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(...)

Dan Martin believes Tour de France leader Chris Froome still has plenty to do in order tow in the race.

Being such a long race at three weeks, the Tour de France can bring all sorts of challenges. Everyone knows about the mountains, and we also had cobbl(...)

 Dan Martin finished second on the eighth stage of the Tour de France between Rennes and Mur-de-Bretagne. Photograph:    Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin narrowly missed out on winning stage eight of the Tour de France on Saturday, attacking close to the top of the Mûr-de-Bretagne climb and f(...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Mark Cavendish  celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the seventh stage of the  Tour de France  race from Livarot to Fougeres. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish sprinted to his first Tour de France victory in almost two years and 26th in all on stage seven to Fougeres on Friday as the Manxman bu(...)

 Tony Martin   lies on the road after crashing on  the final climb during  the sixth stage of the Tour de France Abbeville and Le Havre. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/EPA

Tony Martin has pulled out of the Tour de France after the yellow jersey crashed in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage s(...)

Lotto Soudal team rider Andre Greipel  reacts after winning the fifth  stage of the  of the Tour de France, the German’s second victory in this year’s race. Photograph:   Yoan Valat/EPA

German Andre Greipel was again far too strong for the opposition as he claimed his second win in this year’s Tour de France with an impressive sprint (...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 223.5-km (138.9 miles) 4th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Seraing in Belgium, to Cambrai, France. Photo: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Tony Martin belatedly claimed the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey for the first time on Tuesday with victory on stage four to Cambrai. Meanwhile(...)

The pack rides during the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race  between the belgian cities of Antwerp and Huy. Photo: Eric Feferberg/Getty Images

Dan Martin went close to his target of a stage win on stage three of the Tour de France on Monday, finishing an excellent fourth into Huy. The (...)

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 (...)

Germany’s Andre Greipel (right) sprints to win ahead of Slovakia’s Peter Sagan  at the end of the 166km second stage  of the Tour de France  between Utrecht and Neeltje Jans island in the Dutch city of Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland province. Photograph:  Alix Guigon/AFP/Getty Images

On a stage decided largely by inclement weather, it seemed weirdly appropriate that the main beneficiaries should be Sky. Chris Froome could barely co(...)