ARTICLES RELATING TO TDF

Cavendish to skip Giro

2014-04-18 18:54

British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish has revelaed he will bypass this year's Giro d'Italia to focus on the Tour de France.

Nairo Quintana to skip TDF

2014-01-18 10:07

Last year's runner-up Nairo Quintana of Colombia is skipping the Tour de France this year to race in the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta.

Froome welcomes crackdown

2013-11-19 18:50

Chris Froome has welcomed the tougher penalties imposed for doping and admits being hit hard by accusations he had cheated.

Froome thrilled by TDF route

2013-10-23 17:11

Reigning champion Chris Froome has said he was delighted by the 2014 TDF route, despite it seemingly favouring pure climbers.

TDF record-holder dies at 96

2013-10-17 18:03

Albert Bourlon, who holds the record for the longest ever breakaway in the TDF, has died at the age of 96.

SA's first TDF rider retires

2013-09-17 11:30

South Africa's first rider in the Tour de France, Robbie Hunter, has confirmed he is to retire from cycling with immediate effect.

TDF riders live longer - study

2013-09-03 10:20

A new study, based on participants in the Tour de France, says that male cyclists are likelier to live longer than the general public.

Cycling divided on O'Grady

2013-07-26 10:00

The Australian cycling fraternity has closed ranks around retired rider Stuart O'Grady after he admitted using EPO.

Armstrong: Findings no shock

2013-07-25 15:07

Lance Armstrong says he's not surprised by a French Senate inquiry's findings that the top two in the 1998 Tour de France took EPO.

Wiggins to race in Poland

2013-07-24 15:27

Olympic gold medallist and 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will return for Team Sky in this week's Tour of Poland.

Froome: cycling cleanest sport

2013-07-22 22:00

TDF champion Chris Froome has said that stringent drug testing means cycling is now probably the cleanest sport.

Britain hails new hero Froome

2013-07-22 11:23

The British press have hailed a new cycling hero after Chris Froome became the second Briton in two years to win the TDF.

Standings: Polka dot

2013-07-22 02:45

Final overall King of the Mountain standings after the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France, a 133.5km ride from Versailles to Paris.

Standings: Green

2013-07-22 02:45

Final overall Green jersey standings from the 21th and final stage of the Tour de France, a 133.5km ride from Versailles to Paris on Sunday.

Tired Contador to miss Vuelta

2013-07-20 20:49

A tired and disappointed Alberto Contador has confirmed that he will not take part in the upcoming Tour of Spain.

Froome's champagne on ice

2013-07-19 20:53

Kenyan-born Briton Chris Froome is beginning to finally accept that he will be crowned the TDF champion on Sunday.

Porte a boon for Froome

2013-07-19 12:29

Australian Richie Porte's bike racing skills appear to know no bounds as demonstrated on an epic 18th stage to Alpe d'Huez.

Froome 'crack' aids his claims

2013-07-18 21:17

Chris Froome's near capitulation on the final ascent of the Alpe-d'huez may have helped case against those who say he is doping.

Team Sky release dope data

2013-07-18 13:29

Tour de France leader Chris Froome's Sky team have offered to release performance data in bid to quell suspicions of doping.

Contador outfoxed by Froome

2013-07-17 18:32

Chris Froome has narrowly beaten Alberto Contador to win the Stage 17 individual time trial and extend his overall lead in the TDF.

Froome slams Contador tactics

2013-07-16 21:48

Chris Froome has slammed Alberto Contador for using "dangerous" tactics in a bid to loosen his grip on the yellow jersey.

Contador will fight to the end

2013-07-15 21:30

Alberto Contador is not ready to settle for second in the TDF even though he trails Chris Froome by more than four minutes.

Contador backs Froome

2013-07-15 16:31

If Chris Froome is fed up of having his credibility questioned, he can take some comfort from the words of his biggest rival.

I'm no cheat: Froome

2013-07-15 12:32

TDF leader Chris Froome has hit out at critics who believe he could be following in the footsteps of drugs cheat Lance Armstrong.

Trentin claims TDF Stage 14

2013-07-13 18:04

Matteo Trentin has handed Italy its maiden win of the 100th TDF when he beat Michael Albasini and Andrew Talansky in a sprint finish.

