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Tour de France – Stage 19

Nibali makes a bold move to get on the podium whilst Froome comes under attack from public & Quintana and the Geraint Thomas tank is empty (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 18

Bardet solos to victory on the hardest stage yet say the riders as Froome continues to defy the attacks from rivals (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 17

In his third Tour de France, Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) wins his first Tour de France stage victory whilst theres drama for GC contenders (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 16

Lampre’s veteran Ruben Plaza used his climbing and descending ability to win stage 16 and deny Green jersey Peter Sagan the stage into Gap ahead of the rest day (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 15

Win number three in this year’s Tour de France for Andre Greipel – report, results & rider reactions (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage for Cummings!!!

The Wirral’s Steve Cummings wins stage 14 of the Tour de France whilst Froome and Quintana take time on their rivals (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 13

Stage 13 lucky for Greg van Avermaet as he denies Peter Sagan whilst Froome holds onto Yellow as the weather cooks the riders (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 12

Joaquim Rodriguez climbs to a solo stage victory whilst Chris Froome withstands multiple attacks to stay in yellow in a big day in the Pyrenees (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 11

Stage 12 of the Tour de France saw Tinkoff Saxo rider Rafal Majka solo to a majestic victory whilst there was little change on the GC (more…)

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Feature – Alex Dowsett’s Bloodied Tour Week

Gordon Wiseman talks to Alex Dowsett (Movistar) about his week where a crash left him Battered, Bloodied but still Bloody-Minded – ‘I want to get to Paris’ (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 10

Chris Froome destroys rivals on the first day in the mountains as he rides away from the World’s best – three Brits in the top 10 (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 9

BMC beats Team Sky by one second in the team time trial with Movistar third (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 8

On the slopes of the Mûr-de-Bretagne, Alexis Vuillermoz (Ag2r La Mondiale) climbed to victory to take stage 8 of the Tour de France, Froome remains in yellow (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 7

Mark Cavendish has won stage 7 to make Tour de France stage win number 26 whilst Chris Froome is now the race leader (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 6

In a drama filled sprint up the climb into Le Havre, Zdenek Stybar was the fastest to the line to win stage 6 of the Tour de France whilst his teammates Tony Martin crashed wearing yellow.  (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 5

Cavendish denied again as Andre Greipel shows off the Green jersey again with a second stage victory in the Tour de France (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 4

Tony Martin chases the dream and succeeds in winning the stage and the Yellow jersey after a cobbled nightmare in France (more…)

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Tour de France – Alex Dowsett’s Tour

Dowsett: “In the Tour, both road stages so far have been as intense throughout as you’d expect a race to be in the final 30kms when it really is race time”. (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 3

Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez King of the Mur whilst Chris Froome (Sky) is in yellow after a treacherous crashfest on stage 3 (more…)

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TdF – Pre-Race Rider Talk

Froome, Contador, Dan Martin, Nibali etc, Round up of what some of the riders in the Tour de France which starts today have been saying … (more…)

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TdF News – Orica GreeEdge Team News

The North West’s Simon Yates of Orica GreenEdge looking to save energy in first week and go for stage wins in the mountains. (more…)

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TdF: Preview with Matt White

Prepare yourself for the next nine days of racing at Le Tour de France by reading stage previews from Orica GreenEdge sports director Matt White (more…)

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TdF News – Quintana ready for fight

“The biggest weapon for the race (Tour de France) will be my team” says Movistar’s Nairo Quintana who says two main rivals are Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador (more…)

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TdF News: Teams Journey starts on stage

Tour de France news – Nibali says there are five favourites, Yates twins after stage wins whilst Dowsett says stage 1 win would be career defining (more…)

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TdF News: Key stages of the Tour

Stage 14 from Rodez to Mende sees a summit finish to suit the agressive climbers like Rodriguez, Valverde, Kwiatkowski  and Dan Martin (more…)

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TdF News – 20 Dutch Riders in le Tour

The Tour de France is ready to start in the Netherlands for the sixth time with twenty Dutch riders ready to light up the race (more…)

