Romain Bardet

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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, (...)

Marcel Kittel of Germany and Quick-Step Floors crosses the line and celebrates his victory in stage two of the 2017 Tour de France, a 203.5km road stage from Dusseldorf to Liege. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

With eight more probable sprint stages before Paris, Sunday was probably just the beginning for Marcel Kittel but it could easily have been the end fo(...)

 Team Sky rider Chris Froome: “My hunger to win hasn’t got any less but the challenge is bigger this year because the level of my rivals is higher.” Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Reuters

He was the dominant winner in 2013, 2015 and 2016 but, this time around, Chris Froome starts the Tour de France knowing things could be more difficult(...)

 Daniel Martin of Ireland riding for Etixx-Quick Step rides in the peloton during stage ninteen of the 2016 Le Tour de France, a 146km stage from Albertville to Saint Gervais Mont Blanc. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Dan Martin put himself in line for ninth place overall in the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday by riding strongly on the final mountain stage of the (...)

Chris Froome of Team Sky looks on in the rain as he finished stage 20 of the 2016 Le Tour de France, from Megeve to Morzine. Photograph: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Chris Froome is set to win the 2016 Tour de France after Spaniard Jon Izaguirre won stage 20 to Morzine. Team Sky’s Froome safely negotiated the trea(...)

 Chris Froome wears the yellow jersey as he rides during stage eighteen of the 2016 Le Tour de France, from Sallanches to Megeve. Photograph: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Britain’s Chris Froome put the hammer down in his bid to retain the Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-km mountain time trial, to e(...)

Chris Froome believes that the reason his yellow jersey has yet to come under threat is due to the toughness of this year’s route and  also to a lack of structure in the racing Photograph: Reuters

Chris Froome believes that the reason his yellow jersey has yet to come under threat is due to the toughness of this year’s route and also to a lack o(...)

Colombia’s Jarlinson Pantano took the 15th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: AP

This stage had been earmarked by Chris Froome as a possible pitfall but there was little drama here as the race leader and his team skipped around it (...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin and Britain’s Christopher Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey ride under the rain as fans cheer during the 184,5 km ninth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

As a deluge of rain and hail fell on the super-category climb here, amid the lowering Pyrenean skies there was a little clarity over the identity of t(...)

Sam Bennett  celebrates winning stage two of the 2015 Arctic Race of Norway. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

There were two moments in the recent Critérium du Dauphiné which hinted at a new level of performance for Dan Martin. Towards the close of stage six o(...)

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