Study finds Tour de France riders live 6.3 years longer

Professional cycling has a reputation for premature deaths, either from tragic crashes on the road or from dangerous performance-boosting substances.

Tour de France champion Evans arrives home

Tour de France champion Cadel Evans arrived back in Australia for a victory parade after spending "the best part of his life" working for the historic cycling victory.

Cadel Evans to be honoured with parade in Oz

Tour de France champion Cadel Evans will be welcomed home to Australia next week with a parade through the capital of his home state of Victoria.

Tour winner Evans to stay with BMC to 2014

Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has signed up for another three years with the BMC team which helped him become the first Australian winner of the endurance classic last month.

Cyclist Evans aiming at both Tour and 2012 Olympic

Australian Tour de France champion Cadel Evans hopes to do well at next year`s London Olympics as well as successfully defend his title.

Contador doping case put back to November: CAS

Alberto Contador`s Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing over a failed dope test has been postponed until at least November.

Evans’ Tour de France win hailed in Australia

Cadel Evans` historic Tour de France win was hailed Monday as one of Australia`s finest ever sporting achievements, ranked alongside Rod Laver`s tennis exploits and their America`s Cup yachting triumph.

Quieting critics, Evans eyes first Aussie Tour win

Silencing his doubters once and for all, Cadel Evans will now be wearing the prized Tour de France leader`s yellow jersey on the Champs-Elysees.

Schleck in yellow heading into crucial time trial

If Andy Schleck is to finally win the Tour de France, he`s going to have to overcome one final obstacle on his own.

Yellow jersey set to change hands in l`Alpe d`Huez

Thomas Voeckler`s Tour de France yellow jersey comes under severe threat in Friday`s 109-kms 19th stage to l`Alpe d`Huez.

Exhausted Contador concedes Tour de France defeat

Alberto Contador said winning a fourth Tour de France title this year was now "impossible" after he cracked in the final ascent of Thursday`s 18th stage won by Andy Schleck.

Schleck wins 18th stage of Tour de France

Andy Schleck won the 18th Stage of the Tour de France in a dazzling solo breakway attack in the Alps on Thursday, while Thomas Voeckler barely held onto the yellow jersey.

Mountains give Contador chance to make up ground

Alberto Contador, with ground to make up on his rivals, needs to draw on his fine climbing skills on Thursday in the first of two breath-sapping stages that could go a long way to deciding this year`s Tour de France winner.

Boasson-Hagen hands Norway fourth Tour stage win

Edvald Boasson-Hagen snatched a fourth Tour de France stage victory for his country when he won the 179-km 17th stage.

Snow-capped Alps not a worry, say Tour organisers

Tour de France officials said Tuesday they were "not worried" by snowfall high up in the Alps a day before the peloton tackles three days in the mountains.

Contador sends warning as Hushovd takes stage 16

Alberto Contador sent a warning to his rivals with repeated stinging attacks in the 16th stage of the Tour de France won by Norway`s Thor Hushovd.

Voeckler tries to hold onto yellow jersey

French rider Thomas Voeckler led the Tour de France after the second and final race rest day as the pack heads out on the hilly 16th stage.

Ivan Basso hoping to live up to early Tour promise

Ivan Basso won the white jersey for best young rider in the 2002 Tour de France, setting up what looked like a glittering career for the Italian.

Top guns expected to keep quiet in Tour stage 16

Frenchman Thomas Voeckler takes a lead of nearly two minutes into the third and decisive week of the Tour de France but the leading contenders are not expected to play their hand on the 16th stage on Tuesday.

Contador vows to revert to usual attacking style

Recovery permitting, Alberto Contador will revert to his usual attacking style in the Alps with his Tour de France title looking in jeopardy after two weeks of racing.