Rubén Plaza (Lampre-Merida) was yesterday’s stage winner of the Tour de France on a day where Chris Froome moved one step closer to winning his second Grand Tour title.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
Jan Ullrich believes Lance Armstrong should still be regarded as a seven-time Tour de France champion and that the results should not have been removed from the record books.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
Lance Armstrong has said he is “not surprised” that 18 top riders in the 1998 Tour de France have been named by the French Senate as having taken the blood-boosting agent EPO.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2013
German cyclist Jan Ullrich has admitted doping during his career.
Sat, 22 Jun, 2013
Cycling great Sean Kelly believes Lance Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles will “cast a long shadow” over the sport for years to come.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2012
SPAIN’S Alberto Contador last night insisted he was determined to enjoy the “extraordinary” feat of winning the Tour de France despite the doping scandals which have once again plunged the sport of cycling into controversy.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2007
Ask Mark Cavendish what sort of punishment is appropriate to cycling’s drugs cheats and he has no doubts – “prison”, says the young Manxman.
Wed, 25 Jul, 2007
Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich announced his retirement from cycling today.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2007
FLOYD LANDIS made his latest attempt to prove his innocence of doping charges in the court of public opinion yesterday, publishing on his website a detailed defence which included hundreds of pages of documents and a Powerpoint presentation.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2006
FLOYD LANDIS hailed the patience and persistence that his parents instilled in him in his youth as he swept to victory in the Tour de France to become the first winner in the post-Lance Armstrong era.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2006
FLOYD LANDIS was yesterday confirmed as Tour de France champion after the traditional final stage finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2006
The American dominance of the Tour de France looks set to continue as Floyd Landis remained in pole position to win this year’s title going into the final weekend of action.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2006
Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, has been sacked by his T-Mobile team.
MATTHIAS KESSLER produced a strong finish to win an action-packed third stage of the Tour de France yesterday as world champion Tom Boonen claimed the yellow jersey.
Wed, 05 Jul, 2006
The absence of a certain Texan for the first time in eight years should create a wide-open Tour de France.
Rafael Nadal must put aside off-court controversy as he prepares for tomorrow’s Wimbledon quarter-final meeting with Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen.
Tue, 04 Jul, 2006
Rafael Nadal tonight reacted angrily to being linked to the doping scandal which has rocked the Tour de France.
Mon, 03 Jul, 2006
DICK POUND believes cycling “is in the toilet” following the latest doping scandal to rock the sport.
Tour de France director Jean Marie Leblanc has congratulated T-Mobile for ousting race favourite Jan Ullrich on the eve of the competition after he was named in a doping investigation.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2006
Germany’s Jan Ullrich, the favourite to win this year’s Tour de France, has been suspended by his team T-Mobile.
LANCE ARMSTRONG’S anointed heir Ivan Basso will launch his bid for the vacant Tour de France throne in Strasbourg next July.
Fri, 28 Oct, 2005
LANCE ARMSTRONG retired from cycling yesterday after winning a seventh Tour de France title and still at the height of his powers.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2005
Lance Armstrong quit cycling with a seventh consecutive Tour de France victory today and named Italian rider Ivan Basso as his likely successor.
Sun, 24 Jul, 2005
Champion-elect Lance Armstrong produced a masterful display of time-trial cycling to win the penultimate 20th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday and all but seal an incredible seventh title.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2005
Lance Armstrong has still to win a stage at this year’s Tour de France but Paolo Salvodelli today became the second of his Discovery team-mates to cross the line first with an impressive victory in Revel.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2005
THE final mountain stage of the 2005 Tour de France passed comfortably yesterday for Lance Armstrong who, barring injury or mishap, will accept his seventh consecutive title in Paris on Sunday.
JAN ULLRICH has all but given up on his challenge to Lance Armstrong on this year’s Tour de France and admitted he is fighting Michael Rasmussen for a place on the podium.
Tue, 19 Jul, 2005
Lance Armstrong survived a series of attacks to retain the yellow jersey on stage 14 of the Tour de France, which was won by Austrian rider Georg Totschnig.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2005
Lance Armstrong heads for the Pyrenees in the yellow jersey with his grip on the Tour de France as tight as ever after a 13th stage won by Robbie McEwen of Australia today.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2005
WITH the Alps now behind him, Lance Armstrong remains in command of the Tour de France after yesterday’s 11th stage honours went to Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2005
Wed, 13 Jul, 2005
Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won stage 10 of the Tour de France on a day when Lance Armstrong regained the yellow jersey.
Tue, 12 Jul, 2005
SIX-TIME winner Lance Armstrong lost the Tour de France yellow jersey after another dramatic day of climbing which handed Germany’s Jens Voigt the race lead for only the second time in his career.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2005
Wed, 06 Jul, 2005
Lance Armstrong laid an iron grip on the yellow jersey today after victory in the team time-trial delivered a substantial lead in the 2005 Tour de France.
Tue, 05 Jul, 2005
JAN ULLRICH believes six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's decision to quit after this year's race in July has set up a classic confrontation.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2005
CIARAN POWER will leave for the USA today with a smile on his face after the best performance of his cycling career in the intense heat on Saturday afternoon when he finished 13th in the Olympic Road Race.
Mon, 16 Aug, 2004
Ireland's Ciaran Power came 13th in the men's raod race in Athens today.
Sat, 14 Aug, 2004
BOXER Andy Lee, probably Ireland's biggest medal hope at the Olympic Games, may be granted a bye to the second round of the tournament.
Wed, 11 Aug, 2004
Lance Armstrong secured a record sixth Tour de France victory on the Champs Elysee after surviving the final stage unscathed today.
Sun, 25 Jul, 2004
Lance Armstrong won his fifth stage of the 91st Tour de France today to all but seal his sixth successive victory and a pre-eminent place in the history of cycling’s greatest event.
Sat, 24 Jul, 2004
Lance Armstrong was fiercely criticised by Domina Vacanze team manager Vincenzo Santoni after the American rider renewed his personal feud with Italian cyclist Filippo Simeoni during the 18th stage of the Tour de France.
Fri, 23 Jul, 2004
LANCE ARMSTRONG gave another demonstration of his total superiority over the Tour de France by sprinting to his fourth stage win of this year’s event.
Lance Armstrong gave another demonstration of his total superiority over the Tour de France by sprinting to his fourth stage win of this year’s event.
Thu, 22 Jul, 2004
Lance Armstrong is back in the yellow jersey with which he has become so closely associated after a typically powerful surge to victory on stage 15 of the Tour de France.
Tue, 20 Jul, 2004
Lance Armstrong outsprinted Ivan Basso to claim a 13th stage triumph in the Pyrenees and remain on course for a record sixth Tour de France victory.
Sat, 17 Jul, 2004
Lance Armstrong landed what could prove a decisive blow on his biggest rivals today with a performance devastating to two of the men who hope to deny him a record sixth Tour de France victory.
Fri, 16 Jul, 2004
David Moncoutie provided yet another reason for French cheer in the Tour de France with victory on stage 11 today.
Thu, 15 Jul, 2004
ROBBIE McEWEN claimed the ninth stage of the Tour de France by a whisker in the closest finish of the Tour so far.
Wed, 14 Jul, 2004
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