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Category: Tour de France

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Tadej Pogacar’s drug tests and bike X-rays are clean, insists UCI president

David Lappartient discusses suspicions around the Tour de France champion’s team principal, the return of the Women’s Tour and taking the world championships to AfricaDavid Lappartient, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), insists th…

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The thrills and spills of the 2021 Tour de France – in pictures

This year’s race over 21 stages and a distance of 2,121 miles saw a second consecutive win for Tadej Pogacar and Mark Cavendish equal Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage victories• Pogacar wins Tour as Van Aert denies Cavendish Continue reading…

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Cavendish denied Tour de France stage record as Tadej Pogacar seals title

Mark Cavendish beaten by Wout Van Aert on Champs-ÉlyséesTadej Pogacar secures second consecutive overall Tour titleMark Cavendish failed at the last to break Eddy Merckx’s longstanding record of 34 career stage wins after being outsprinted by Wout Van …

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Tour de France: Cavendish chases win record, Pogacar set for title – live!

Follow the final stage from Chatou to the Champs-ÉlyséesComeback kid Cavendish poised to make Tour historyPogacar set to retain his Tour title in Paris processionAny thoughts? Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.05pm BST One rider has not started toda…

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‘Comeback kid’ Mark Cavendish poised to join Tour de France immortals

If the British cyclist sprints to victory in Paris, he will set a record of 35 stage wins, surpassing the great Eddy MerckxIf Mark Cavendish sprints to his 35th Tour de France stage win in Paris on Sunday, he will have completed one of the most remarka…

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Ineos a faded imitation of Team Sky glory years at Tour de France

Poor tactics and lack of risk-taking sum up how it has gone badly wrong for Dave Brailsford’s Ineos GrenadiersIn sport, failure can be relative. If Team Ineos were to conclude their 2021 season on Sunday, when the Tour de France ends in Paris, they wou…

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Tadej Pogacar set to retain Tour de France title after stage 20 time trial

Leader safe in time trial and set for back-to-back Tour winsBelgium’s Wout van Aert wins his second stage of 2021 TourThe 22-year-old Slovenian Tadej Pogacar is poised to win a second consecutive Tour de France for UAE Team Emirates after retaining the…

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Tour de France 2021: stage 20 individual time trial, Libourne to Saint-Émilion– live!

Updates from stage 20 individual time trial (30.8km)Mohoric bursts clear to keep Cavendish waitingAnd you can email Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 12.00pm BST The time check points today come at Pomerol (7.6km) and at Montagne 20.1km. 11.56am BST Gerain…

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Tour de France stage 19: Mohoric bursts clear to keep Cavendish waiting

Bahrain Victorious rider takes second stage win of TourTeam is subject to investigation following raidsMark Cavendish’s hopes of surpassing Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 career Tour de France stage wins were stymied in the forests of Gascony after a 20-ri…

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Tour de France 2021: Cavendish aims to break Merckx record on stage 19 – live!

Updates from the 19th stage from Mourenx to LibournePogacar powers up last mountain test to take stage 18Any thoughts? You can mail Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 12.42pm BST 151km to go: “This looks like one of those tedious situations where the big te…

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Tour de France fans – in pictures

As the prestigious bike race nears its conclusion in Paris, spectators have lined French roadsides to support the cyclists Continue reading…

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Tadej Pogacar powers up last mountain test to take Tour de France stage 18

UAE Team Emirates rider pulls away in closing stagesRichard Carapaz and Jonas Vingegaard unable to reel him inTadej Pogacar ended any further debates over his Tour de France dominance with another summit finish victory in the Tour’s final mountain stag…

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Prosecutors open investigation into doping allegations against Bahrain Victorious

Prosecutor’s office launch preliminary investigationPolice searched riders’ rooms and requested training filesFrench prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into doping allegations against Tour de France cycling team Bahrain Victorious afte…

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Tour de France 2021: stage 18 serves up final mountains test – live!

Updates on the mountain stage from Pau to Luz ArdidenPolice search Bahrain Victorious hotel and team bus at Tour Pogacar at imperious best with victory on Col du PortetAny thoughts? You can mail Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 11.53am BST Full statement …

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Tadej Pogacar at imperious best with stage 17 victory on Col du Portet

Defending champion wins brutal stage on Bastille DayVingegaard and Carapaz strengthen grip on podium spotsThe Tour de France leader Tadej Pogacar repelled all assaults on his control of the race, with an imperious win at the top of the Col de Portet in…

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Tour de France 2021: riders head for Col du Portet on stage 17 – live!

Updates as peloton prepares to face hardest stage finishStage 16: Konrad wins first stage as Pogacar stays in controlEmail Simon or tweet him with your thoughts on the race 11.25am BST 172km to go: Rolland is nearly 30sec clear, but the road is flat an…

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Patrick Konrad wins his first Tour de France stage as Pogacar stays in control

Austrian Bora Hansgrohe rider claims solo breakaway winTadej Pogacar retains yellow jersey with lead of five minutesPatrick Konrad of the Bora Hansgrohe team took a solo victory in the second Pyrenean stage of this year’s Tour de France, from Pas de la…

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Tour de France: stage 16 – live updates!

Stage travels 169km from Pas de la Case to Saint-GaudensGeoghegan Hart: no margin for error after slow Tour startGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 1.02pm BST 141km to go: A couple of riders have had enough of Asgreen getting all the att…

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Geoghegan Hart accepts no margin for error at Tour de France after slow start

• Ineos Grenadiers rider crashed during pile-up in first stage• ‘I will try and have a memorable experience in this Tour’Tao Geoghegan Hart, the winner of the 2020 Giro d’Italia suffering among the peloton at the 2021 Tour de France, is hoping the fina…

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Sepp Kuss wins first Tour de France stage but Tadej Pogacar retains lead

Rider from Colorado holds off Alejandro Valverde at finishGeraint Thomas on Pogacar: ‘I don’t think he’s unbreakable’Sepp Kuss, of the Jumbo-Visma team, won stage 15 of the Tour de France, from Ceret to Andorra-La-Vieille, after a 32-rider breakaway di…