German sprinter Andre Greipel believes he answered his critics after extending the country’s Tour de France sprint supremacy with victory on stage six yesterday from Arras to Reims.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
ARRAS, in the Pas-de-Calais, has the rat as its symbol. Grain stored there in medieval times attracted the rodents and, perhaps, ‘un rat’ was a pun on the city’s name.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2014
AGONY AND ECSTASY: Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs race to celebrate with Anderson who scored the winning penalty in the Carling Cup final shoot-out at Wembley.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2009
Vandals who desecrated at least 500 tombs of Muslim soldiers in France today were guilty of “repugnant racism” President Nicolas Sarkozy said.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2008
England’s Laura Davies will be one of the hot tips to collect a record 35th Ladies’ European Tour title at the Vediorbis French Open starting in Arras tomorrow.
Wed, 24 May, 2006
PAT MULDOWNEY (Irish Examiner, March 8) raises troubling questions in relation to the Somme but also to Easter 1916.
Mon, 13 Mar, 2006
France’s storm of rioting lost strength today with a drop of nearly half in the number of car burnings, police said. But looters and vandals still defied a state of emergency with attacks on stores, a newspaper warehouse and a subway station.
Wed, 09 Nov, 2005
Rioters shrugged off emergency laws that took effect today, as they looted and burned two superstores, set fire to a newspaper office and paralysed France’s second-largest city’s subway system with a firebomb.
Wed, 09 Nov, 2005
A train collided with a truck carrying gas bottles in northern France today, setting off explosions and injuring at least two people, authorities said.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2005
LANCE ARMSTRONG seized control of the yellow jersey for the first time during his pursuit of a record sixth Tour de France title yesterday, thanks to a display of unmatched power and discipline in the team time-trial from his US Postal outfit.
Thu, 08 Jul, 2004
Lance Armstrong seized control of the yellow jersey for the first time in his pursuit of a record sixth Tour de France title today after his team's time-trial success.
Wed, 07 Jul, 2004