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Australian involved in horror Tour de France crash, causing favourite to withdraw with head injury

Nicole Frain approached the peloton at speed with around 25km of the Provins stage to go, seemingly unaware of an existing pile-up in front of her. Marta Cavalli was later sent to hospital for monitoring.
Nicole Frain adjusts her helmet ahead of the Festival of Cycling in Australia

Australians rue missed chances as Tour de France reaches its not-so-ceremonial finale

By Sophie Smith in Paris
Away from the roadside toasts and the pageantry of the Tour de France finale, for six Australian riders there was the achievement of simply finishing the world's most famous race.
Chris Hamilton (second from front) rides on the Champs Elysees

Australian Amanda Spratt breaks down in tears as women's Tour de France makes 'emotional' return

For the first time since 1989, the women's Tour de France has returned, with the 34-year-old Australian champion saying she wasn't sure she would have the opportunity to ride in the world's biggest cycling race. 
Amanda Spratt poses for a picture on her bike, wearing a mask with the Eiffel Tour in the background

Vingegaard seals Tour de France yellow jersey with second in time trial

Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard is the Tour de France champion-elect after winning the time trial on the penultimate stage with another epic ride.
Cyclist Jonas Vingegaard smiles as he crosses the line in the Tour de France time trial, as a teammate pats him on the back.

analysis: Tour de France Femmes 'a first victory' for female pro cyclists

By Sophie Smith in Cahors
Female cyclists have had to wait three decades for a chance to race under the Tour de France banner. On Sunday, the world's best will race out of Paris for the inaugural Tour de France Femmes, writes Sophie Smith.
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Urska Zigart rides in the rain

Vingegaard shows ultimate sportsmanship to Pogačar as yellow jersey all but wrapped up

Jonas Vingegaard all but wins the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, and shows rival Tadej Pogačar the ultimate respect in a touching moment.
Two men on bikes shake hands.

How Aussie cyclist Tiffany Cromwell is preparing with her F1 partner for Tour de France Femmes

Cromwell is sharing training tips with her partner, F1 star Valtteri Bottas, as she gets ready for the inaugural Tour de France Femmes.
An Australian female cyclist and a Finnish male F1 driver on bicycles in 2021.

Jonas Vingegaard shows he can handle the heat at Tour de France

By Sophie Smith in Peyragudes, France
A few years back, Jonas Vingegaard struggled to find a team to sign him. Now the former fish-factory worker is surviving the heat of the Tour de France and is close to his first title.
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A rider in a yellow jersey smiles as he stands on the podium carrying a bouquet after a Tour de France stage.

'This one is for my brother': Canadian Houle emotional after Tour stage win

Hugo Houle fulfils a decade-long pledge to his late brother as he takes out the 16th stage of the Tour de France, the first Canadian winner since 1988. 
An emotional cyclist cries out and reaches his arms out wide as he crosses the line to win a stage of the Tour de France.

Vingegaard keeps Tour lead despite fall, losing second teammate

Jonas Vingegaard still has the yellow jersey at the Tour de France after recovering from an early crash, but his team is down to six riders with one week to go.
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The Tour de France leader leans to get off his bicycle as a team worker carries a replacement bike over his shoulder.

Michael Matthews ends five-year drought with Tour de France stage win

Michael Matthews wins stage 14 to stand on the top of a Tour de France podium for the first time in five years, becoming Australia's second stage winner at this year's race.
Michael Matthews celebrates with his arms outstretched

Caleb Ewan crashes at Tour de France as Vingegaard holds onto lead

With 70km left of of the 193km stage, Ewan clips the back wheel of a team-mate's bike and tumbles heavily onto his left knee and shoulder.
A male bike rider has a bloody knee as he rides on a road

Tom Pidcock becomes youngest ever L'Alpe d'Huez stage winner

Cyclo-cross world champion — and Olympic gold medallist in cross-country mountain biking — Tom Pidcock is making a stellar Tour de France debut this year.
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A male bike rider cycles down a mountain road at speed

Vingegaard seizes Tour lead as Pogačar cracks on big mountain stage

The Tour de France has a new leader as the Jumbo-Visma team isolates defending champion Tadej Pogačar and Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard breaks away on the Col Du Granon to take stage 11 and the yellow jersey. 
A cyclist grits his teeth as he pedals up a mountain as fans at the roadside cheer, wave banners and flares.

Jungels takes Tour stage in breakaway as Pogačar keeps lead

Bob Jungels crowns comeback from injury with breakthrough Tour de France stage win on the first Alpine finish of this year's race, while Tadej Pogačar maintains his overall lead and Australia's Ben O'Connor struggles on.
A cyclist wears a beaming smile as he spreads his arms wide in triumph crossing the finish line in a Tour de France stage.

Tadej Pogačar extends Tour de France lead with stage-seven win

Pogačar has pipped his main rival, Jonas Vingegaard, at the line after a lung-busting 7km climb with an average gradient of 8.7 per cent.
A male cyclist wearing yellow puts his hand in the air

analysis: Cadel Evans backs Simon Clarke after unexpected Tour de France success

By Sophie Smith
Simon Clarke has mostly been a support-act for other riders, but after his first Tour de France stage win, the Aussie is finally in the spotlight, writes Sophie Smith.
Two male cyclists pose for a photo

Tadej Pogačar claims Tour de France yellow jersey after stage six victory

Twice-defending champion Tadej Pogačar has won this year's longest Tour stage from Binche to Longwy.
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A road cyclist wearing black and white rides over the finish line with a group behind him

Australian veteran wins his first Tour de France stage

Australian cycling veteran Simon Clarke has earned a magnificent, last-ditch Tour de France triumph to crown 20 years of slog on Europe's roads after a brutal, crash-strewn cobbled stage.
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Wout van Aert claims scintillating TDF stage win to tighten grip on yellow jersey

Wout van Aert extends his overall lead in the Tour de France by finishing off some sterling teamwork to win the fourth stage, having finished second on the opening three race days.
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Wout van Aert holds his arms out in celebration while riding over the line wearing the yellow jersey

Australian cyclist Jai Hindley targeting more Grand Tour, World Championships glory

A month on from his heroic Giro d'Italia victory, Jai Hindley says he’s still processing the feat of becoming just the second Australian to win a Grand Tour.
Jai Hindley smiles and holds a bunch of flowers with his other hand up in the air

Fabio Jakobsen claims victory in second stage of Tour de France

The win caps a remarkable comeback for the 25-year-old who spent two days in an induced coma in 2020 following a high-speed crash during the Tour of Poland.
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A man kisses his medal in celebration

Yves Lambaert claims shock win in first Tour de France stage

The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider finished five seconds ahead of pre-stage favourite Wout van Aert as a number of riders crashed on slippery cobblestones. 
A man in a yellow jersey holds some flowers and a lion in the air with a yellow and blue background

How 54yo Allan took on the world's toughest cycling race and won

After spending up to 22 hours a day on his bike, Queensland's Allan Jefferson claimed victory in the gruelling 5,000 kilometre Race Across America — but it was no smooth ride. 
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A cyclist rides down a road with countryside in the background

Danish police search Bahrain Victorious's hotel ahead of Tour de France

Danish police acting on a request from French authorities have raided the hotel where members of cycling team Bahrain Victorious are staying ahead of the Tour de France.
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A police officer stands in the foreground near a Tour de France team bus.