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Tour de France 2017

Tour de France 2017 route announcement

18th October 2016

Christian Prudhomme

Christian Prudhomme, by Josh Hallett, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The Tour de France 2017 route was today announced at a press conference in Paris by Christian Prudhomme. After the Grand Départ in Duesseldorf, the race heads for the Vosges, then the Jura, with a climb of the Grand Colombier. It takes in the Pyrenees, including a climb of the Col de Peyresourde, and the Alps, with finishes at the Col d'Izoard and Serre Chevalier. A time trial in Marseille, the day before the finish in Paris, could be critical. Read about the Tour de France 2017 route announcement.

Olympic cycling time trials 2016

Fabian Cancellara at the Tour de France 2015 prologue in Utrecht

Fabian Cancellara at the 2015 Tour de France prologue in Utrecht, by Rob Schlieiffert, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Read our guide to the Olympic cycling time trials, and race reports. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) took a slightly surprising gold medal in the men's event, while Kristin Armstrong of America won the women's event. 

Olympic cycling road races 2016

Greg van Avermaet

Greg van Avermaet, by Jérémy-Gunther-Heinz Jahnick, Licence CC BY-SA 3.0

Read our guide to the Olympic road races, and race reports of wins for Greg van Avermaet and Anna van der Breggen, in the men's and women's races respectively.

Anna van der Breggen

Anna van der Breggen, by youkeys, Licence CC BY 2.0

Tour de France 2016

Cannondale rider at the Tour de France

The Tour de France 2016 had lots of excitement, from Mark Cavendish's sprint victories, to Tom Dumoulin's solo win in Andorra and time trial success, to Chris Froome's two stage wins and overall title. 

Our Tour de France 2016 page has a guide to each of the stages, and race reports from each day of the Tour.

Read our guide to the Tour de France 2016.

Geraint Thomas wins Paris Nice

14th March 2016

Geraint Thomas at the Tour de France 2014

Geraint Thomas held off an attack by Alberto Contador in yesterday's final stage of Paris Nice, to take overall victory. It is the biggest victory of the Welshman's career. Read about Geraint Thomas wins Paris Nice...

Tour de France 2016 news: wildcard invites

3rd March 2016

Bora Argon rider, TDF 2015

The Tour de France organisers have announced the non-World Tour teams given wildcard invites to the 2016 race. The decision means that French riders Bouhanni, Voeckler, and Sylvain Chavanel will feature in the Tour. Read more about Tour de France 2016 wildcards.

Chris Froome releases physiological data test results

4th December 2015

Chris Froome at the 2015 Tour de France

Chris Froome has released the results of physiological tests carried out in London in August. There are figures for VO2 max, max power in watts, and sustained power, and the results of a comparable test he underwent in 2007. Read about Chris Froome releases physiological data test results...

Tour de France 2016 route announced

20th October 2015

Rohan Dennis in yellow during 2015 Tour de France

The 2016 Tour de France route was announced today. A Grand Départ from Mont St Michel in the Manche department is followed by a transition through the Loire valley to the Pyrenees. Mont Ventoux will be climbed on Bastille Day, then the riders head to the Alps, before the final stage to Paris. Read about the Tour de France 2016 route announcement...

Dumoulin extends contract at Giant Alpecin

16th October 2015

Tom Dumoulin has extended his contract at Giant Alpecin, and will stay with the team for the next three seasons. He says he thought carefully about his future, and couldn't see what extra another team could offer him compared to Giant Alpecin. Read more about Dumoulin extends contract with Giant Alpecin...

Cavendish to move to MTN Qhubeka

25th September 2015

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish is to move from Etixx-QuickStep to MTN Qhubeka for the 2016 season, and will be joined by long-time colleague Bernhard Eisel. Read more about Cavendish to move to MTN Qhubeka...

Tour de France 2015

Grand Départ 2015 generated €25m for Utrecht

16th January 2016

Grand Départ, Utrecht 2015

The Grand Départ 2015 in Utrecht generated €25m in spending by visitors to the city and region, according to a report by Utrecht University for the council. Read more about Grand Départ 2015 generated €25m for Utrecht...

2015 Tour de France the most watched in the Netherlands for 20 years

27th July 2015

Argon Bora rider, stage 1, Utrecht

The 2015 Tour's start in the Netherlands generated a lot of publicity, which resulted in it being the most watched Tour de France there for 20 years. Stage 2 attracted more viewers in Holland than any other in th event's history. Read more about 2015 Tour was the most watched in the Netherlands for 20 years...

Christopher Froome's Tour de France diary

26th July 2015


Chris Froome won the Tour de France in Paris today. Mr Brailsford is pleased with him, and Michelle advises him on his TV interveiws. Here's what he wrote in his diary (or might have done).

French reaction to Froome's Tour de France

20th July 2015

Chris Froome at the 2015 Tour de France

After stage 16 of the Tour, Chris Froome leads by 3min10 from Nairo Quintana. His performances haven't been met with universal acclaim, and the most strident criticism has come from across the Channel. What is being said about Froome in France? Read about the French reaction to Froome's Tour de France...

Grand Départ Utrecht 2015 report

5th July 2015

Cannondale rider, Utrecht Grand Depart time trial

The Grand Départ in Utrecht was a success. The city welcomed the race, large numbers of spectators came out to watch, and the two stages produced some exciting racing. Read our Grand Départ Utrecht report...

Danish anti-doping report

24th June 2015

Team Tinkoff Saxo at the 2014 TDF team presentation

Anti-doping Denmark yesterday published a report into doping in professional cycling, in particular on Bjarne Riis's team CSC. It found that Riis and others would have a case to answer for complicity in doping, but the statute of limitations prevents cases being brought. Read more about the Danish anti-doping report...

France 2 micro-dosing experiment

13th June 2015


Last month, France 2 broadcast a documentary about a micro-dosing experiment they carried out, with eight athletes taking part. They found that in 29 days, they could produce significant performance improvements with micro-doses of EPO and HGH, plus a blood transfusion, which would stay within biological passport parameters. Read more about the France 2 micro-dosing experiment...

Tour de France 2014

Peloton on Cote de Blubberhouses  Read our guide to the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, Cambridge, and London.

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