Questions about the Tour De France.

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Which riders in the 2015 Tour de France have proven doping history?

How many, and who, of the 198 riders to start the Tour de France in 2015 have a proven history of doping? I.e. they have been charged and found guilty by WADA/UCI at some point in the past, or have ...
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How is the maximum time to finish determined for a cycling stage?

In Giro d'Italia and other stage races such as the Tour de France and Vuelta a EspaƱa, there is a maximum time to arrive at the end of the stage after which racers are disqualified. How this maximum ...
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Tete de la course, why are they at front?

What is tete de la course? And why are they at the front of the pack leading the peleton by quite a high time margin? And who decides the riders to be at tete de la course? And I think everybody at ...
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What's to stop a guy staying at the back of a peleton?

In Tour De France, when the riders are in a pack, one rides at the front while the others take advantage of the reduced wind resistance, and then one from the back (or is it the guy directly behind ...
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Do teammates have to let someone else win if their team tells them to do so?

Right now, Nibali leads the Tour De France with his teammate 2 seconds behind. If, on the final day of the tour, they both have the same time, will the team tell Nibalis teammate to let him win, or do ...
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How can the US cyclist federation take Lance Armstrong French Titles?

According to the news, the US Cyclist federation, had withdrawn all titles from Lance Armstrong. How can a US organization take French Titles? Or I am missing something?
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Incomplete stage in Tour de France

If a cyclist fails to complete a stage of Tour de France because of injury or something else, but is ready again for the next stage, is he allowed to continue? If yes, does he receive some sort of ...