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ON THIS DAY: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France wins

The American's seven victories are wiped from the record books on 22nd October 2012

ON THIS DAY: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France wins

The American's seven victories are wiped from the record books on 22nd October 2012

ON THIS DAY: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France wins

The American's seven victories are wiped from the record books on 22nd October 2012

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme poses in the Alps at the Col des Glieres which will feature on the first mountain stage in the Alps in the 2018 edition of the cycling event

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme poses in the Alps at the Col des Glieres which will feature on the first mountain stage in the Alps in the 2018 edition of the cycling event, near Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glieres, France, September 29, 2017. Picture taken September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Julien Pretot

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme poses in the Alps at the Col des Glieres which will feature on the first mountain stage in the Alps in the 2018 edition of the cycling event

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme poses in the Alps at the Col des Glieres which will feature on the first mountain stage in the Alps in the 2018 edition of the cycling event, near Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glieres, France, September 29, 2017. Picture taken September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Julien Pretot

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme poses in the Alps at the Col des Glieres which will feature on the first mountain stage in the Alps in the 2018 edition of the cycling event

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme poses in the Alps at the Col des Glieres which will feature on the first mountain stage in the Alps in the 2018 edition of the cycling event, near Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glieres, France, September 29, 2017. Picture taken September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Julien Pretot

Richie Porte gets medical help after his Tour de France. crash. He'll return to the sport in Japan.

Richie Porte gets medical help after his Tour de France. crash. He'll return to the sport in Japan.

Froome 'honoured' to be awarded Velo d'Or 2017

Chris Froome admits he feels honoured to be awarded the Velo d'Or after a season that saw him win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana

Froome 'honoured' to be awarded Velo d'Or 2017

Chris Froome admits he feels honoured to be awarded the Velo d'Or after a season that saw him win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana

Froome 'honoured' to be awarded Velo d'Or 2017

Chris Froome admits he feels honoured to be awarded the Velo d'Or after a season that saw him win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana

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Richie Porte gets medical help after his Tour de France. crash. He'll return to the sport in Japan

Cycling - Steep challenge for Froome in 2018 Tour de France

Title holder Britain's Chris Froome poses in front of a map of the official route of the 2018 edition of the Tour de France cycling race during its presentation in Paris, on October 17, 2017. (AFP Photo/PHILIPPE LOPEZ)

Chris Froome: Versatile Tour de France support cast will be key

Chris Froome: Versatile Tour de France support cast will be key

Chris Froome: Versatile Tour de France support cast will be key

Chris Froome: Versatile Tour de France support cast will be key

Chris Froome anticipates 'massive challenge' as 2018 Tour de France route is revealed

Chris Froome anticipates 'massive challenge' as 2018 Tour de France route is revealed

Chris Froome anticipates 'massive challenge' as 2018 Tour de France route is revealed

Chris Froome anticipates 'massive challenge' as 2018 Tour de France route is revealed

Froome eyes Paris-Roubaix for Tour preparation

Three-time Tour de France defending champion Chris Froome may get to grips with the cobbles planned for stage nine by racing Paris-Roubaix.

Porte set for comeback from Tour de France crash

Three months after a sickening crash at the Tour de France, Richie Porte will feature for BMC Racing in Japan on Sunday.

Porte set for comeback from Tour de France crash

Porte set for comeback from Tour de France crash

Froome wins Velo d'Or award for 3rd time

Britain's Chris Froome, centre, poses with his Velo d'Or award during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. French former cyclist Bernard Hinault stands at right. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Britain's Chris Froome, centre, poses with his Velo d'Or award during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. French former cyclist Bernard Hinault stands at right. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Tour de France 2017 winner Chris Froome of Britain poses with the Golden bike trophy he received during the presentation of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race in Paris

Tour de France 2017 winner Chris Froome of Britain poses with the Golden bike trophy he received during the presentation of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, October 17, 2017. The world's greatest cycling event will start from Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile on July 7 and will finish at the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 29. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Rider Arnaud Demare points at the map of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris

Rider Arnaud Demare points at the map of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris, France, October 17, 2017. The world's greatest cycling event will start from Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile on July 7 and will finish at the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 29. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Tour de France 2017 winner Chris Froome of Britain and Warren Barguil look at the map of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris

Tour de France 2017 winner Chris Froome of Britain (C) and Warren Barguil (L) look at the map of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris, France, October 17, 2017. The world's greatest cycling event will start from Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile on July 7 and will finish at the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 29. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Tour de France 2017 winner Chris Froome of Britain and rider Warren Barguil look at the map of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris

Tour de France 2017 winner Chris Froome of Britain (R) and rider Warren Barguil look at the map of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris, France, October 17, 2017. The world's greatest cycling event will start from Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile on July 7 and will finish at the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 29. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Rider Warren Barguil points at the map of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris

Rider Warren Barguil points at the map of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris, France, October 17, 2017. The world's greatest cycling event will start from Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile on July 7 and will finish at the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 29. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

Britain's Chris Froome poses in front of the the road-map during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

Britain's Chris Froome attends the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

This photo provided Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017 by the Tour de France cycling race organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) shows the road-map of the 2018 edition. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. (ASAO via AP)

Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme delivers his speech during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

FILE - In this Friday, July 15, 2016 file photo, Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Stage winner Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin stand on the podium after the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 37.5 kilometers (23 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Andeol and finish in La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, France. Defending champion Chris Froome can expect a stern challenge from Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in next year's Tour de France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme delivers his speech during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Britain's Chris Froome attends the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

This photo provided Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017 by the Tour de France cycling race organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) shows the road-map of the 2018 edition. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. (ASAO via AP)

Britain's Chris Froome poses in front of the the road-map during the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race, in Paris, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. The 105th edition of the race starts on July 7 2018 to end on the Champs-Elysees avenue on July 29. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

FILE - In this Friday, July 15, 2016 file photo, Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Stage winner Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin stand on the podium after the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 37.5 kilometers (23 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Andeol and finish in La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, France. Defending champion Chris Froome can expect a stern challenge from Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in next year's Tour de France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

FILE - In this Friday, July 15, 2016 file photo, Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Stage winner Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin stand on the podium after the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 37.5 kilometers (23 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Andeol and finish in La Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, France. Defending champion Chris Froome can expect a stern challenge from Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in next year's Tour de France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Rider Alberto Contador arrives at the presentation of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race in Paris

Rider Alberto Contador arrives at the presentation of the itinerary of the 2018 Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, October 17, 2017. The world's greatest cycling event will start from Noirmoutier-en-L'Ile on July 7 and will finish at the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 29. REUTERS/Charles Platiau