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Welsh sixth-form student dreams of competing in Tour de France

Haverfordwest - A 16-year-old schoolboy from Haverfordwest is training hard in his chosen sport of cycling, his ultimate goal to compete in the Tour de France.

Landis continues accusations against Armstrong

Floyd Landis continues to sling accusations at Lance Armstong regarding blood doping, drug use and other forms of cheating in cycling.

Armstrong blows tire, falls from 5th to 18th in Tour de France

US cyclist Lance Armstrong, seeking an eighth Tour de France title, suffered a major setback in Tuesday’s cobblestone-loaded Stage 3, an ill-timed flat tire that dropped him from 5th place going in to 18th place.

Armstrong continues fighting Landis' claims

Lance Armstrong continues to have to defend himself against allegations being levied by former teammate Floyd Landis. The latest round of allegations come concerning the selling of bikes for blood doping

Armstrong denies claims by Landis

Floyd Landis has continued his allegations that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was involved in blood doping while part of the United States Postal team.

Tour de France anti-doping tests questioned

Cycling's premier event, the Tour de France, begins on Saturday. But even before the first stage gets underway in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, scientists claim that the Tour's anti-doping test are flawed and some riders have found new ways of cheating.

Contador wins the Tour de France, Armstrong era is over

Alberto Contador, the brilliant Spanish rider and mountain specialist, has won the Tour de France after 3 gruelling weeks of battle that have seen dreams broken and new heroes emerge. Lance Armstrong has handed his crown over to the new King of cyclism.

Armstrong's Tour de France looks over and Contador is King

The hardest stage of the Tour, day 17, was won by Frank Schleck. Today saw a lot of action, abandons and attacks in the Alps and maybe saw the end of any hopes Armstrong may have of winning the Tour de France. Alberto Contador now looks untouchable.

Contador makes his move and destroys Armstrong in Tour de France

A thrilling end to day 15, with Alberto Contador staging an explosive breakout on the last climb. He's a brilliant climber and today's result spells big trouble for a tired looking Armstrong. The Tour de France has taken a dramatic and decisive turn.

Woman killed crossing the road on the Tour de France

The last two days have seen two serious incidents on the tour de France. A woman was killed and two others injured yesterday by a police motorcycle. Friday saw two riders being slightly injured by air-gun fire.

Haussler pulls off a well-deserved solo hold-up in Tour de France

Day one of the five mountain stages that will attack the Alps in two days and should decide the riders' fate. German Heinrich Haussler won the day easily in atrocious weather after a 190 km breakout. Armstrong showed that he's still the overall boss.

Tour de France day 9. Fedrigo wins 2-man breakaway thriller

The last stage before a well-earned rest day tomorrow. A mix of flat and mountains, it witnessed a courageous two-man breakaway which went all the way. A scintillating and cliff-hanging stage full of bravery and panach.

Tour de France: Sanchez deservedly wins in the Pyrenees

Day 8 saw a stage rich in events. The beautiful but dangerous mountains are taking their toll and there have been a lot of abandons. Not that of Sanchez though, whose hard work won the day. Armstrong and Contador can be happy with their day's work too.

Tour de France day 6: Thor Hushovd wins a wonderful sprint

The Tour went to Spain today, with the stage covering the 181 kilometers between Gerona and Barcelona. The end saw a wonderful sprint after a cat-and-mouse breakaway which almost went all the way.

Tour de France day 5. Frenchman Voeckler wins after a breakaway

The battle lines are becoming clear now. Armstrong is 2nd at the start, one second behind Cancellara. Today takes the riders 196 kilometers from Cap D’Agde to Perpignan. One of the last chances for sprinters to hold the centre stage before the mountains

Tour de France Stage 2. Cavendish wins exciting sprint finish

Stage 2, with almost all the favourites within 40 seconds of each other. Alberto Contador is an early favourite. He out-raced his Astana team mate Lance Armstrong yesterday. On today's menu is a coast road trip of 187 kilometers from Monaco To Brignoles.

Stage 1 in the gruelling Tour de France cycling marathon

The Tour de France began today in the chic setting of Monaco. This first stage of 21 in the world's biggest cycling race is only the start of a punishing 3-week marathon which will take it through 5 countries or principalities and over 3 459 kilometers.

Lance Armstrong faces multiple anti-doping checks

Lance Armstrong is having to deal with the French sports minister who says that the cyclist will be "particularly monitored" during this year's anti-doping checks for the Tour de France.

France gears up for the Tour de France 2009

The Tour de France is the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. It is probably the most physically and psychologically demanding sporting event that exists. Here is a run-down on the rules for those who may be unfamiliar with this fascinating race.

A New Tour de France: Prisoners Cycle and Recycle Themselves

A very different Tour de France will begin next month in Lille when 200 prisoners will cycle around France under the watchful eyes of guards. Will this foster teamwork and sportsmanship or merely provide a new avenue for escape? Read on and decide.

French agency lets Lance Armstrong ride Tour de France

The French anti-doping agency will allow Lance Armstrong to participate in the upcoming Tour de France event and won’t seek any sanctions against him for a drug-testing violation.

Lance Armstrong plans to compete in 2009 Tour de France

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong wants to compete again in the Tour de France. He will be 37 when he competes in the 2009 Tour de France and he is aiming for an eighth title.

Explore the Tour de France with Google Maps Street View

Google Maps has added Tour de France checkpoints and routes with “Street View”, so sports fans can follow and enjoy their favorite race.

Tour de Farce

Cycling's most prestigious event is becoming more and more of a joke with each passing day. Yesterday, the overall leader was kicked out of the race, by his own team, and another cyclist tested positive for doping. Just another day in the Tour de France.

Tour de "Cor Blimey" to Put London on the Sporting Map

London is set to "all budge up" this weekend as more than one million people take to a lot of standing about looking cold and clapping at the Spandex-wearing, tight bottomed Tour de France cyclists. And yes, yours truly will be there.

One Million Expected to Watch Tour de France Debut in London

The Tour de France takes "le grande depart" from the continent as it is scheduled to open up in London this weekend with a spectacular opening ceremony planned for Friday evening in Trafalgar Square.
 

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