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(...)

Ruben Plaza won stage 16 of the Tour de France to Gap. Photograph: Getty

After two years of calls for Chris Froome’s physiological data to be made public, Team Sky have said they may be prepared to release a limited amou(...)

 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(...)

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 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(...)

Germany’s Tony Martin is supported by his Etixx-Quick Step team-mates as he limps towards the finish line in Le Harve yesterday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

Tony Martin was forced to pull out of the Tour de France last night after crashing in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage(...)

 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 (...)