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(...)

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(...)