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Tour de France: Cycling competition
The Tour de France is an annual men's multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours, it consists of 21 day-long stages over the course of 23 days. It has been described as "the world’s most prestigious and most difficult bicycle race".

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Tour de France: Froome's bid for fifth title may conclude on La Planche des Belles Filles time trial

Briton Chris Froome's bid for a fifth Tour de France title will conclude with a time trial at La Planche des Belles Filles before the ceremonial final stage in Paris on 19 July.
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Road Cycling Championships: Geraint Thomas on meeting Messi,& being an Eminem 'fan boy'

Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas tells the story of some of his most-prized possessions, including his favourite late-night snacks and what it's like to meet Lionel Messi.
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Geraint Thomas talks fatherhood with Duke of Cambridge as he receives OBE [Video]Geraint Thomas talks fatherhood with Duke of Cambridge as he receives OBE

Tour de France winner and double Olympic champion Geraint Thomas said he chatted about his new baby son with the Duke of Cambridge as the Welsh cyclist received an OBE at Buckingham Palace. Thomas, who..

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Froome expects an open 2020 Tour de France after route revealed [Video]Froome expects an open 2020 Tour de France after route revealed

Multiple winner Chris Froome says the 2020 Tour de France route will give all the main rivals opportunities to win the race.

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Tour de France champion Egan Bernal given hero's welcome in Colombia

Egan Bernal is the first Colombian to have won cycling's most prestigious race.
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'Tour de France return my only goal' - Froome plans 2020 comeback after crash

Britain's four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says next year's Tour is his "only goal" as he continues his recovery from a serious crash.
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Bernal completes Tour de France victory, Thomas finishes second

Colombia's Egan Bernal becomes the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour de France, with his British team-mate Geraint Thomas taking second.
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Chris Froome is 'ahead of schedule' in recovery from serious crash

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome's recovery is "ahead of schedule" according to Team Ineos boss Sir Dave Brailsford.
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French cyclists hit again by curse of Tour de France

Two Frenchmen were in contention to win the biggest race in cycling - but it was not to be.
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Joint leadership 'worked to perfection' with Ineos set for Tour one-two

Having Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas as joint leaders of Team Ineos has "worked to perfection" at the Tour de France, says boss Sir Dave Brailsford.
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Bernal set to be youngest Tour winner in more than a century as Thomas takes second

Egan Bernal is poised to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France after finishing Saturday's penultimate stage in the yellow jersey.
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Tour de France's penultimate stage shortened amid landslides & weather warnings

Saturday's penultimate stage of the Tour de France will shortened from 130km to 59km because of landslides and weather warnings.
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Bernal takes overall lead as hail stops stage 19 of Tour

Egan Bernal moves into the overall Tour de France race lead as a hailstorm 30km from the finish of stage 19 in the Alps leaves the road impassable.
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Tour de France: Geraint Thomas third behind Julian Alaphillipe as Nairo Quintana wins stage 18

Geraint Thomas drops to third overall at the Tour de France but remains 95 seconds behind overall leader Julian Alaphilippe as Nairo Quintana wins the mountainous stage 18 to Valloire.
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'It feels incredibly harsh' - Ineos chief Brailsford on Rowe and Martin's Tour expulsion

Ineos team principal Sir Dave Brailsford says the decision to disqualify Luke Rowe and Tony Martin from the Tour de France is "severe".
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Alaphilippe keeps Tour de France lead after breakaway stage win for Trentin

Matteo Trentin breaks clear to win stage 17 of the Tour de France, while Julian Alaphilippe maintains lead over Geraint Thomas.
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Thomas recovers from crash as Ewan wins stage 16

Caleb Ewan wins the 16th stage of the Tour de France, with Julian Alaphilippe remaining 95 seconds ahead of Geraint Thomas overall.
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Tour de France: Geraint Thomas says Team Ineos must stay united

Geraint Thomas says he must not compete against his Team Ineos joint leadership partner Egan Bernal in the final week of the Tour de France.
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Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates wins stage 15 as Geraint Thomas gains time

Britain's Simon Yates claims a second Tour de France stage win as defending champion Geraint Thomas reduces Julian Alaphilippe's lead.
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Simon Yates wins stage as Thomas gains time in Tour de France

Britain's Simon Yates claims a second Tour de France stage win as defending champion Geraint Thomas reduces Julian Alaphilippe's lead.
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Thomas loses more time in Tour de France as Pinot wins thrilling stage

