Stage Report: The stage to Pau looked perfect for the break, but they were swept up with 15K to go and speed went through the roof. The battle of the fast men wound its way through the twisty streets to catapult the French sprinter Arnoud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) across the line for a welcome home win.
July 26, 2018 - Who's the Daddy now? Geraint Thomas strengthens his Tour'18 lead we look at inter team rivalry - Top Story. Tour de France news from the Pyrenees, plus a video from Philippe Gilbert. Other news: Wallonie, Pino Cerami and RideLondon. Yates stay at Mitchelton, rider contracts, BMC to Dimension, beer for Quick-Step, Bianchi stay LottoNL and KPMG for Sunweb.
Stage Report: Nairo Quintana (Movistar) took a wonderful victory on the short and punchy stage 17 of the Tour de France as he distanced everyone to take the first every victory at the Col du Portet. Chris Froome was distanced as Sky had the decision of who is their leader taken out of their hands as Geraint Thomas took time from everyone.
Sam Larner has been following Mark Cavendish for many a year and takes a look at the Manx-man's career as 'Cav' rode his way out of the 2018 Tour de France. Another rider who also left the French Grand Tour, but by the back-door, was Gianni Moscon. Is there any similarity between the two? No, none whatsoever.
Stage Report: After a crazy day of farmer protests, tear gas and crashes, Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) took his second 2018 Tour stage win in Bagnères-de-Luchon, with the polka dot jersey on his back. Behind; there was a stalemate and there was no change in the overall as all the top men finished together.
Tour Rest Day No.2: Week two of the 2018 Tour de France is done and dusted with Geraint Thomas holding the overall lead from his Sky team 'leader' Chris Froome second and Tom Dumoulin in third. Ed Hood rounds up the action and takes a look at Geraint's history and the final countdown to Paris.
July 23, 2018 - The crazyness of the Alpe d'Huez succeeded in showing the worst side of cycling and the end of Nibali's Tour, plus violence against Froome - Top Story. We catch up with the last four stages with results and video. Other cycling news: Evenepoel to Quick-Step, Madrid Challenge, Tour de Pologne, TDU Challenge and Alaphilippe and the Tour video.
Stage Report: Much like Saturday, Sunday's stage 15 break of the day was the launch pad for a second win for the Astana team in two days. It was Magnus Cort Nielsen who took the victory in Carcassonne as the peloton strolled to the finish over 13 minutes later. No change in the overall.
Stage Report: The 10% slopes on the climb to Mende drew out all the suffering and effort that we love about the Tour de France. Going from the break, Astana's Omar Fraile threw down the biggest on the 3km climb to the finish above Mende for a brilliant and well deserved win, while the Tour's Top 3 stuck together but pulled more time on the rest of the contenders.