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Nairo Quintana denies wrongdoing over alleged doping at Tour de France

Arkea-Samsic team under investigation after hotel raid‘I do not have anything to hide,’ says Colombian riderNairo Quintana has denied any wrongdoing and said no illegal substances were found during a search of his hotel room by authorities during the T…

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Climate of suspicion returns to Tour de France to dampen celebrations

Joy at the completion of this year’s delayed Tour has faded with news that Nairo Quintana’s team hotel had been searchedThe Tour de France peloton woke up with a hangover on Monday, not only from over-indulgence in the brasseries around the Champs Élys…

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Nairo Quintana’s Arkea-Samsic team under investigation over alleged doping at Tour

Colombian was reportedly interviewed by police on MondayTeam doctor and physio taken into custodyThe French-based Arkea-Samsic team, led by former Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España champion Nairo Quintana at this year’s Tour de France, is under prelimi…

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Mountains and masks: Tour de France 2020 – in pictures

After 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams – over a distance of 3,483 km – this year’s Tour has come to an end in Paris. Here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeksThis year’s edition of the Tour de France was due to sta…

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Richie Porte ends years of Tour de France misfortune with podium finish | Kieran Pender

The Australian finally found redemption after a remarkable display of endurance en route to ParisLast Thursday, it seemed the curse on Richie Porte had returned for yet another year. With 27 kilometres remaining on the brutal 18th stage of the 2020 Tou…

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Richie Porte ends years of Tour de France misfortune with podium finish | Kieran Pender

The Australian finally found redemption after a remarkable display of endurance en route to ParisLast Thursday, it seemed the curse on Richie Porte had returned for yet another year. With 27 kilometres remaining on the brutal 18th stage of the 2020 Tou…

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Tadej Pogacar the toast of Slovenia after a surreal Tour de France

Masked team presentations in Nice, positive Covid-19 test for Tour director … it was a strange Tour but the winner looks like he is here to stay at the head of exciting young breed of cyclistsThe youngest winner of the Tour de France in a century rod…

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Tadej Pogacar seals Tour de France triumph as Bennett wins final stage

Irish green jersey winner won final stage in a sprintPogacar becomes Tour’s youngest winner since 1904Tadej Pogacar became the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France after he retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the 21st stage won by Sam B…

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Tour de France 2020: Pogacar set for victory on final stage into Paris – live!

Live updates as Tadej Pogacar closes in on glory in ParisRoglic and Pogacar an odd couple on Slovenia’s charge to gloryGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet him 5.37pm BST 27km to go: Edward Theuns goes down! He doesn’t stay down, and after a quick bike s…

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Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar an odd couple leading Slovenia’s charge to glory | William Fotheringham

Roglic came to cycling late after starting out as a ski jumper while precocious talent Pogacar has been steeped in the sportFrench headline writers love to adapt the sentence used on level crossings by the national rail company to warn that if the red …

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Tadej Pogacar set to win Tour de France after stunning Primoz Roglic

21-year-old Slovenian will be crowned in Paris on SundayUAE Team Emirates rider overturns 57sec deficit in time trialTadej Pogacar blew away Primoz Roglic’s hopes of Tour de France victory at the top of La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges to bec…

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Tour de France 2020: decisive time trial on stage 20 – live!

Updates from the time trial to La Planche des Belles Filles Roglic closes on glory but bike inspection row continuesYou can get in touch with Barry by email or on Twitter 1.10pm BST The decisive climb of the #TDF2020: La Planche des Belles Filles! L’a…

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Primoz Roglic closes on Tour de France glory but bike inspection row continues

Jumbo-Visma director expelled after row over post-race checksSøren Kragh Andersen wins stage 19 with late breakawayPrimoz Roglic successfully ticked off another stage in this year’s Tour de France and turned his attention to the final 48 hours of the r…

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Tour de France 2020: stage 19 – live!

Updates from the flat 166.5km route to ChampagnoleReza says Tour has been silent on Black Lives MatterGet in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 12.24pm BST Bryan Reza, the only black cyclist in this year’s Tour, has spoken out about the lack of …

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Tour de France silent on Black Lives Matter, says cyclist Kevin Reza

Reza is the only black rider in this year’s race‘I haven’t seen a lot of solidarity in cycling,’ he addsKevin Reza, the only black rider competing in this year’s Tour de France, has complained of a lack of support for the Black Lives Matter movement wi…

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Michal Kwiatkowski wins Tour stage to bring some relief to Ineos

Primoz Roglic retains yellow jersey for Jumbo-VismaIneos chief Dave Brailsford had come under fireMichal Kwiatkowski of the Ineos Grenadiers team, won stage 18 of the Tour de France in La Roche-sur-Foron after breaking clear with teammate Richard Carap…

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Tour de France 2020: stage 18 – live!

Live updates as the race goes from Méribel to La Roche-sur-ForonRoglic extends lead on queen stage as Bernal exit adds to Brailsford woesFeel free to email Barry or tweet @BGlendenning with your thoughts 11.19am BST The French president Emmanuel Macron…

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Tour de France 2020: stage 18 – live!

Live updates as the race goes from Méribel to La Roche-sur-ForonRoglic extends lead on queen stage as Bernal exit adds to Brailsford woesFeel free to email Barry or tweet @BGlendenning with your thoughts 11.19am BST The French president Emmanuel Macron…

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Miguel Ángel López wins queen stage as Primoz Roglic extends his GC lead

Astana rider wins stage by 15sec from Primoz RoglicPogacar is third and loses 15sec on Tour de France leaderMiguel Angel López won stage 17 of the Tour de France at the summit of the Col de la Loze as Primoz Roglic moved further ahead of Tadej Pogacar …

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Tour de France 2020: stage 17 – live!

170km mountain stage from Grenoble to Méribel Col de la LozeInjured reigning champion Bernal abandons raceAnd feel free to email Barry here or tweet @bglendenning 11.36am BST 168km to go: Pierre-Luc Perichon (Cofidis), Krists Neilands (Israel Start-up …