Tour de France

    243 days ago

    Nibali set to take Tour de France title

    Vincenzo Nibali looks to have secured his first Tour de France title today after completing the penultimate stage of the race.

    257 days ago

    French fans celebrate Kadri stage win

    There was a home winner on the eighth stage of the Tour de France while Vincenzo Nibali remains in the yellow jersey after a thrilling battle with Alberto Contador.

    260 days ago

    Third crash sends champion Froome out of Tour

    Defending champion Chris Froome has abandoned the 2014 Tour de France after a third crash in two days.

    263 days ago

    Nibali takes second Tour stage

    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali launched a late attack to win stage two of the Tour de France in Sheffield today and claim the race leader's yellow jersey.

    264 days ago

    Injured Cavendish 'devastated' by Tour de France exit

    A devastated Mark Cavendish ruled himself out of the Tour de France after suffering a shoulder injury in a crash on Saturday's opening stage to Harrogate.

    294 days ago

    Wiggins set to miss Tour de France

    Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he is likely to miss this year’s Tour de France as Team Sky focus their efforts around defending champion Chris Froome.

    519 days ago

    2014 Tour route is unveiled

    The route of the 2014 Tour de France, which begins in Britain, includes five mountain finishes and just one individual time-trial, organisers announced this morning.

    614 days ago

    Froome one stage away from Tour de France title

    Emotions took over for Chris Froome as he rode the final few kilometres of the penultimate stage of the Tour De France stage today.

    616 days ago

    Froome offers to open books to WADA

    Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford has written to the World Anti-Doping Agency offering to open the books on Chris Froome to prove the Tour de France leader is riding clean.

    616 days ago

    Riblon recovers from crash to win stage

    Christophe Riblon became the first French stage winner in the 100th Tour de France with victory on the historic double ascent of the Alpe d'Huez today.

    618 days ago

    Costa wins Tour stage; Froome retains lead

    Chris Froome and Alberto Contador both had near misses on the descent into Gap but the Briton retained his overall lead on stage 16 of the 100th Tour de France.

    619 days ago

    Only thing tiring Froome on Tour is doping question

    Chris Froome was looking forward to going racing again at the 100th Tour de France today after a rest day in which his patience finally began to crack in the face of more doping questions.

    620 days ago

    Froome extends Tour de France lead

    Chris Froome put his name in Tour de France history today with victory on the famed Mont Ventoux.

    621 days ago

    Trentin sprints to first stage win

    There was the familiar sight of an Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider timing his burst to perfection and winning a sprint finish but instead of Mark Cavendish it was his room-mate Matteo Trentin who took the honours on stage 14 of the Tour de France in Lyon today.

    627 days ago

    Martin hails 'special' stage win

    Dan Martin followed in his uncle’s footsteps yesterday as he became the first Irish winner of a Tour de France stage since Stephen Roche in 1992.

    627 days ago

    Ireland's Martin battles to Tour stage win

    Ireland’s Dan Martin has won stage nine of the Tour de France in Bagneres-de-Bigorre.

    628 days ago

    Froome wins Stage 8 to take Tour yellow

    Chris Froome moved into the Tour de France’s yellow jersey with a huge show of strength from Team Sky on the first proper day in the mountains.

    632 days ago

    Orica Greenedge win Tour time trial

    Orica GreenEdge pipped Mark Cavendish’s Omega Pharma-Quick Step squad by a single second to win today’s team time trial in the Tour de France and make it two stage victories in as many days.

    636 days ago

    Armstrong controversy overshadows Tour start

    Tour de France organisers were last night trying to draw a line under a fresh row over doping sparked by Lance Armstrong as they prepared to start the great race for the 100th time in history.

    639 days ago

    Martin's potential hailed ahead of Tour

    Garmin-Sharp are keeping the peloton guessing ahead of the Tour de France, but it could be that an Irishman, rather than a Grand Tour winner, is the nominated leader.

    663 days ago

    Wiggins loss 'huge for Sky', top coach Sutton says

    British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton believes the loss of Bradley Wiggins for the Tour de France will “massively” weaken Team Sky but lift a weight off the shoulders of lead rider Chris Froome.

    978 days ago

    Wiggins on verge of title after time trial win

    Bradley Wiggins is set to become the first British winner of the Tour de France after winning the stage 19 time-trial to Chartres.

    979 days ago

    Cavendish savours stage win

    A sensational sprint finish saw Mark Cavendish claim the 22nd Tour de France stage success of his career in Brive-la-Gaillarde today.

    981 days ago

    Evans' Tour defence in tatters

    Cadel Evans’ Tour de France title defence appeared to be in tatters on stage 16 as Bradley Wiggins sought to retain the race leader’s yellow jersey for a 10th day.

    982 days ago

    Tour continues without Schleck

    The Tour de France resumes today without Frank Schleck after the Luxembourg rider failed a drugs test.

    985 days ago

    Greipel claims third Tour de France stage win

    Andre Greipel claimed a third victory of the Tour de France with a stage 13 success to Le Cap d'Agde.

    986 days ago

    Flare hit Wiggins insists he's no cheat

    Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins was struck by a flare before again addressing the subject of doping in cycling by saying: “I want to prove I’m doing this off bread and water and hard work.”

    990 days ago

    Armstrong launches legal action against Anti-Doping Agency

    Lance Armstrong has launched legal action against the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and claimed they offered "corrupt inducements" to other cyclists to testify against him.

    992 days ago

    Wiggins takes yellow jersey in France

    Bradley Wiggins took possession of the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey after a dominant performance from Team Sky today, capped by a stage seven success for fellow Briton Chris Froome.

    1255 days ago

    2012 Tour route revealed

    The 2012 Tour de France could favour cycling’s leading climbers after the route was confirmed today.

