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Lance Armstrong's Tour de France career has ended on a rather sour note. The seven-times victor wanted his RadioShack team to wear special jerseys for the final stage into Paris to publicise his Livestrong cancer charity. But this move was vetoed by the Tour's officials because the kit had not been previously authorised.

Cycling: Contador poised to win third tour

A sensational Tour de France is set to conclude in Alberto Contador's favour in Paris tomorrow, but the Spaniard's third victory in four years is likely to be a tainted one in many people's eyes.

Tour de France: Sad end for Armstrong who rides into sunset as 'tourist on a bike'

The seven-times winner has struggled on his final Tour but that will not diminish his cycling legacy, says Alasdair Fotheringham

Tour de France: Armstrong misses out on farewell win as Fédrigo shows no sentiment

Lance Armstrong made what could well be his last appearance at the business end of affairs in the Tour de France yesterday, taking part in a day-long breakaway on the race's toughest mountain stage and finishing sixth.

Tour de France: Fedrigo wins 16th stage

Lance Armstrong's bid for a fairytale finale ended in an anticlimax today as Pierrick Fedrigo won the 16th stage of the Tour de France.

Cycling: How to survive the Tour: avoid cobbles, coppers, dogs and bags

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Tour de France: Paulinho sneaks home to spoil French holiday

French hopes that their Tour riders would put on a special show for Bastille Day failed to be fulfilled yesterday, even though they had two riders in the stage's winning break.

Cycling: Subpoenas issued in Landis doping investigation

Grand Jury subpoenas have been issued to potential witnesses as part of the US investigation into fraud and doping charges involving Lance Armstrong's former team, US Postal.

Tour de France: Casar wins ninth stage

The race for the Tour de France became a duel today as Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck distanced themselves from their yellow jersey rivals on the second Alpine stage.

Tour de France: Is this the beginning of the end for Armstrong?

With the Alps ahead, a once-invincible legend sounds defeated

Tour de France: Armstrong admits wheels have come off his Tour

Whatever else happens in this year's Tour, yesterday's stage and the entire race will be marked by one single, huge factor – the end of the Lance Armstrong era in the most spectacular style possible. Even Bradley Wiggins' rough ride, losing nearly two minutes on the first Alpine stage of the 2010 Tour on winner Andy Schleck and new race leader Cadel Evans, was overshadowed by Armstrong's worst day in the race in over a decade.

Tour de France: Cavendish suffers setback

Mark Cavendish's challenge for the Tour de France green jersey could be over less than one week into the race after Alessandro Petacchi won the fourth road stage into Reims today.

Cycling: Hushovd wins after dramatic Tour stage

The Tour de France peloton endured another bumpy ride as Thor Hushovd emerged victorious on stage three today.

Cycling: Truce called after second day of collisions leaves several injured

A second day of spectacular crashes on the Tour de France involving British favourite Bradley Wiggins, American champion Lance Armstrong and last year's runner-up, Andy Schleck, saw the main contenders call a truce and cross the finish line grouped together behind stage winner Sylvain Chavanel.

Cycling: Armstrong fears carnage on first cobbled stage on Tour for six years

Warning, bumpy road ahead: riders voice crash concerns as 'Hell of the North' awaits
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