Sam Bennett:  claimed his first win of the season in the Towards Zero Race Melbourne criterium. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Sam Bennett bounced back from recent illness to win the Towards Zero Race Melbourne criterium in Australia on Thursday, sprinting strongly to overtake(...)

 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(...)