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Tour de France: Cadel Evans proves doubters wrong to become first Australian winner

THE Tour de France has a new winner after Cadel Evans became the first Australian to conquer the most prestigious cycling race in the world. Many questioned if Evans, twice the Tour runner-up and aged 34, was capable of winning a three-week Grand Tour, but the 2009 world champion proved the doubters wrong.

Tour de France: Green jersey for Mark Cavendish after stunning Paris finale

MARK Cavendish yesterday won the Tour de France's green jersey after a sensational third successive win in Paris.

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Tour de France: Cadel Evans makes history

CADEL Evans will ride into Paris today as the first Australian ever to win the Tour de France.

Tour de France: David Millar to mount Paris podium when Garmin take team title

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.

Tour de France: Contador's Tour hopes suffer knockout blow

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.

Tour de France: Thomas Voeckler digs deep to retain yellow jersey

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.

Kolobnev faces ban after dope 'B' test is positive

CYCLIST Alexandr Kolobnev's 'B' sample has confirmed his positive doping test during this year's Tour de France.

Tour de France: Boasson Hagen seals second stage victory

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.

Tour de France: Mark Cavendish keeps green jersey as Alps loom large

MARK Cavendish took another step towards clinching the Tour de France points classification's green jersey as the race headed for the Alps.

Tour de France: It's all about hanging on for Mark Cavendish

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.

Hushovd roars past Roy with Tour de France masterclass

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.

Tour de France: Mark Cavendish promises to push

MARK CAVENDISH knows he could be overtaken as the Tour de France points classification leader in today's final Pyrenean stage.

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas climbs up standings but misses Tourmalet bonus

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.

Tour de France: Stage win for Mark Cavendish as he aims to keep green jersey

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.

Tour de France: Manx Missile fails to fire as Greipel grabs sprint glory

MARK Cavendish was magnanimous in defeat as arch-rival Andre Greipel secured his first Tour de France stage win.

Changing room chat: Tour riders hope to hit airwaves

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.

First dope test failure on Tour

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.

Tour de France: Rivals go head to head at last

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.

Tour de France: Rui Costa stays the course for victory

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.

Tour de France: Bruised Wiggins targets swift comeback

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.

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