The pack of riders  during the 205.5 km seventh stage of the centenary Tour de France  race from Montpellier to Albi.

I said in yesterday’s diary that I hoped my team-mate and friend Christian Vande Velde would be able to get through the Tour after his big crash on We(...)

Andre Greipel of Germany  wins  the sixth stage of the Tour de France  in Montpellier yesterday. Photograph: Laurent Rebours/AP

As expected, stage six of the Tour was all about staying in the right place, not being caught out, not losing time. It was a pretty nervous, stressful(...)

Team-mate  Christian Vande Velde crashed with 15km to go on the stage and was pretty banged up. Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Well, that was encouraging. Despite it being one day after the efforts of the team time trial, I felt really good. My legs seem to be coming around, a(...)