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Did the 2015 Tour de France deliver on its promises?

A four-way tussle for the yellow jersey, a revamped green jersey competition to favour stage winners and a course designed to crescendo not peter out. On the surface you’d have to give this Tour a B- for delivering on this manifesto.

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Reflections on the 102nd Tour de France

There’ll be lots of reflective words written on the 102nd edition of the Tour de France, which for me is the best we’ve seen since 2011.

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Terrific Tour teamwork key to Alpe d’Huez dramatics

Anyone who can’t get their head around the concept of cycling being a team sport should just watch a rerun of Saturday’s epic stage to Alpe d’Huez.

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[Highlights] Chris Froome wins 2015 Tour de France

Chris Froome says he feels “incredible” after winning his second Tour de France title following Sunday’s 21st and final stage to Paris.

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Quintana leaves it too late

Chris Froome has all but won the 2015 Tour de France but the rider sneaking the column inches away from him today is Nairo Quintana.

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One last prediction for the 2015 Tour de France

As the sun sets on yet another Tour de France, only one question remains unanswered. Who will win the final stage on the Champs-Elysees?

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Chris Froome has all but sewed up his second Tour de France after holding off a stirring fightback by Nairo Quintana on Alpe d’Huez.

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Want to be reminded why you love cycling? Just watch Stage 17

How thrilling was it watching Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Velverde and Vinenzo Nibali hurtle down that treacherous Col d’Allos descent towards the end of Stage 17 of this year’s Tour de France?

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Froome and Sagan: The great and the greatest?

Could Stage 17 have gone any better for Chris Froome?

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What happened in le Tour last night? Tejay is van Goner-en

After the rest day, there’s plenty to talk about. Stage 17 of le Tour de France happened last night, and the biggest shock was…

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German Simon Geschke has won the first Alpine stage of the Tour de France this year on the 17th stage as Chris Froome maintained his overall lead.

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Sour grapes and hypocrisy on the road to Paris

Even the most ardent critic of French table wine would be hard pressed convincing even the most ignorant of oenophiles that Chris Froome was doused in a glass of warm Chardonnay rather than the end product of a session on the sauce last week.

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Zero tolerance? Are you taking the piss?

I wouldn’t wish it on anyone really but, if pushed, I could think of several other candidates from the world of cycling better qualified to get a cup of piss thrown over them at the Tour de France than Sky’s Chris Froome.

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Tour de France: The calm before the final storm

Rest days do funny things to riders’ legs.

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Simply Clever: Teamwork in le Tour de France

A lot of sports are pretty easy to figure out from the moment you start watching, even if you’re a complete novice.

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Andre Greipel has made it a hat-trick of Tour de France stage wins as he crossed the line first in the 183km 15th stanza from Mende to Valence.

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Richie Porte wins a stage

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Isolated GC leader Chris Froome battles through Stage 9 of the 2013 Tour de France without his Sky team-mates (Image: Sky).

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Chris Froome won his second Tour this week, but not without the usual controversy (Team Sky)

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Lotto Belisol rider Adam Hansen enjoys a beer at Dutch Corner on Alpe d'Huez during Stage 18 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Twitter).

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Richie Porte

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Peter Sagan celebrates winning stage three of the 2013 Tirreno-Adriatico (Image: La Gazzetta dello Sport)

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Richie Porte rides past the crowd

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The Roar of the crowd

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Controversy surrounds the Tour de France, again

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three weeks, or hate the sport of cycling, or are a full-time worker and can’t afford to stay up to ungodly hours, you may not have noticed that Kenyan-born Brit Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the second time on Sunday.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Tour de France highlights: Stage 21 race updates, blog

Race Result: Germany’s Andre Griepel won the final stage of the Tour de France but the honour was all Chris Froome’s as he claimed his second Tour de France title.

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Froome primed to stay in yellow

By Courtnie Hayes, 26 Jul 2015 Video
Froome primed to stay in yellow

Stage 19 added fuel to the fire when Chris Froome was caught out by a mechanical issue going up the Col du Croix de Fer.

