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Monday, August 3, 1998 Published at 22:36 GMT 23:36 UK

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Tour tarnished by drugs scandal

The Tour de France is over but the drugs scandal that rocked cycling's most famous race is till causing shcok waves throughout the sport.

Pirate takes yellow treasure

Marco Pantani has won the Tour de France - with Tom Steels taking a fourth stage win in the grand finale on the Chamsp Elysees.

The Pirate hangs on

Jan Ullrich won the penultimate time trial stage of the Tour de France - but not by enough to take the race lead from Marco Pantani.

Backstedt sprints into history
Magnus Backstedt has become the first Swede to win a stage of the Tour de France, after a four-man sprint to the line at the end of the 19th leg. Two more charged with Tour doping
Former King of the Mountains leader Rodolfo Massi and the ONCE team doctor are the latest to be charged with illegal drug use in the Tour de France. Riders fear truth warn authorities
French judges and police unions have hit back over criticisms that their doping investigations are harassing Tour de France riders. Drugs scandal widens
Italy's Rodolfo Massi is the latest rider to become embroiled in the continuing drugs scandal surrounding the Tour de France. Steels snatches sprint victory
Belgium rider, Tom Steels, won a tight sprint to take the 18th stage of Tour de France. Tour reaches new low
The final stages of the Tour de France are in doubt after two more teams pulled out of the race. Obree: I was offered drugs on Tour
British champion cyclist Graeme Obree has said he did not race in the Tour de France because of the pressure to use drugs. Ullrich edges out Pantani
Defending Tour champion Jan Ullrich of Telekom has won the 16th stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish. Bigmat joins Tour drugs scandal
Bigmat has become the third team to be embroiled in the Tour de France drugs scandal as two TVM officials are placed under formal investigation. Pirate captures yellow jersey
Italian Marco Pantani stormed to victory in the 15th stage of the Tour, donning the leaders yellow jersey for the first time in his career. O'Grady 'in Disneyland'
Australian Stuart O'Grady said he felt like he was in Disneyland after edging the 14th stage on the line. Last year's winner Jan Ullrich retains the yellow jersey. Nardello escapes the pack
Italian Daniele Nardello found an extra gear to sprint to victory in the 13th stage. Ullrich retains his overall lead. Tour safe - for now
The future of this year's Tour de France looks safe after clear-the-air talks between riders and officials ruled out any drastic measures. The Tour's surprise package
Not another cycling drugs story but American rider Bobby Julich, who is challenging for the yellow jersey in only his second Tour de France. Steels claims stage win
Belgian Tom Steels completed his second Tour de France stage win as scandal continued to dog the race. Riders' protest delays Tour de France
Riders on the Tour de France cycle race delayed the start of Friday's stage of the competition in protest against the handling of the drugs scandal dogging the race. Festina riders detained in doping row
Police in France have detained all nine riders from the Festina cycling team as the Tour de France doping scandal continues.

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