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‘How aren’t we dead?’ What it’s really like to ride the Tour de France

Reigning champion Geraint Thomas, sprinting great Mark Cavendish and Swiss legend Fabian Cancellara are among several riders who tell The Independent the bare realities of the Tour

Cavendish delighted following transfer to Bahrain Merida

The team, which will be rebranded Bahrain McLaren, is currently headed by Cavendish's former coach Rod Ellingworth

How the rise of manufactured sport is altering its very fundamentals

The idea of sport as a made-for-television event is nothing new, but this feels a step beyond: a willingness by governing bodies and bright entrepreneurs to renegotiate its rules, rhythms and traditions