ARTICLES RELATING TO TDF

Standings: Green

2014-07-24 19:00

Points standings standings after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam.

Standings: Yellow

2014-07-24 19:00

Overall Tour de France standings after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam.

Nibali 'riding within himself'

2014-07-24 12:43

Vincenzo Nibali is winning the Tour de France so easily that the Italian admitted he is actually riding within himself.

Standings: Polka dot

2014-07-23 19:00

Overall King of the Mountains standings after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam.

Demise talk exaggerated: Nibali

2014-07-23 13:06

TDF leader Vincenzo Nibali played down suggestions he had finally cracked ahead of the fearsome 17th stage in the Pyrenees.

Rogers claims TDF 16th stage

2014-07-22 17:30

Michael Rogers has won the 16th stage of the TDF following a mammoth 237.5km ride from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon

Valverde waiting to pounce

2014-07-21 18:11

Alejandro Valverde has vowed not to give up hope of winning the TDF despite Vincenzo Nibali's commanding lead.

Nibali: I've learnt a lot

2014-07-21 12:42

Vincenzo Nibali says he is a more mature rider and insists he is well placed to secure a first Tour de France success.

Nibali mulls Giro-TDF double

2014-07-20 12:55

Vincenzo Nibali may still have a week to go before sewing up the TDF but already he is planning a double Grand Tour assault.

Nibali wins, extends TDF lead

2014-07-18 17:48

Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the 2014 Tour de France by riding away to his third stage victory in Stage 13.

Sky's Tiernan-Locke banned

2014-07-17 19:00

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been hit with a two-year doping suspension, the International Cycling Union has revealed.

Ailing Talansky forced to quit

2014-07-17 11:33

Andrew Talansky quit the TDF before Stage 12 due to the cumulative effects of several crashes, his Garmin-Sharp team has said.

Talansky soldiers on in TDF

2014-07-16 22:00

After talking Garmin-Sharp sports director Robbie Hunter, Andrew Talansky got back on his bike after refusing to quit the TDF.

Contador eyes Vuelta return

2014-07-15 20:45

Alberto Contador flew to Madrid a day after crashing out of the TDF to receive treatment on his broken shinbone.

Cancellara pulls out of TDF

2014-07-15 20:30

World time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara has withdrawn from the TDF in order to prepare for the world championships.

Porte spurred on by Froome

2014-07-15 13:47

Australian Richie Porte says he has team-mate Chris Froome's support in his quest to win the Tour de France.

Tearful Contador out of TDF

2014-07-14 17:05

Alberto Contador broke down in tears as he quit the TDF after breaking his leg in a bad crash on the tough 10th stage.

Martin dominates TDF Stage 9

2014-07-13 18:09

World time trial champion Tony Martin has won the ninth stage of the Tour de France from Gerardmer to Mulhouse.

Kadri bags Stage 8 of TDF

2014-07-12 19:15

Frenchman Blel Kadri became the first home winner of a Tour de France stage this year as he claimed victory at Gerardmer.

Greipel claims TDF Stage 6

2014-07-10 17:30

Andre Greipel has returned to form in style by sprinting to victory in the sixth stage of the Tour de France.

Sky 'expected' Froome exit

2014-07-09 20:00

Chris Froome's abandonment at the TDF may have been a blow for Team Sky but they were almost expecting it.

Froome crashes, quits TDF

2014-07-09 15:30

Defending champion Chris Froome has quit the the Tour de France after he fell again during the fifth stage.

Rain falls on TDF cobbles

2014-07-09 11:59

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali and other riders' worst fears came to fruition as rain fell ahead of the start of Stage 5 of the Tour de France.

Froome to go for X-rays

2014-07-08 20:30

Chris Froome will undergo an X-ray after crashing on the fourth stage of the TDF, his Sky team manager Dave Brailsford has said.

Froome crashes, keeps riding

2014-07-08 14:23

Defending champion Chris Froome has crashed during the fourth stage of the Tour de France and sustained bruises.

 

Standings: White

2014-07-24 19:00

Overall White jersey standings after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam.

