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Lamenting the absence of the Tour de France: a love letter to cycling on SBS | Kieran Pender

The cultural significance of the broadcaster’s coverage of the race cannot be underestimated; it will be missed over the coming weeksStunning vistas. Historic chateaus. Roadside cows. French cuisine. Dulcet tones. And, of course, cycling. For thousands…

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Chris Froome to stay with Team Ineos for Tour de France, claims teammate

Four-time winner’s contract expires this yearFroome has been linked with move to Start-Up NationChris Froome intends to ride the Tour de France with Team Ineos despite failing to agree a contract extension for next season, according to a teammate, Dyla…

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Mark Cavendish’s chances of Tour de France spot hit by pandemic hold-up

Rider has had little chance to prove form and fitnessEllingworth denies rumours of Froome switch talks Mark Cavendish’s chances of racing at this year’s Tour de France have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain-McLaren team principal Rod Ellin…

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In a new documentary, Lance Armstrong shows plenty of rage but little regret

ESPN’s new film on the cyclist is a compelling study in the corruption of the male athletic ego“It’s a miracle I’m not a mass murderer,” Lance Armstrong, reflecting on his mother Linda’s laissez-faire approach to parenting, muses in the opening scenes …

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Chris Froome tight-lipped over possible departure from Team Ineos

Four-times winner may leave before Tour de FranceFroome uncertain of leadership status at IneosChris Froome and Team Ineos remained tight-lipped on Thursday over speculation the four-times Tour de France winner may move to a rival team before this year…

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No guarantee Tour de France will go ahead, says French sports minister

Roxana M?r?cineanu made the comments to France TelevisionGiro d’Italia and Vuelta a España will overlap in OctoberThere is no guarantee that the Tour de France will go ahead this year because of the Covid-19 crisis, the French sports minister Roxana M?…

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Tour of Britain director says he will be ‘staggered’ if Tour de France goes ahead

Mick Bennett optimistic Tour of Britain will take placeUCI will publish revised WorldTour calendar on TuesdayMick Bennett, the Tour of Britain director, has admitted he would be “totally staggered” if the Tour de France is able to go ahead this summer …

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Chris Froome fears large crowds even if Tour de France is ‘behind closed doors’

Four-times winner thinks crowds would gather along course Coronavirus has pushed Tour back two monthsChris Froome believes the Tour de France can work without spectators – but questioned how organisers can prevent large crowds converging along the cour…

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Team Ineos will pull out of Tour if it is not safe, warns Dave Brailsford

Brailsford taking no chances over coronavirus precautions Grand Départ of rescheduled Tour scheduled fro 29 August Dave Brailsford has said he would pull his Team Ineos squad out of the rescheduled 2020 Tour de France if he felt that the race’s precaut…

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August Tour de France ‘recipe for disaster’, public health expert warns

Chair of Global Public Health says race should be cancelled‘The virus is here to stay and will come back’Devi Sridhar, the chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh and also a key adviser to the Scottish government on the Covid-19 pa…

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Tour de France rescheduled for 29 August start due to coronavirus

Cycling’s premier event postponed owing to pandemicNo mass gatherings allowed in France until mid-JulyThe Tour de France has been officially postponed to 29 August owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, and will finish on 20 September, the organisers Amaury S…

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Tour de France rescheduled for 29 August start due to coronavirus

Cycling’s premier event postponed owing to pandemicNo mass gatherings allowed in France until mid-JulyThe Tour de France has been officially postponed to 29 August owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, and will finish on 20 September, the organisers Amaury S…

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Tour de France on hold after Macron extends outdoor sports ban till July

Tour was due to start in Nice on 27 JuneAlternative plans expected by end of monthThe Tour de France will not begin as originally planned because French President Emmanuel Macron has cancelled all public events with large crowds until mid-July in respo…

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Tour de France in doubt after UCI announce racing suspension until June

Riders must resume training in April to keep 27 June start dateTour: ‘most important thing by far is the fight against pandemic’Doubts continue to grow around this year’s Tour de France after the UCI announced it was extending the suspension of all cyc…

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Tour de France quiz: how much do you know about cycling’s greatest race?

The organisers are hoping the race will still take place this year. How well do you recall previous races?More quizzes: sliding doors, globetrotters, stadiums and keepersWhat distance was the longest stage in Tour de France history?182km 282km 382km 48…

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Tour de France quiz: how much do you know about cycling’s greatest race?

The organisers are hoping the race will still take place this year. How well do you recall previous races?More quizzes: sliding doors, globetrotters, stadiums and keepersWhat distance was the longest stage in Tour de France history?182km 282km 382km 48…

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Tour de France could be staged this summer without any spectators

Sports minister exploring ways of scaling event downDecision on go ahead likely to be made by 1 MayProfessional cycling reacted with a mix of cautious optimism and scepticism after the French sports minister, Roxana M?r?cineau, confirmed that together …

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Nicolas Portal, Team Ineos sporting director, dies of heart attack

The Frenchman, 40, died at home in AndorraPortal suffered cardiac arrhythmia during careerChris Froome has led the tributes to Nicolas Portal after the sporting director at Team Ineos died on Tuesrday aged just 40.The Frenchman, a former cyclist who ro…

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Geraint Thomas worries Egan Bernal’s Tour victory could limit his ambitions

• Welshman may have to play supporting role to fellow Ineos rider• ‘He could have 10 or 12 years of being super-competitive’Geraint Thomas has admitted his frustration that he may have to sacrifice his future personal ambitions for Egan Bernal, his Ine…

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Raymond Poulidor obituary

French cyclist who achieved a record eight podium finishes in the Tour de France but never wore the leader’s yellow jerseyRaymond Poulidor, who has died aged 83, became France’s most popular cycle racer – and arguably its most best-loved sportsman – th…