Roubaix

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    Egan Bernal,   Chris Froome,   Geraint Thomas and   Gianni Moscon of   Team Sky cycling team  during the eighth stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph:   Getty Images

The Tour de France arrived at the foot of the Alps after the long transfer from Roubaix yet continued dishing the dirt, on and off the road. As Chris (...)

Dan Martin  after winning the fifth stage of the  Criterium du Dauphine  on June 8th. “You can lose the Tour on any day, and that’s what makes it so difficult.”  Photograph: Getty Images

A map of the 2018 Tour de France is placed in front of Dan Martin, and he begins to run his finger over it, slowly at first, then more steadily. Fro(...)

Belgium’s Michael Goolaerts of Veranda’s Willems-Crelan cycling team receives first aid after a crash during the 116th edition of the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic cycling race. Goolaerts later died of a cardiac arrest. Photo: David Stockman/Getty Images

What a week for sporting tragedy. Five months after La Gazzetta dello Sport proclaimed the end of the world when Italy failed to qualify for the World(...)

  Competitors cycling across cobble stones during the   116th Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on Sunday. Photograph:  Getty Images

The death of young Belgian Michael Goolaerts following a crash in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix reminds us of the price that can be paid for our pleasure. Fi(...)

Spain’s Sergio Garcia   after winning the 2017 Masters. In some cases the winner might  surrender that winning cheque and happily walk away with just the blazer.  Photograph:    Reuters/Mike Segar

Most of us have no idea of what it would mean to win on Sunday. That sense of history and hype in perfect rhyme, of keeping your head when all about y(...)