Chris Froome of Britain’s Team Sky celebrates his Tour de France victory in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Rain at the Tour de France finish on the Champs Elysees is rare. Although the bulk of the soaking came during the early miles though the Paris subu(...)

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana pulls away from the yellow jersey of Chris Froome, during the 19th stage of the Tour de France  between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and La Toussuire in the  French Alps. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

This climb holds mixed memories for Chris Froome and, as well as his confrontation with the stage winner Vincenzo Nibali at the finish, the final six (...)

 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(...)

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(...)

 Andre Greipel of Germany and Lotto-Soudal crosses the finish line ahead of John Degenkolb,  Alexander Kristoff  and Peter Sagan  to win stage 15 of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

With extra police around the Team Sky bus at the start of the stage – five officers rather than two the team said – Chris Froome enjoyed a more settl(...)

“One team that certainly got things right is Chris Froome’s Sky. He blasted clear and dominated the stage.” Photograph: Yoan Valat/Epa.

Rest days are always a little unpredictable in a race such as the Tour de France. Riders have been digging deep for a week or more, then you have a da(...)

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(...)

Team Sky rider Christopher Froome leads the rest of his team during the 9th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Chris Froome challenged his rivals for the Tour de France yellow jersey to put him under pressure in the Pyrenees after another profitable day on Sund(...)