The Tour de France celebrates the centenary of this historic climb by crossing it twice in 2011. It was our very first Iconic Places feature, in the April 2008 edition…
For the second day running, the descent of a category two hill threw a hand grenade into the front group of the Tour.
The Tour will cross the 2,033-metre high climb of Sestriere en route to Pinerolo. We covered this historic climb in the June 2009 edition of Cycle Sport.
Thor Hushovd won his second mountain stage of the Tour in Gap, while Andy Schleck faltered on the Col de Manse, perhaps losing his chance of winning the yellow jersey.
Mark Cavendish tightened his grip on the green jersey competition with his fourth stage of the 2011 Tour.
The favourites cancelled each other out on Plateau de Beille. Is Thomas Voeckler suddenly looking like a possible Tour winner?
World champion Thor Hushovd prevailed in a tense, exciting stage in the Pyrenees.
Cadel Evans, very possibly. Here’s why.
The first mountain showdown of the 2011 Tour narrowed the list of potential winners down to half a dozen riders.
The Tour is climbing its first summit finish at Luz Ardiden on Bastille Day. We covered this incredible climb in our Iconic Places series in the Summer edition this year.
Mark Cavendish answered his biggest critic – himself – by winning his third stage of the 2011 Tour into Lavaur.
An incredible attacking finale, with the yellow and green jerseys off the front, was followed by an unpredictable sprint in Carmaux.
Naked riders and 12 kinds of fatty meat in batter. Cycle Sport's travelogue of the Tour continues.
The final stage before the rest day saw crashes, fallen favourites and a terrible incident with a car, but also a popular new yellow jersey, Thomas Voeckler.
The Tour de France needs to reduce the size of the field. It's clear that the bunch cannot fit on modern roads, and it's causing danger to the riders.
Heroic performances from Thor Hushovd saw him finishing the day wearing the yellow jersey, and the stage saw the first successful long-range attack of the 2011 Tour, but the race…
The points classification of the 2011 Tour has turned into a fascinating battle of racing styles.
Bradley Wiggins crashed out of the Tour de France, suffering a suspected broken collarbone, while Mark Cavendish was dominant in the sprint, taking his second stage in three days.
Analysis behind the headlines at the Tour de France.
The British team take their first ever Tour stage, with Edvald Boasson Hagen winning in Lisieux.
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The Tour came alive as it traversed Brittany to the northern coast of France, with an exciting finale and exceptional sprint win for Mark Cavendish.
The awkward conversation about room-sharing.
How Garmin-Cervélo finally cracked HTC-Highroad’s leadout in Redon.
Cycle Sport’s eyewitness report on the 2006 Tour’s ascent of the Mûr de Bretagne and Cauberg climbs.