Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, ride in the pack during the 18th stage of the Tour de France  between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the  French Alps. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Froome’s carbon-fibre bike was one of half a dozen examined after the finish here by commissaires looking for the hidden electric motors that(...)

 Chris Froome, wearing the  yellow jersey, rides in the pack past a lake during the 18th stage  of the Tour de France  between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Romain Bardet was victorious on stage 18 of the Tour de France as Chris Froome maintained his commanding advantage to move a step closer to a second t(...)

Steve Cummings produced a smash and grab to take the 14th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

Steve Cummings claimed a stunning smash and grab win on stage 14 of the Tour de France to Mende on Saturday. The 34-year-old from the Wirral claimed A(...)

 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(...)

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 (...)

A group of breakaway riders pedal through a rain storm near the town of Condom in the Pyrenees mountains during the 19th stage of theTour de France cycling race between Maubourguet and Bergerac.Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Cycling’s equivalent of the curse of Hello! magazine seems to have struck the cyclists who shook the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand before the official s(...)

Nicolas Roche of Tinkoff-Saxo on the climb to Pla d’Adet in the Pyrenees during the 17th stage of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters.

Given the strength that Alberto Contador’s lieutenants – Michael Rogers, Nicolas Roche and Rafal Majka – have shown since the Tour de France entered (...)

Australia’s Michael Rogers bows for cheering spectators as he crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France into Bagneres-de-Luchon. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

While Michael Rogers devoured his first solo stage win in 10 attempts at the race with the aplomb of a man who has suddenly regained his appetite, the(...)

Tinkoff-Saxo team rider Michael Rogers of Australia celebrates after winning the 16th stage.   Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Michael Rogers won his first stage of cycling’s Tour de France as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained his overall lead. Rogers won the 16th stage -- a 2(...)

Orica Greenedge’s Simon Gerrans sprints to win the third stage of the  Tour de France   from Ajaccio to Calvi on  Corsica. Cannondale  rider Peter Sagan (right) of Slovakia took second place. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Simon Gerrans of Orica GreenEdge won the third stage of the 100th Tour de France in a sprint finish in Calvi as Peter Sagan settled for second for a s(...)