The Champs Élysées with the Arc de Triomphe in the background during the 21st and last stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

The Tour de France peloton woke up with a hangover on Monday, not only from over-indulgence in the brasseries around the Champs Élysées, but also beca(...)

Francois Lemarchand has temporarily replaced Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme who has tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: AP

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme was one of five individuals to test positive for coronavirus before the race resumed on Tuesday. No rider(...)

Team Jumbo rider Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic (left) and Team Groupama-FDJ rider France’s Thibaut Pinot arrive to attend the teams’ presentation two days before the start of the 1st stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France in Nice on August 27th. Photographg: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty

The 2020 Tour de France, scheduled to start in Nice on Saturday, is edging closer to collapse after the Alpes-Maritimes region, site of the opening st(...)

Didi ‘The Devil’ Senft jumps in the air during stage 16 of the 2016  Tour de France, from Moirans-en-Montagne to Berne in Switzerland. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Devi Sridhar, the chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh and also a key adviser to the Scottish government on the Covid-19 pande(...)

 Colombia’s Egan Bernal  of Team Ineos wears the overall leader’s yellow jersey as he passes  the Arc de Triomphe during the 21st and final stage  of the Tour de France  between Rambouillet and Paris. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Egan Bernal became the first Colombian to win the Tour de France when he retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey after Sunday’s 21st and final sta(...)

France’s Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, takes a curve during the 19th stage  between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Tignes on Friday. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

What was seen as one of the most important battles in this year’s Tour de France was curtailed on Friday with the 126.5-kilometre race from Saint-Jean(...)

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(...)

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