Based in Paris, Gavin Mortimer is an award-winning author who writes about sport, France and history for The Week.
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Christine Lagarde's appointment was meant to bring a fragrant new era post-DSK. What went wrong?
Australian referee has 'previous' with England and has been described as a 'walking timebomb'
Wiggins recalls episode from 2009 Tour de France when Armstrong suddenly found new strength
'If there's a truth and reconciliation commission, I'll be the first man in the door,' he tells Oprah
Leaked reports of Oprah interview say cyclist could give evidence against those who helped him
The majority of protesters were white, bourgeois and unable to accept that France must change
Interview muddied by extraordinary claim that cyclist once offered $250,000 ‘donation' to doping watchdog
French insulted as weekly mag portrays Obama as a Frenchman – and a cliched one at that
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Fears for cricketer's safety as he prepares for tonight's bout against jailbird Richard Dawson
Shortlist for BBC awards ceremony includes 11 Olympians and Paralympians – plus Rory McIlroy
But cheeky Twitter photo, showing his seven yellow jerseys, doesn't win him any new friends
Shocked Tour de France champ thanks British Cycling system for keeping him clean
Cyclist's reputation in tatters after team-mates give evidence of illegal doping culture he inspired
Parisians enjoy bronze sculpture depicting Zidane's moment of madness in 2006 World Cup final
Arsenal manager says there’s no way Emirates stadium can be used to hold rugby matches in 2015
French champions talk the talk, but Gunners can expect to launch European campaign with a win
Mark Cavendish puts himself in great position for world championships road race in Netherlands
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