American Tour De France Stage Winners

The Way the World Works; The Secret Race; We All Fall Down

The Way the World Works; The Secret Race; We All Fall Down

How professional cyclists come to dope is clearly chronicled in Tyler Hamilton's The Secret Race. The former US Postal Service teammate of Lance Armstrong devotes much of his expose to his own use of performance-enhancing drugs and that of the seven-time Tour de France winner, who recently was stripped of his titles and who vowed not to contest the doping charges. 

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 4:08pm

Jason Dasey

As five-time champion Jacques Anquetil once remarked: 'The Tour de France is not won on mineral water alone'. He was underlining the fact that nobody really wanted to know what it took to survive three weeks of agony through the mountains, hills and plains of Europe.

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Drugs again blacken the name of sport

Another Tour de France is over and drugs have again tainted the world's most prestigious cycling event. So bad have been the scandals this year that there have been suggestions that after 94 years, the tour be scrapped.

30 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force

Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force

by Daniel Coyle

Collins Willow, $225

There's not a lot about Lance Armstrong - who conquered the Tour de France seven times and beat testicular cancer - that hasn't been written about him or by him. Fortunately, the sport in which the American excels is full of drama and excitement, as well as doping allegations.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

23 Days in July, A Significant Other

23 Days in July

by John Wilcockson

John Murray $120

A Significant Other

by Matt Rendell

Phoenix $120

19 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Italians continue alpine success

ITALIAN Roberto Conti notched his first-ever Tour de France victory at the top of the legendary Alpe d'Huez yesterday after yet another massive group breakaway.

But the real action went on behind, where overall leader Miguel Indurain sweated it out to try and control a series of dangerous challenges at the finale of the 224.5-kilometre stage.

20 Jul 1994 - 12:00am