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- News:  Dimension Data hunting for more success after dominant first week.  (Cyclingnews) - Team says they've had no serious talks with potential new riders

- News:  Time trial the biggest unknown for Dan Martin's ambitions.  (Cyclingnews) - Irishman says gluten-free diet, move to Andorra, weight loss helped his chances

- News:  Why an American team at the Tour de France bought its leader 21 of the world's fastest bicycle chains.  (Business Insider) -

- News:  Christian Prudhomme asks fans to show more respect to riders.  (Cyclingnews) - Race director happy with close racing in first week

- News:  van Garderen confident he can make up for lost time in the Alps.  (Cyclingnews) - BMC rider says he and Porte will continue to ride their own races

- News:  Quintana's shadow looms over Froome on first rest day.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I was always waiting for him to attack,' says yellow jersey

- News:  Adam Yates urged to prioritise Tour de France podium spot over stage wins.  (The Guardian) - Sir Dave Brailsford lauds ‘terrific talent’ of 23-year-old Orica-BikeExchange rider

- News:  Froome survives hailstorm of attacks to keep Tour de France lead.  (Cyclingnews) - Nairo Quintana sticks to race leader's wheel as Dan Martin and Porte attack

- News:  Chris Froome Maintains Lead at Tour de France During a Brutal Ninth Stage.  (New York Times)

- News:  Tinkoff focuses on new goals after losing Contador.  (Cyclingnews) - 'We knew that Alberto had been suffering for days and it took its toll,' says DS Yates

- News:  Alberto Contador withdraws from the Tour de France.  (The Guardian) - Spaniard abandons the race during the ninth stage in the Pyrenees

- News:  Aru stays upbeat despite losing a minute.  (Cycling News) - Nibali helps teammate limit his losses on the climb to Arcalis

- News:  Yet another spectator incident raises fears over the safety and security of riders.  (The Telegraph)

- News:  Dumoulin wins stage 9 at Andorre Arcalis.  (Cycling News) - Froome holds yellow going into first rest day

- News:  Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has abandoned the Tour de France due to a fever.  More here.

- News: Rolland to fight on despite major road rash.  (Cycling News) - "I'm not done yet," says Cannondale-Drapac leader

- News: Cavendish struggles through the Pyrenees.  (Cycling News) - Dimension Data rider suffers in the heat, races time cut

- News: Froome attacks descent to win stage to Luchon.  (Cycling News) - Defending champion returns to yellow jersey

- News: Kelderman's crash due to melting tubular glue.  (Cycling News) - LottoNl-Jumbo rider loses 1:45 in incident on descent

- News: Chris Froome lashes out at spectator in yellow wig during Tour de France win.  (The Guardian)

- News: Chris Froome Grabs Tour de France Lead With a Wobbly, High-Speed Descent.  (New York Times)

- News: Chris Froome claims stage win and lead after stage eight.  (BBC News)

- News: Spectator accidentally caused inflatable banner to collapse.  (Cycling News) - Organisers up security after fan unwittingly causes flamme rouge to deflate

- News: Thermal cameras to detect mechanical doping spotted mid-stage - Tour de France Shorts.  (Cyclingnews)

- News: Contador to sign for Trek-Segafredo on Tour de France rest day.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard to put pen to paper on Monday

- News: Porte expects Movistar and Sky to set the tempo.  (Cyclingnews) - BMC teammate van Garderen expecting fireworks

- News: Contador shows signs of recovery as race enters Pyrenees.  (Cyclingnews) - 'The race starts for me again in the Pyrenees,' says Tinkoff rider

- News: How Racing the Tour de France Changes Cyclists' Bodies.  (Bicycling)

- News: Farce at the Tour de France as inflatable arch collapses on Briton Adam Yates.  (The Telegraph)

- News: Degenkolb confirms he is leaving Giant-Alpecin.  (Cyclingnews) - German to announce new team next month

- News: Cummings solos to victory over Col d'Aspin.  (Cyclingnews) - Van Avermaet goes into breakaway to protect yellow jersey

- News: Van Garderen predicts fireworks in the Pyrenees.  (Cyclingnews) - 'We just have to be prepared for anything'

- News: Quintana ready to go with Froome in the Pyrenees.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I’ve trained specifically to respond to his attacks'

- News: Pyrenees host first fight for the yellow jersey - Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Overall contenders face three important days in the mountains

- News: Contador says Friday is an important test.  (Cyclingnews) - 'The Tour is very long, and we can do some good things here'

- News: Froome primed for Pyrenean showdown.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I couldn’t ask for a better start going into the mountains'

- News: Mark Cavendish astounding even Tour de France teammates.  (ESPN)

- News: Mark Cavendish powers to third stage win of Tour de France 2016.  (The Guardian) - Cavendish moves second in all-time list of stage wins with 29

- News: We're about to see which Tour de France riders 'have it' - and who doesn't.  (ESPN) -

- News: Nibali's bad day confirms Aru as Astana team leader.  (Cyclingnews) - "I was on a bad day and didn't have the legs" says Sicilian

- News: Bardet tests his legs on Col du Perthus.  (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman regrets stage victory wasn't an option

- News: Dream come true for Lotto Soudal's De Gendt.  (Cyclingnews) - Belgian takes KOM lead but misses stage win in Le Lioran

- News: Van Garderen coasts in with GC favourites.  (Cyclingnews) - Porte: They smelt Contador’s blood and went for him

- News: Greg Van Avermaet becomes new Tour de France leader following breakaway victory while Alberto Contador loses further time.  (The Telegraph)

- News: Belgian Takes Hilly Stage 5 and the Tour de France Overall Lead.  (New York Times)

- News: Leg problems and lack of support leave Contador floundering.  (Cyclingnews) - 'It's becoming a different kind of Tour for me'

- News: Greg van Avermaet takes five minute lead after stage five.  (BBC News)

- News: Star Tour de France sprinter is a would-be 'computer nerd' who now earns $1.7 million racing bikes.  (Business Insider)

- News: The forgotten story of ... Marianne Martin and the Tour de France Féminin.  (The Guardian) - The US cyclist earned victory in a race many thought women would not be able to complete

- News: Will the Massif Central shake up the Tour de France?.  (Cyclingnews) - A preview of the first mountain stage to Le Lioran

- News: Aru flies under Tour de France radar before first mountain stage.  (Cyclingnews) - 'We'll be ready and will try not to lose any time'

- News: Nairo Quintana: Wednesday's Tour de France stage is the first big test for all of us.  (Cyclingnews) - Unzue expects a small group of GC contenders at the finish

- News: Barguil and Dumoulin in luxury position as Tour de France hits the mountains.  (Cyclingnews) - Giant-Alpecin pair well place after early exchanges