Eddie Dunbar during the  UCI Road World Championships in 2019: racing cyclist says his training has gone perfectly ahead of the Olympics road race. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

In a normal year it is easy to know which riders will shine in a major competition held six days after the Tour de France: those who did the Tour. The(...)

Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates celebrates on the podium with the overall leader’s yellow jersey after the 21st stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Wout Van Aert denied Mark Cavendish another piece of Tour de France history as the Belgian national champion won stage 21 on the Champs-Elysees on Par(...)

Team UAE Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar is on the verge of retaining his Tour de France title. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/Getty/AFP

Tadej Pogacar stands to be confirmed as Tour de France champion for the second year in a row after Wout Van Aert won the stage 20 time trial in Saint-(...)

 Tadej Pogacar of the UAE-Team Emirates wins the 18th stage of the Tour de France  from Pau to Luz Ardiden, completing back-to-back stage wins. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Dan Martin put in his best showing of this year’s Tour de France, riding strongly on the final mountain stage and placing fifth at Luz Ardiden. The (...)

 Yellow jersey holder  Tadej Pogacar of the UAE-Team Emirates team celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France  from Muret to Saint Lary Soulan Col du Portet. Photograph: Christophe Petit-tesson/EPA

They huffed and they puffed but yet again none of his main rivals were able to blow Tour de France leader Tadej Pogacar’s house down as the defending (...)

 Belgian rider Wout Van Aert of the Jumbo Visma team celebrates as he crosses the finish line and wins the 11th stage of the Tour de France  from Sorgues to Malaucene. Photograph: Christophe Petit-Tesson/EPA

Wout Van Aert triggered memories of the five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx with a spectacular solo victory in the 2021 Tour’s daunting Mont V(...)

Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the UAE tour   in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP

Tadej Pogacar of local team UAE Team Emirates retained his overall lead in the UAE Tour after Thursday’s likely decisive fifth stage which finished o(...)