France’s Julian Alaphilippe celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage of the  Tour de France between Carcassonne and Bagneres-de-Luchon. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty

Geraint Thomas has predicted that Wednesday’s short but spiky 17th stage of the Tour de France will be “massively decisive” in determining the fate of(...)

  Competitors cycling across cobble stones during the   116th Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on Sunday. Photograph:  Getty Images

The death of young Belgian Michael Goolaerts following a crash in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix reminds us of the price that can be paid for our pleasure. Fi(...)

Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts died after suffering a suspected heart attack during the Paris-Roubaix one-day race on Sunday. Photograph:  Getty Images

The death of Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts following a crash at the Paris-Roubaix one-day race overshadowed the event on Sunday. Television footag(...)

“It might sometimes looks like myself and Romain bardet are racing together as we take turns to attack.” Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The Tour is nearly over, Paris is beckoning like a beacon on the horizon. We’ll reach the Champs Elysees tomorrow, but first there’s the not-inconsequ(...)

Crossing the line to finish second on stage five. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Skin in the game Stage 1, July 1st: Düsseldorf (Germany) to Düsseldorf, 14km time trial It had been 30 years since the Tour last started in Germany, (...)

The gruelling Col de la Croix de Fer, on the 17th stage of the Tour de France - La Mure to Serre Chevalier. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Stage one: Düsseldorf (14km time trial) Apart from a quick incursion into the city centre, most of this is alongside the river Rhine, dead flat and d(...)

Orica Greenedge rider Michael Matthews of Australia celebrates after crossing the finish line of the 136km  third stage of the  Giro d’Italia   from Rapallo to Sestri Levante. Photo: Fabio Ferrari/Reuters/La Presse

Australia’s Michael Matthews extended his overall Giro d’Italia lead after sprinting to victory in a third stage that saw Italian Domenico Pozzovivo s(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin  of Garmin-Sharp winning a stage in Beijing yesterday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Dan Martin continued his excellent end of season campaign with what was his second victory in less tan 10 days today. The Irish professional cyclist s(...)

 Dan Martin, who won today’s stage is three seconds behind going into the final day of the Tour of Beijing. Photograph:   Harry Engels - Velo/Getty Images

Dan Martin won stage four of the Tour of Beijing today as Philippe Gilbert retained the overall lead entering tomorrow’s final stage.The Irishman su(...)

Dan Martin won the Tour of Lombardy with a late sprint. Photograph:   James Startt/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Ireland’s Dan Martin timed a late sprint to perfection to claim his first Tour of Lombardy victory on Sunday.The Garmin-Sharp rider, who came fourth i(...)

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