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 Mark Cavendish at the finish line on stage four of the Tour de France after being injured in a fall. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Mark Cavendish praised the “courage” of the Tour de France commissaires after they disqualified world champion Peter Sagan for causing the crash that (...)

Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Bora-Hansgrohe and Mark Cavendish of Great Britain riding for Team Dimension Data are involved in a crash near the finish line during stage four of the 2017 Le Tour de France, a 207.5km stage from Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Peter Sagan’s Bora-Hansgrohe team have launched an official protest against the world champion’s disqualification from the Tour de France after the cr(...)

Mark Cavendish won his fourth stage of the 2016 Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

Mark Cavendish claimed his fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France and 30th of his career with victory in the Parc des Oiseaux in Villars-les-Domb(...)

Team Dimension Data rider Mark Cavendish shows the strain as he stretches for the line in winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France   from Arpajon-sur-Cere to Montauban. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish moved into second place all-time for Tour de France stage wins as he collected his 29th victory on stage six in Montauban on Thursday. (...)

Posters from the Peace Race which started in Warsaw and ended in Prague. Photographs from Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook (Thames and Hudson)

At times it is difficult to attach the term “golden age” to the sport of cycling when we consider how much of its gilding has always been corrupted by(...)

Paul O’Neill (left) climbs the Col du Glandon in the Alps in the 2015 edition of the Etape du Tour

You know those security questions linked to internet passwords. They include queries such as “what was your first school?” Or “what was the name of yo(...)

Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali   leads the group ahead of Team Sky rider Chris Froome, wearing the race leader’s yellow jersey, during the 161-km 17th stage of the Tour de France  from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup in the French Alps. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

As the rate of attrition stepped up, Geraint Thomas moved a step closer to a podium position despite losing time on Chris Froome. With Tejay van Gard(...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Mark Cavendish  celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the seventh stage of the  Tour de France  race from Livarot to Fougeres. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish sprinted to his first Tour de France victory in almost two years and 26th in all on stage seven to Fougeres on Friday as the Manxman bu(...)

 Spanish rider Alberto Contador is congratulated by  Tinkoff-Saxo team  owner Oleg Tinkov on his way to completing victory in the Giro d’Italia in  Milan. Photo:  Claudio Peri/EPA

Alberto Contador enhanced his status as one of the greatest grand tour riders when the Spaniard clinched his second Giro d’Italia title on Sunday aft(...)

The penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France will finish on the gruelling  l’Alpe d’Huez . Photograph:  Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial – Tour de France organisers have design(...)

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