Tour de France

Britain's Christopher Froome is pictured during the team presentation ceremony at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, western England, on July 3, 2014
Chris Froome pleased with 2016 Tour de France route
Chris Froome says that the 2016 Tour de France route will suit him better than this year's course.
Oct 21, 00:47
Giant-Shimano rider Marcel Kittel of Germany crosses the line in first place at the end of stage three of the 2014 Tour de France in London on July 7, 2014
London mayor Boris Johnson: 'Hosting start of 2017 Tour de France not worth it'
London mayor Boris Johnson says that he could not justify spending £35m on hosting the start of the 2017 Tour de France.
Sep 30, 09:27
Giant-Shimano rider Marcel Kittel of Germany crosses the line in first place at the end of stage three of the 2014 Tour de France in London on July 7, 2014
London pulls out of 2017 Tour de France start
London turns down the chance to host the Tour de France's Grand Depart in 2017.
Sep 28, 18:58
Britain's Christopher Froome is pictured during the team presentation ceremony at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, western England, on July 3, 2014
Chris Froome targeting multiple Tour de France wins
Chris Froome believes that he is capable of winning another five Tour de France titles after winning his second crown earlier this year.
Aug 14, 15:50
Great Britain's Chris Froome rides in the hill as supporters cheer during the 167 km tenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2015
Chris Froome: 'I will never dishonour the yellow jersey'
Tour de France winner Chris Froome says that he will "always respect" the yellow jersey, following recent accusations of doping.
Jul 27, 16:56
Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
Chris Froome elated with historic Tour de France win
Chris Froome admits that he is elated with his "special" Tour de France title win after becoming the first Briton to win the competition for a second time.
Jul 26, 20:06
Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
Result: Chris Froome secures Tour de France title for the second time in his career
Chris Froome comes through the final stage of the Tour de France unscathed to clinch the championship for the second time in his career.
Jul 26, 19:04
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Police open fire on vehicle at Tour de France
Police open fire on a vehicle which tried to crash through barriers at the final stage of the Tour de France.
Jul 26, 10:48
Great Britain's Chris Froome rides in the hill as supporters cheer during the 167 km tenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2015
Chris Froome to be crowned Tour de France champion
Chris Froome all but clinches his second Tour de France title in three years after successfully negotiating the penultimate stage of the race.
Jul 25, 16:11
Stage winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates on the podium after winning the 197.5 km thirteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 18, 201
Result: Vincenzo Nibali wins Stage 19, Nairo Quintana close gap on Chris Froome
Vincenzo Nibali claims Stage 19 of this year's Tour de France as Nairo Quintana finishes 29 seconds ahead of Chris Froome.
Jul 24, 16:57
Great Britain's Chris Froome rides in the hill as supporters cheer during the 167 km tenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2015
Chris Froome confident ahead of final two mountain stages
Chris Froome insists that he is not expecting to experience too much trouble on the final two mountain stages as he bids to win the Tour de France for a second time.
Jul 24, 03:59
Romain Bardet of France and AG2R La Mondial Team crosses the finish line to win Stage Eighteen of the 2015 Tour de France, a 186.5km stage between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne on July 23, 2015
Result: Romain Bardet claims win on Stage 18
Ag2r-La Mondiale rider Romain Bardet secures victory on Stage 18 of the Tour de France.
Jul 23, 16:37
Great Britain's Chris Froome rides in the hill as supporters cheer during the 167 km tenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2015
Chris Froome: 'Doping accusations will never end'
Chris Froome believes that allegations suggesting he has used performance-enhancing drugs to boost his performance will be "never-ending", despite Team Sky's efforts.
Jul 22, 20:45
Geraint Thomas of Great Britain and Team SKY in action during the twentieth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 54km individual time trial stage between Bergerac and Perigueux, on July 26, 2014
Geraint Thomas fine after crash at Tour de France
Geraint Thomas reveals that he is feeling fine, after hitting his head on a telegraph pole during the 16th stage of the Tour de France.
