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2014 Tour de France: Success or failure?

For the fifth consecutive year we had a new face atop the podium in Paris – and this time, Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali was flanked by that recent rarity in pro cycling: two Frenchmen at contrasting poles of their careers.

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The 2015 Giro d’Italia will start with a team time trial from San Lorenzo al Mare to San Remo along a cycle path down the Ligurian coast.

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It’s time to ban all the cheats from cycling

Eurosport’s coverage of the 2014 Tour de France had a section at the end of each stage that was entitled ‘LeMond on Tour’.

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Five contentions from the Tour

Well, we survived. The sleep deprivation will wear off, coffee consumption can return to safe levels, and Twitter’s ceaseless hunt for the best/worst Sherliggettisms of all time can finally be set aside.

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Should we change the final day of the Tour de France?

Since 1975, the final stage of the Tour de France has been held on the Champs Élysées. As the climax to a three-week orgy of cycling, it’s a location that can’t be topped.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Sir Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins shouldn’t even be at this year’s Commonwealth Games, but his unlikely inclusion adds another element of interest into one of the Games’ blue-riband cycling events.

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Deserved victory for dominant Nibali

On a day when France enjoyed its best Tour performance since 1997, Vincenzo Nibali quietly went about making another statement to underline his total domination of the 2014 edition.

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Cyclist Luke Durbridge has joined fellow Australian Simon Gerrans in committing to ORICA-GreenEDGE, signing a new two-year deal that will see the 23-year-old ride with the team until the end of 2016.

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Nibali defends Tour dominance

Vincenzo Nibali insisted his dominance at this year’s Tour de France could be easily explained as the Italian closed in on overall victory.

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Alejandro Valverde says he needs to recover quickly if he is to reclaim a place on the podium before the Tour de France ends in Paris on Sunday.

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Don’t be a dope – Nibali’s dominance down to a lack of competition

Perhaps the most cruel by-product of cycling’s ongoing battle with doping is the growing number of social media sceptics.

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Australian cyclist Luke Durbridge has apologised for shoving a helper from a rival team during stage 17 of the Tour de France.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Keirin and Sprint Cycling

What do these absurd names mean? Three different ways of sending a track bike around a velodrome at ludicrous speeds.

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Cycling and racism: UCI needs to get ahead of the game

If you go to the front page of the FIFA website, world football’s governing body, you’ll see a link called social responsibility.

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Flawless Nibali has this Tour de France on a silver platter

After a first week that tore up every script and binned some of the best-laid plans, followed by a second week that tipped the rubbish bin full of torn-up scripts and plans upside down and set them on fire, the Tour’s third week has settled to a steady pile of glowing embers.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Cycling Team Pursuit

Precision and power are the goals for the team pursuit, and there are few things as hypnotic as watching a well-drilled line of pursuiters gliding around the velodrome. It looks graceful and easy, but it couldn’t be more painful if they gave the crowd tasers and offered a reward for each hit.

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The Orica Green-Edge team Giro

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Australian cyclist Michael Rogers riding for Team Saxo-Tinkoff during the 2013 Tour de France

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Tour de France Stage 10 winner Vincenzo Nibali

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Tour de France Maillot Jaune Vincenzo Nibali

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Tour de France Stage 10 winner Vincenzo Nibali

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The Roar of the crowd

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Is Spanish cycling’s future in trouble?

With their heavyweight general classification contenders growing another year older, is Spanish cycling soon to experience a period of drought?

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Weakening the teams would make the Tour de France more competitive

Watching the Tour de France on television is a great spectacle, with exciting finishes and incredible scenery. Seeing a bunched peloton or a strung-out line of riders is a magnificent sight.

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Tinkoff-Saxo – the best team at the 2014 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali has proven a worthy winner of the 2014 Tour de France. He was clearly the best rider over the three weeks. No one was able to stick with him, either on the cobbles or over the mountains.

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No excuses, no asterisk: Nibali won the Tour fair and square

The legitimacy of Tour de France winners has taken a battering the last 20 years, but on Sunday Vincenzo Nibali stood atop the dais in Paris as the undisputed winner of the 2014 Tour.

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Vincenzo Nibali: A champion we can believe in

On Sunday evening Vincenzo Nibali will ride into Paris as the first Italian champion of the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998. It’s a result that, although not too surprising, few had predicted before the race.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Tour de France: Stage 21 highlights, commentary, blog

This year’s Tour de France has certainly been eventful, but Vincenzo Nibali will hope that the final ride into Paris and on to the Champs Elysees will be a quieter affair so he can savour his final day in yellow. Join The Roar from 10:30pm (AEST) for live commentary and updates.

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Tour de France Stage 20: preview, live blog, and updates

The Tour de France enters its final piece, with Stage 20 seeing at 54km time trial for the riders. Join us for live updates from 10pm AEST.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 19 live blog and preview

Stage 19 of the 2014 the Tour de France is a typical transition day between the Pyrenees and the time trial tomorrow, a stage often targeted by opportunists with good legs after the mountains. Join us on The Roar for all the action from 10:00pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] Tour de France 2014: Stage 18 highlights, preview, live blog

Stage 18 of the 2014 Tour de France sees the peloton facing two hors categorie climbs on the final day in the Pyrenees. Join us on The Roar from 10pm AEST for all the action.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Tour de France: Stage 17 highlight, live blog and preview

If we don’t know the winner of this year’s Tour de France already, we will after tonight’s short but sharp 125 kilometre stage from Saint Gaudens to Saint Lary Pla d’Adet. Join The Roar from 9:30pm (AEST) for all the action.

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[VIDEO] Tour de France: Stage 16 highlights, commentary, blog

Welcome to the Pyrenees as Stage 16 sees the Tour de France field tackle the final sets of mountains in this year’s Grand Tour. Join The Roar for live commentary and a blog from 10:00pm AEST.

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Reinstating Armstrong is a dopey idea

By kazblah, 22 Jul 2014
Reinstating Armstrong is a dopey idea

One of the more bizarre stories of the past few days is that 12 former Tour de France winners — just under half of the 25 still living — think Lance Armstrong should get his seven ‘titles’ back.

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Le Tour sails past Porte, but his effort is no shipwreck

It took two days in the Alps to crush Richie Porte’s ambitions at this year’s Tour de France, slipping from second to 16th and over 16 minutes adrift from race leader Vincenzo Nibali.

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[VIDEO] Tour de France Stage 15: Highlights, blog and updates

The Tour de France leaves the Alps behind and in a long, 222 kilometre transition stage. Join me from 10:00pm AEST for tonight’s live blog.

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I don’t think many Australians understand just how difficult completing the Tour of France actually is. As the tour undertakes its first serious mountain stage, allow me to let you in on what that means.

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Is Germany ready to embrace pro cycling again?

The German public has had a frosty relationship with professional cycling since the numerous doping scandals of the early 2000s.

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Richie Porte

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Stage 13 of the Tour de France takes riders from Saint-Étienne to Chamrousse.

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Cadel Evans of Australia cramps up after finishing the 262.7km Elite Men's Road Race in 17th position on the last day of the 2010 UCI Road World Championships, in Geelong. (AAP Image/ Joe Castro)

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Peter Sagan was one of the best in 2012

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The peleton on Stage 10 of Le Tour

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Alberto Contador crashes out of Le Tour

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Richie Porte wins a stage

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Team Saxo-Tinkoff rider Alberto Contador has re-ingited the General Classification after Stage 13 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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