Dan Martin has signed a two-year deal to join the Etixx-QuickStep team for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Photograph: Harry Engels/Velo/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Dan Martin has agreed a two-year contract to ride for Etixx-QuickStep, the Belgian team has announced. The 29-year-old Birmingham-born cycli(...)

Sam Bennett withdrew from this year’s Tour de France during stage 17. Photograph: Getty.

Sam Bennett made a fine return to competition three weeks after retiring from the Tour de France, clocking up third place on the opening stage of the(...)

Sam Bennett withdrew from this year’s Tour de France after a fever on Tuesday night. Photograph: Inpho.

Sam Bennett may have been forced to withdraw from his first Tour de France this week but team manager Ralph Denk made clear on Thursday that he stil(...)

 Andre Greipel of Germany and Lotto-Soudal crosses the finish line ahead of John Degenkolb,  Alexander Kristoff  and Peter Sagan  to win stage 15 of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

With extra police around the Team Sky bus at the start of the stage – five officers rather than two the team said – Chris Froome enjoyed a more settl(...)

Lotto-Soudal rider Andre Greipel of Germany (R) sprints to win the 5th stage of the Tour de France, France, July 19, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

Andre Greipel claimed his third victory of the 2015 Tour de France on the 15th stage to Valence on Sunday. The 183-kilometres route from Mende to Vale(...)

Tour de France leader Chris Froome of claims a spectator threw urine at him during stage 14 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

Chris Froome claimed he was drenched in urine and called a “doper” after enhancing his Tour de France lead on a 14th stage won by fellow Briton Steve (...)

Greg Van Avermaet hrld off Peter Sagan to win stage 13 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Epa

Blasted by hail in the mountains on Thursday, the Tour de France was basted in heat nudging 40C on the plains on Friday, speeding north-east in a swea(...)

Dan Martin: I’m feeling confident about my chances of chasing a victory when the race hits the high mountains in the days ahead”

It’s the end of week one of the Tour de France and having gone close to a stage win on two occasions I’m feeling confident about my chances of chasing(...)

Tour de France leader Tony Martin was forced to retire from race after sustaining a broken collarbone in a crash. Photograph: EP.

The opening week of the Tour de France may have been largely flat, but it’s been a real rollercoaster ride for some. Nowhere is this more clear tha(...)

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(...)