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TdF: Spotlight on Stage 10

La Pierre-Saint-Martin summit finish the first opportunity for the climbers in the 2015 Tour de France to make time on rivals (more…)

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Tour de France Spotlight – Shaking up the Tour

Looking at key stages in the Tour de France such as Stage 4, the Franco-Belgian trek from Seraing to Cambrai with a few cobbles to shake the race up (more…)

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Tour de France News – Stage 1 TT

Tour Countdown: Will it be the Dutch winning the race against time on stage 1 of the Tour de France or riders like Alex Dowsett? (more…)

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TdF News: Tinkoff Saxo team announced

Tinkoff-Saxo has announced the eight riders that will support Alberto Contador’s quest to win the 2015 Tour de France and do the Giro/Tour double (more…)

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News РGrand D̩part of 2016 Tour de France

Details for the Grand Départ of the 2016 Tour de France were announced today by Tour de France Director, Christian Prudhomme (more…)

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Le Tour 2015 – One for Movistar’s Dream Team?

In a race with lots of climbing, what does Movistar’s Dream Team think of the route for the 2015 Tour de France which Chris Froome may well avoid (more…)

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News – TDF 2015 – Breaking Away

In front of 4,000 riders, VIPs and press, the 2015 Tour de France route that break’s away from tradition was revealed and Alberto Contador likes what he saw. (more…)

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2015 Tour de France – Cavendish Happy with Route

After losing the chance of a lifetime in Yorkshire, Mark Cavendish say’s he’s happy with the 2015 route for the Tour de France (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 21

On the cobbles of the Champs-Elysées, Marcel Kittell won for the second time in Paris whilst Vincenzo Nibali savoured a dominant performance that would have tested any rival wanting his Yellow jumper as overall victor (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 20

Germany’s World Champion tester Tony Martin dominates the Time Trial whilst Jean-Christophe Péraud takes 2nd on GC from Pinot (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 19

On a soaking wet day in France, Ramunas Navardauskas attacked in the final kilometers to win stage 19 at the 2014 Tour de France whilst a crash behind saw GC favourites crash (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 18

Vincenzo Nibali wins fourth stage and has all but won the 2014 Tour de France as the race leaves the mountains behind (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 17

Tinkoff Saxo rider Rafal Majka claims his second stage win at Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet as Nibali dominates the GC battle yet again (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 16

Michael Rogers solos to his first Tour de France stage win after the day’s break stays away and the Aussie denies Tommy and Cyril the victory in Bagnères-de-Luchon (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 15

Kristoff denies Jack Bauer childhood dream as former Endura Racing rider is caught within touching distance of the finish line (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 14

Tickoff-Saxo bounce back with a victory on stage 14 for Tour de France rookie Rafal Majka after a promising ride the day before (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 13

Vincenzo Nibali dominates first mountain top finish and looks certain to win in Paris after a stage 13 victory in the Tour de France (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 12

Milan San Remo winner Alexander Kristoff denies Peter Sagan who has his 9th top 10 out of 12 stages in this years Tour de France (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 11

Glory day for France’s darling Tony Gallopin as he attacks and attacks again to win stage 11 in brilliant style as the GC battle is put on hold in the Tour de France (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 10

Alberto Contador crashes out whilst Vincenzo Nibali stamps his authority on the race with a win on the biggest mountain stage so far (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 9

Surprises on Stage 9 of the Tour as Tony Martin time trials to victory after six mountains whilst Tony Gallopin takes yellow as day’s break is not caught (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 8

Stage win for Frenchman Blel Kadri, Simon Yates makes the days break whilst Contador puts a few seconds into Nibali as the GC is shaken up (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 7

Omega Pharma Quickstep get a victory with Trentin whilst Peter Sagan has his 7th top 5 result since the race started (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 6

It all came right for André Greipel in the mad scramble to the line for stage 6 of the Tour de France after a wet day in France (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 5

Boom wins, Nibali triumphs, Contador struggles, Froome pulls out (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 4

Crash for Froome as Marcel Kittel wins third stage from four as the Tour de France begins its journey around France (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 3

