Five things to know about the 2021 Tour de France

Five things to know about the 2021 Tour de France

For the second year in a row, the gruelling Tour de France has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic - from a change to the location of the Grand Départ, to the size of the crowds allowed to see the start and finish of each stage.

EXPLAINED: The rules on playing or watching sport in France this summer
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EXPLAINED: The rules on playing or watching sport in France this summer

OPINION: Rows over Benzema and the French football anthem show race is still the key issue for Marine Le Pen

OPINION: Rows over Benzema and the French football anthem show race is still the key issue for Marine Le Pen

How the French sport of pétanque is going upmarket – and banning drinking and smoking

How the French sport of pétanque is going upmarket – and banning drinking and smoking

Fans won’t be allowed back in French sports stadiums this year, Macron announces

Fans won’t be allowed back in French sports stadiums this year, Macron announces

Pogacar crowned Tour de France winner after a delayed race under strict health conditions

Pogacar crowned Tour de France winner after a delayed race under strict health conditions

Rescheduled Paris marathon and half marathon cancelled

Rescheduled Paris marathon and half marathon cancelled

French football returns after four months with fans strictly limited

French football returns after four months with fans strictly limited

France allows up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadiums

France allows up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadiums

Swimming pools set to reopen in France – with strict hygiene rules

Swimming pools set to reopen in France – with strict hygiene rules

French court sentences disgraced US cyclist

French court sentences disgraced US cyclist

Nadal hits back at ‘stupid’ Noah accusations

Nadal hits back at ‘stupid’ Noah accusations

Tour de France organisers confirm August start for 2020 race

Tour de France organisers confirm August start for 2020 race

Five things to know about the 2019 Tour de France

Five things to know about the 2019 Tour de France

Macron tells les bleues ‘play as a team’ ahead of World Cup kick off in France

Macron tells les bleues ‘play as a team’ ahead of World Cup kick off in France

‘Unforgivable’, ‘pitiful’, ‘a new fiasco’: French press blast PSG after Man Utd defeat

‘Unforgivable’, ‘pitiful’, ‘a new fiasco’: French press blast PSG after Man Utd defeat

French watchdogs sound the alarm on Paris Olympics spending

French watchdogs sound the alarm on Paris Olympics spending

French ref who kicked player banned for three months

French ref who kicked player banned for three months

France wins bid to host Rugby World Cup in 2023

France wins bid to host Rugby World Cup in 2023

UEFA probes PSG after Neymar, Mbappe deals

UEFA probes PSG after Neymar, Mbappe deals

French mayor eats rat after losing football bet

French mayor eats rat after losing football bet

Kiwi and Irish rugby players charged with gang rape

Kiwi and Irish rugby players charged with gang rape

Irish, Kiwi and Aussie rugby players questioned in France over rape complaint

Irish, Kiwi and Aussie rugby players questioned in France over rape complaint

Free tickets for women after French football supporters show sexist banner

Free tickets for women after French football supporters show sexist banner

Sailor seniors risk life and limb in round-the-world race

Sailor seniors risk life and limb in round-the-world race

France warned of planned attack on Rio Olympic team

France warned of planned attack on Rio Olympic team

French team engulfed in race row on eve of Euro 2016

French team engulfed in race row on eve of Euro 2016

French wine makers rebel as Le Tour picks Chilean plonk

French wine makers rebel as Le Tour picks Chilean plonk

Miracle French paraglider, 70, somehow survives fall to earth

Miracle French paraglider, 70, somehow survives fall to earth

Ten reasons you should visit France in 2016

Ten reasons you should visit France in 2016

Kurzawa out of clash with former club Monaco

Kurzawa out of clash with former club Monaco

Marseille thrash Troyes in coach Michel’s debut

Marseille thrash Troyes in coach Michel’s debut

Nike fined for putting French shirt on Churchill

Nike fined for putting French shirt on Churchill

Running goes ‘viral’ in once sports-shy France

Running goes ‘viral’ in once sports-shy France

Marseille fans in custody after clashes

Marseille fans in custody after clashes

What an Olympic Games in Paris would look like

What an Olympic Games in Paris would look like

Paris to decide on 2024 Olympics bid in April

Paris to decide on 2024 Olympics bid in April

Australia rugby captain expects fired-up France

Australia rugby captain expects fired-up France

Zidane ‘not qualified’ to be Real Madrid coach

Zidane ‘not qualified’ to be Real Madrid coach

In Images: French sports hunks bare (almost) all

In Images: French sports hunks bare (almost) all

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Pétanque

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Pétanque

Swiss to help French probe ex-footballer Vieira

Swiss to help French probe ex-footballer Vieira

Pioneering woman coach quits French men’s team

Pioneering woman coach quits French men’s team

Frenchman crash lands in record car jump bid

Frenchman crash lands in record car jump bid

Evra in France squad for Ukraine play-off

Evra in France squad for Ukraine play-off

Roux double lifts Lille past Monaco into second

Roux double lifts Lille past Monaco into second

Marion Bartoli urged to reconsider quit decision

Marion Bartoli urged to reconsider quit decision

Top riders named in Tour de France doping report

Top riders named in Tour de France doping report

French hunters shooting themselves in the foot

French hunters shooting themselves in the foot

French committee to publish doping report

French committee to publish doping report

Leonardo gets indefinite ban over shoulder barge

Leonardo gets indefinite ban over shoulder barge

Barton gets two-match ban for ‘ladyboy’ tweet

Barton gets two-match ban for ‘ladyboy’ tweet

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Former France scrum-half admits to doping

Rugby is ‘worst sport’ in France for drug cheats

Rugby is ‘worst sport’ in France for drug cheats

Deschamps: We will play to win against Spain

Deschamps: We will play to win against Spain

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Beckham to PSG: The view from France

Toulouse: ‘A big city that feels like a village’

Toulouse: ‘A big city that feels like a village’

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Autumn tests ‘pivotal’ to World Cup: Saint-André

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French amputee swims from US to Russia

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Olympics: papers rib French performance and British self-praise

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French joy as women reach basketball final

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Batum blames basketball punch up on Spain-Brazil game

French police recover paralympian’s stolen limb

French police recover paralympian’s stolen limb

Socialists slam ‘indecent’ Ibrahimovic wages

Socialists slam ‘indecent’ Ibrahimovic wages

Ibrahimovic leaves Milan for lucrative Paris deal

Ibrahimovic leaves Milan for lucrative Paris deal

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Anger as nail-throwers take aim at Tour peloton

Rama Yade quits Ambassador post

Rama Yade quits Ambassador post

TV car upends Tour de France cyclists

TV car upends Tour de France cyclists

Harry Potter ‘quidditch‘ phenomenon hits France

Harry Potter ‘quidditch‘ phenomenon hits France

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Marseille tighten security after player burglaries

Homeless World Cup kicks off in Paris

Homeless World Cup kicks off in Paris

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Picard, Amazon, Ikea: France’s favourite brands

Sprinter named athlete of the year

Sprinter named athlete of the year

French runner attacks 14-year-old mascot girl

French runner attacks 14-year-old mascot girl

Cyclist arrested in Tour de France raid

Cyclist arrested in Tour de France raid

Tour de France ‘will make it to Paris despite Covid’

Tour de France ‘will make it to Paris despite Covid’

The French Paralympic star who survived war, grief and mutilation

The French Paralympic star who survived war, grief and mutilation