Nibali stamps authority on TDF

2014-07-24 18:09

Vincenzo Nibali has confirmed his supremacy at the Tour de France, winning the 18th stage, his fourth stage victory of the tour.

Valverde fears Peraud for podium

2014-07-24 12:41

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde admitted he was concerned about veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud in the race to finish on the podium.

Majka wins steep TDF Stage 17

2014-07-23 18:00

Young Pole Rafal Majka has climbed to his second mountain stage victory of the TDF after claiming honours in the 17th stage

Contador to miss Vuelta

2014-07-23 11:48

Alberto Contador has given up hopes of competing in the Tour of Spain as the Spaniard's recovery is taking longer than expected.

World champ out of TDF

2014-07-22 10:31

World champion Rui Costa of Portugal withdrew from the TDF due to pneumonia, his Lampre-Merida team has said.

Tejay plots future TDF triumph

2014-07-21 17:08

American Tejay Van Garderen believes he can win the Tour de France but admits he will have to wait at least another year.

Kristoff wins TDF Stage 15

2014-07-20 17:46

Alexander Kristoff has gained his second victory of the Tour de Franceas he came home first on the 222km 15th stage.

Majka wins 14th TDF stage

2014-07-19 19:51

Rafal Majka has won the 14th stage of the Tour de France as leader Vincenzo Nibali continued to distance his rivals.

Nibali calm ahead of Alps stage

2014-07-18 08:07

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali insisted he is calm ahead of the first Alpine stage at the Tour de France.

Kristoff wins TDF Stage 12

2014-07-17 18:30

Norway's Alexander Kristoff has won the 12th stage of the Tour de France after a sprint finish in Saint-Etienne.

Porte 'deserves' Tour rewards

2014-07-17 09:53

Richie Porte's years as a loyal Tour de France underling are paying off, 2011 champion Cadel Evans has said.

Contador to avoid operation

2014-07-16 10:56

Former two-time TDF winner Alberto Contador will not undergo an operation to repair his broken shinbone, he said in a statement.

Nibali makes Pantani vow

2014-07-15 20:30

Vincenzo Nibali will visit the tomb of Marco Pantani and pay homage to the Italian cycling great if he wins the Tour de France.

Contador crashed while eating

2014-07-15 14:08

Alberto Contador has revealed that he came a cropper at the Tour de France because he was trying to eat.

Nibali wins stage, leads TDF

2014-07-14 18:30

Vincenzo Nibali has reclaimed the leader's yellow jersey he lost by winning the 10th stage of the Tour de France.

Wiggins sticks with Team Sky

2014-07-14 15:29

Bradley Wiggins will be staying at Team Sky next year and has given up any hope of riding the Tour de France as a contender.

Menchov banned for doping

2014-07-12 19:15

Former Giro d'Italia and Vuelta Espana winner Denis Menchov is serving a drugs ban, the UCI have revealed.

Trentin wins 7th TDF stage

2014-07-11 17:37

Italian Matteo Trentin won the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Friday to pile the agony on Peter Sagan.

Froome eyes Vuelta

2014-07-10 10:50

Chris Froome will now target the Vuelta a Espana after crashing out of the TDF, his team manager Dave Brailsford said.

Boom wins fifth stage of TDF

2014-07-09 17:44

Dutch rider Lars Boom has won the brutal fifth stage of the TDF as Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey.

Cobble sections cut from TDF

2014-07-09 13:29

Tour de France organisers cut two cobbled sections from Stage 5 after heavy rain rendered them too dangerous to cross.

Froome to continue TDF

2014-07-09 08:45

Reigning champion Chris Froome will continue his Tour de France title defence despite crashing on the fourth stage, his manager says.

Kittel on the triple in TDF

2014-07-08 18:00

Sprint king Marcel Kittel has won his third TDF stage out of four after claiming the fourth stage from Le Touquet to Lille.

Schleck out of Tour de France

2014-07-08 13:36

Former champion Andy Schleck of Luxemburg has pulled out of the Tour de France following a crash in the third stage.

 
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