Jul 20, 17:37
Spain's Ruben Plazza Molina (Communidad Valenciana) rides during the third and last stage of the 74th Criterium International cycling race, a team time-trial around Charlevilles-Mezieres, 27 March 2005
Result: Ruben Plazza triumphant in stage 16 of Tour de France
Spain's Ruben Plazza wins the 16th stage of the Tour de France after a gripping chase down the final descent.
Jul 20, 16:36
Great Britain's Chris Froome rides in the hill as supporters cheer during the 167 km tenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2015
Chris Froome: 'Cup of urine thrown at me'
Tour de France leader Chris Froome claims that a cup of urine was thrown at him by a supporter.
Jul 18, 17:36
Steve Cummings of England goes past The Tolbooth during the Men's individual time trial during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014
Result: Great Britain's Steve Cummings wins first Tour de France stage
Briton Steve Cummings wins stage 14 of the Tour de France, while Chris Froome extends his lead.
Jul 18, 17:33
Australia's Richie Porte sprints before the finish line at the end of the 32 km individual time-trial and seventeenth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 17, 2013
Richie Porte: 'Tour de France spectator punched me'
Richie Porte reveals that he was punched by a fan during stage 10 of this year's Tour de France.
Jul 17, 22:39
Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet (R) celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, at the end of the 198,5 km thirteenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July
Chris Froome maintains Tour de France lead after stage 13
Chris Froome remains leader of the Tour de France after finishing sixth in stage 13, which was won by Belgium's Greg van Avermaet.
Jul 17, 19:16
Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
Chris Froome shows support for wildlife conservation
Tour de France leader Chris Froome adds an image of a rhino to his bike in support of wildlife conservation.
Jul 17, 13:44
Gold medallist England's Alex Dowsett poses after the podium during the Men's Cycling Individual Time Trial medal ceremony at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 31, 2014
Alex Dowsett forced to withdraw from Tour de France
Great Britain's Alex Dowsett is forced to withdraw from the Tour de France with an elbow injury.
Jul 16, 16:25
Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver of Spain and Team Katusha celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win stage twelve of the 2015 Tour de France, a 195 km stage between Lannemezan and Plateau de Beille, on July 16, 2015
Result: Joaquim Rodriguez claims stage 12 of Tour de France
Team Katusha rider Joachim Rodriguez records victory in stage 12 of the Tour de France as Chris Froome retains the yellow jersey.
Jul 16, 16:11
Geraint Thomas of Great Britain and Team SKY in action during the twentieth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 54km individual time trial stage between Bergerac and Perigueux, on July 26, 2014
Geraint Thomas plays down chances of podium finish
Geraint Thomas insists that he is not thinking about the prospect of finishing on the Tour de France podium.
Jul 14, 21:36
Great Britain's Chris Froome rides in the hill as supporters cheer during the 167 km tenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2015
Result: Chris Froome cruises to stage 10 victory in Tour de France
Chris Froome extends his overall lead in the Tour de France with an emphatic victory in the first mountain stage.
Jul 14, 17:30
Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
Chris Froome: 'Pressure is on rivals'
Tour de France leader Chris Froome says that the pressure is on his rivals to take the yellow jersey, as the race enters the mountain stages.
Jul 13, 19:49
Ivan Basso of Italy and Tinkoff-Saxo attends the 2015 Tour de France Team Presentation, on July 2, 2015
Ivan Basso quits Tour de France after testicular cancer diagnosis
Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso withdraws from the Tour de France after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Jul 13, 14:17
Luca Paolini of Italy and Team Katusha crosses the finish line on stage three of the 2015 Tour de France, a 154km stage between Antwerp and Huy, on July 5, 2015
Luca Paolini exits Tour de France after testing positive for cocaine
Italian cyclist Luca Paolini is provisionally suspended by the UCI after testing positive for cocaine.
Jul 10, 20:51
Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Etixx-Quick Step celebrates his stage victory on the podium following stage seven of the 2015 Tour de France, a 190.5km stage between Livarot and Fougeres on July 10, 2015
Result: Mark Cavendish wins Tour de France stage seven
Etixx-Quickstep rider Mark Cavendish wins his first Tour de France stage for two years with victory on stage seven in Fougeres.
