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(...)

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(...)

 Yellow jersey:  ‘I ride clean and Team Sky rides clean,’ says Chris Froome. Photograph:  Yoan Valat/EPA

Bourg d’Oisans, late afternoon, July: we looked each other in the eye and swore it was not a race. Then, after the last clip of the pedals, the last s(...)

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(...)

Team Sky rider Chris Froome celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 167-km 10th stage of the  Tour de France  from Tarbes to La Pierre-Saint-Martin. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

A few hundred metres before the finish here the road swings across the rocky mountainside in a vast, shallow hairpin bend which takes just under a min(...)

Dan Martin’s Cannondale Garmin team in action  during the team time trial  between Vannes and Plumelec.  Photograph:  Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Chris Froome remains in the yellow jersey but the inability of Nicolas Roche to stay in touch with his team-mates in the closing metres of the team ti(...)

Etixx Quick Step team rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 4th stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France 2015 cycling race over 223.5km between Seraing, Belgium and Cambrai, France. Photo: Yoan Valat/PA

After three near misses in as many days, Tony Martin was finally zipped into the yellow jersey for the first time in his career following a determined(...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 223.5-km (138.9 miles) 4th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Seraing in Belgium, to Cambrai, France. Photo: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Tony Martin belatedly claimed the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey for the first time on Tuesday with victory on stage four to Cambrai. Meanwhile(...)

Trek Factory rider Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland receives assistance after a fall during the 159,5km third stage of the Tour de France from Anvers to Huy, Belgium. Photograph: Reuters

Chris Froome lost out on the win but took the overall lead on a stage interrupted by a horrible crash that could have been a lot worse. Looking home (...)