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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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Arkea-Samsic Tour de France hotel searched

French cycling team Arkea-Samsic says it will take action if an investigation into alleged doping offences during the Tour de France finds evidence of wrong-doing.
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Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar secures title as Sam Bennett wins in Paris

Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar confirms his victory as the second youngest Tour de France champion in history after Sam Bennett wins the final sprint in Paris.
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Tadej Pogacar poised to win Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar is poised to win the Tour de France ahead of strong favourite Primoz Roglic in one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the race's history.
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Andersen wins second Tour stage of 2020 as Bennett extends green jersey lead

Soren Kragh Andersen secures his second stage win of the 2020 Tour de France as Primoz Roglic keeps his his grip on the yellow jersey.
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Tour de France: Primoz Roglic keeps lead as Michal Kwiatkowski wins stage 17

Michal Kwiatkowski wins stage 18 to give Ineos Grenadiers their first win of the 2020 Tour de France as Adam Yates falls back in the GC.
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Lopez wins stage 17 as Roglic stretches Tour de France lead

Miguel Angel Lopez wins stage 17 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic extends his lead in the race.
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Tour de France: Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws before stage 17

Ineos Grenadiers rider Egan Bernal ends his Tour de France defence with a withdrawal before stage 17.
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Kamna powers away to win stage 16 of Tour de France

Lennard Kamna produces a strong finish to power away from the rest of the field and take victory on stage 16 of the Tour de France.
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Pogacar wins stage 15 of Tour de France from Roglic as Bernal loses over seven minutes

Tadej Pogacar wins stage 15 of the Tour de France in a sprint for the line with race leader Primoz Roglic, who retains the yellow jersey.
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Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen wins stage 14 with surprise solo attack, Primoz Roglic maintains overall lead

Team Sunweb's Soren Kragh Andersen takes a surprise win on stage 14 of the Tour de France with a late solo attack as Primoz Roglic maintains his lead in the yellow jersey.
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Martinez claims maiden Tour de France stage win as Roglic extends overall lead

Daniel Martinez wins stage 13 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic extends his advantage in the yellow jersey.
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Tour de France 2020: Marc Hirschi of Team Sunweb wins his first Tour stage

Switzerland’s Marc Hirschi takes stage 12 of the Tour de France for his first-ever stage win.
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Ewan beats Bennett in thrilling sprint in Poitiers

Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan snatches victory on stage 11 of the Tour de France as the sprinters go toe to toe in a thrilling finish.
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Ireland's Bennett claims first stage win on Tour

Ireland's Sam Bennett wins stage 10 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic retains the leader's yellow jersey.
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Tour de France race director has coronavirus

Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme and members of staff from four teams test positive for Covid-19.
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Tour de France 2020: Adam Yates loses yellow jersey to Primoz Roglic

Britain's Adam Yates loses the leader's yellow jersey to Primoz Roglic as Tadej Pogacar wins stage nine of the Tour de France.
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GB's Yates retains Tour de France yellow jersey as rivals close in

Britain's Adam Yates withstands pressure to hold on to the Tour de France yellow jersey in a tough day in the Pyrenees.
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Van Aert wins stage seven of Tour as Yates retains yellow jersey

Wout van Aert wins stage seven of the Tour de France in a sprint finish as Britain's Adam Yates keeps the leader's yellow jersey.
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Lutsenko wins Tour de France stage six as Britain's Yates stays in yellow

Astana's Alexey Lutsenko wins stage six of the Tour de France as Britain's Adam Yates retains the leader's yellow jersey.
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Roglic wins thrilling finish as Alaphilippe retains yellow jersey

Primoz Roglic wins a thrilling finish to stage four of this year's Tour de France as Julian Alaphilippe retains the yellow jersey.
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Ewan sprints to victory in exciting finish to stage three of Tour

Australian Caleb Ewan wins an exciting sprint finish to claim stage three of the Tour de France in Sisteron.
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Alaphilippe wins stage two to take Tour de France lead with Adam Yates second overall

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe wins stage two of the Tour de France to claim the yellow jersey in Nice.
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Tour de France 2020: Alexander Kristoff wins stage one

Norwegian Alexander Kristoff wins the opening stage of the Tour de France in Nice.
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A brutal Tour de France will see the return of what sport has missed so badly - fans

There's no Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas, but some vicious climbing, exciting riders and the one thing elite sport has sorely missed - passion.
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Froome relationship good despite Tour omission, says Brailsford

Sir Dave Brailsford says his relationship with Chris Froome is "as good as ever" despite leaving him out of Team Ineos' Tour de France squad.
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How does the Tour de France avoid Covid-19?

How does the Tour de France avoid Covid-19 and what are the rules around fans? BBC Sport looks at what the Tour will be like in 2020.
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Cavendish left out of Tour de France again

Britain's Mark Cavendish is left out of Bahrain McLaren's Tour de France squad for this year's race.
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Former winners Froome & Thomas left out of Tour de France squad

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas are left out of Team Ineos' Tour de France squad.
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Froome finishes 26 minutes behind Tour rival Bernal as Roglic wins Tour de l'Ain

Chris Froome finishes the Tour de l'Ain 26 minutes behind Tour de France rival an Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal.
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Team Ineos to be renamed Grenadiers for Tour de France

Team Ineos are set to be renamed ahead of this year's Tour de France.
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Cycling fan recreates Tour de France in miniature

A Tour de France devotee recreates the epic race in miniature with a 1,400-strong model collection.
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Adam and Simon Yates to split Tour de France and Giro d'Italia races

Adam Yates will race in this year's Tour de France and his brother Simon will compete in the Giro d'Italia, according to their Mitchelton-Scott team.
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Chris Froome returns to outdoor training amid Ineos departure rumours

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome returns to outdoor training following reports he could leave his Ineos team this season.
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Tour de France to start in August - with Giro and Vuelta to overlap

The Tour de France will take place at the end of August, with the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana overlapping each other during October, cycling's governing body the UCI have announced.
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Froome concerned about Tour de France attracting crowds

Britain’s Chris Froome thinks the Tour de France can work without spectators but wonders how they can stop large crowds attending.
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Tour de France: Chris Froome concerned about crowds gathering

Britain’s Chris Froome thinks the Tour de France can work without spectators but wonders how they can stop large crowds attending.
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Tour de France could still go ahead as Vuelta cancels race start

The Tour de France could still go ahead despite more sanctions on mass gatherings by the French government.
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2020 Tour de France set to go ahead at end of August

The Tour de France has been delayed until 29 August according to cycling's governing body the UCI.
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Former champion Thomas reluctantly backs fan-free Tour de France

Geraint Thomas would reluctantly accept the 2020 Tour de France taking place without fans present if it meant the event going ahead.
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Tour de France set to be postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

The Tour de France looks set to be postponed following the French government's decision to extend a ban on mass gatherings until mid-July.
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'Too early for Tour de France decision' - French sports minster

It is too early to decide whether this summer's Tour de France will go ahead, says France’s sports minister.
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Cycling: Froome says awaiting coronavirus test as UAE Tour canceled

The UAE Tour featuring some of the world's leading riders has been canceled with two stages remaining due to a coronavirus scare, four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome said late on Thursday.
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Tour de France: Chris Froome says he will go for a fifth title in 2020

Britain's Team Ineos rider Chris Froome confirms he will go for a fifth Tour de France title in 2020 having returned to training after a serious injury.
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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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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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