 

TDF team line-ups confirmed

2014-01-28 21:32

TDF organisers have announced the final four teams invited to compete in this year's 101st edition of the race which begins in July.

2015 TDF to start with ITT

2013-11-28 14:10

Tour de France organisers have revealed that the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2015 will be an individual time-trial.

Lance: UCI helped me cheat!

2013-11-18 16:26

Lance Armstrong claims former UCI president Hein Verbuggen instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France.

2014 TDF route unveiled

2013-10-23 12:53

The Tour de France will pass through the scene of some of the worst fighting of World War I next year, organisers have unveiled.

Contador eyes Tour double

2013-10-10 19:03

Alberto Contador is targeting wins in both the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana in 2014 after Saxo Bank increased its investment.

Wiggins 'almost quit 2012 Tour'

2013-09-12 12:36

Tour de France 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins almost withdrew from the race in a row over team-mate Chris Froome.

2013 TDF tests clean

2013-08-20 16:02

The UCI says no riders tested positive for doping at the Tour de France this year after completing its analysis of 622 samples.

£10m grant for 2014 TDF start

2013-07-25 15:07

The British government says it will provide £10 million, almost half the expected cost, for the start of the 2014 Tour de France.

O'Grady admits to doping

2013-07-25 07:48

Newly-retired Australian cycling great Stuart O'Grady has admitted to using the banned blood-booster EPO before the 1998 TDF.

Hoy eyes TDF rivalry

2013-07-23 22:04

Chris Hoy believes Bradley Wiggins could take on his successor as TDF champion, Chris Froome, in next year's race.

O'Grady calls it a day

2013-07-22 19:58

Australian Stuart O'Grady has called time on his cycling career a day after completing a 17th Tour de France.

Standings: White

2013-07-22 02:45

Final overall White jersey standings after the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France, a 133.5km ride from Versailles to Paris.

Standings: Yellow

2013-07-22 02:45

Final overall standings after the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France, a 133.5km ride from Versailles to Paris on Sunday.

Froome paints Paris yellow

2013-07-21 21:50

Chris Froome has won the 100th TDF, dominating rivals over three weeks on the road, dealing with doping suspicions off it.

Froome 'all but' TDF champion

2013-07-20 17:58

Britain's Chris Froome virtually secured overall victory in the 100th Tour de France after Stage 20 was won by Nairo Quintana.

Rui Costa wins TDF Stage 19

2013-07-19 18:33

Rui Costa has won stage 19 of the TDF with a breakaway on the final climb, while Chris Froome stayed in the leader's yellow jersey.

Kenyan mentor cheers Froome

2013-07-19 11:15

As Chris Froome pedals towards TDF victory, in his birthplace of Kenya he's being cheered on by the cyclist who first trained him.

Riblon conquers Alpe d'Huez

2013-07-18 18:30

Christophe Riblon became the first Frenchman to win a TDF stage this year as Chris Froome further boosted his overall lead.

Froome faces downhill battle

2013-07-17 21:06

Chris Froome's capacity to deflect everything the TDF throws at him in the coming days could be key to overall victory in Paris.

Froome favourite for ITT

2013-07-17 11:08

Stage 17 of the Tour de France is a short but challenging individual time-trial that could shake up the general classification.

Costa wins TDF Stage 16

2013-07-16 18:47

Chris Froome has hit out at rival Alberto Contador after a dramatic finale to the 16th stage of the TDF won by Rui Costa.

TDF glory beckons for Froome

2013-07-15 21:05

There appears to be little to stop Chris Froome from reaching the Champs-Elysees in the yellow jersey and becoming the TDF champion.

Froome proud to be British

2013-07-15 13:25

TDF favourite Chris Froome has declared himself "extremely proud" to represent Britain, despite having been born in Africa.

Froome extends TDF lead

2013-07-14 16:55

Britain's Chris Froome reinforced his grip on the Tour de France yellow jersey atop Mont Ventoux after winning a dramatic 15th stage.

Rogers returns to haunt Sky

2013-07-13 10:21

Australia's Michael Rogers was praised on the TDF 13th stage as he helped loosen Chris Froome's grip on the yellow jersey.

 
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