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BMC backs Porte ahead of Van Garderen for future Tour success

Richie Porte’s bittersweet Tour de France will have massive implications for the Australian cycling star.

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Froome cements his status as a Tour de France legend

Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title on Sunday after a three-week rocky ride.

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Can Chris Froome become the greatest Tour de France rider of all?

Barring an unforeseen catastrophe, Team Sky leader Chris Froome will coast into Paris tonight and claim his third Tour de France title. In doing so he will join a select elite of multiple winners and establish himself as one of the race’s finest performers.

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Tour de France: All Froome as third Tour title assured

Chris Froome has virtually secured his third Tour de France title, holding on to his overall lead in the last competitive stage, won by Spain’s Ion Izagirre.

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Chris Froome took another big step towards a third Tour de France title but Australia’s Richie Porte is also emerging as a potential podium finisher in Paris.

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Colombian rider Jarlinson Pantano won the brutal 15th stage of the Tour de France through the Jura mountains after a long breakaway on Sunday.

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Chris Froome turned the screw on his Tour de France rivals when he took second place in Friday’s individual time trial behind Tom Dumoulin amidst heightened security following the deadly Nice terror attack.

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Tour de Farce: Froome forced to RUN to the finish line in complete debacle

Last night’s stage on the daunting slopes of Mont Ventoux should have provided the Tour de France with its most spectacular highlights. Instead we got a ridiculous farce.

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Le Tour: Impey sets up Matthews and sets the example for Orica-BikeExchange

The selflessness displayed by Orica-BikeExchange’s Daryl Impey on Stage 10 of the 2016 Tour de France epitomises what an ultimate team player he is.

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Michael Matthews has turned the page on years of bad luck in the Tour de France to complete his set of grand tour victories when he won the 10th stage after a royal breakaway on Tuesday.

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Rest day ramblings: The good, the bad and the ugly of the 2016 Tour de France

Here is the summary of everything good, bad and ugly about the 2016 Tour de France.

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Contador pulls out of le Tour with fever

Diminished by a fever and still reeling from crashes on the opening two days of the race, two-time champion Alberto Contador has pulled out of the Tour de France during the toughest Pyrenean stage.

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The seventh stage of the Tour de France ended in farcical fashion on Friday when an inflatable arch deflated and slowed down several riders and sending Briton Adam Yates crashing to the ground.

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Mark Cavendish cemented his status as the Tour de France’s greatest sprinter when he claimed his 29th stage victory in the race in Thursday’s sixth leg.

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Belgian Greg van Avermaet has claimed the overall leader’s yellow jersey after winning the fifth stage of the Tour de France at the end of a long breakaway as Alberto Contador appeared to suffer from crash-related injuries.

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Is the 2016 Tour de France a race between two?

Are we down to just two genuine contenders for the 2016 Tour de France already?

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Richie Porte riding old willunga hill

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Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) holds the red jersey for Orica-GreenEdge

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Tour de France race leaders leave York

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Cadel Evans of Australia, wearing the yellow jersey

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Australian Cameron Meyer of team Orica GreenEDGE

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Team Sky rider Chris Froome carved out a dominant lead in the GC on Stage 8 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Team Sky).

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Before they can enjoy the first rest day of La Vuelta a Espana 2016 the peloton must first overcome a challenging summit finish on Lagos de Covadonga. Can new race leader David de la Cruz successfully defend his red jersey? Join The Roar for live updates and commentary from 11pm (AEST). Measuring 188.7 kilometres in […]

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 9 live race updates, blog

Stage 9 of the Vuelta a Espana finds the riders hitting another finish on the climb on a relatively short day in the saddle. Join The Roar from 11pm (AEST) for all the live race highlights and updates.

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 8 live race updates, blog

Darwin Atapuma will look to continue his stranglehold on the red jersey on Stage 8 of the Vuelta a Espana, but that will require him to climb with the best of them on the 181.5 kilometre journey to the brutal Alto de la Camperona. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:45pm (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 7 live race updates, blog

Another punishing day of climbing awaits the peloton on Stage 7 with three categorised climbs and many uncategorised lumps to contend with. Join The Roar for live coverage of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana from 11pm (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 6 Live race updates and blog

Another lumpy day awaits the peloton in the 2016 Vuelta a Espana, with a final 70 kilometres consisting of climbing and descending set to ensure only the strong survive. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 6 from 11pm (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 5 live race updates, blog

The Vuelta a Espana rollls on, with the Stage 5 parcours nominally for the sprinters, a 171.3-kilometre trek from Viveiro to Lugo. Join The Roar for live updates and commentary from 11pm (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 4 live race updates, blog

The riders struggled through one of the harshest climbs on the calendar yesterday, but won’t be given much respite on Stage 4 today, taking on the second uphill finish in the opening days. Join The Roar from 10:45pm (AEST) for all the live highlights and racing action.

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 3 live race updates, blog

One of the steepest climbs ever seen in professional bike racing will headline Stage 3 of the Vuelta a Espana, with a shake-up of the general classification anticipated on the 176.4 kilometre journey from Marin to Dumbria, Mirador de Ezaro. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:45pm (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 2 live race updates and blog

Stage 2 of the Vuelta should be a day for the sprinters despite the presence of a mid-race climb and a lumpy approach to the finish.

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Vuelta a Espana: Stage 2 preview

By Brendon Vella, 21 Aug 2016
Vuelta a Espana: Stage 2 preview

The first road stage of the Vuelta gets underway from the town of Ourense Capital Termal, with the riders completing 160 kilometres before reaching the first sprint finish of the town along the coast town of Baiona.

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 1 live race updates, blog

The Vuelta a Espaaa gets underway as it did in 2015, with a team time trial. At 27.8 kilometres, the Stage 1 should see moderate time gaps between those hoping for overall victory. Join The Roar for live coverage from 2:30am (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana: Stage 1 preview

By Brendon Vella, 20 Aug 2016
Vuelta a Espana: Stage 1 preview

Despite the Olympics reaching its finale, more late nights are ahead for Australian cycling fans, as la Vuelta a Espana rolls out with a 27-kilometre team time trial from Balneario de Laias to Parwue Natuico de Castrelo de Mino.

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: How to watch online or TV, stage guide

Cycling’s third and final Grand Tour of the season begins on Sunday, August 21 (Australian time) at the Laias Health Resort in the province of Ourense, part of the autonomous community of Galicia in the north-west of Spain.

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Swimming made a bigger splash, but our cyclists need a blowtorch too

Australia’s cycling program at the 2016 Rio Olympics is winding down, with only mountain bikes and BMX remaining, and with just a silver and a bronze, it’s been disappointing.

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Was Bradley Wiggins the greatest rider of his generation?

Sir Bradley Wiggins has ended his long cycling career on one final high, winning Gold and setting a new world record in men’s team pursuit at the Rio Olympics.

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The young guns ready to challenge Chris Froome

By Brendon Vella, 4 Aug 2016
The young guns ready to challenge Chris Froome

Three riders are potential challengers for Chris Froome’s Tour title in the years to come.

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Winner of the Paris-Nice cycling race, Richie Porte of Australia , center, poses for photographers on the podium with Andrew Talansky of the U.S., left, second place of the race and Jean Christophe Peraud of France third

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Team Sky rider Chris Froome carved out a dominant lead in the GC on Stage 8 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Team Sky).

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Maillot Jaune leader Chris Froome, of Team Sky, en route to winning the Individual Time Trial in Stage 17 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Chris Froome Team Sky by dry stone wall with bike

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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 riding old willunga hill

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Lotto NL-Jumbo Cycling Tour de France 2015

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Chris Froome

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Chris Froome

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