Ireland’s Daniel Martin celebrates winning the sixth stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France  between Brest and Mur-de-Bretagne Guerledan in 2018. Photograph:  Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been described in the past by Sean Kelly as the 110 per cent race, but when this year’s Tour de France gets under way in Brussels today (Saturday(...)

Team Sky celebrate Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France victory on the Champs-Élysées back in July. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Every now and then a new force enters a sport with an impact so crushing that it reshapes and even deforms the whole competition. So it was with the s(...)

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  hugs  his wife Sarah-Ellen  after the final stage to Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Geraint Thomas has been hailed as “Le Prince de Galles” and “Le cyclist next door” by French papers after winning his first Tour de France. But as the(...)

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP

Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour de France, appealed for calm after tensions increased following Thursday’s chaotic climb of Alpe d’Huez (...)

Since the start of the year there have been calls for Chris Froome to stand down from racing. Photograph: EPA

There is an old mantra in French cycling that no rider is bigger than the Tour de France and, in dramatically seeking to block Chris Froome from start(...)

A map of the route for the 2016 Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

The Tour de France looks set to be dominated by the climbers once more in 2016 but cycling’s most prestigious stage race should get off to a calmer st(...)

Fabian Cancellara has pulled out of the Tour de France after fracturing vertebrae during a crash in stage three. Photograph: Reuters

Fabian Cancellara has withdrawn from the Tour de France after fracturing two vertebrae in the horrific crash that interrupted Monday’s stage three fro(...)

Scores of riders lie on the road after crashing during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 159.5 kilometers (99.1 miles) with start in Antwerp and finish in Huy, Belgium. Photo: Christophe Ena/AP

Chris Froome showed his strength — and took the race leader’s yellow jersey — with second place on a stage three of the Tour de France marred by a hig(...)

The penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France will finish on the gruelling  l’Alpe d’Huez . Photograph:  Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial – Tour de France organisers have design(...)

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