Eddy Merckx

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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(...)

Mark Cavendish: is to take an indefinite break from cycling after being diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus, Team Dimension Data have announced.  Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Mark Cavendish will take an enforced break from cycling after being diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as glandular fever, for a second(...)

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP

Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour de France, appealed for calm after tensions increased following Thursday’s chaotic climb of Alpe d’Huez (...)

 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 and his Team Sky team-mate Wout Poels during stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia from Susa to Cervinia on Saturday. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Chris Froome is set to complete a remarkable victory in the Giro d’Italia after retaining the leader’s pink jersey at the end of stage 20. The Team S(...)

Britain’s Chris Froome  crosses the finish line to win the  19th stage of the Giro d’Italia  from Venaria Reale to Bardonecchia. Photograph: Daniel dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP

On one of the most extraordinary days in Giro d’Italia history, Chris Froome produced a performance that ripped the breath away, obliterating his riva(...)

Peter Sagan (centre) of Slovakia breaks  ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff (right) in the road race world championship  in Bergen, Norway.  Photograph: Cornelius Poppe/EPA

Peter Sagan stayed quiet all day before timing his effort to perfection in the final sprint to become the first rider to claim three road race world c(...)

Chris Froomer celebrates after winning the Vuelta a España. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

Former Tour de France and Giro d’Italia winner Stephen Roche believes it would be “humanly impossible” for Chris Froome to win all three grand tour ra(...)

 Christopher Froome and Team Sky control the peloton during stage 19 of the 2017 Tour de France. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

When Team Sky changed their jerseys from black to white for this year’s Tour de France, it was a fairly transparent attempt to rebrand themselves as g(...)

France’s Warren Barguil, wearing the best climber’s polka dot jersey, rides towards the finish line ahead of Colombia’s Nairo Quintana  at the end of 13th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

We were 50km into the 13th stage of the Tour de France when we saw the first mankini. Bearded, buxom and bulging inappropriately, its wearer was squa(...)

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