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Tour de France 2013: Frustrated Mark Cavendish involved in collision during sprint finish

Marcel Kittel went on to win stage 10 of the Tour

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Six months after his sensational doping confession, Lance Armstrong has announced a low-key return to the cycling circuit. The disgraced athlete will take part in an annual recreational ride across the Midwestern state of Iowa, organised by The Des Moines Register newspaper.

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Tour de France 2013: Chris Froome survives ‘hardest day’ after Team Sky falls apart and Ireland's Dan Martin wins his first stage

British rider left isolated and vulnerable by team failures in the Pyrenees but retains yellow jersey

Sport on TV: Mark Cavendish's driven round bend but it's all downhill from here

The 100th edition of the Tour de France gives the opportunity for plenty of flashbacks and, perhaps unusually for these pedallers, no drugs are involved. On ITV's highlights package Le Tour de France 100 (ITV4, Wednesday) we were told that a century ago, a certain Hippolyte Aucouturier won the second stage in Marseilles in 14 hours, 28 minutes and 53 seconds. A bit slow? To be fair it was 374km long. There probably wasn't a sprint finish.

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What would you think about a British sportsman competing for his country who accepted money from a rival team to help them out during a race?

Yellow jersey holder Team Sky rider Christopher Froome of Britain cycles heads the pack during the 168.5 km ninth stage of the Tour de France from Saint-Girons to Bagneres-de-Bigorre

Tour de France 2013: Chris Froome survives ‘hardest day’ after Sky falls apart and Ireland's Dan Martin wins his first stage

British rider left isolated and vulnerable by team failures in the Pyrenees but retains yellow jersey

Chris Froome celebrates victory on Stage 8 of the Tour de France

Tour de France 2013: Chris Froome takes stage victory to claim yellow jersey

Team Sky rider takes overall lead after Stage 8 success

20-year old woman dies in the first fatality involving a “Boris Bike” since they were launched by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in 2010

First 'Boris bike' death: Cyclist dies after lorry crash

20-year old woman is first person to die while riding hire bike introduced by London mayor in 2010

Geraint Thomas of Great Britain and Team Sky (R) talks to Team Sky coach Rod Ellingworth

Tour de France 2013: Team Sky claim tacks were put in road by spectators

Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas suffered punctures on stage five

Tough spokes: Geraint Thomas after his fall on Saturday
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Sky rider refuses to quit despite severe injury as Gerrans wins stage in Corsican hills

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Belgium's Jan Bakelants used every last ounce of energy to push over the line and win stage two of the 100th Tour de France as the peloton frantically chased him down at the finish.

Victory: Jan Bakelants clenches his fists as he celebrates taking stage two of the 2013 Tour De France

Tour de France: Stage 2 comes to an end as Belgium's Jan Bakelants powers through

Belgium's Jan Bakelants used every last ounce of energy to push over the line and win stage two of the 100th Tour de France as the peloton frantically chased him down at the finish.

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