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The cobbles pave glorified goat tracks. Tonight the Hell of the North comes to the 2015 Tour de France, so join us from 9:30pm for live race updates and commentary as Stage 4 sees the peloton race over the legendary cobbled roads of Northern France.

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It was a day of sunshine and dry roads, yet Stage 3 of the Tour de France featured two dramatic crashes, with an estimated 40 riders going down, causing the race to be brought to a complete stop.

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Cycling Australia may as well give Rohan Dennis its coveted ‘Oppy’ award for season 2015 right now.

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There seems to be no Tour de France or Giro of recent memory that hasn’t been of the crash-bang-whallop variety straight from the off, forcing some riders to abandon the race of their season before it’s really even begun.

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The big question of Stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France isn’t ‘who’s going to win the stage’ but ‘which one of the general classification riders will lose time’, because some of them will.

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Stage Results: What an incredible race we have just seen in Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour de France as Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) took the win on the top of the Mur de Huy ahead of Chris Froome who has slipped into the Yellow Jersey to lead the race overall.

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Stage 3 of the Tour de France finishes atop the famous Mur De Huy, in what will be the first real test for the overall contenders’ climbing ability.

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As I tap out the first few keystrokes of this piece, the rain is starting to fall on Rohan Dennis and the other 197 riders in the 102 edition of the Tour de France.

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The Tour de France got underway in sparkling fashion on Saturday as a new star on the professional cycling circuit came to the fore, with Rohan Dennis winning the 14km individual time trial around the streets of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

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Australia’s Rohan Dennis has had the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey taken from him by Fabian Cancellara following Andre Greipel’s victory in the second stage.

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Rohan Dennis has vowed to keep hold of the yellow jersey for as long as possible after winning the Tour de France’s opening stage.

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It didn’t take long to realise that last night’s Tour de France opener was going to be something special.

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After the somewhat surprising result of Rohan Dennis first stage win, will we see any more surprises in Stage 2 of the Tour de France?

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A doping-related scandal involving the tainted Astana team of champion Vincenzo Nibali has marred the start of the Tour de France in Utrecht.

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Stage results South Australian Rohan Dennis moves in the Maillot Jaune after claiming a surprise victory in the opening stage, an individual time trial, of the 2015 Tour de France.

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The prestige of the Tour de France brings the world’s best riders to the starting line. More than any other race, it’s the focal point of the long road racing season, and unlike any other race, everyone arrives in absolute peak condition.

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According to the Oxford Dictionary definition, for something to be great, it needs to be “considerably above the average” and “important or the most important.”

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Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur has one of the hardest jobs in Australian sport.

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It’s hard to imagine Cadel Evans raving about the parcours for the 2015 Grand Boucle. Likewise, Sir Bradley wouldn’t be salivating at riding this particular 3344km lap of France. And don’t even ask five-time winner Miguel Indurain.

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The Tour de France is a monster, a rolling beast that steamrolls its way across France every July, watched by millions. A race at this sort of grand scale brings the logistical demands of a small army, much of it dedicated to presenting the race to a rapt audience.

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