Troyes

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Paris Saint Germain’s head coach Unai Emery: knocking out Real is mandatory if he is to have any chance of avoiding the sack this summer. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

As he previewed his team’s Champions League showdown with Real Madrid, Unai Emery posed a question and tried not to sound like a man clutching at str(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal in  the Club World Cup final against  Gremio in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

In terms of goalscoring exploits, Fernando Peyroteo’s achievement in 1938 used to be the benchmark. The grandnephew of António César de Vasconcelos Co(...)

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, (...)

 Germany’s Marcel Kittel celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Germany’s Andre Greipel at the end of the sixth stage of the Tour de France between Vesoul and Troyes. Photograph: Getty Images

En route to Troyes the Tour witnessed something new: a cyclist wearing a yellow jersey, riding along a tightrope suspended high above a field on a roa(...)

 Team Sky rider Chris Froome: “My hunger to win hasn’t got any less but the challenge is bigger this year because the level of my rivals is higher.” Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Reuters

He was the dominant winner in 2013, 2015 and 2016 but, this time around, Chris Froome starts the Tour de France knowing things could be more difficult(...)