Bradley Wiggins stirs pot with warning of leadership combat in Team Sky

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has cautioned a leadership combat may emerge between Team Sky colleagues Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas The Tour de France arrived at the foot of the Alps after the long transfer from Roubaix yet continued dishing the clay, on and off the road. As Chris Froome and Geraint […]

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Females could cycle the Tour de France route, so why give them La Course?

Annemiek Van Vleuten was a worthy winner of the two-day race but women cyclists deserve more than a shortened mountain stage and a novelty pursuit Anyone who watched Annemiek van Vleutens sickening, bone-crunching crash as she was heading for gold in the womens road race at the Olympics last summer will have been roaring her […]

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Tour de France: Chris Froome in yellow jersey as Fabio Aru wins stage five

Chris Froome took the yellow jersey from Geraint Thomas as Astanas Italian rider Fabio Aru violated clear to win stage five Only twice in the past 60 years have a single squad held the lead from start to finish through the whole of a Tour de France, but after Chris Froome took the yellow jersey […]

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Operation Puerto: Court orders handover of 211 blood containers

( CNN) A new wave of sporting cheats could be named and shamed after a Spanish court ordered 211 blood pouches to be handed over to authorities following a decade-long fight. In 2006, Operation Puerto led to bags of blood and plasma being seized from the Madrid clinic of Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, who was linked […]

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Tour de France 2017 route is good news for Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish

Cavendish will be pleased by an increase in sprint finishes, while Froome can battle for a fourth Tour triumph on the shorter but steeper mountain stages Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome had reason to smile on viewing the 2017 Tour de France road owing to an increase in the number of sprint stages and a […]

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