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Australian Michael Rogers rides solo to Tour de France stage win in the Pyrenees

Rupert Guinness Before the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday for the first of three stages in the mountain range bordering Spain, Michael Rogers said: “I’m not a big fan of riding 230km into...

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Tour de France stage win the cherry on Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers' career

Michael Rogers celebrates his Tour de France stage win.

Lee Gaskin Michael Rogers' stage win in the Tour de France has delighted his Canberra-based family.

Tour de France: The Tony rewards - Martin powers to stage win, Gallopin takes lead

Tony Gallopin is the first Frenchman to wear the yellow jersey since 2011.

Julien Pretot Germany's Tony Martin powered to an impressive victory in the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday after a 155-km mountain raid in the Vosges that saw Vincenzo Nibali surrender the yellow...

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Simon Gerrans quits Tour de France due to stage one crash injuries

Australia's Simon Gerrans has refused to apologise to Tour de France contender Andrew Talanksy after the American clipped his wheel and fell at the end of stage seven.

Rupert Guinness BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON: Australian road champion Simon Gerrans has quit the Tour de France after more than two weeks due to lingering injuries sustained in his crash in stage one in Leeds

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Spain's Alberto Contador out of Vuelta a Espana after Tour de France Injury

Alberto Contador

Spanish rider Alberto Contador, who crashed out of the Tour de France last week, on Wednesday ruled out competing in next month's Vuelta a Espana.

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Poland's Rafal Majka claims stage 17 of the Tour de France

Rafa Majka

Sara Marley Poland's Rafal Majka, holder of the polka-dot jersey, won Wednesday's mountain stage of the Tour de France while Italy's Vincenzo Nibali extended his general classification lead.

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Alberto Contador withdraws from Tour de France after crash

Alberto Contador.

Two-time winner Alberto Contador has pulled out of the Tour de France after crashing badly on the 10th stage.

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Vincenzo Nibali still wary of danger posed by Richie Porte in quest for Tour de France glory

Vincenzo Nibali crosses the finish line to win stage ten of the 2014 Tour de France.

Rupert Guinness Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali may concede that it is “a pity” the race has lost defending champion Chris Froome and now two time winner Alberto Contador due to injuries sustained...

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Australian Michael Rogers claims stage 16 of Tour de France with daredevil descent

Michael Rogers

Alex Rowe Australia's Michael Rogers has won stage 16 of the Tour de France with a dramatic descent outpacing second placed Frenchman Thomas Voeckler and Belarus' Vasili Kiryienka.

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Richie Porte's diary: As Alps approach, we're happy for the Tour de France to heat up

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Richie Porte After all the wet weather we have had so far in this year’s Tour de France, and all our wishes for the warmth of the sun, who could have imagined the extreme switch in conditions we got on Wednesday,...

Tour de France: Alexander Kristoff sprints to victory on stage 12

Alexander Kristoff of Norway

There were no changes among the overall leaders as Norway's Alexander Kristoff won the 185km 12th stage of the Tour de France after a sprint finish in Saint-Etienne on Thursday.

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Tour de France: Luke Durbridge ready for one last effort before Tour finish in Paris

Luke Durbridge

Rupert Guinness Luke Durbridge, like many riders still in this year’s Tour de France, had good reason to smile on Thursday as he crossed the finish line of the 18th stage.

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Richie Porte Tour Diary: Tour de France struggle helps to better appreciate the good times

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Richie Porte The finish of the Tour de France in Paris is close. The mountain stages are now finally behind us. There is still some good racing to come – and hopefully for us on Sky.

Vincenzo Nibali is a deserving Tour de France winner

Worthy champion: this year's Tour de France yellow jersey Vincenzo Nibali.

Rupert Guinness As Vincenzo Nibali rides towards likely victory in the Tour de France that ends in Paris on Sunday, mutterings still linger that the win will be devalued with the absence of Chris Froome and Alberto...

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Michael Rogers primed to push for Tour de France stage wins: Stephen Hodge

Michael Rogers

David Polkinghorne Former Canberra cyclist Stephen Hodge says Michael Rogers can be a gorilla in key breakaways in the mountains, just like he was at the Giro d'Italia in May.

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Ramunas Navardauskas claims Lithuania's first ever Tour de France stage victory

Ramunas Navardauskas

Ramunas Navardauskas made history on Friday as he became the first Lithuanian cyclist to win a stage of the Tour de France.

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Canberra cyclist Mat Hayman still devastated by Tour de France withdrawal

Mathew Hayman, left, with his Orica-GREENEDGE teammates earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne There's a hole inside Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman where the Tour de France should be - a hole he knows might never be filled.

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No stopping Jack Bauer en route to Tour de France finish

Resilient: Despite crashing in stage 19, Jack Bauer will complete the Tour De France on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness Before Jack Bauer began Friday’s 19th stage of the Tour de France, the New Zealander who crashed out of the race on his first attempt last year said: “It’s a big achievement to...

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Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett talk about their time on the Tour de France

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Darren Kane Depending on your viewpoint, Augusta National is the hallowed ground of world sport. Or Old Trafford. Or maybe Kogarah Oval.

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Tinkoff-Saxo outshine ordinary Sky team in Tour de France

Riding high: Despite Alberto Contador's absence after stage 10, Tinkoff-Saxo were able to regroup and complete a successful Tour.

Rupert Guinness Both teams began the Tour de France three weeks ago led by one of the two major favourites to win overall. Both were left to finish in Paris without them.