring his shoulder.

From The42 'I know how lucky I am to be here today' - Grateful Froome focused on getting back to his best Long Road Back

'I know how lucky I am to be here today' - Grateful Froome focused on getting back to his best

Just three days after a crash that left him requiring eight hours of surgery, Chris Froome is turning his attention to a full recovery.

From The42 Froome in intensive care after crashing at 54kmph while attempting to blow his nose Recovery

Froome in intensive care after crashing at 54kmph while attempting to blow his nose

Team INEOS’ star rider Chris Froome broke several bones in a crash that ruled him out of the Tour de France.

From The42 Froome suffered multiple fractures in Tour-de-France-ending crash, Team INEOS confirm Ruled Out

Froome suffered multiple fractures in Tour-de-France-ending crash, Team INEOS confirm

The 34-year-old struck a wall before stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Tour de France trophy stolen from Birmingham NEC Gone

Tour de France trophy stolen from Birmingham NEC

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

From The42 Lance Armstrong jets in to Germany to support troubled Ullrich, 'friend who scared me' Reunion

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

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

From The42 Tour de France winner admitted to psychiatric hospital after allegedly assaulting prostitute Problems

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

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

From The42 Tour de France winner arrested over allegedly assaulting a prostitute Troubled

Tour de France winner arrested over allegedly assaulting a prostitute

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

From The42 Team Sky's Moscon takes five-week suspension for punch attempt during Tour de France Road Rage This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 Nibali undergoes back surgery after crashing out of Le Tour, hopes to be fit for La Vuelta Cycling

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

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

From The42 Geraint Thomas celebrates Tour de France triumph as Norway's Kristoff claims final stage Winner Alright

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

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

From The42 'Us against the world' - Froome says abuse worked in Team Sky's favour Siege Mentality

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

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

From The42 Wales celebrates as Geraint Thomas secures Tour de France victory on penultimate stage Yellow Jersey

Wales celebrates as Geraint Thomas secures Tour de France victory on penultimate stage

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

From The42 'There's nothing I can do to prove it': Thomas tells Sky critics victory will stand the test of time Geraint No Mountain

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

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

From The42 Thomas stretches Tour de France lead as Ireland's Martin moves up to eighth Stage 19

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

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

From The42 Frenchman Demare holds off sprint rival to claim 18th stage of Le Tour as finale looms Tight Finish

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

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

From The42 Froome knocked off his bike by French policeman who mistakes him for fan Mix-up

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

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

From The42 Dan Martin takes second place as Geraint Thomas keeps Tour yellow Le Tour

Dan Martin takes second place as Geraint Thomas keeps Tour yellow

Nairo Quintana took victory on the 17th stage.

From The42 Crash throws Gilbert over a wall and out of Le Tour with fractured kneecap Tour De France This post contains videos

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.

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

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.

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

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.

From The42 Police use 'tear gas' on Tour de France protesters who blocked route with bales of hay Chaos

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.

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

'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.

From The42 Team Sky's Moscon thrown off Tour de France for act of 'serious aggression' toward another rider Tour De Force This post contains videos

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.

From The42 Debutant Cort Nielsen dominates three-man sprint as Dane claims first ever Tour stage win Tour De France This post contains videos

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.

From The42 Dan Martin suffers frustrating puncture while Fraile claims first ever Tour de France stage win Le Tour This post contains videos

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.

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