The route of the 2014 Tour de France, which begins in Britain, includes five mountain finishes and just one individual time-trial, organisers announced this morning.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2013
Chris Froome was looking forward to going racing again at the 100th Tour de France today after a rest day in which his patience finally began to crack in the face of more doping questions.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
Chris Froome was unable to savour his historic victory atop Mont Ventoux as he continued to face questions about doping during yesterday’s rest day at the 100th Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong is likely to avoid criminal prosecution for perjury following his belated confession to using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a lawyer who questioned the disgraced cyclist under oath.
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013
The Tour de France resumes today without Frank Schleck after the Luxembourg rider failed a drugs test.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2012
Frank Schleck was last night in a Pau police station after leaving the Tour de France following a positive drugs test, his RadioShack- Nissan-Trek team confirmed.
Frank Schleck has left the Tour de France after failing a doping test, his RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team have confirmed.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2012
The banning of Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador for a doping offence was a “good day for all the clean athletes of the world”, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said yesterday.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2012
The banning of Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador for a doping offence was a “good day for all the clean athletes of the world”, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said.
Wed, 08 Feb, 2012
Alberto Contador was yesterday stripped of his 2010 Tour de France victory and handed a two-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) following his positive test for clenbuterol.
Tue, 07 Feb, 2012
Alberto Contador was today banned for two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and stripped of his 2010 Tour de France victory following his positive test for clenbuterol.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2012
The Alberto Contador saga is set to stretch into a third calendar year after the Court of Arbitration for Sport today confirmed the sport of cycling will likely have to wait until 2012 for a final ruling into the Spaniard’s positive doping test.
Wed, 23 Nov, 2011
Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford’s ambition was vindicated today as Geraint Thomas set up a first Tour de France stage win for the British squad and Norwegian prodigy Edvald Boasson Hagen.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2011
Bradley Wiggins was in confident mood as the Tour de France entered a fifth day of racing today.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2011
DEFENDING Tour de France champion Alberto Contador punched the air in celebration at the end of yesterday’s fourth stage in Brittany — despite being beaten to victory.
Belgium's Philippe Gilbert seized the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey with victory in Les Herbiers today.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2011
ANDY SCHLECK’S Leopard Trek team say they want to propel the two-time Tour de France runner-up to victory in cycling’s most prestigious bike race on the road, rather than in the courtroom.
Spain’s Alberto Contador is free to defend his Tour de France title in July after the Court of Arbitration for Sport this evening confirmed his doping case would be heard after the race.
Tue, 31 May, 2011
The Court of Arbitration for Sport have reiterated their aim of ruling on the Alberto Contador case before the Tour de France after naming the arbitration panel for the hearing.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2011
The future of cyclist Alberto Contador should be clear before the start of the Tour de France, according to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2011
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have joined the International Cycling Union (UCI) in appealing against the acquittal of three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador following a positive test for a banned substance.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2011
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has announced his retirement from cycling for the second time.
Wed, 16 Feb, 2011
Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is looking forward to being able to race again after being cleared of doping – but believes he will be “scarred for life” by the whole affair.
Alberto Contador has been cleared by the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation after testing positive for a banned substance during last year’s Tour de France and can return to competition immediately, his spokesman said today.
Tue, 15 Feb, 2011
Alberto Contador claimed overall victory following the final stage of the Tour de France today.
Sun, 25 Jul, 2010
THE farewell victory Lance Armstrong hoped for failed to materialise yesterday as the seven-time Tour de France winner was beaten to the line in Pau.
Wed, 21 Jul, 2010
THE 13th Tour de France stage win of Mark Cavendish’s career yesterday came at a cost as Mark Renshaw, the Briton’s HTC-Columbia leadout man, was expelled from the race for headbutting.
Fri, 16 Jul, 2010
The 13th Tour de France stage win of Mark Cavendish’s career today came at a cost as Mark Renshaw, the Briton’s HTC-Columbia leadout man, was expelled from the race for headbutting.
Thu, 15 Jul, 2010
Mark Renshaw has been expelled from the Tour de France after helping his HTC-Columbia team-mate Mark Cavendish to victory on stage 11 by using his head.
Team Sky’s Simon Gerrans has been ruled out of the Tour de France after X-rays showed he has a broken arm, the British team announced today.
Mon, 12 Jul, 2010
THE first Alpine stage of the 2010 Tour de France witnessed the fall of a legend as Lance Armstrong declared: “My Tour’s finished”.
Sylvain Chavanel reclaimed the race leader’s yellow jersey with victory on stage seven of the Tour de France today.
Sat, 10 Jul, 2010
THE winning feeling returned for Mark Cavendish on the fifth stage of the Tour de France after a fraught and forgettable period on and off the bike.
Fri, 09 Jul, 2010
FOUR birdies in a six-hole inward nine stretch breathed much-needed life into Pádraig Harrington’s Singapore Open challenge.
Sat, 31 Oct, 2009
The 2010 Tour de France will start in Rotterdam with a 9 km time-trial course, the competition’s organisers announced today.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2008
The organisers of the Tour de France have announced that the 2010 race will begin from the Dutch city of Rotterdam.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2008
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