Germany’s Andre Greipel (right) sprints to win ahead of Slovakia’s Peter Sagan  at the end of the 166km second stage  of the Tour de France  between Utrecht and Neeltje Jans island in the Dutch city of Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland province. Photograph:  Alix Guigon/AFP/Getty Images

One year after crashing out of the race, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador were back in control of the Tour de France, hurting their main rivals in a(...)

 Rohan Dennis produced the fastest ever average speed recorded in a Tour de France time trial as he won the first stage. Photograph: Getty

Australian Rohan Dennis claimed the first yellow jersey of the Tour de France as defending champion Vincenzo Nibali stole some potentially vital secon(...)

After the race’s first rest day on July 13th, the battle continues with three mountain stages, each ending with uphill finishes.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

It’s being billed as the most open race since Stephen Roche’s 1987 Tour de France win, with four very evenly-matched leaders going head-to-head ove(...)

Chris Froome believes the opening nine stages of the Tour de France will hold the key to this year’s race. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Froome has likened the first nine stages of this year’s Tour de France to a series of one-day Classic races and suggested the scramble to the po(...)

The Col du Galibier climb has been removed from this year’s Tour de France following landslides. Photograph: Getty

The Col du Galibier climb has been removed from the 2015 Tour de France due to landslides, organisers have announced. The Tour, which begins on July 4(...)

Chris Froome has admitted to missing a drugs test earlier this year, blaming over-zealous hotel staff. Photograph: PA

Chris Froome has admitted missing a drugs test while on holiday earlier this year, in what the 2013 Tour de France winner described as “a hugely frust(...)

 Spanish rider Alberto Contador is congratulated by  Tinkoff-Saxo team  owner Oleg Tinkov on his way to completing victory in the Giro d’Italia in  Milan. Photo:  Claudio Peri/EPA

Alberto Contador enhanced his status as one of the greatest grand tour riders when the Spaniard clinched his second Giro d’Italia title on Sunday aft(...)

Maxim Iglinskiy of Astana, who tested positive for EPO. Photoraph: Michel Krakowski/AFP/Getty Images

There often comes a moment in any wordy or indeed worthy interview when the subject suddenly shifts uneasily in his seat and points towards the small (...)

 Lance Armstrong and UCI president Hein Verbruggen, who was head of the organisation which is said to have colluded with the disgraced cyclist to protect his status in the sport. Photograph: AFP 1:57

A damning report published on Monday shows how cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, colluded with Lance Armstrong from 1999 to 2009 to circumvent (...)

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(...)