Tour de France 2015
The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race held in France and nearby countries. First staged in 1903, the race covers more than 3,600 kilometres (2,200 mi) and lasts three weeks. As the best known and most prestigious of cycling's three "Grand Tours", the Tour de France attracts riders and teams from around the world. The defending champion from 2014 is Italian Vincenzo Nibali, with Britain's Chris Froome and Spain's Alberto Contador expected to provide strong challenges in 2015
Following Chris Froome’s victory at the 2015 Tour de France on Sunday, here’s looks at five lessons learned from this year’s race:Monday, 27 July, 2015, 7:51pm
Spat on, covered in urine and called a cheat: why Tour de France win is even sweeter for Chris Froome
Chris Froome admitted he’d been “up against everything” at the Tour de France where he was accused of cheating, spat upon and had urine thrown at him27 Jul 2015 - 9:46am
As he was officially named Tour de France cycling champion for the second time on Sunday, Chris Froome was already planning his next success.27 Jul 2015 - 1:02am
French police opened fire Sunday at a car which smashed through a security barrier in central Paris close to the finishing line of cycling’s Tour de France.27 Jul 2015 - 8:59am
Briton Chris Froome all but sewed up his second Tour de France victory after holding off a stirring fightback by Nairo Quintana on the challenging Alpe d'Huez on Saturday.
Frenchman Thibaut Pinot salvaged something from his disappointing Tour with victory on the 20th stage but it was the battle between Froome and Quintana that really mattered.26 Jul 2015 - 1:03am
Race leader Chris Froome hit out at defending Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali for launching his stage-winning attack just when the Briton suffered a mechanical problem on Friday.
The incident was reminiscent of that on the 2010 Tour when Alberto Contador attacked Andy Schleck as the Luxembourg rider, then wearing the yellow jersey, had problems with his chain.25 Jul 2015 - 12:41pm 2 comments
Nibali’s win allows Nairo Quintana to eat into Chris Froome’s overall lead25 Jul 2015 - 12:53am 1 comment
Englishman keeps three-minute-plus lead with just three stages remaining24 Jul 2015 - 12:30am
Tour de France leader Chris Froome admitted he is concerned about Movistar pair Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde, his closest challengers23 Jul 2015 - 9:51am
Chris Froome maintains a healthy lead over his nearest rivals23 Jul 2015 - 12:37am
Team releases data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris22 Jul 2015 - 10:26am
Haring downhill at breakneck speeds, Ruben Plaza rode triumphantly into Gap as the solo winner of a treacherous stage 16 of the Tour de France on Monday that saw a teammate of race leader Chris Froome careen into a telephone pole and Peter Sagan finish second for a fifth time.21 Jul 2015 - 12:51am
Top cycling performances should not systematically trigger doping suspicions, Tour de France overall leader Chris Froome said on Sunday.
The Team Sky rider, whose impressive ride up La Pierre St Martin in the first mountain stage raised suspicions like his 2013 ride up the gruelling Mont Ventoux, had urine thrown at him by a spectator during Saturday’s 14th stage.20 Jul 2015 - 10:19am
Andre Greipel made it a hat-trick of Tour de France stage wins on Sunday as he won the 183km 15th stanza from Mende to Valence.20 Jul 2015 - 12:55am
Race leader Chris Froome was doused with urine by a spectator as a fresh scandal engulfed the Tour de France on Saturday19 Jul 2015 - 1:53pm