Jul 10, 19:24
Germany's Tony Martin, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, sits on the ground after a fall as Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski looks at him (R), during the 191.5 km sixth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 9, 2015
Result: Tour de France leader Tony Martin breaks collarbone
Tony Martin retains the yellow jersey after stage six of the Tour de France, but his participation is in doubt following a collision that saw him break his collarbone.
Jul 9, 19:44
Andre Greipel of Germany and Lotto-Soudal celebrates his victory during stage five of the 2015 Tour de France, a 189.5km stage between Arras and Amiens on July 8, 2015
Result: Andre Greipel secures victory on stage five of Tour de France
German rider Andre Greipel edges out Mark Cavendish to secure victory on stage five of this year's Tour de France.
Jul 8, 17:57
Tony Martin of Germany riding for Etixx-QuickStep celebrates as he wins stage four of the 2015 Tour de France from Seraing, Belgium to Cambrai, France on July 7, 2015
Result: Tony Martin wins stage four of the Tour de France
Tony Martin wins stage four of the Tour de France to replace Chris Froome as the overall leader.
Jul 7, 17:03
Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
Result: Chris Froome takes Tour de France lead
Chris Froome finishes second behind Joaquim Rodriguez in the third stage of the Tour de France to take the overall lead in the race.
Jul 6, 17:37
Alberto Contador (L) and Vincenzo Nibali ride during stage eight of the Tour de France on July 12, 2014
Alberto Contador presented with canary at Tour de France press conference
Two-time Tour de France yellow jersey winner Alberto Contador is given a canary during a press conference ahead of this year's race.
Jul 3, 10:59
Geraint Thomas of Great Britain and Team SKY in action during the twentieth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 54km individual time trial stage between Bergerac and Perigueux, on July 26, 2014
Sir Dave Brailsford hails Geraint Thomas ability
Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford believes that Geraint Thomas can become a leader for the team over the coming years.
Jul 1, 10:30
Britain's Luke Rowe is seen on the podium as he gets the pearl white jersey of best young rider after the stage three individual time-trial of the 2015 Tour of Qatar on February 10, 2015
Luke Rowe "over the moon" after being named in Team Sky's Tour de France squad
Luke Rowe says that he is "over the moon" to be included in Team Sky's lineup for next month's Tour de France.
Jun 30, 09:20
Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky chases back to the peloton after being involved in a crash just afte the start of stage four of the 2014 Le Tour de France on July 8, 2014
Chris Froome using 2014's crash as motivation to win
Team Sky's Chris Froome has a "burning desire" to emulate 2013 and win this year's Tour de France.
Jun 29, 11:58
Lance Armstrong in front of a Tour de France brand board in 2010
Lance Armstrong to ride part of Tour de France route
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will ride several stages of this year's Tour de France route to raise money for a cancer charity.
Jun 26, 20:29
Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Great Britain and SKY Procycling attends the route presentation of 2014 Tour de France at the Palais des Congres de Paris on October 23, 2013
Tour de France to be pulled from UCI schedule?
Reports claim that the Tour de France could be withdrawn from the cycling's governing body's schedule in 2016, following a dispute with the race organisers.
Jun 20, 07:29
Natnael Berhane of Eritrea and Team Europacar in action during the first stage, an individual time trial, of the Criterium du Dauphine, on June 8, 2014
Eritrean Natnael Berhane "dreaming" of making history in Tour de France
Natnael Berhane admits that his "dream" is to become the first Eritrean to ride in the 2015 Tour de France.
Dec 29, 09:48
Belgium's Jurgen Van Den Broeck is pictured as he leaves the signature ceremony in Gerardmer, before the start of the 170 km ninth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France on July 13, 2014
Jurgen Van den Broeck to skip 2015 Tour de France
Jurgen Van den Broeck says that he will not compete in the Tour de France next year following criticism from the media.
Dec 12, 19:17