Royal performance from Marcel Kittel as he reigns supreme on the Mall on stage 3 of the Tour de France in London (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 2

Vincenzo Nibali becomes the first Italian since 2009 to wear the Yellow jersey after winning the second stage of the 2014 Tour de France (more…)

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Tour de France – Stage 1

Agony & Ecstasy: Marcel Kittell wins the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France and takes the Yellow jersey whilst Cavendish crashes out (more…)

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Tour – Duchess of Cambridge to present first yellow jersey

198 riders will be in the hunt for the yellow jersey on Saturday that will be presented to the winner in Harrogate by the Duchess of Cambridge.  (more…)

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Tour News – Contador Calm Ahead of Tour

Tour favourite Alberto Contador “My condition reminds me of the feelings I had at the start of the 2009 Tour de France” (more…)

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Cavendish – “I’d like to win as much as possible”

There are GC teams and then there are teams like Omega Pharma Quickstep who have built their team around British rider Mark Cavendish and his aim, “to win as much as possible” (more…)

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News – on bike cameras in le Tour

TV viewers will feel like being in the middle of the peloton of the Tour de France with revamped graphics, improved air relay and on-board cameras on bicycles this year (more…)

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Tour de France – Young Riders Join in

Talented British young riders get a taste of life on the road at the Tour de France with “Tour de France Cadets-Juniors (more…)

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Photos – Tour de France Parties in Leeds

It was party time Yorkshire style for the Tour de France in Leeds on Thursday night with the biggest stars of cycling on and off the stage in attendance (more…)

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News – Love of cycling on S4C

Seiclo – Le Tour de France brings viewers the best of the action from the Tour de France (S4C) (more…)

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News – Red Arrows to Welcome Le Tour

The iconic Red Arrows are to welcome Tour de France riders to the Dare 2b Yorkshire Festival of Cycling (more…)

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News – Le Tour Team Presentation to be a Show Stopper

Tickets for the biggest ever Tour de France Team Presentation Ceremony in history will go on sale this week. (more…)

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Tour de France Fan Parks in Britain

Londoners flocked to the 2013 Tour de France Fan Park to watch Chris Froome power his way to a famous victory in the 100th edition of the Tour de France. (more…)

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News – Tour de France in Cambridge

With less than three months to go, Cambridge is looking forward to welcoming the Tour de France peloton for the start of stage 3 (more…)

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Tour de France 2014 – England Goes Yellow

Countdown to Le Tour – Yellow hire bikes in London & Hinault rates the  Cragg Vale climb saying “It’s a lot harder than I thought” (more…)

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News: Stage set for Tour Team Presentation

The biggest ever Tour de France Team Presentation is set to take centre stage at the new first direct arena in Leeds (more…)

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Contador: “All in all I think, I think it suits me well”

Le Tour 2014 News: Former winner Alberto Contador cautious about the 2014 Tour de France which starts in Yorkshire (more…)

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Le Tour: Who from Movistar will Ride the Tour de France?

With summit finishes and only one, albeit long, time trial, the 2014 Tour de France is said to suit climbers like Valverde and Quintana but which one will lead Movistar? (more…)

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Le Tour News: Patrick Lefevere all for Cavendish?

Cavendish’s boss Patrick Lefevere says there are at least eight opportunities for the sprinters in the 2014 Tour de France (more…)

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Le Tour News: Film on Yorkshire Premieres in Paris

A film specially commissioned to celebrate the beauty of Yorkshire’s landscapes was unveiled today in Paris at the 2014 Tour de France route presentation. (more…)

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News: Yorkshire takes centre stage in Paris

Yorkshire stole the show in Paris today at the official launch of 2014 Tour de France. (more…)

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Feature: The Tour de France 2014

The 2014 Tour de France to start in England, have a single time trial and six summit finishes as well as some cobbles (more…)

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News: Riders Gear up for Yorkshire Grand Départ

Some of world cycling’s leading young names are gearing up to ride the Grand Départ in Yorkshire ahead of the full 2014 Tour de France route announcement in Paris. (more…)

