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Tour de France riders sprayed with tear gas during farmers’ protest

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Four-time champion Chris Froome was among riders whose eyes needed treatment for tear gas when a farmers' protest interrupted the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday.

Fans continue to taunt Chris Froome at Tour de France over doping controversy

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Spectators continue to taunt Chris Froome along the roads of the Tour de France after the four-time champion was cleared of doping.

Tour de France heats up as favourites falter

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Tour de France contenders Tom Dumoulin and Romain Bardet both lost significant time in the overall standings after spokes on their wheels snapped near the uphill end of Stage 6 on Thursday.

Chris Froome has calmer ride in Stage 2 of Tour de France

Sunday, July 8th, 2018
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World champion Peter Sagan won a sprint finish to claim the second stage of the Tour de France and the race's overall lead on Sunday, while Chris Froome had a calmer ride after his tumble in the first leg.

Chris Froome flies off road in Tour de France opening stage

Saturday, July 7th, 2018
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Down in a ditch, Chris Froome had to hoist himself and his bike back up to the road in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.

Chris Froome cleared of doping ahead of Tour de France

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that could allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week.

Tour de France organizers bar 4-time champ Chris Froome from 2018 race: report

Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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Le Monde newspaper says Tour de France organizers have forbidden four-time champion Chris Froome from taking part in this year's race. The British rider is at the centre of an ongoing doping case.

British cyclist Froome wins Giro d’Italia for 3rd straight Grand Tour victory

Sunday, May 27th, 2018
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Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome had no trouble protecting his 46-second lead over defending event champion Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands on Sunday to win the Giro d'Italia in Rome.

Cyclist Mike Woods aims for stage victory at 101st Giro d’Italia

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Canadian Mike Woods, fresh off a historic second-place finish at Liege-Bastogne-Liege, is looking to make his mark in the 101st Giro d'Italia. "I haven't won a WorldTour race yet, and with 21 stages on tap, I'm hoping I can win one of them."

Cyclist Chris Froome says evidence will show he isn’t cheating

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Team Sky rider Chris Froome has to explain to the International Cycling Union why a urine sample provided at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level.