Arnaud Demare

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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, (...)

Quick Step Floors team rider Marcel Kittel (nearest the camera) of Germany crosses the finish line to win the 7th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France. Photo: Getty Images

It would be a disservice to use the B word – boring – for sprint stages such as Thursday and Friday’s, both won by Marcel Kittel and, on the way here,(...)

 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(...)

 Mark Cavendish at the finish line on stage four of the Tour de France after being injured in a fall. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Mark Cavendish praised the “courage” of the Tour de France commissaires after they disqualified world champion Peter Sagan for causing the crash that (...)

Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Bora-Hansgrohe and Mark Cavendish of Great Britain riding for Team Dimension Data are involved in a crash near the finish line during stage four of the 2017 Le Tour de France, a 207.5km stage from Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Peter Sagan’s Bora-Hansgrohe team have launched an official protest against the world champion’s disqualification from the Tour de France after the cr(...)

Peter Sagan elbows Mark Cavendish into the railings during thre sprint finish to stage four of the Tour de France. Sagan was disqualified from the tour for his actions. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

The world champion, Peter Sagan, was thrown out of the Tour de France for a dangerous move in the sprint finish at the end of stage four that also end(...)

Marcel Kittel of Germany and Quick-Step Floors crosses the line and celebrates his victory in stage two of the 2017 Tour de France, a 203.5km road stage from Dusseldorf to Liege. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

With eight more probable sprint stages before Paris, Sunday was probably just the beginning for Marcel Kittel but it could easily have been the end fo(...)

The gruelling Col de la Croix de Fer, on the 17th stage of the Tour de France - La Mure to Serre Chevalier. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Stage one: Düsseldorf (14km time trial) Apart from a quick incursion into the city centre, most of this is alongside the river Rhine, dead flat and d(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finish line, ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff, Germany’s Marcel Kittel and France’s Arnaud Demare at the end of the 190 km third stage of the 75th edition of the Paris-Nice cycling race, between Chablis and Chalon-sur-Saone. Photo: Philippe Lopez/Getty Images

Sam Bennett turned back the clock for Irish cycling on Tuesday, becoming the first from this country to win a stage in Paris-Nice in 28 years. Bennett(...)

The peleton is stopped at a level crossing as a train approaches in the Paris-Roubaix one day classic. Photograph: Afp

The French railway company SNCF has filed a formal complaint to police after many riders in the peloton of the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic ignored b(...)

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