Tour De France

The Tour de France in Yorkshire Will Be Success... If the Organisers Get It Right

David Spereall | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Sport
David Spereall

In many ways, these are echoes of the widespread trepidation, cynicism and finger-crossing that marked the build-up to the London Olympics. Those fears were unfulfilled on that occasion and the feel-good factor produced for the country that summer was something that will be hard for us all to forget.

Bradley Wiggins Makes Terrible Joke At Abuse Fundraiser

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK

Sir Bradley Wiggins shocked diners at a fundraising dinner for child abuse victims as he joked that the auctioneer should "suck me off". Abuse vict...

The Armstrong Lie and Its Seven Deadly Sins

Stephen Hull | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Hull

'Yeah, he won the Tour de France seven times,' are the last words spoken in the much hyped documentary The Armstrong Lie. The words are spoken by Lance Armstrong himself. Lance Armstrong the self-confessed drugs cheat, fraud, liar and bully. If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that Lance Armstrong certainly didn't win the Tour de France seven times.

'He Stabbed Me In The Back'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Bradley Wiggins felt Chris Froome "stabbed him in the back" during the 2012 Tour de France, according to former Team Sky general manager Sean Yate...

The Secret Life of Cycling's Col Collectors

Clayton Hirst | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clayton Hirst

Arrive at Toulouse, Geneva or Verona airports this weekend, head to baggage reclaim and you'll spot them lurking. Dressed in shorts, a Rapha T-shirt and with a pair of Oakleys perched on their close-cropped head of hair, these middle-aged men wait nervously by the oversized baggage area as unwieldy bike boxes are unloaded with a clatter. These are the Col Collectors

Armstrong Deserves Tour Victories, Says Ullrich

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Sport

Jan Ullrich believes Lance Armstrong should still be regarded as a seven-time Tour de France champion and that the results should not have been remove...

Samuel Luckhurst

'Dopers Are Ruining Their Lives' | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Sport

What Laura Trott lacks in stature she makes up with in frankness. Engaging and chatty, she is as energetic on the phone as she is on the track during ...

Beware of the 'Lance Armstrong Effect' on Your Reputation

Gavin Megaw | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK
Gavin Megaw

Reputation cannot be owned; it is the prevailing view of an organisation. Reputations are impacted by all publicly available data and coverage. An important component is the view, held by the public, opinion leaders and other stakeholders, of the industry an organisation is part of.

'This Is A Gritty Environment'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome could "absolutely" line up alongside each other when the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire next year, according ...

Va-Va Froome

Mark Perryman | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Perryman

In the past three weeks on the roads and up the mountains of France perhaps an opportunity has been starting to unfold. The greatest cycling race in the world, which in its centenary edition remains defiantly French in every detail of its character and organisation , is becoming a part of our British sporting summer too.

Britain's 2013 Summer of Sport Trumps London 2012 Hegemony

Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Sport
Samuel Luckhurst

This Saturday marks a year since Danny Boyle's glorious opening ceremony and just remembering those glorious two-and-a-half-weeks is spine tingling. We would never have it as good. Only we would just one year later.

62,000 Sign Petition For Women's Tour De France

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Sport

More than 62,000 people had signed a petition calling for a women's Tour de France version to be staged the day after Chris Froome rode into the histo...

Why Cyclists Could Be Cashing in on Brand Investment

David Atkinson | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Sport
David Atkinson

Sir Bradley Wiggins' efforts in winning the Tour de France last summer, followed by Olympic gold, Sports Personality of the Year and rocking out with his guitar at the after party - combined with the rise and success of British Cycling at both the Beijing and London Olympics - have made cycling not only more popular as a spectator sport, but enormously popular as a participation sport.

Is France Finished?

Damian Collins | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

On Sunday, the English cyclist Chris Froome swept down the Champs-Élysées to win the 100th Tour de France. He is only the second ever Englishman to carry off the famous yellow jersey, following Bradley Wiggins' triumph last year. But as Froome's fans shout 'allez!' the youth of France are more likely to be crying to each other 'barrez'; which roughly translates as 'scram', 'beat it', 'get out of here'... An open letter published in Le Point magazine by a Sorbonne student called 'Clare G' claimed that half of 18 to 34-year-olds would leave France.

Va Va Froome

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Sport

Chris Froome has become the second successive British winner of the Tour de France in its 100th edition. The Team Sky rider, who finished second to...

WATCH: Froome Lashes Out Fan At Tour De France Fan (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Sport

The Tour de France elect winner Chris Froome did what many on the peloton have dreamt of doing and shoved an irritating fan out of the way on Saturday...

Britain's Chris Froome Set For Tour Glory

Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Sport

Chris Froome can celebrate victory in the 100th Tour de France after finishing third on Saturday's stage 20 to Annecy-Semnoz. With only Sunday's pr...

What Happened To This Tour De France Rider?

Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Sport

The Tour De France is a cruel playground at times, as New Zealand rider Jack Bauer found out to his cost on Stage 19. Team Garmin's Bauer ended up ...

Is Sport Sexist?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A growing sexism row has engulfed some of the world's greatest sports events. As golf's Open Championship became embroiled in controversy over its ...

Dear Tour De France, It's About Time You Let Women Cycle Too

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For the past 100 years, the Tour de France has been one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. But, sadly, it has also been one of the ...

Froome's Team Sky Data Handed To L'Équipe

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Sport

Team Sky have given key data on Chris Froome's performances to French sports newspaper L'Équipe in a bid to end speculation the leader of the 100th T...

'I've Worked My Arse Off To Get Here'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Sport

Chris Froome expressed his frustration at questions about doping a day after his historic win on Mont Ventoux. Froome tightened his grip on the yel...

'I Really Can't Believe It'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Sport

Chris Froome's historic victory on Mont Ventoux last night should silence the Team Sky doubters, according to team principal Sir Dave Brailsford. A...

Froomedog Extends Tour De France Lead

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Sport

Chris Froome banked another two minutes in his quest to win the Tour de France during yesterday's time trial, but predicted he will need every second ...

Pies, Bottles And Celery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Sport

A spectator threw urine at Mark Cavendish on Wednesday the day after the Isle of Man-born cyclist was accused of causing a crash during stage 10 of th...