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Tour de France diary: Geraint Thomas struggles and seduction in Brioude

Our correspondent witnesses Rohan Dennis’s shambolic exit and watches in horror as his own dirty laundry is aired in publicWe wake early on the banks of the Rhone watching huge barges slide south, before driving on wild roads across the plateau of the …

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Pinot wins Tour de France stage 14 and Alaphilippe extends lead over Thomas

• Geraint Thomas suffers on final climb and loses time to leader• Julian Alaphilippe second on Tourmalet stage finishThibaut Pinot took the honours at the iconic Col du Tourmalet finish to a punishing stage where the Col du Soulour climb had already ca…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 14 takes race up to finish on Tourmalet – live!

Updates from the 117.5km mountain stageAlaphilippe extends lead with time trial winEmail Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 1.01pm BST And they’re off! The race director waves his flag and accelerates away! 1.00pm BST They have now past the protest, which t…

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Alaphilippe extends Tour de France lead over Thomas with stunning time-trial win

• Frenchman extends lead over Thomas to 1min 26sec on stage 13• Thomas was expected to gain time back on AlaphilippeJulian Alaphilippe produced the time trial of his life at the Tour de France to extend his lead in the yellow jersey with victory on sta…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 13 individual time trial – live!

Geraint Thomas among favourites for 27.2km stage in PauDominant Vos wins La Course after powerful finishEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 12.35pm BST While passing through the feed zone yesterday, Rohan Dennis decided to dismount hi…

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Mystery surrounds Rohan Dennis’s shock withdrawal from Tour de France

Australian time-trial specialist quits on stage 12No reason given by rider or his team Bahrain-MeridaWorld time trial champion Rohan Dennis has wished his teammates well for the rest of the Tour de France but offered no insight as to why he quit the ra…

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Simon Yates sprints to fine stage 12 victory as Tour reaches Pyrenees

• British rider outwits fellow escapees on first Pyrenean stage• Alaphilippe still in yellow, with leaders finishing togetherSimon Yates, winner of the 2018 Vuelta a España, sprinted to victory ahead of Gregor Mühlberger of Austria and Pello Bilbao of …

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Simon Yates sprints to fine stage 12 victory as Tour reaches Pyrenees

• British rider outwits fellow escapees on first Pyrenean stage• Alaphilippe still in yellow, with leaders finishing togetherSimon Yates, winner of the 2018 Vuelta a España, sprinted to victory ahead of Gregor Mühlberger of Austria and Pello Bilbao of …

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Back in Pau: 20 years on from Lance Armstrong’s first Tour win | Jeremy Whittle

City that hosts Friday’s time trial has been on a doping ley line, a focal point for scandal, for almost two decadesThe foie gras, strawberries and red wine have long been cleared away and in a deserted press tent in Albi, Michael Rasmussen is talking …

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Tour de France 2019: stage 12 – live!

Live updates on stage from Toulouse to Bagnères-de-BigorreEwan silences the doubters with maiden Tour stage winDrop Barry an email | Tweet @bglendenning 10.28am BST Australia’s Caleb Ewan silenced a few doubters as he entered the pantheon of great spri…

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Caleb Ewan silences the doubters with maiden Tour de France stage win | Kieran Pender

The Australian entered the pantheon of great sprinters able combine technical ability and raw speed in a cauldron of pressureAs a young child, Caleb Ewan would stay awake late into the evening at his family home in the Southern Highlands, watching on t…

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Caleb Ewan wins Tour de France stage 11 as Julian Alaphilippe stays in yellow

• Ewan pips Groenewegen in mass sprint to win in Toulouse • Alaphilippe retains his overall Tour de France leadCaleb Ewan of Australia, riding for the Lotto-Soudal team, won the 11th stage of the Tour de France from Albi to Toulouse, the first of his c…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 11 – live!

Rolling report of the 167km stage from Albi to ToulouseBrailsford keen to ‘twist knife’ into Team Ineos’s rivalsEmail John here or tweet @John_Ashdown 11.36am BST As this stage is short and pretty damn flat there’s a slightly later start today – racin…

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Dave Brailsford keen to ‘twist knife’ into Team Ineos’s Tour rivals

• British team have Thomas and Bernal in second and third• Groupama–FDJ principal says Thibaut Pinot can recoverDave Brailsford’s rest-day habit of provoking the French resurfaced again as the Tour de France took a 24-hour pause in Albi, a day after th…

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Van Aert sprints to stage but Thomas the big winner on Tour day of chaos

• Pinot, Fuglsang, Urán and Porte lose time in crosswinds• Van Aert takes stage win, Alaphilippe keeps yellowGeraint Thomas seized the initiative as the Tour de France peloton was blown apart in the gusting crosswinds of the Tarn, on the eve of the fir…

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Van Aert sprints to stage but Thomas the big winner on Tour day of chaos

• Pinot, Fuglsang, Urán and Porte lose time in crosswinds• Van Aert takes stage win, Alaphilippe keeps yellowGeraint Thomas seized the initiative as the Tour de France peloton was blown apart in the gusting crosswinds of the Tarn, on the eve of the fir…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 10 – live!

Updates on the 217.5km flat stage from Saint-Flour to AlbiImpey sprints to Bastille Day victory in Tour de FranceAny comments? Email Barry | tweet @bglendenning 12.14pm BST 12.08pm BST 186km to go: The gap from our six-man breakaway to the bunch is 2m…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 10 – live!

Updates on the 217.5km flat stage from Saint-Flour to AlbiImpey sprints to Bastille Day victory in Tour de FranceAny comments? Email Barry | tweet @bglendenning 12.14pm BST 12.08pm BST 186km to go: The gap from our six-man breakaway to the bunch is 2m…

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Daryl Impey sprints to Bastille Day victory in Tour de France

• South African rider wins Tour stage for first time• Alaphilippe stays in yellow, with no change in GC contendersDaryl Impey won stage nine of the Tour de France as the breakaway prospered on Bastille Day.The South African beat Tiesj Benoot in a two-m…

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Tour de France 2019: stage nine – live!

Rolling report on the 170km Bastille Day stage to BrioudeEmail Tom or tweet him with your thoughts on the stage 11.43am BST Some pre-racing reading for your delectation. Here’s William Fotheringham on French hopes:When the tide runs his way, Pinot look…