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Bradley Wiggins vows to earn back Team Sky Tour de France place

Barnaby Chesterman Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix.

Richie Porte confident Tour de France will offer up opportunity

AX 3 DOMAINES, FRANCE - JULY 06:  6:  Richie Porte of Australia and SKY Procycling in his way to second place during stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Ax 3 Domaines, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte is confident that after being ruled out of the Giro d'Italia, in which he was to have led the British Sky team, he will still get to race for a top overall place in the Tour de France...

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Tour de France champion Chris Froome pulls out of Milan-San Remo

British reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome said he will not take part in next month’s Milan-San Remo classic after plans to change the route fell through.

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Mathew Hayman begins his journey to last frontier, Tour de France

David Polkinghorne There's one ''big hole'' in Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mathew Hayman's 15-year career - he has never ridden in the Tour de France.

Simon Gerrans happy to give his yellow Tour de France jersey to Daryl Impey

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Rupert Guinness IT WAS the day after Simon Gerrans passed on the Tour de France yellow jersey he had worn for two stages to his teammate Daryl Impey when the magnitude of his most memorable of sporting gestures...

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Tour de France to mark WWI anniversary

Cyclists Christopher Froome, Rui Costa, Marcel Kittel, Mark Cavendish and Christophe Riblon pose next to Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme after the unveiling of the route for the 2014 Tour de France in Paris on Wednesday.

Paris Next year's Tour de France will pass through the scene of some of the worst fighting of World War I.

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Tour de France 2014: Sprints and stones will break some bones

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Rupert Guinness Should the Tour de France include a stage with cobblestones, as next year's race will? Many argue it should not.

Tour de France 2015 to start with time-trial in Holland

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Tour de France organisers Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) revealed on Thursday that the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2015 will be an individual time-trial.

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Former UCI boss Hein Verbruggen hits back at claims by disgraced former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong

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Verbruggen accuses Armstrong of making the accusations for financial gain.

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Tour de France Live Blog 2013 Stage 8

Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 195 km eighth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2013 between Castres and Ax 3 Domaines, southwestern France.   AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

Michael O'Reilly Britain's Chris Froome has taken the lead in the Tour de France after a dominant display in the Pyrenees.

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Froome, Porte assert dominance in Tour de France

Rupert Guinness A stunning multi-pronged push by the Sky team, finished off by Briton Chris Froome and Australian Richie Porte in the first day in the mountains of the Tour de France, has left many believing they...

Tour de France 2013 : Stage Two

Jan Bakelants of Belgium crosses the finish line to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156 kilometers (97.5 miles) with start in Bastia and finish in Ajaccio, Corsica island, France, Sunday June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

Jan Bakelants of Belgium crossed the finish line to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156 kilometers (97.5 miles).

Tour de France Live Blog 2013 Stage 3

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Michael O'Reilly With a few steep bumps and narrow, winding roads, stage 3 from Ajaccio to Calvi is one for the all-rounders.

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Tour de France Live Blog Stage 11

Overall leader's yellow jersey Britain's Christopher Froome competes during the 33 km individual time-trial and eleventh stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 10, 2013between Avranches and Mont-Saint-Michel, northwestern France.  AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

Michael O'Reilly Chris Froome extends his lead in a spectacular time trial.

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Tour de France Live Blog Stage 13

Mark Cavendish of Britain crosses the finish line to win the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 173 kilometers (108.1 miles) with start in in Tours and finish in Saint-Amand-Montrond, western France, Friday July 12 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

Michael O'Reilly Cavendish claims his 25th win; Froome's rivals close the gap.

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Tour de France Live Blog Stage 14

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 13:  Matteo Trentin of Italy and Omega Pharma-Quickstep celebrates winning stage fourteen of the 2013 Tour de France, a 191KM road stage from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, on July 13, 2013 in Lyon, France.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Michael O'Reilly Italy's Matteo Trentin has won stage 14 after an 18-man breakaway led for much of the day.

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Tour de France Live Blog 2013 Stage 1

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Michael O'Reilly Stage one of the 2013 Tour de France. Three days on Corsica, kicking off with a flat stage that might favour the sprinters.

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Tour de France Live Blog Stage 16

Movistar Team rider Rui Alberto Costa of Portugal crosses the finish line to win the 168 km sixteenth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Vaison-La-Romaine to Gap July 16, 2013.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE  - Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

Michael O'Reilly Costa escapes to victory while Froome fends off attackers.

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Cameron Meyer has no answer as Rui Costa wins 16th stage of Tour de France

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Rupert Guinness Cameron Meyer had no answer when Portugal's Rui Costa attacked from the breakaway group he was in to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France.

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Chris Froome wins 17th stage of Tour de France

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Rupert Guinness Tour de France leader Chris Froome says he would support any move by race organisers to shorten Thursday's 18th stage in the Alps should weather forecasts of heavy rain prove correct.

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