Defending champion Geraint Thomas lost time to Tour de France leader Julian Alaphilippe as Thibaut Pinot won stage 14 on the Col du Tourmalet.
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Alaphilippe wins stage to extend Tour lead over Thomas

Britain's defending champion Geraint Thomas loses time on Tour de France leader Julian Alaphilippe, who wins the time trial on stage 13.
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‘Thomas will take time on everyone’ – Yates’ Tour de France stage-by-stage guide

Britain's Adam Yates takes us stages that make up the 2019 Tour de France, with pointers to where the race will be won and lost.
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Tour de France: Simon Yates claims maiden stage win

Britain's Simon Yates claims a maiden Tour de France victory on stage 12 from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
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Ewan edges thrilling sprint finish to win stage 11

Caleb Ewan edges a thrilling sprint finish to win stage 11 of the Tour de France - the Australian's first-ever stage win.
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Defending champion Thomas moves up to second at Le Tour

Britain's Geraint Thomas moves up to second place after the 10th stage of the Tour de France, won by Wout van Aert of Belgium.
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Thomas survives crash to finish in pack as De Gendt solos to superb stage win

Defending champion Geraint Thomas recovers from a crash with 15km remaining to finish alongside his main rivals on stage eight of the Tour de France.
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Groenewegen wins stage seven of Tour de France

Dylan Groenewegen claims his first stage win of this year's Tour de France as Giulio Ciccone retains the leader's yellow jersey after stage seven.
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Teuns wins stage six as defending champion Thomas attacks rivals late on

Dylan Teuns wins the first mountain stage of the 2019 Tour de France as Geraint Thomas attacks his rivals late on to take fourth on the day.
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Sagan claims first his stage win of 2019 Tour

Peter Sagan claims his first stage win of this year's Tour de France as Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey.
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Tour de France: Viviani wins stage four as Alaphilippe retains yellow jersey

Elia Viviani takes his first Tour de France stage win as team-mate Julian Alaphilippe retains the yellow jersey after stage four.
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Stage four could be a day for sprinters like Viviani - Adam Yates' Tour stage guide

Britain's Adam Yates takes us through the first 10 of the 21 stages that make up the 2019 Tour de France, with pointers to where the race will be won and lost.
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Alaphilippe leads Tour after stage three win

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe takes the Tour de France yellow jersey after a late solo attack to win stage three.
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Thomas puts time into Tour rivals as Teunissen extends race lead

Geraint Thomas gains time on his rivals for the overall Tour de France victory by finishing second on stage two's team time trial with Team Ineos as Mike Teunissen extends his race lead.
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Tour de France 2019: Mike Teunissen wins stage one in Brussels

Mike Teunissen wins sprint finish to take the opening stage of the 2019 Tour de France in Brussels.
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Mark Cavendish gets over Tour de France omission by taking youngster for bike ride

Mark Cavendish finds a way to cheer himself and a young fan up after the rider missed out on the Tour de France.
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Chris Froome is back at home to start recovery after crash

A "relieved" Chris Froome is home and will watch the Tour de France from his bed after the crash which left him badly injured.
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I thought the Tour de France had gone - 'lucky' Thomas on his Swiss crash

i thought the tour de france had gone - 'lucky' thomas on his swiss crash
Geraint Thomas tells BBC Radio 5 Live's Bespoke podcast that he feared the chance to defend his Tour de France title was over after a crash.
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Defending champion Thomas will be fit for Tour de France despite Switzerland crash

defending champion thomas will be fit for tour de france despite switzerland crash
Defending champion Geraint Thomas says he will be fit to take part in the Tour de France despite crashing and being taken to hospital on Tuesday.
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Chris Froome out of Tour de France after fracturing femur, elbow and ribs in high-speed crash

chris froome out of tour de france after fracturing femur, elbow and ribs in high-speed crash
Britain's four-time champion Chris Froome suffers a fractured right femur, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs in a high-speed crash that has ruled him out of the Tour de France.
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Chris Froome out of Tour with broken leg

Britain's four-time champion Chris Froome is ruled out of the Tour de France after breaking a leg in a crash.
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Froome out of Dauphine and taken to hospital after crash

Britain's four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome crashes before stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine.
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Ultimate limit of human endurance found

ultimate limit of human endurance found
Scientists studied elite events, including a 3,000 mile run and the Tour de France.
BBC News - Published

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