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Chinese revolution in the making: Tour de France sets wheels in motion for 450 million cycle owners

Chinese revolution in the making: Tour de France sets wheels in motion for 450 million cycle owners

This week ASO announced the first Tour de France China Criterium will take place in October with 60 of the world`s top riders racing around a 3km closed road circuit in Shanghai.

Lance Armstrong to face jury trial in $100 million lawsuit filed by US government

Lance Armstrong to face jury trial in $100 million lawsuit filed by US government

US govt. has accused Armstrong of defrauding the government by accepting millions of dollars in sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service.

British cycling legend Bradley Wiggins bows out

The 36-year-old who won the 2012 Tour bows out with eight Olympic medals, including five golds, and seven world titles, across track and road cycling.

Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Froome, whom many believe could have won that 2012 Tour had he not been riding for, rather than against, Wiggins has never enjoyed the same place in the British fans` affections as his maverick compatriot.

Unlikely sporting star Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, seals place amongst greats

Unlikely sporting star Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, seals place amongst greats

Froome, who was also champion in 2013 and last year, finished ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet in second and Nairo Quintana of Colombia in third.

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome on brink of 3rd title as Ion Izaguirre wins penultimate stage

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome on brink of 3rd title as Ion Izaguirre wins penultimate stage

But with only Sunday`s virtual procession into Paris to come, the Tour is all but over.

Tour de France: Chris Froome extends lead despite crash as Romain Bardet wins stage

Tour de France: Chris Froome extends lead despite crash as Romain Bardet wins stage

Bardet finished 23sec ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez after attacking on a slippery and dangerous descent where several of his rivals crashed.

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome tightens grip on yellow as Nairo Quintana cracks

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome tightens grip on yellow as Nairo Quintana cracks

Quintana, who was the first to respond to Porte`s attack and then Froome`s counter, cracked badly and lost 28sec to the race leader.

Cycling: Tour stage win a `relief` for Marcel​ Kittel

Cycling: Tour stage win a `relief` for Marcel​ Kittel

Kittel was the dominant sprinter in the world through 2013 and 2014, winning four stages at the Tour in each year.

Tour de France 2016: Normandy to witness stage one of world's greatest cycling race in its 103rd edition

Tour de France 2016: Normandy to witness stage one of world's greatest cycling race in its 103rd edition

The 103rd edition of Tour de France starts Saturday with close to 200 riders from as many as 22 teams fighting for the ultimate prize in cycling.

France to extend state of emergency until July

France seeks to extend the state of emergency that has been in place since the Paris attacks to cover the period of the Euro 2016 football championship and the Tour de France.

Chris Froome publishes independent test data

Chris Froome publishes independent test data

The rider was doused with urine by roadside fans and called a doper on his way to clinching a second Tour yellow jersey. 

Lance Armstrong settles with promoter: Report

Lance Armstrong settles with promoter: Report

Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has paid out over $10 million (8.9 million euros) in a settlement to Bob Hamman and his SCA Promotions company, British newspaper the Sunday Times reported.

Pedalling like a pro may reduce your performance

Even if you find pedalling like Chris Froome or other Tour de France winners appealing, better not try it as researchers have found that pedalling like a professional cyclist may actually reduce rather than improve your performance.