Switzerland’s Marc Hirschi celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 12th stage  of the Tour de France  between Chauvigny and Sarran. Photograph:  Sebastien Nogier/AFP via Getty Images

Nobody likes to play on Tour de France novelty more than the Tour itself, and there was plenty of it throughout the longest stage of the race from Cha(...)

 Michael Goolaerts competing in the recent  Tour of Flanders. The 23-year-old  Belgian rider died of a heart attack during Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix race. Photograph:  Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images

As the cycling world mourned the loss of the young Belgian professional Michael Goolaerts, who died late on Sunday night after suffering a heart attac(...)

Eoin Morton  celebrates winning the second stage of the Rás last year from Mullingar to Charleville in Cork. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan

There might be one or two moments each day where Eoin Morton questions his sanity. When he’s cycling the 25km to work, from his home in Bray to Dublin(...)

Swiss Olympic cycling champion Fabian Cancellara after receiving his medal in Rio. Photograph: Getty Images

More athletes have had their medical data leaked by a group of Russian cyber terrorists calling themselves ‘the Fancy Bears’. The latest batch – the (...)

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, wins the 209 km sixteenth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Fabian Cancellara’s contribution to cycling has been substantial enough for the Tour organisers to give him what amounted to his own personal stage f(...)

Tour de France leader Tony Martin was forced to retire from race after sustaining a broken collarbone in a crash. Photograph: EP.

The opening week of the Tour de France may have been largely flat, but it’s been a real rollercoaster ride for some. Nowhere is this more clear tha(...)

Germany’s Tony Martin is supported by his Etixx-Quick Step team-mates as he limps towards the finish line in Le Harve yesterday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

Tony Martin was forced to pull out of the Tour de France last night after crashing in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage(...)

 Tony Martin   lies on the road after crashing on  the final climb during  the sixth stage of the Tour de France Abbeville and Le Havre. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/EPA

Tony Martin has pulled out of the Tour de France after the yellow jersey crashed in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage s(...)

The peloton hits the cobbles on stage four of the Tour, a 223km stage between Seraing and Cambrai. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Monday, stage 3: Anvers to Huy (4th at 5 seconds): Fourth on a stage of the Tour de France; I’d hoped to be there for the win, sprinting it out for vi(...)

Etixx Quick Step team rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 4th stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France 2015 cycling race over 223.5km between Seraing, Belgium and Cambrai, France. Photo: Yoan Valat/PA

After three near misses in as many days, Tony Martin was finally zipped into the yellow jersey for the first time in his career following a determined(...)

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