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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 on tactics, bravado and the art of winning a sprint stage

Interview: Ahead of this year’s final sprint stage before Paris, the Dimension Data rider dissects the mind of an elite sprinter at the Tour

Ineos take stock in Alaphilippe’s shadow as open race nears climax

As the Tour reaches its second rest day, it’s clear the race is not in Ineos’s control like Team Sky of years gone by, and it leaves myriad possibilities as they head for the Alps