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Thomas set to win Tour as fading Froome drops down to...

Roglic powered down the final descent from the Col d'Aubisque to beat Thomas by 19 seconds and leapfrog Froome, whose star continued to fade, into third place overall.

Sky chief slams Tour critics, calls race’s billing into doubt

Dave Brailsford of Team Sky addressed fans who had been heckling his team throughout the Tour de France.

Sky woes continue as Moscon kicked out of Tour

Their Italian rider Gianni Moscon was thrown out of the race for hitting another rider during the 15th stage on Sunday.

Injured former champion Nibali ruled out of Tour de France, says...

Vincenzo Nibali dropped out of the Tour de France after fracturing one of his vertebrae.

Tour director pays tribute to Cavendish after Briton fails to make...

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme was impressed by Mark Cavendish even though he was eliminated from the race.

Sky can ‘control race’ as Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

Romain Bardet of AG2R is not confident about his chances of winning the Tour de France.

Sky worried for Froome as notorious Alpe d’Huez looms

Chris Froome is expected to be heckled by fans during the upcoming 12th stage of the Tour de France.

Dull Tour unlikely to open up in the Alps

The Tour de France has thus far gone exactly how many expected it to.

Froome and company grind through the cobbles

Only Australian Richie Porte crashed out after 10km and last year’s runner-up Rigoberto Uran lost one minute 28 seconds on the favourites’ group after hitting the ground.

Degenkolb wins Tour de France ninth stage, Van Avermaet leads

Degenkolb won the ninth stage of the Tour de France, a 156.5-km ride from Arras.

Porte crashes out of Tour de France

Porte has pulled out of the Tour de France after damaging his shoulder in a crash.

Groenewegen’s show of power silences Tour de France critics

The Lotto NL-Jumbo rider, who won the final stage to Paris last year, had by his own admission suffered a disappointing start to the 2018 Tour before his show of power to beat Gaviria into second and Peter Sagan into third.

Martin seizes opportunity as top guns lose ground

The Team UAE Emirates rider jumped away from the main pack inside the final kilometre and never looked back, beating France’s Pierre Latour by one second and Spain’s Alejandro Valverde by three.

Bardet can overcome shock teammate loss, says AG2R director

Romain Bardet will have to overcome the setback of the Tour de France exit of his teammate Axel Domont to emerge victorious.

Sensational Sagan clinches another Tour de France stage

Peter Sagan beat Sonny Colbrelli and Philippe Gilbert to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France.

Gaviria wins again, Van Avermaet holds Tour de France lead

Gaviria won Saturday's first stage on his Tour debut and looks to be the man to beat in the sprints this year.

Dan Martin juggling risks over first nine days

Dan Martin is prioritising conserving energy and avoiding accidents during the early stages of the Tour de France.

Hot-shot Gaviria wins again as French hope Bardet loses teammate

The 23-year-old Quick Step rider timed his sprint to perfection to overtake German Andre Greipel and hold off a fast-finishing Peter Sagan, who just got second, in a photo finish.

Froome booed as BMC edge Sky in team time-trial

It was also a very satisfying day for Froome, the Kenyan-born Briton ignoring some booing at the start line and making up some of the valuable time he lost on Saturday's first stage.

Sagan back with a bang to claim Tour yellow jersey

The Slovak was thrown out after the fourth stage 12 months ago for sending Mark Cavendish crashing in a chaotic sprint, but he won it clean this time to beat Italian Sonny Colbrelli and France’s Arnaud Demare.

Gaviria claims Tour yellow as Froome and Quintana lose time

Froome crashed into a grass section on the side of the road with five kilometres left and was quickly back on his bike, but the speeding peloton did not wait as preparations for the final mass sprint had started.

Froome wants to ‘draw a line in the sand’ with Tour-Giro...

Tour organisers ASO had decided to ban Froome from the race but the world anti-doping agency and the International Cycling Union delivered a long-awaited verdict on a September 2017 test of the Briton that cleared the 33-year-old's name.

World cycling chief says Froome must have ‘safe’ Tour de France

The world's biggest cycling race starts on Saturday, just days after four-time champion Froome was cleared of doping suspicions by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), headed by Lappartient.

Sky slam cycling legend Hinault’s strike remarks over Froome

Team Sky fired back at Bernard Hinault, who called for a rider boycott of this year's Tour de France should Chris Froome take part.