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 Colombia’s Nairo Quintana crosses the finish line at the end of the 20th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Nairo Quintana has denied any wrongdoing and said no illegal substances were found during a search of his hotel room by authorities during the Tour de(...)

 Sam Bennett celebrates his final stage win at the Tour de France in Paris. Photograph: Franck Faugere/EPA

Sam Bennett will be quite content if his Tour de France success does not bring him celebrity status – the Irishman is simply happy to have proven his (...)

The Champs Élysées with the Arc de Triomphe in the background during the 21st and last stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

The Tour de France peloton woke up with a hangover on Monday, not only from over-indulgence in the brasseries around the Champs Élysées, but also beca(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium after his green jersey victory. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty/AFP

Traditionally the only thing as epic as the last day of the Tour de France down the Champs-Élysées is the epic after-party for each of the jersey winn(...)

Kane Tanaka is usually up by 6am and enjoys studying mathematics. Photograph: Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP

A 117-year-old woman with a weakness for fizzy drinks and chocolate has become Japan’s oldest person on record, as the country marks a public holiday (...)

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett wins the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris and clinches the green jersey in the process. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

It ended between the evening sun and the magic light on the Champs-Élysées with the image of Sam Bennett suitably attired in all green, his right arm (...)

Due to the success of Dublin GAA, the notion of pooled sponsorship has been mooted throughout the past decade. Could it now really be on the table? File photograph: Inpho

The weekend almost felt normal. You could sit down at lunchtime on Saturday and wrap a sports bubble around you for the rest of it. There was 10 hour(...)

Sam Bennett in the green jersey celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the last stage of the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday.  He is the first Irish rider to win the final stage. Photograph:  Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

There are few more famous images in cycling than the final stage of the Tour de France racing down the magnificent Champs-Élysées, and for Sam Bennett(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates winning the final stage of the Tour de France, and with it the green jersey. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Getty/AFP

All he had to do was stay upright on his bike until the finish line, and instead Sam Bennett was first across it - his right arm already aloft after o(...)

Irish rider Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey during the 20th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: EPA

Only 122km to ride, less than half of that to Paris, then eight laps of the Champs-Elysées dressed up in green. It should indeed be all smiles from he(...)

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