Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square at the end of the race’s third stage  in London, England. Photograph: Getty Images

With two victories in the first three days of the Tour, Marcel Kittel already looks unstoppable. As Buckingham Palace loomed behind him, he had the s(...)

Marcel Kittel of Germany crosses the finish line ahead of Mark Cavendish of Britain and Peter Sagan of Slovakia (right) to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France over 218 kilometres from Fougeres to Tours yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo

The sense that, although this may be Chris Froome’s Tour, it is not a happy one for Team Sky strengthened yesterday when a crash two kilometres from t(...)

Chris Froome after defending the overall race leader’s yellow jersey during stage 11 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

WILLIAM FOTHERINGHAMat Mont Saint-MichelThe tides which sweep across the tidal flats around this legendary monastery-cum-fortress were compared by Vic(...)