Keyword: Tour de France
The 29-year-old Italian rider dominated the Tour from the moment he took the race lead in Sheffield and wore the yellow jersey for 18 days.
The one-day women's competition will be held on the same day and circuit as the men's three-week race finale on Paris' Champs-Elysées.
Study finds French riders in the Tour de France live an average six years longer than the general population and die less of cardiovascular problems.
On the eve of race, cyclists feel 'degraded' after newspaper quoted Lance Armstrong saying it was impossible to win the Tour without doping.
The famous cycle race will start in Leeds with two other stages also taking place in Britain - one of them finishing in London, say organisers.
Lance Armstrong, seven times winner of the Tour de France cycling race, has been officially stripped of his titles by the sport's governing body.
US Anti-Doping Agency strips cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles after deciding he used performance-enhancing drugs.
British cyclist Bradley Wiggins, on track to become the first of his countrymen to win the Tour de France, had a shaky start in the popularity stakes.
The Cofidis team have suspended Remy Di Gregorio after he was reportedly taken in by police for questioning over alleged doping offences.
The chief executive of Leeds City Council in the UK says he believes that the Tour de France could be coming to Yorkshire.