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Germany’s Tony Martin is supported by his Etixx-Quick Step team-mates as he limps towards the finish line in Le Harve yesterday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

Tony Martin was forced to pull out of the Tour de France last night after crashing in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage(...)

Lotto Soudal team rider Andre Greipel  reacts after winning the fifth  stage of the  of the Tour de France, the German’s second victory in this year’s race. Photograph:   Yoan Valat/EPA

German Andre Greipel was again far too strong for the opposition as he claimed his second win in this year’s Tour de France with an impressive sprint (...)

Trek Factory rider Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland receives assistance after a fall during the 159,5km third stage of the Tour de France from Anvers to Huy, Belgium. Photograph: Reuters

Chris Froome lost out on the win but took the overall lead on a stage interrupted by a horrible crash that could have been a lot worse. Looking home (...)

Germany’s Andre Greipel (right) sprints to win ahead of Slovakia’s Peter Sagan  at the end of the 166km second stage  of the Tour de France  between Utrecht and Neeltje Jans island in the Dutch city of Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland province. Photograph:  Alix Guigon/AFP/Getty Images

On a stage decided largely by inclement weather, it seemed weirdly appropriate that the main beneficiaries should be Sky. Chris Froome could barely co(...)

Matt Brammeier cycling ahead of Conor Dunne in the 2014 National Cycling Championships. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon

Matt Brammeier came close yesterday to winning the first stage of the Skoda Tour of Luxembourg, going clear early on with five other riders including(...)

Spanish Alberto Contador is escorted to the hospital for medical tests following a crash at the end of the 6th stage of the Giro d’Italia. Photo: Getty Images

Alberto Contador’s Giro D’Italia hopes suffered a blow when the overall leader was involved in a high-speed pile-up at the end of the 183-km sixth sta(...)

 Australian cyclist Michael Matthews, the new   overall leader  of the Giro d’Italia ,  celebrates on the podium after the  second  stage from Albenga to Genoa. Photo:  Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Italy’s Elia Viviani won the second stage of the Giro d’Italia as Australian Michael Matthews took control of the race leader’s Maglia Rosa.Team Sky’s(...)

Xabier Zandio of Spain and Team Sky lies on the ground after being involved in a crash on the descent of the Cote de Coucy-le-Chteau-Auffrique which forced him to abandon the race during stage six of the 2014 Le Tour de France from Arras to Reims: Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Team Sky’s problems continued as Spaniard Xabier Zandio joined Chris Froome in exiting the Tour de France. Defending champion Froome abandoned on Wedn(...)

 Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square at the end of the race’s third stage  in London, England. Photograph: Getty Images

With two victories in the first three days of the Tour, Marcel Kittel already looks unstoppable. As Buckingham Palace loomed behind him, he had the s(...)

 Team Saxo-Tinkoff drives the pace at the head of the group during stage 13 of the  Tour de France. Their teamwork was impressive in the day’s final break. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

What a day. That must have looked entertaining on the television. Stage 13 was supposed to be a stage where nothing much happened, but there were cros(...)

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