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CADEL Evans will ride into Paris today as the first Australian ever to win the Tour de France.
DAVID Millar will achieve a career first today, standing on the final podium of the Tour de France in Paris with his Garmin-Cervélo team mates as winners of the teams' classification.
AN EPIC final Alpine stage of the 2011 Tour de France saw Andy Schleck take the race leader's yellow jersey as defending champion Alberto Contador's hopes of a fourth title came to an end.
THOMAS Voeckler defied Andy Schleck and the highest finish in Tour de France history to keep the race leader's yellow jersey - as Britain's Mark Cavendish survived despite finishing outside the time limit.
CYCLIST Alexandr Kolobnev's 'B' sample has confirmed his positive doping test during this year's Tour de France.
Edvald Boasson Hagen gave Thomas Voeckler a lesson in descending to secure his and Team Sky's second stage win of the Tour de France.
MARK Cavendish took another step towards clinching the Tour de France points classification's green jersey as the race headed for the Alps.
Mark Cavendish must battle his competitors, time limits and the mountains to give himself the opportunity of returning home with the Tour de France's green jersey on Sunday - and now rules and allegations leave him in fear of retrieving a drinks bottle from his support car.
Thor Hushovd produced a performance worthy of his world champion status at the Tour de France, hunting down long-time leader Jeremy Roy before celebrating a stunning success.
MARK CAVENDISH knows he could be overtaken as the Tour de France points classification leader in today's final Pyrenean stage.
Britain's Geraint Thomas enjoyed another eventful day at the Tour de France - including a near 200-kilometre ride at the front, two tumbles and missing out on a €5,000 prize.
An incredible 18th Tour de France stage win in four years saw Great Britain's Mark Cavendish claim the points classification leader's green jersey in Lavaur yesterday.
MARK Cavendish was magnanimous in defeat as arch-rival Andre Greipel secured his first Tour de France stage win.
TEAM managers are hopeful the flood of crashes and incidents that have marred the Tour de France this year will lead cycling's governing body to reconsider its decision to ban radio communication during races.
ALEXANDR Kolobnev of Russia became the first cyclist at this year's Tour de France to fail a doping test, the International Cycling Union said last night.
Defending champion Alberto Contador and his main rival Andy Schleck have yet to properly test each other in this year's Tour de France. They have been too busy avoiding serious injury in nine days of manic racing, which came to a temporary halt with yesterday's rest day.
Rui Costa won yesterday's eighth stage of the Tour de France as Thor Hushovd retained the yellow jersey as the race entered the Massif Central.
BRADLEY Wiggins has targeted a return to competition by the end of the season after his Tour de France hopes ended when he crashed out on the seventh stage and fractured a collarbone.