Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy on his way to winning the 2014 Tour de France.  Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Astana says it has been granted a UCI World Tour licence for 2015 by cycling’s world governing body, despite doping infringements. The Kazakhstan squa(...)

The itinerary for the 2015 Tour de France is seen during its presentation at a news conference in Paris yesterday. The world’s greatest cycling event will start from Utrecht in the Netherlands on July 4th. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Former world number one Sean Kelly has said that the mountainous 2015 Tour de France race route unveiled yesterday could suit Dan Martin very well, bu(...)

The penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France will finish on the gruelling  l’Alpe d’Huez . Photograph:  Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial – Tour de France organisers have design(...)

2014 Tour de France winner  Vincenzo Nibali (right) is one of four riders urged by  Oleg Tinkov to race all three Grand Tours next season. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Oleg Tinkov, the Russian multimillionaire owner of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, has challenged the four best riders in the world to contest all three Grand (...)

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, wearing the leader’s yellow jersey, crosses the finish line of the 21st and final stage of the 101st Tour de France 2014. Photograph: EPA/Nicolas Bouvy

Sixteen years and a whole world separate Vincenzo Nibali’s victory yesterday in the Tour de France and the last time an Italian rode up the Champs-(...)

 Vincenzo Nibali kisses his wife Rachele after winning the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Vincenzo Nibali completed victory in the 101st Tour de France in Paris on Sunday as Marcel Kittel won an exciting final stage sprint finish on the Cha(...)

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Pro Team looks set to win the Tour de France on Sunday.   Photograph:   Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Vincenzo Nibali believes the 101st Tour de France suited him perfectly. Nibali (Astana), barring an astonishing and unprecedented turn of events, will(...)

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(...)

Overall leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage of the 101st Tour de France, over 145.5 km from Pau to Hautacam, yesterday. Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

Since his exploits on the cobbled stage to Arenberg 16 days ago, Vincenzo Nibali has increasingly looked to be involved in his own race at the top of (...)

Nicolas Roche of Tinkoff-Saxo on the climb to Pla d’Adet in the Pyrenees during the 17th stage of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters.

Given the strength that Alberto Contador’s lieutenants – Michael Rogers, Nicolas Roche and Rafal Majka – have shown since the Tour de France entered (...)