Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square at the end of the race’s third stage  in London, England. Photograph: Getty Images

With two victories in the first three days of the Tour, Marcel Kittel already looks unstoppable. As Buckingham Palace loomed behind him, he had the s(...)

Mark Cavendish speaks to the press after it was confirmed  he will miss the rest of the Tour de France  following the shoulder injury he suffered on the first stage in Harrogate on Saturday. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

Mark Cavendish was philosophical on Sunday after his Tour de France came to a premature end with a shoulder injury caused in a crash for which he took(...)

The peloton passes through the village of Muker, Yorkshire during the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Mark Cavendish’s Tour de France is in the balance after the dramatic crash which ended the Manxman’s dreams of wearing the yellow jersey in his mother(...)

 Orica Greenedge  rider  Simon Gerrans of Australia  celebrates after winning the Liege Bastogne Liege cycling race from Liege to Ans in Belgium. Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

Ireland’s Dan Martin suffered a heartbreaking end to his defence of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic in Belgium on Sunday as a fall on the fi(...)

Andre Greipel of Germany  wins  the sixth stage of the Tour de France  in Montpellier yesterday. Photograph: Laurent Rebours/AP

As expected, stage six of the Tour was all about staying in the right place, not being caught out, not losing time. It was a pretty nervous, stressful(...)

 Mark Cavendish celebrates as he wins the fifth stage of the Tour de France from Cagnes-Sur-Mer to Marseille. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish claimed his 24th Tour de France stage victory as he won the fifth stage with a perfect sprint as the end game was marred by a huge cras(...)

Nicolas Roche (left) moved up to ninth overall following the fourth stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:   Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche missed out on a chance to claim the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Tuesday after his Saxo-Tinkoff could only claim fo(...)

The peloton negotiates a climb during stage three from Ajaccio to Calvi in Corsica.

Stage 3, Ajaccio - Calvi (145.5km)The Tour de France is three stages down and now moves to the French mainland in Nice. The time in Corsica came to an(...)

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(...)