Cycling

Poland’s Majka seals second stage win in Tour de France

By Gary Anderson

Rafal Majka secured his second stage win today in this years Tour de France ©Getty Images Rafal Majka of Poland has won stage 17 of the Tour de France to seal his second win in this year's race after he soloed his way to the top of the ascent of Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet from 2.4 kilometres out.

Australian Rogers wins Tour De France stage 16 months after failed drugs test

By Gary Anderson

Australian Michael Rogers celebrates winning his first ever stage on the Tour de France ©Getty ImagesAfter coming close to not competing at all in this year's Tour de France due to a failed drugs test, Australian Michael Rogers secured the first stage win of his career in cycling's showpiece event when he crossed the line on his own to take stage 16 in Bagneres-de-Luchon.

Kristoff sprints to second stage win after breakaway overhauled on finish line

By Nick Butler

Alexander Kristoff of Norway sprinted to his second stage win of the Tour de France ©Getty ImagesNorway's Alexander Kristoff sprinted to his second stage victory of this year's Tour de France today after a two-man breakaway was caught virtually on the finishing line of a thrilling stage 15. 

Majka climbs to stage 14 victory as Nibali extends lead in Tour de France

By Nick Butler

Rafal Majka of Poland won stage 14 of the Tour de France ©AFP/Getty ImagesVincenzo Nibali increased his stranglehold on the Tour de France title with second place behind Poland's Rafal Majka on another punishing mountainous stage today.

Nibali tightens grip on yellow jersey with Tour de France stage 13 win as rival toils

By Zjan Shirinian

Vincenzo Nibali has strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey by winning stage 13 of the Tour de France ©Getty ImagesItalian Vincenzo Nibali has taken a major step towards Tour de France glory by winning today's stage 13 from Saint Etienne to Chamrousse, as his main rival slipped away.

Kristoff sprints to Tour de France stage 12 victory

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Kristoff has claimed his first Tour de France stage win ©Getty ImagesNorway's Alexander Kristoff today claimed his first Tour de France stage win with a sprint finish on the 12th leg from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint Etienne.

Tiernan-Locke handed two-year ban as difficult month gets worse for Team Sky

By Nick Butler

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been handed a two year ban after discrepancies were found in his biological passport ©Getty ImagesA difficult month for Team Sky has taken a turn for the worse after confirmation that British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been handed a two-year ban by the International Cycling Union (UCI) for a violation of his biological passport.

Exclusive: We have not become perfect in 10 months but are working to make things better, claims UCI chief Cookson

By Nick Butler

Brian Cookson insists the UCI are working hard to rectify outstanding problems ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has admitted to insidethegames that progress in the first 10 months of his tenure has not been perfect amid a vow to work hard to rectify concerns over coming months.

Gallopin holds on to claim stage 11 win on Tour de France

By Gary Anderson

Tony Gallopin celebrates his stage win on the Tour de France in Oyonnax today ©Getty ImagesFrenchman Tony Gallopin won stage 11 of the Tour de France as he held on to cross the line ahead of the closing chasing pack in Oyonnax, while Astana's Vincenzo Nibali retained the yellow jersey.
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