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Chris Froome, winner of the 2017 Tour de France
The stages of the Tour de France 2017, with a highlights video of the action added to each stage page.
18th October 2016
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.
28th May 2017
Tom Dumoulin did enough to overcome his 53 second deficit to Nairo Quintana on the Stage 21 individual time trial from Monza to Milan, and win the 2017 Giro d'Italia. Dumoulin was second in the time trial to Jos van Emden, but crucially 1 min 24s ahead of Quintana. Read about Tom Dumoulin wins 2017 Giro d'Italia.
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.
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.
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.
14th March 2016
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...
3rd March 2016
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.
4th December 2015
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...
20th October 2015
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...
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...25th September 2015
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...
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...
27th July 2015
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...
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).
20th July 2015
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...
5th July 2015
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...
24th June 2015
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...
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...
I visited London on a work trip in November, and it was the opportunity to test out the North-South Cycle Superhighway (CS6). My impressions are necessarily superficial - those of a two-journey Big Smoke bicyclist, not a local. Read my 5 thoughts on CS6, and the experience of cycling in London.
The first details about the 2019 UCI World Championship in Yorkshire are emerging. All the races will finish in Harrogate, with starts in different places in Yorkshire. The Tour de Yorkshire editions between now and 2019 will be dress rehearsals for the World Championships. Scarborough is likely to feature heavily in the Tour de Yorkshire and the 2019 event.
Read about the UCI World Championships 2019 in Yorkshire.
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