A map of the route for the 2016 Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

The Tour de France looks set to be dominated by the climbers once more in 2016 but cycling’s most prestigious stage race should get off to a calmer st(...)

Britain’s Chris Froome celebrates with his Sky teammates after winning the Tour de France. Photograph: Laurent Rebours/Reuters

British cyclist Chris Froome has won the Tour de France for the second time in three years. The Kenyan-born 30-year-old won the 102nd Tour by one minu(...)

 Chris Froome, wearing the  yellow jersey, rides in the pack past a lake during the 18th stage  of the Tour de France  between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Romain Bardet was victorious on stage 18 of the Tour de France as Chris Froome maintained his commanding advantage to move a step closer to a second t(...)

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(...)

Steve Cummings produced a smash and grab to take the 14th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

Steve Cummings claimed a stunning smash and grab win on stage 14 of the Tour de France to Mende on Saturday. The 34-year-old from the Wirral claimed A(...)

Bradley Wiggins  during his successful attempt to break cycling’s hour record at the  velodrome in east London. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Andrews

Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI Hour Record but the Beamonesque mark he targeted was beyond him. Tickets sold out in seven minutes to watch Wiggins ride(...)

Bradley Wiggins wants to break the world record set by fellow Briton Alex Dowsett. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Bradley Wiggins believes he can put the Hour world record “out of reach” when he tackles one of cycling’s toughest challenges next month at London’s O(...)

Bradley Wiggins: The success earned him his first road race world title, adding to the six track world championship titles and four Olympic golds he has won previously. Photograph: Getty Images

Denying the German Tony Martin the chance to become the first rider in history to take four consecutive world championship Elite time trial titles, Br(...)

Britain’s Bradley Wiggins won the gold medal in the men’s time-trial at the Road World Championships in Spain. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA

Britain’s Bradley Wiggins has won gold in the men’s time-trial at the Road World Championships in Spain.The Olympic champion clocked 56 minutes 25.52 (...)

Nicolas Roche will start the final day of the Tour of Britain in fourth position. Photograph:   Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche remains in contention for the Tour of Britain title which is poised for a thrilling finale on the streets of London on Sunday after the(...)