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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

Jonas Vingegaard claims Tour de France glory

Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard becomes the first man from his country to win the Tour de France since Bjarne Riis in 1996.
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The yellow jersey winner at Tour de France holds his daughter in one arm and a bouquet in the other as he waves to the crowd.

Leclerc rues 'unacceptable' mistake after crashing from the lead, gifting Verstappen victory in France

Max Verstappen takes the 27th race victory of his F1 career while Ferrari rues another missed opportunity.
Charles Leclerc's Ferrari pulled away from the barriers

'Frustrated' Daniel Ricciardo eyes fast start in France

The Australian will start ninth in Sunday's race as he looks to finish in the top 10 for the fourth time this year.
Man in a cap and orange shirt looks on.

Minjee Lee's Evian Championship reign all but over after third round

A poor third round ends Minjee Lee's dwindling hopes of retaining her Evian Championship title as Canada's Brooke Henderson stays in prime position to succeed her.
Minjee Lee plays at the Evian Championship

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

Minjee Lee relying on another seismic comeback in Evian Championship defence

Sitting 11 shots off leader Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee will need another epic comeback at the Evian Championship if she's to defend her title at the French major.
Minjee Lee grimaces while holding her driver and looking ahead

'Childhood dream come true': Laporte wins 19th stage to help French avoid Tour de France drought

Christophe Laporte wins the 19th stage of the Tour de France to end a French drought as Jonas Vingegaard maintains the overall lead.
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A man looks exhausted on a bike while tapping his chest

Matildas veteran Lydia Williams farewells Arsenal to sign one-year deal with PSG

Matildas veteran Lydia Williams says she is thrilled to join a club with "global impact" after crossing from Arsenal to PSG on a one-year deal. 
A woman in a grey soccer uniform and gloves

Daniel Ricciardo heads to France after confirming future with McLaren

The Australian finished ninth last time out in Austria, just the third time this season the McLaren driver was able to finish in the points. 
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Daniel Ricciardo wearing headphones while standing in the pit lane

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.

Five-time world chess champion says he won't defend title

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is the highest-ranked chess player in the world, but says he's no longer motivated to compete.
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Magnus Carlsen studies the board during world chess championship

Death toll rises above 1,500 as temperatures soar across Europe

Soaring temperatures across Europe have claimed the lives of at least 1,500 people, according to authorities, as the searing heat sees wildfires raging across the continent.
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A firefighter in a yellow suit leans on another as smoke fills the air behind them.

Swimmer Isaac Cooper to miss Commonwealth Games after being sent home from camp

Cooper had been set to make his Games debut in four events — the 50m and 100m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle.
A swimmer in the water next to the lane rope looks up at the scoreboard after a race at the world titles.

'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.

More than 1,000 dead as heatwave and fires rip through Europe — as it happened

Air pollution is spiking across Britain, France, and southern Europe amid record-breaking temperatures and scorching wildfires. Catch up on the latest updates from overnight.
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Glow of red fire plumes at night in background as men huddle together on motorbikes in the foreground

Wildfires are burning across Europe as heatwaves continue

Firefighters in Spain, France, Greece and Portugal are battling blazes fuelled by high temperatures
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UK temperatures pass 40 degrees for first time in history

As parts of Europe battle fires, the mercury in the United Kingdom hits an all-time high as fires burn on the outskirts of London.
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Adults and children play in a water fountain during hot weather in the UK.

Wildfires rage across the Spanish countryside

Extraordinary footage from Spain's Zamora Province shows a man narrowly escaping flames.
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As deadly blazes claim two lives in Spain, France evacuates towns as wildfires threaten residents

Towns in the path of blazes in France and Spain are being evacuated as two people die in Spain and French authorities send reinforcements to help fight the wildfires in the country's south-west.
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Firefighter fights a wildfire in south-western France