Scores of riders lie on the road after crashing during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 159.5 kilometers (99.1 miles) with start in Antwerp and finish in Huy, Belgium. Photo: Christophe Ena/AP

Chris Froome showed his strength — and took the race leader’s yellow jersey — with second place on a stage three of the Tour de France marred by a hig(...)

Tony Gallopin of France and Lotto Belisol celebrates as his solo breakaway secures victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de France to Oyonnax yesterday. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images.

There are times when a little basic psychology explains the difference between victory and defeat, and Tony Gallopin’s stage win here at the expense (...)

Lotto-Belisol team rider Tony Gallopin of France sprints to win the 187.5-km 11th stage of the Tour de France  between Besancon and Oyonnax. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen / Reuters

France’s Tony Gallopin held off a charging peloton to claim victory on stage 11 of the Tour de France in Oyonnax after a daring breakaway fom Nicolas(...)

Spain’s Alberto Contador, acompanied by his Saxo-Tinkof team manager  Bjarne Riis, abandons the Tour de France  after crashing during the 10th stage, which started  in Mulhouse and finished in La Planche des Belles Filles. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

Blood had been expected along the zigzagging paths towards La Planche des Belles Filles but not such an abrupt kill. Yet on another wild day at this y(...)

Alberto Contador of Spain sits in a  Saxo Tinkoff procycling team  car after crashing out  of the Tour de France on stage 10  from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Alberto Contador suffered a broken leg as he crashed out of the Tour de France on Monday as Vincenzo Nibali took full advantage with a scintillating v(...)

 Omega Pharma Quick Step Procycling team rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the ninth stage of the 101st Tour de France  from Gerardmer to Mulhouse. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider Tony Martin stormed to his maiden Tour de France flat stage win on Sunday as Frenchman Tony Gallopin took over possessio(...)

 Italy’s Matteo Trentin, front, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Peter Sagan.

Matteo Trentin edged out Peter Sagan in a photo-finish to win the seventh stage of the Tour de France in Nancy on Friday.The 234.5-kilometres route fr(...)