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Tour de France: Cycling competition
The Tour de France is an annual men's multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours, it consists of 21 day-long stages over the course of 23 days. It has been described as "the world’s most prestigious and most difficult bicycle race."

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Tour de France under a cloud after new allegations of doping emerge [Video]

Tour de France under a cloud after new allegations of doping emerge

Marseille's public prosecutor announced an inquiry into members of French team Arkéa-Samsic. View on euronews

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Slovenian Pogacar's home village celebrates Tour victory [Video]

Slovenian Pogacar's home village celebrates Tour victory

People in Tadej Pogacar's home village celebrate one of their own claiming the Tour de France yellow jersey.

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Slovenians cheer Tadej Pogacar to Tour de France glory [Video]

Slovenians cheer Tadej Pogacar to Tour de France glory

VIDEO SHOWS: FANS, MANY OF THEM SLOVENIAN, LINING PARIS' CHAMPS ELYSEES TO WATCH TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER TADEJ POGACAR AND OTHER CYCLISTS AS THEY GO BY, SOUNDBITES FROM SLOVENIAN AND FRENCH FANS

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Slovenian Tadej Pogačar set to win Tour de France at just 21 [Video]

Slovenian Tadej Pogačar set to win Tour de France at just 21

In one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the race's history, Tadej Pogačar edged out the favourite, fellow Slovenian Primož Roglič.

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Tour de France: Lopez wins toughest stage, Roglic extends overall lead [Video]

Tour de France: Lopez wins toughest stage, Roglic extends overall lead

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Cycling through COVID-19 outbreak: Challenges for Tour de France [Video]

Cycling through COVID-19 outbreak: Challenges for Tour de France

The French government hopes that a successful Tour de France will prove that life goes on despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tour de France: Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws ahead of stage 17 [Video]

Tour de France: Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws ahead of stage 17

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Roglic still dominant as Tour de France enters final week [Video]

Roglic still dominant as Tour de France enters final week

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Tour De France finally underway despite treacherous conditions [Video]

Tour De France finally underway despite treacherous conditions

Tough health rules mean that the event may have to be halted long before it arrives on the Champs Elysee in Paris at the end of the Grand Finale, currently due in three weeks' time.

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Socially-distanced spectators watch the Tour de France start from Nice [Video]

Socially-distanced spectators watch the Tour de France start from Nice

Socially-distanced spectators turned up to see "Le Grand Depart" in a much more muted atmosphere than normal.View on euronews

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The Tour de France starts in Nice but will the race reach Paris? [Video]

The Tour de France starts in Nice but will the race reach Paris?

Only last century's two world wars have ever interrupted the Tour de France, but this year COVID-19 might bring the riders to a shuddering halt.

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