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Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Froome, whom many believe could have won that 2012 Tour had he not been riding for, rather than against, Wiggins has never enjoyed the same place in the British fans` affections as his maverick compatriot.

Unlikely sporting star Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, seals place amongst greats

Unlikely sporting star Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, seals place amongst greats

Froome, who was also champion in 2013 and last year, finished ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet in second and Nairo Quintana of Colombia in third.

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome on brink of 3rd title as Ion Izaguirre wins penultimate stage

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome on brink of 3rd title as Ion Izaguirre wins penultimate stage

But with only Sunday`s virtual procession into Paris to come, the Tour is all but over.

Tour de France: Chris Froome extends lead despite crash as Romain Bardet wins stage

Tour de France: Chris Froome extends lead despite crash as Romain Bardet wins stage

Bardet finished 23sec ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez after attacking on a slippery and dangerous descent where several of his rivals crashed.

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome tightens grip on yellow as Nairo Quintana cracks

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome tightens grip on yellow as Nairo Quintana cracks

Quintana, who was the first to respond to Porte`s attack and then Froome`s counter, cracked badly and lost 28sec to the race leader.

Cycling: Tour stage win a `relief` for Marcel​ Kittel

Cycling: Tour stage win a `relief` for Marcel​ Kittel

Kittel was the dominant sprinter in the world through 2013 and 2014, winning four stages at the Tour in each year.

Tour de France 2016: Normandy to witness stage one of world's greatest cycling race in its 103rd edition

Tour de France 2016: Normandy to witness stage one of world's greatest cycling race in its 103rd edition

The 103rd edition of Tour de France starts Saturday with close to 200 riders from as many as 22 teams fighting for the ultimate prize in cycling.

France to extend state of emergency until July

France seeks to extend the state of emergency that has been in place since the Paris attacks to cover the period of the Euro 2016 football championship and the Tour de France.

Chris Froome publishes independent test data

Chris Froome publishes independent test data

The rider was doused with urine by roadside fans and called a doper on his way to clinching a second Tour yellow jersey. 

Lance Armstrong settles with promoter: Report

Lance Armstrong settles with promoter: Report

Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has paid out over $10 million (8.9 million euros) in a settlement to Bob Hamman and his SCA Promotions company, British newspaper the Sunday Times reported.

Pedalling like a pro may reduce your performance

Even if you find pedalling like Chris Froome or other Tour de France winners appealing, better not try it as researchers have found that pedalling like a professional cyclist may actually reduce rather than improve your performance.

Frank Schleck wins Vuelta 16th stage, Joaquim Rodriguez in red

Frank Schleck wins Vuelta 16th stage, Joaquim Rodriguez in red

Luxembourg`s Frank Schleck won Monday`s 16th stage of Spain`s Vuelta at Alto Ermita de Alba with another veteran, Spaniard Joaquim `Purito` Rodriguez, taking the leader`s red jersey.

Chirs Froome likely to withdraw from Vuelta after heavy crash

Chirs Froome likely to withdraw from Vuelta after heavy crash

Chris Froome`s hopes of pulling off a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double appear to be over after the Briton called into question his chances of starting the 12th stage of the race following a heavy crash early on Wednesday.

Chris Froome begins physiological tests and will share results

Chris Froome begins physiological tests and will share results

Tour de France winner Chris Froome began a series of physiological tests on Monday designed to prove his achievements should not attract suspicion.

Thomas to join Froome in Sky`s Vuelta team

Thomas to join Froome in Sky`s Vuelta team

Geraint Thomas will support Chris Froome`s bid to add a maiden Vuelta a Espana title to his win at the Tour de France last month, Team Sky announced on Monday.

Athletics should invest more in anti-doping, says Chris Froome

Athletics should invest more in anti-doping, says Chris Froome

Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome on Thursday said athletics should follow in the footsteps of cycling and invest a lot more money in anti-doping measures.

Chris Froome backs Mo Farah over blood data

Chris Froome backs Mo Farah over blood data

Tour de France winner Chris Froome has backed British track great Mo Farah`s decision to release blood test data in an attempt to silence sceptics.

Chris Froome to attempt Tour-Vuelta double

Chris Froome to attempt Tour-Vuelta double

 Tour de France winner Chris Froome looks set to attempt a second Grand Tour victory in less than two months after deciding to race at the Vuelta a Espana.

Government demanding Lance Armstrong's medical records

Government demanding Lance Armstrong's medical records

The federal government wants to see Lance Armstrong's medical records from his treatments for cancer, specifically whether his doctors knew back in 1996 that he was using performance-enhancing drugs.

American Danielson fails doping test

American Danielson fails doping test

American Tom Danielson has revealed he failed a doping test for synthetic testosterone but the Cannondale-Garmin rider denies taking a banned substance.