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Tour de France: Stage 21 preview

By Brendon Vella, 26 Jul 2015 Video
Tour de France: Stage 21 preview

It is one of the most recognised landmarks on the sporting calendar. The Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower are again the host of the finale for the Tour de France.

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The best team beats the best rider

By Brendon Vella, 26 Jul 2015 Video
The best team beats the best rider

What might have been if Quintana had not been on the wrong side of the split in the crosswinds of Stage 2?

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2015 Tour de France: Stage 20 live updates, blog

Stage Results: Easily one of the best stages in any Grand Tour in recent memory has seen Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) take out the victory on top of the Alpe d’Huez. Meanwhile Chris Froome (Sky) survived a scare to take out the yellow jersey ahead of tomorrow’s final stage into Paris.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Tour de France highlights: Stage 19 live race updates, blog

Stage Results: Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has bounced back from a horror 2015 Tour de France so far to take Stage 19 on top of La Toussuire.

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Tour de France: Stage 19 preview

By Brendon Vella, 24 Jul 2015
Tour de France: Stage 19 preview

Stage 19 is the second last chance for the general classification favourites to stake their claim for overall victory, podium or top 10 finishes.

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[VIDEO] Tour de France Stage 18 highlights,  results: Bardet reigns for France

STAGE RESULT Young Frenchman Romain Bardet has taken a courageous solo victory on Stage 18 of the Tour de France and yet again no one could shake race leader Chris Froome in the overall standings.

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Tour de France: Stage 18 preview

By Brendon Vella, 23 Jul 2015
Tour de France: Stage 18 preview

The second day in the Alps, and another stage packed with classified climbs. A strong breakaway vying for the both the stage win, and the King of the Mountains jersey will be expected today.

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Porte to face new challenges in 2016

By Courtnie Hayes, 23 Jul 2015
Porte to face new challenges in 2016

Richie Porte is perhaps Australia’s second most recognisable cyclist behind Tour de France winner Cadel Evans.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Tour de France Highlights: Stage 17 results, blog

Stage Result: An emotional Simon Geschke broke Giant – Alpecin’s duck at the 2015 Tour de France with an amazing solo victory on Stage 17 to the ski resort of Pra Loup.

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Professional scepticism to judge cycling performances

I am an aspiring accountant who likes to talk about professional cycling.

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2015 Tour de France: Stage 17 preview

By Brendon Vella, 22 Jul 2015
2015 Tour de France: Stage 17 preview

As we saw on Stage 10, the stage after the rest day can often coincide with many riders struggling to get back into racing. For the general classification favourites, they will be hoping they have no such problems today, as we have reached the Alps.

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Tour De France: Second rest day summary

By Brendon Vella, 21 Jul 2015
Tour De France: Second rest day summary

The final general classification fight is on the home stretch as the riders get a rest day after a tough stage 16, finishing in the town of Gap. Let’s now review the past seven days of racing, and look ahead to the final battle in the Alps.

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2015 Tour de France: Stage 16 results, blog

By Matthew Boulden, 20 Jul 2015
2015 Tour de France: Stage 16 results, blog

Stage Result: An attack on the climb of the Col de Manse saw Lampre – Merida’s Ruben Plaza win Stage 16 of the 2015 Tour de France ahead of Peter Sagan, who once again finished in second.

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Chris Froome won his second Tour this week, but not without the usual controversy (Team Sky)

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Team Sky at the front of the Peleton

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Mark Cavendish celebrates winning Stage 5 of the 2013 Tour de France ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen and Peter Sagan (Image: Omega-Pharma Quick-Step)

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Christophe Riblon (nAg2r-La Mondiale) attacks Tejay van Garderen (BMC) on Stage 18 of the Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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The Orica Green-Edge team Giro

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Jan Bakelants holds off a fast-finishing peloton to claim the second stage of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Team Sky)

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Peter Sagan celebrates winning stage three of the 2013 Tirreno-Adriatico (Image: La Gazzetta dello Sport)

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Chris Froome, of Team Sky, powers away from Movistar rider Nairo Quintana up Mont Ventoux on Stage 15 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Richie Porte leads the team Sky train on Stage 11 (Photo: Team Sky)

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