Yellow jersey holder Geraint Thomas hit back at the doubters by claiming Team Sky are racing "100 percent" clean at the Tour de France.
Tour de France sprint king Peter Sagan once borrowed a beat-up bike from his sister on his way to dominating his rivals in a Slovak Cup event.
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has demanded fans show more respect after Team Sky were booed off the podium.
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Tour de France teams are worried fans are getting out of control on the most famous climbs of the prestigious cycling event.
Welshman Geraint Thomas called on disgruntled fans to let Team Sky race their way to glory after a bittersweet victory on the legendary Alpe d'Huez.
At this rate there will be few sprinters left to contend the final stage on the Champs Elysees after two more join four other big names on the Tour de France scrapheap.
Slovakian Peter Sagan, of the Bora team, claimed his third win of the 105th Tour de France after sprinting to victory on the 13th stage.
Vincenzo Nibali was doubtful for the remainder of the Tour de France after a collision on Alpe d'Huez left him nursing a "suspected broken vertebra" in his back.
Former champion Vincenzo Nibali was doubtful for the remainder of the Tour de France after a collision on Alpe d'Huez left him nursing a sore back.
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Britain's Geraint Thomas reinforced his grip on the Tour de France yellow jersey by winning a gripping 12th stage to the summit of Alpe d'Huez.
Geraint Thomas insists he will help Sky team-mate Chris Froome claim a record-equalling fifth victory on the Tour de France despite taking the yellow jersey.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will wear a special edition orange helmet on Stage 11 of the Tour de France, as part of the global Mandela Day centenary celebrations.
Former runner-up Romain Bardet has played down his Tour de France hopes ahead of a crucial three-day block of climbing in the French Alps.
Australian cyclist Richie Porte has pulled out of the Tour de France after falling heavily on a shoulder early in stage nine from Arras to Roubaix.
Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen became the latest sprint star to fall victim to the gruelling Alpine stages of the Tour de France after pulling out on stage 12.
Welshman Geraint Thomas soared to victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de Franc to take the leader's yellow jersey.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe soloed to victory on the 10th stage of the Tour de France to claim his maiden win on the race.
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio completed the only Grand Tour in women's cycling in second place overall in the Giro Rosa, becoming the first African rider to do so.
Dylan Groenewegen won for the second straight day after a bunch sprint on stage eight of the Tour de France on Saturday.
Colombian rider Rigoberto Uran has withdrawn from the Tour de France ahead of Thursday's big mountain stage in the Alps.
Outgunned on the opening Alpine salvo of the Tour de France, the Sky team of defending champion Chris Froome have promised fireworks over the coming two days of racing.
South Africa's Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio took a podium spot during the La Course by le Tour de France.
John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as their were dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals along the way.
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio bettered her third place from the previous day to place second on a special Giro Rosa stage.
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