“Chris Froome celebrates his  Tour de France victory on Sunday on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Photograph:  Franck Faugere/EPA

Chris Froome, with his fourth Tour de France in the bag thanks to one of the strongest final weeks he can remember putting in, is now likely to move o(...)

Dan Martin of Ireland and QuickStep Floors climbs the Col d’Izoard on stage eighteen of the 2017 Tour de France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin clocked up his best-ever finish in the Tour de France on Sunday, finishing sixth overall when the race crossed the finish line in Paris. Th(...)

“It might sometimes looks like myself and Romain bardet are racing together as we take turns to attack.” Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The Tour is nearly over, Paris is beckoning like a beacon on the horizon. We’ll reach the Champs Elysees tomorrow, but first there’s the not-inconsequ(...)

France’s Warren Barguil, wearing the best climber’s polka dot jersey, rides towards the finish line ahead of Colombia’s Nairo Quintana  at the end of 13th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

We were 50km into the 13th stage of the Tour de France when we saw the first mankini. Bearded, buxom and bulging inappropriately, its wearer was squa(...)

Time penalties for the three riders who took water bottles from spectators, have been annulled. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The fight for the yellow jersey in the Tour de France has become even tighter after the race jury reversed its decision to give 20-second time penalti(...)

Dan Martin: in fifth place overall after  a gruelling stage 12 of the Tour de France, a 214.5km trip from Pau to Peyragudes. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Never ventured never gained Stage 8, Saturday, July 8th: Dole to Station des Rousses, 187.5kms: This was a really brutal day, the first big mountain (...)

Dan Martin of Ireland remains in sixth overall in Le Tour de France 2017. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin showed little signs of injuries from his crash on Sunday, shrugging off the cuts and bruises he incurred when he fell at high speed, and fi(...)

 Daniel Martin of Ireland and team Quick-Step Floors in action during stage nine of Le Tour de France 2017, a 182km stage between Nantua and Chambery. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Ireland’s Dan Martin went close to disaster on Sunday’s ninth stage of the Tour de France, crashing heavily when one of the big pre-race favourites Ri(...)

 Dan Martin in action during the the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. Photograph:    Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin crashed twice on an action-packed ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday as he slipped back to sixth place on general classification. (...)

Crossing the line to finish second on stage five. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Skin in the game Stage 1, July 1st: Düsseldorf (Germany) to Düsseldorf, 14km time trial It had been 30 years since the Tour last started in Germany, (...)