Ireland’s Ben Healy lies eight overall after the thord stage of the Tour de l’Avenir. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ben Healy jumped back up the general classification in the Tour de l’Avenir in France on Monday, improving 20 places to eighth overall. Dillon Corke(...)

 Sam Bennett:  has had to contend with unfortunate  accusations about his injury from  the Deceuninck-QuickStep general manager Patrick Lefevere. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/AFP/via  Getty Images

Such is the choice of sport in the air this weather that it’s sometimes easier and perhaps best to stick with what you know and want on any given day(...)

French cyclist Laurent Fignon lost the 1989 Tour de France by just eight seconds after America’s Greg LeMond put in a stunning final time-trial. Photograph:  Jean-Yves Ruszniewski/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

Eight seconds. What can you do in eight seconds? You can’t lose a bike race of 3,285km around your own country, of 21 stages plus a prologue time-tria(...)

The 21  switchbacks on Alpe d’Huez are each numbered in descending order. Photograph:  Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Bourg d’Oisans, July 26th, 2011 Late afternoon and the Alps are hot. We take one last sip from our water bottles, run a quick check over each tyre pr(...)

Spain’s Miguel Indurain in the yellow jersey  is protected by his team-mates Marino Alonso (left) and Pedro Delgado (centre) during the 17th stage of the 1992 Tour de France. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP via Getty Images

If memory serves, the bus from Bilbao pulled into San Sebastian on the Friday morning. Thursday night had been spent on the sleeper train from Madrid’(...)

Bradley Wiggins pictured at the Olympic Park in London during the recent  Six Day London race. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

“People ask me now, ‘Are you Bradley Wiggins?’ and I always say, ‘I used to be,’” the former cyclist explains with a painful little smile as his famou(...)

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(...)

 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 celebrates his  Tour de France victory on Sunday on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Photograph:  Franck Faugere/EPA

Chris Froome, with his fourth Tour de France in the bag thanks to one of the strongest final weeks he can remember putting in, is now likely to move o(...)

 Quick-Step Floors rider Marcel Kittel of Germany sprints for the win in the 178-km Stage 10 from Perigueux to Bergerac. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The photofinish operators have had a busy Tour, what with the tyre-width finishes at Nuits-Saint-Georges and Chambery, but here they might as well ha(...)

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