After the race’s first rest day on July 13th, the battle continues with three mountain stages, each ending with uphill finishes.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

It’s being billed as the most open race since Stephen Roche’s 1987 Tour de France win, with four very evenly-matched leaders going head-to-head ove(...)

Alberto Contador was stripped of the Tour de France title he won in 2010. Photograph: PA Wire/PA Wire.

It’s a funny thing, credibility, intangible yet immediately identifiable. When you know, you know. Nietzsche believed it came from the senses and befo(...)

Chris Froome believes the opening nine stages of the Tour de France will hold the key to this year’s race. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Froome has likened the first nine stages of this year’s Tour de France to a series of one-day Classic races and suggested the scramble to the po(...)

The Col du Galibier climb has been removed from this year’s Tour de France following landslides. Photograph: Getty

The Col du Galibier climb has been removed from the 2015 Tour de France due to landslides, organisers have announced. The Tour, which begins on July 4(...)

Chris Froome has admitted to missing a drugs test earlier this year, blaming over-zealous hotel staff. Photograph: PA

Chris Froome has admitted missing a drugs test while on holiday earlier this year, in what the 2013 Tour de France winner described as “a hugely frust(...)

Sam Bennett has been confirmed as one of Bora-Argon18’s two leaders for the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty

What appears to have been an inadvertent - and, according to the Sky team, inaccurate - shortlist for the Tour de France caused concerns on Tuesday(...)

 Spanish rider Alberto Contador is congratulated by  Tinkoff-Saxo team  owner Oleg Tinkov on his way to completing victory in the Giro d’Italia in  Milan. Photo:  Claudio Peri/EPA

Alberto Contador enhanced his status as one of the greatest grand tour riders when the Spaniard clinched his second Giro d’Italia title on Sunday aft(...)

Alberto Contador is on course to win the Giro D’Italia despite  finishing 6th in the 20th stage, which was won by Fabio Aru

Barring a crash in Sunday’s final stage, Alberto Contador is poised to win the Giro d’Italia after the Spaniard limited the damage on the 20th stage,(...)

Italia rider Sacha Modolo crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the 98th Giro d’Italia between Tirano and Lugano. Photograph: Getty Images

Sacha Modolo won stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as race leader Alberto Contador was given some respite. Modolo (Lampre) won the 134-kilome(...)

Spanish rider Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) in action during the stage 14 time trial  between Treviso and Valdobbiadene at the   Giro d’Italia. Photo: Luk BeniesAFP/Getty Images

Team Sky claimed a second stage victory of the Giro d’Italia even as Richie Porte’s nightmare continued, but Spain’s Alberto Contador was the big winn(...)