    1341 days ago

    Evans wins Tour de France

    Australian Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) has won the Tour de France.

    1342 days ago

    Evans grabs yellow jersey going into final stage

    Cadel Evans is poised to win his first Tour de France title after wresting the fabled yellow jersey from the shoulders of Andy Schleck on today's penultimate stage in Grenoble this afternoon.

    1344 days ago

    Schleck closes in as Voeckler keeps yellow jersey

    Andy Schleck made his claim for Tour de France victory with a solo surge to win at the highest summit finish in the race’s history today, but Thomas Voeckler retained the yellow jersey for a 10th day with another resilient performance.

    1345 days ago

    Voeckler laments difficult descent

    The Tour de France goes uphill today with Thomas Voeckler predicting further trouble in his bid to retain the race leader's yellow jersey.

    1345 days ago

    Second Tour de France stage win for Boasson

    Edvald Boasson Hagen today won his and Team Sky’s second stage of the 2011 Tour de France with a solo triumph in Italy.

    1349 days ago

    No change at the top in France as Roche slips back

    The Tour de France's overall favourites fought out a stalemate on the final day in the Pyrenees as Belgium's Jelle Vanendert claimed victory at Plateau de Beille.

    1351 days ago

    Voeckler keeps yellow jersey as Roche moves into top 10

    Thomas Voeckler successfully defended the race leader's yellow jersey on Bastille Day, but defending champion Alberto Contador lost time to his overall rivals on the first mountain stage of the 2011 Tour de France.

    1352 days ago

    Cavendish claims green jersey

    Mark Cavendish today claimed a the 18th Tour de France stage win of his career and seized the points classification leader’s green jersey.

    1353 days ago

    Greipel pips Cavendish to stage win

    Mark Cavendish today suffered a surprise Tour de France defeat as his arch-rival Andre Greipel triumphed in Carmaux.

    1355 days ago

    Tour stage nine marred by crashes

    Team Sky’s Juan Antonio Flecha and Vacansoleil’s Johnny Hoogerland were today wiped out by a television vehicle as an incident-packed Tour de France suffered further casualties in the Massif Central.

    1356 days ago

    Costa claims Tour stage victory

    Rui Costa won today’s eighth stage of the Tour de France as Thor Hushovd retained the yellow jersey as the race entered the Massif Central.

    1357 days ago

    Cavendish wins tour stage as Wiggins crashes out

    British cycling fans endured a day of mixed fortunes today as Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins crashed out of the Tour de France before Mark Cavendish enjoyed a stage seven success in Chateauroux.

    1358 days ago

    Norwegian prodigy takes stage win in France

    Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford’s ambition was vindicated today as Geraint Thomas set up a first Tour de France stage win for the British squad and Norwegian prodigy Edvald Boasson Hagen.

    1360 days ago

    Wiggins: I feel strong

    Bradley Wiggins was in confident mood as the Tour de France entered a fifth day of racing today.

    1360 days ago

    Evans edges out Contador

    Alberto Contador was beaten to victory by Cadel Evans in a dramatic finish to the fourth stage of the Tour de France in Brittany.

    1361 days ago

    Cavendish slams 'personal' disqualification

    Mark Cavendish and his sprint adversaries will likely step to one side today, with the Tour de France fourth stage set to shake up the race for the yellow jersey.

    1361 days ago

    Farrar takes stage win

    Tyler Farrar won today’s Tour de France third stage in Brittany – giving the United States an Independence Day victory.

    1363 days ago

    Gilbert wins first stage of Tour de France

    Belgium's Philippe Gilbert seized the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey with victory in Les Herbiers today.

    1364 days ago

    Bus check was 'routine', QuickStep

    QuickStep tonight had their bus checked by police on the eve of the Tour de France in a move the Belgian team described as “routine”.

    1702 days ago

    Tour de France winner Contador quits team

    Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is to leave Team Astana at the end of the 2010 season after rejecting an offer to extend his contract.

    1705 days ago

    Contador retains Tour de France title

    Alberto Contador claimed overall victory following the final stage of the Tour de France today.

    1705 days ago

    Schleck forced to change bike during final Tour stage

    Andy Schleck was forced to change his bike on today's final stage of the Tour de France after suffering mechanical trouble while racing Alberto Contador.

    1706 days ago

    Contador on brink of win

    The titanic tussle for the 2010 Tour de France title is set to end in Alberto Contador’s favour after the defending champion increased his advantage in today’s penultimate stage.

    1708 days ago

    Contador on verge of third title

    The Tour de France concludes in Paris this weekend with the duel for the race leader's yellow jersey set to end in Alberto Contador's favour.

    1708 days ago

    Advantage Contador despite Schleck's stage win

    Andy Schleck took the stage finish atop the Col du Tourmalet but will require a miracle if he is to usurp the yellow jersey of Alberto Contador after today’s epic stage 17 of the Tour de France.

    1710 days ago

    No fairytale finale for Armstrong

    Lance Armstrong's bid for a fairytale finale ended in an anticlimax today as Pierrick Fedrigo won the 16th stage of the Tour de France.

    1712 days ago

    Armstrong not concerned by Landis claims

    Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong insists "I sleep like a baby" after denying the ongoing investigation into doping allegations levelled at him by Floyd Landis was behind his poor Tour de France display.

    1712 days ago

    Schleck keeps hold of Maillot Jaune

    The latest bout in the battle for the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey ended in a stalemate in the Pyrenees today.

    1712 days ago

    Riblon leads as Armstrong struggles

    Lance Armstrong was among the riders dropped as the Tour de France peloton entered the Pyrenees today.

    1713 days ago

    Vinokourov attack nets stage win

    Controversial Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov won the 13th stage of the Tour de France today.