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News: Yorkshire to turn Yellow for the Tour de France

Yellow flowers will be planted across the region in 2014 to celebrate The Grand Départ of the Tour de France (more…)

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100th Tour de France: Chris Froome is Champion

Kenyan born Brit Chris Froome made it two in a row for Britain as he won the 2013 Tour De France whilst Marcel Kittel wins the final sprint of the race in Paris (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 20 – Quintana Arrives in Style

The expected battle for the podium places behind Chris Froome lit up the final climb on stage 20 with Nairo Quintana winning and moving up to second overall (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 19 – Win for Rui Costa

For the second time in four days, Rui Costa has won a stage of the Tour de France by attacking the final climb and winning alone (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 18 – Riblon wins on Alpe-d’Huez

Riblon has won an epic 173 kilometre stage after twice over Alpe-d’Huez in a race from Gap / Alpe-d’Huez (more…)

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Tour de France: Number 3 for Chris Froome

Chris Froome became only the second British rider to win three or more stages in a single Tour de France today and the race isn’t over yet. (more…)

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Tour de France: Two for One on Stage 16

Fans got two races on the one stage with Rui Costa soloing to victory while Froome narrowly escaped falling and kept his yellow jersey (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 14 – Win for Trentin

Matteo Trentin provided Omega Pharma-Quickstep with another stage victory when he snatched the win from Michael Albasini on stage 14 of the Tour de France (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 13 -Cavendish

It was an unlucky stage 13 for many with three teams taking full advantage of the cross winds and causing havoc in the cross winds with the stage being won by Cavendish who was the smart one to make sure he was in the right place. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 12 – Kittel!

Stage 12 of the Tour de France saw the peloton race from Fougères to a well known stop over for the Tour de France, Tours and fittingly it was Marcel Kittel who won the stage (more…)

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Tour News: Cadel Evans Moves Up

Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team climbed up two spots to 14th in the overall standings following Wednesday’s individual time trial at the Tour de France (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 11 Time Trial

The Stage 11 time trial of the Tour de France has been won by Tony Martin with Chris Froome extending his lead in the overall standings (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 10 – Kittel

Marcel Kittel has won stage 10 of the 2013 Tour de France as the race arrived in the beautiful city of Saint-Malo (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 9 – Dan Martin Wins

British born Irishman Dan Martin wins in the mountains on a day Yellow jersey Chris Froome is isolated and team Sky lose a valuable worker (more…)

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Tour de France: The Musette

What do Tour de France cyclists eat during a stage and what goes into their musettes? GCN went to a feed zone to get the inside line on what pro riders eat during their day’s racing. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 7 is Sagan’s

After being the bridesmaide, Peter Sagan on stage 7 was the bride as his team led him to a big win in Albi as he strengthened his grip on the Green jersey (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 6 – Greipel takes the win

South African Daryl Impey creates Tour de France history on a day when lady luck was just not on the side of Mark Cavendish who crashes, gets back t the front but fails to beat Greipel for the stage (more…)

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News: Commentating legend Phil Liggett reveals British 2014 Tour de France Route

Helicopter footage reveals exclusive access to the when and where of the event so that you can experience the route ahead of 2014 for the first time (more…)

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Tour de France: Cavendish!

British RR Champion Mark Cavendish shrugged off the illness that he went into the Tour with and won his first stage of the 2013 race, stage win number 24 (more…)

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Tour de France: TTT – Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

A second successive win for Orica-GreenEdge’s puts stage 3 winner Simon Gerrans into yellow whilst Froome takes time on his GC rivals (more…)

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Tour News: Geraint Thomas Pushes on through pain barrier

Despite a small fracture in his pelvis, Welshman Geraint Thomas is soldiering on in the Tour de France and through the pain barrier (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 3 – Gerrans!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie may well have been the shouts as Simon Gerrans outsprinted Peter Sagan to win stage 3 on the final day in Corsica (more…)

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Tour de France: Jan Bakelants into Yellow Jersey

Win for Radioshack as Jan Bakelants takes the stage and the yellow while David Millar moves into second overall (more…)

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Tour de France: Scare for Sky on a day of bad luck

Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas both involved in late crashes but escape without fractures as the race was thrown into turmoil on the approach to Bastia. (more…)

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Tour de France 2013: Stage 1 – Kittel!

