There were rational explanations for Froome’s superlative climbing performances in this year’s Tour de France. Photograph: Reuters

In the first Tour de France of the post-Lance Armstrong era, the much reviled former seven-times tour winner played a disproportionately large role. N(...)

The Team Sky riders  protect their leader Chris Froome early in the stage. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Christophe Riblon became the first French stage winner in the 100th Tour de France with victory on the historic double ascent of the Alpe d’Huez, whil(...)

Rui Costa celebrates winning stage 16 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Chris Froome accused rival teams of becoming “desperate” and taking “uncalculated risks” after he came close to crashing on the final descent when Alb(...)