A  map showing the official route of the 2019 edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

The route of the 2019 Tour de France will feature 30 categorised climbs, five mountain finishes but only 54km of time trialling in what the organisers(...)

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (left) wearing the leader’s yellow jersey and third-placed Chris Froome (right) cross the finish line. Photo: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Never, surely, has a flute of champagne tasted so sweet as the one Geraint Thomas enjoyed on the road into Paris. For it confirmed that winning the ye(...)

 Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky. A success in this year’s Tour would  mean victory in four consecutively-held Grand Tours. The only other rider to do this was Merckx  back in 1972/1973.  Photograph: Getty Images

It is said there is no such thing as bad publicity, but the Tour de France organisers, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), would beg to differ. Last Sund(...)

Chris Froome enjoying the final stage of last year’s Tour de France. Last year’s winner has been blocked from entering this year’s race according to reports in France. Photograph:  Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

Organisers of the Tour de France have formally forbidden Chris Froome from signing in for this year’s race, which starts on Saturday, in a last-ditch (...)

Team Sky’s Chris Froome does not belong among cycling’s greats according to Bernard Hinault. Photo: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

The legendary cyclist Bernard Hinault has launched a stinging attack on Chris Froome, claiming he should never have been on the Giro d’Italia start li(...)

Chris Froome and his Team Sky team-mate Wout Poels during stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia from Susa to Cervinia on Saturday. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Chris Froome is set to complete a remarkable victory in the Giro d’Italia after retaining the leader’s pink jersey at the end of stage 20. The Team S(...)

Britain’s Chris Froome  crosses the finish line to win the  19th stage of the Giro d’Italia  from Venaria Reale to Bardonecchia. Photograph: Daniel dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP

On one of the most extraordinary days in Giro d’Italia history, Chris Froome produced a performance that ripped the breath away, obliterating his riva(...)

British cyclist Chris Froome in action during the first stage of the Giro d’Italia  in Jerusalem, Israel. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Since arriving in Israel Chris Froome has made a decent effort of concealing the mental bruising of an ongoing battle to rescue his reputation but the(...)

Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts died after suffering a suspected heart attack during the Paris-Roubaix one-day race on Sunday. Photograph:  Getty Images

The death of Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts following a crash at the Paris-Roubaix one-day race overshadowed the event on Sunday. Television footag(...)

Peter Sagan (centre) of Slovakia breaks  ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff (right) in the road race world championship  in Bergen, Norway.  Photograph: Cornelius Poppe/EPA

Peter Sagan stayed quiet all day before timing his effort to perfection in the final sprint to become the first rider to claim three road race world c(...)

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