The first stage of the Anniversary edition of the Tour de France has been won by Marcel Kittel and with it, wears the leader’s jersey (more…)

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Talkingshop: Mark Cavendish

Winner of a British Road Race title for the first time, Mark Cavendish told VeloUK the form is good ahead of the Tour de France as he looks to wear yellow for the first time (more…)

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News: The Tour de France in Numbers

The Tour de France is undoubtedly the biggest bike race in the world and here is why – the race in numbers! (more…)

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Le Tour: Coming Home for Malcolm Elliott

A very hilly stage 2 of the Tour de France will be on home roads for Sheffield’s cycling legend Malcolm Elliott (more…)

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News: Yorkshire to host the 2014 Tour de France

Yorkshire has beaten worldwide competition to bring the world’s largest annual sporting event – the Tour de France – to the county. (more…)

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Tour de France: The Wiggins & Cav Show

The fairy-tale for Team Sky is complete in Paris as Mark Cavendish wins Parisan stage and Brad Wiggins & Chris Froome are 1-2 in the World’s biggest bike race (more…)

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Tour de France: Wiggo Destroys Rivals

After the time trial stage today over 53 kilometres, and the expected victory by the man in Yellow, Bradley Wiggins has as good as won the 2012 Tour de France. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 17 – Valverde

Spain’s Aljeandro Valverde just held on after a race long break to deny Team Sky a 1-2 on the final big mountain stage of the 2012 Tour de France. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 16

The first day in the high Pyrenees saw lots of attempts to dislodge Bradley Wiggins from his Yellow jersey but none succeeded with many people’s favourite, Thomas Voeckler winning the stage. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 15 and another French win

Frenchman Pierrick Fedrigo wins his fourth Tour de France stage after peloton decides to let a break have its freedom (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 14 – Sanchez

Luis Leon Sanchez of Rabobank has won the 14th stage of the Tour de France after a solo attack from the break with eleven kilometres to go on a stage that will be remembered for the tacks thrown onto the road. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 13 – Greipel

Andrea Greipel has won stage 13 beating Peter Sagan from a small group of the GC contenders, all that was left of the race after the crosswinds and the final cat 3 climb destroyed the hopes of the sprinters. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 12 – Millartime!

Friday the 13th was lucky for David Millar when he won the 226 kilometre mountain stage to Annonay for his fourth stage victory in the Tour. Wiggins retained the Yellow jersey. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 11 into the Alps

Pierre Rolland of Europcar wins the 148km 11th stage of the 99th Tour de France from Albertville to La Toussuire, Wiggins and Froome brilliant as they resist the challenge to the yellow jersey. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 10

Stage win number three in the Tour de France for happy chappy, Frenchman Thomas Voeckler after a long time out front of the race on stage 10. (more…)

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Tour de France: Wiggins in Yellow Supreme

The race of truth in the Tour de France for stage 9 saw Bradley Wiggins confirm his promise for the overall with a winning performance in the 41.5km Time Trial from Arc-et-Senans to Besançon with Chris Froome second after an equally stunning ride. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 8

Bradley Wiggins fought hard to spend a second day in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France after a gruelling eighth stage. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 7 – Froome!

The Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles stage saw the riders into the mountains for the first time with Kenyan Chris Froome taking the victory and Britain’s Brad Wiggins in Yellow. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 6 – Sagan!

Green jersey Peter Sagan wins the sprint into Metz after yet another hard fought battle between the riders looking to add a prestigious stage win in the Tour de France to their palmeres. (more…)

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Tour de France: Stage 5 — Greipel!

In yet another argy bargy finish with a crash at the front of the peloton with just under 3k to go, Andrew Greipel (Lotto) has won another stage of the Tour de France. (more…)

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