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(...)

Portugal’s Rui Costa celebrates as he crosses the finish to win the men’s elite road race at the UCI Road World Championships in Florence. Photograph: Reuters.

They had the form to challenge in the final laps, but unfortunately not the luck. Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin were among droves of riders who crashed(...)

A class of his own: Michael Lynn at the Britanic school in Brazil, where he was teaching until his arrest last week
Michael Lynn’s second life

‘The World Awaits.’ For Michael Lynn the slogan draped across the facade of the Britanic language school must have sounded more like a taunt than a pr(...)

The riders in action during stage 19 of the  Tour de France from Bourg d’Oisans to Le Grand Bornand. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Alberto Contador has aged in the last three weeks. Here in Le Grand Bornand he had a distinct air of resignation as he surveyed his prospects after th(...)

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(...)