Yellow jersey winner Chris Froome of Team Sky near the Arc de Triomphe during the 109.5-km final stage of the 102nd Tour de France. Photograph: Reuters

Back to Alpe d’Huez, where it really all began. We raced up that climb on Saturday’s penultimate stage of the Tour and it was like completing a circle(...)

Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali   leads the group ahead of Team Sky rider Chris Froome, wearing the race leader’s yellow jersey, during the 161-km 17th stage of the Tour de France  from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup in the French Alps. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

As the rate of attrition stepped up, Geraint Thomas moved a step closer to a podium position despite losing time on Chris Froome. With Tejay van Gard(...)

“One team that certainly got things right is Chris Froome’s Sky. He blasted clear and dominated the stage.” Photograph: Yoan Valat/Epa.

Rest days are always a little unpredictable in a race such as the Tour de France. Riders have been digging deep for a week or more, then you have a da(...)

Spectators try to cool off with cold water on the side of the street during first stage of the 2015 Tour de France in Utrecht, Netherlands. Photograph: Marcel van Hoorn/EPA

Saturday, stage one, 13.4km individual time trial in Utrecht: What is my third Tour de France got underway on Saturday with an individual time trial (...)

Dan Martin: “I had a frustrating spring with crashes and I’m really motivated to do something in this Tour.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anyone who follows professional cycling in general, and the Tour de France in particular, knows that this sport is a very unpredictable one. The open(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to take the ninth stage of the Vuelta a Espana in La Covatilla, near Salamanca, three years ago. Photograph: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

It’s been a difficult season thus far for Ireland’s Dan Martin. Crashes and bad luck have complicated things, but he tells Shane Stokes that he’s mot(...)

A group of breakaway riders pedal through a rain storm near the town of Condom in the Pyrenees mountains during the 19th stage of theTour de France cycling race between Maubourguet and Bergerac.Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Cycling’s equivalent of the curse of Hello! magazine seems to have struck the cyclists who shook the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand before the official s(...)

The race suit of Britain’s Christopher Froome is torn after he crashed during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers from Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg, France. Photograph: AP Photo

This was a stage for the ages, but its images are already seared into memories. The peloton, splattered and scattered by the rain and cobbles along t(...)

Last year’s winner, Britain’s Chris Froome (left), and Spain’s Alberto Contador in action during the ninth stage – between Saint-Girons and Bagnères-de-Bigorre – of last year’s Tour de France. The pair lock horns again in what promises to be one of the closest contests since Cadel Evans’ victory in 2011. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images

The debates are raging. Chris Froome will win because he dominated last year’s race, and because he won the Tours of Oman and Romandie this year. No, (...)

Fans run alongside Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Chris Froome of  Britain  during stage 15 of the  Tour de France, from Givors to Mont Ventoux. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Saturday, Stage 14: St Pourçain sur Sioule to Lyon (191km):Saturday was a day when a very big group fought it out between them for the stage win, but (...)