Team Ineos sporting director Nicolas Portal (left) has died. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

Nicolas Portal, the sporting director at cycling’s Team Ineos who guided Chris Froome to four Tour de France titles, has died, his team said in a stat(...)

 View of the road after the race was stopped during the 19th stage of the Tour de France  between Saint Jean de Maurienne and Tignes. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Colombian Egan Bernal was catapulted into the overall lead of the Tour de France in dramatic circumstances on Friday as the 19th stage of the race, ef(...)

Peter Sagan (left)  wins the sprint  ahead of Italy’s Sonny Colbrelli (right) and France’s Arnaud Demare (centre) in the  second stage  of the Tour de France  between Mouilleron-Saint-Germain and La Roche-sur-Yon. Photograph:  Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Peter Sagan took the overall lead in the Tour de France following an uphill sprint win in La Roche-Sur-Yon after another hectic finale saw a major cra(...)

 Andre Greipel of Germany and Lotto-Soudal crosses the finish line ahead of John Degenkolb,  Alexander Kristoff  and Peter Sagan  to win stage 15 of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

With extra police around the Team Sky bus at the start of the stage – five officers rather than two the team said – Chris Froome enjoyed a more settl(...)