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Beginning July 6, the 23-day, 21-stage Tour de France will roll from Belgium en route to Paris. Can defending champion Geraint Thomas repeat like Chris Froome did the two previous years?
Floyd Landis, who won the Tour de France in 2006 but lost the title after being found guilty of doping, plans to launch a professional cycling team that will be sponsored by his cannabis business.
BBC Click joined Team Dimension Data at the Tour de France to see how tech could influence the race.
Daniel McMahon/Business Insider Chris Froome, the best stage racer in cycling, suddenly can't get a break at the Tour de France, a race he's won four times. After Wednesday's stage 17, Froome was... riding his bike back down the finishing climb to his bus when a police officer apparently mistook him for a spectator and, in a moment of confusion, knocked the champ to the ground.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Brazil's empty $300 million World Cup stadium See Also: Why the tires at the Tour de France keep getting wider and the pressure lower The CEO of an 'experiential education' company explains why he bought one of America's top Tour de France teams and why a YouTube video will never replace real travel What really goes on inside a Tour de France bus during those...
Chris Froome says he and Tour de France leader Geraint Thomas are in a "dream position" and it would be "fantastic" if his team-mate won the race.
John Degenkolb won a three-man sprint to conclude the action-packed cobblestoned Stage 9 of the Tour de France on Sunday
Dylan Groenewegen wins his second Tour de France stage in as many days as he triumphs in a bunch sprint finish to stage eight.
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme is encouraging fans to "keep both feet on the ground" when four-time champion Chris Froome rides by
Updates from the penultimate stage of Le Tour in Marseille Van Vleuten wins La Course by a stretch ahead of Deignan Whatever your opinion on Armstrong, liking his podcast is not a sin Email Barry or... tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 1.55pm BST 1.38pm BST Good spread in @guardian this morning including analysis of Sky's unpopularity (with some) from @rwilliams1947 #TdF2017 @willfoth #LeTour There's also my column on Lance Armstrong and his Stages podcast on the back page, if you fancy buying yourself a paper today. Alternatively, you can read it here ... Related: Whatever your opinion on Lance Armstrong, liking his podcast is not a sin | Barry Glendenning
Updates as riders tackle the 101km stage from Saint-Girons to Foix Fabio Aru in yellow jersey as Chris Froome stumbles on stage 12 Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 1.53pm BST 98km... to go: Barguil and Voeckler open a gap of 12 seconds on the bunch. A few riders are trying to bridge the gap. At the back of the peloton, Fuglsang has already been dropped. It seems very unlikely he'll finish this stage, given his injuries. 1.49pm BST Christian Prudhomme waves his white flag and right from the gun, Warren Barguil and Thomas Voeckler attack. Barguil is in the polka-dot jersey for King of the Mountains and his closest rival in that category, Thomas De Gendt, was at the back of the bunch in the pre-stage procession, showing no interest in attacking today after yesterday's...
Britain's Chris Froome loses the leader's yellow jersey to Fabio Aru as France's Romain Bardet wins stage 12 of the Tour de France.
• Welshman is suspected to have broken his collarbone• Crash is Thomas's fourth of Tour, and follows another at Giro d'Italia Geraint Thomas is out of the Tour de France after crashing on Sunday's... stage nine from Nantua to Chambery. The Welshman suffered a suspected broken collarbone in a crash on the damp descent of the Col de la Biche, the first of three hors categorie climbs on a day expected to shake up the battle for the yellow jersey. Team Sky announced the news on Twitter, saying: "Sadly GeraintThomas86 has been forced to abandon TDF2017 following that crash. More updates when we have them."
Dancing on his pedals and accelerating up the mountain past Chris Froome and all of the other Tour de France favorites, Fabio Aru's audacious attack brought back memories of Lance …
A scene from Godfather III about sums up where the Tour de France is with doping as the 2017 edition begins on Saturday.
Some riders to watch at the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in Duesseldorf, Germany: ___ CHRIS FROOME Age: 32 The defending champion in France, Froome is looking for a fourth overall victory... and to become the first man since Miguel Indurain to win at least three straight titles.
The 2016 Tour de France ended similarly to the last four Tours: the eventual champion grabbed the yellow jersey early and smashed the field for the rest of the race, with the help of their dominant... team. The yellow jersey hasn't changed hands in the last week of the race since 2011, and--save Vincenzo Nibali's odd, crash-marred win in 2014 --Team Sky has been fully responsible for the staid proceedings over the past half decade. Chris Froome, the 2016 Tour champion, is a worthy and strong bike rider, and he may very well have won even if he was on a weaker team. But he wouldn't have been able to strangle the fun out of the yellow jersey race like he did this year if not for his strong team.
Australia's Chloe Hosking wins the women's Tour de France on the Champs Elysees in Paris in a sprint finish.
Chris Froome has won his third Tour de France. Here are highlights in pictures of the final stages of this epic race. Click here for our choice selection from stages 10 - 16
JONATHAN McEVOY: Chris Froome does not even need his bike to win this Tour de France. He has run without it once and on Friday he borrowed a pal's. But he still wears the yellow jersey brilliantly.
RICHARD MOORE: Adam Yates has been fighting for a place on the podium but he has now slipped out of the top three and admitted that the most gruelling contest in cycling is beginning to take its toll.
Adam Yates came to his second Tour de France without any ambition in the general classification. Three weeks and a spectacular crash later, only two more days in the Alps separate him from a podium... finish on the Champs Elysees.
Updates from the uphill individual time trial to Megève Froome tightens grip on Tour as Zakarin wins stage 17 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @bglendenning 1.21pm BST "How much does... a time trial tax the riders?" he asks. "Is it exhausting the day before a mountain stage, given they only cycle less than an hour?" Well, in my far from expert opinion, I'd suggest it probably doesn't tax most of the riders too much as they're probably not fussed about doing well in it. However, the earlier you're out, the less climbing ability you have, so I wouldn't imagine the chaps at the bottom of the GC would be looking forward to an uphill time trial with too much relish. That said, they get to finish early and relax, eat and catch up on sleep for the rest of the day. 1.06pm BST Sky...
The 35-year-old Swiss, who won gold in the 2008 men's time trial in Beijing, announced the news after Wednesday's stage 17 from his home city of Berne to Finhaut-Emosson.
Dennis joins Mark Cavendish in withdrawing with Rio Games on horizon Time trial specialist's Olympic preparations now 'best done at home' Australian Rohan Dennis has joined British cycling star Mark... Cavendish in leaving the Tour de France early ahead of the Olympics. Like Cavendish, Dennis has decided it will not help his Rio preparations by staying on the Tour until Sunday's final stage in Paris. Cavendish is aiming for the omnium on the track at the Games, while Dennis will be a medal contender in the road time trial and will also provide support for compatriot and BMC team-mate Richie Porte in the Olympics road race.
RICHARD MOORE IN BERNE: As Chris Froome closes in on a third Tour de France title there has been talk of the race being as good as over. Yet anything could happen during four tough days in the Alps.