Keyword: cycling

Celebrated French cyclist Raymond Poulidor dies at 83

Raymond Poulidor, who during a 17-year career finished on the podium of the Tour de France eight times from 1962 to 1976 and won one silver and three bronze medals in World Championship road races, and whose name is still chanted by crowds during the Tour, has died at the age of 83.

The top cyclists in pursuit of tax havens

Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert, in lead, who had a company based in Luxembourg. © Quick step Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert, in lead, who had a company based in Luxembourg. © Quick step

As the Tour de France gets underway, Mediapart has examined the way that key figures in the world of cycling minimise their tax payments by putting money earned from image rights into companies based in Cyprus, Switzerland or Luxembourg. Some major names such as the Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert and the French star Tony Gallopin have taken advantage of this tax route. Antton Rouget reports.

Cycling event in Nice cancelled over security fears

Next month's European Road Cycling Championships will not take place in the French city where 85 died in lorry attack on July 14th.

Tour de France to host one-day women's competition

The one-day women's competition will be held on the same day and circuit as the men's three-week race finale on Paris' Champs-Elysées.

Tour de France riders say ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to drug accusations

On the eve of race, cyclists feel 'degraded' after newspaper quoted Lance Armstrong saying it was impossible to win the Tour without doping.

Armstrong's Tour de France wins officially erased from record books

Lance Armstrong, seven times winner of the Tour de France cycling race, has been officially stripped of his titles by the sport's governing body.

Tour de France: French rider suspended amid doping arrest

The Cofidis team have suspended Remy Di Gregorio after he was reportedly taken in by police for questioning over alleged doping offences.

Bid to bring Tour de France to Leeds

The chief executive of Leeds City Council in the UK says he believes that the Tour de France could be coming to Yorkshire.

Cadel's ride into history on lucky bike is Tina's dream come true

Australian flags dominated the final day of the Tour de France in Paris as Cadel Evans became the third non-European to have won the race.

Why the first week of the Tour de France is the most dangerous

After six days of the race, there have been numerous crashes, many involving the top contenders, and several riders have quit from injuries.

Bus Seized In Tour De France Anti-Doping Op

A team bus at the Tour de France belonging to Belgian team Quick Step was seized by French police as part of an anti-doping operation.