Highlights of Stage 15 of the Tour de France

André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) took his third stage victory of this year's Tour de France when he outsprinted John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin), Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) in a bunch finish in Valence. 172 riders started stage 15 in Mende, and Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN-Qhubeka) was the first attacker of the day. A large group of twenty seven riders would...

Sean Yates banned from the Tour for one day for mechanic’s bottle throw (VIDEO)

Directeur Sportif of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, Sean Yates, has been given a day long ban from the Tour de France, following an incident where team mechanic Faustino Munoz threw a bottle at a TV motorbike. Yates had been driving the car at the time, and the ban comes into effect for Stage 16. The incident took place when Peter Sagan...

Tour de France Stage 15 Details

Today's stage from Mende to Valence is a day off for the GC contenders. Despite four categorised climbs along the route, the stage will most likely end in a bunch sprint. It's in the interests of the top sprinters for today to end in a bunch sprint, as it will be the last opportunity for the fast men to win...

Ugly scenes at the Tour de France as urine thrown at Chris Froome

Yellow jersey holder, Chris Froome, has revealed that a spectator threw a bag of urine over him and threw insults at him on today's stage of the Tour de France. “A fan threw a bag of urine over me and called me a doper," revealed Froome. "It was disappointing, reprehensible and wrong on so many levels. It was irresponsible, a...

Eduardo Sepulveda kicked out of the Tour de France for taking a lift

The Argentinean rider, Eduardo Sepulveda, was disqualified from the Tour de France today for hitching a lift in a car. Sepulveda, who rides for Bretagne-Séché-Environnement broke his chain, but his own team car had passed him by. He then got a lift from one of the Ag2R team cars for approximately 100 metres in order to get a replacement...

The 1979 Tour and the Fight for the Lanterne Rouge

By Graham Healy The title of Lanterne Rouge, awarded to the cyclist who finishes in last place in the Tour de France, is a badge of honour identifying the rider who has arguably fought hardest to make it to Paris. It can be such an honour though that it can be fought for amongst the riders and the most memorable...

Tour de France Stage 14 Details

Today's stage takes the riders from Rodez to Mende and features some spectacular scenery along the way including the Gorges du Tarn and the Millau Viaduct. Once again, we can expect to see a breakaway trying to form early on, in the hope that teams behind aren't interested in chasing. It will be one of the few opportunities for...

Highlights of Stage 13 of the Tour de France

The finish of Stage 13 was always going to be interesting, as it was difficult to call what type of rider it might suit best. The climb at the finish in Rodez on the Avenue de Saint-Pierre in Rodez was short but very steep. 175 riders started stage 13 in Muret this morning, and four of them got clear at...

Tour de France Live Rider Tracking Link

Stuck in work?  No access to TV or live streams? Or perhaps you're watching it live but can't get enough technical data to quench your nerdness. For this years tour Dimension Data are capturing all the from the riders thanks to transponders on their bikes and it is available to view live direct in your browser. Use the search tool to find...

Take a Cycling Tour of Utrecht with Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman is a British former racing cyclist who won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, broke the world hour record three times, and won three stages and wore the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France. Now a British Cycling policy advisor, Chris takes us on a tour of Utrecht, host...

An Post Rás winner signs stagiaire contract with Bora – Argon 18

Bora – Argon 18 have announced that this year's An Post Rás winner Lukas Pöstlberger (Tirol Cycling Team) will race with them as a stagiaire from the 1st of August. Another Austrian rider, 21 year-old Gregor Mühlberger (Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels) has also signed a stagiaire contract with the team. In addition to winning the Rás, Pöstlberger also won...

Tour de France Stage 13 Details

Today's stage of the Tour de France from Muret to Rodez could be interesting. On paper, it looks like it should suit sprinters. There are just three categorised climbs along the way, one Category Three, the Cote de Saint-Cirgue and two Category Four climbs, the Cote de la Pomparie and the Cote de la Selve. The final climb comes...