Stage 12 features two major climbs and a long, fast descent to the finish. Teams and riders are preparing for anything and everything.
Thibaut Pinot took the blame for his disastrous ride during Monday's stage 10. "I have a bit of anger about what happened yesterday," he says
Team Ineos have Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk in their sights as the Tour de France heads into the mountains
While several of his main rivals stayed in the lead group, a number of others lost significant time. Thomas now sits atop the virtual GC lead.
French fans have embraced Julian Alaphilippe throughout this year's Tour de France. Alaphilippe's yellow jersey on Bastille Day boosted his popularity even further
After powerful performances in the key stages of the Tour so far, team boss says there's 'no limit' to what Pinot can achieve.
Geraint Thomas crashed at a crucial moment in Saturday's stage 8, however quick thinking by his Ineos teammates helped him regain the peloton before the finale
Having focussed on developing the strengths of riders already within the team in recent years, the Dutch squad now eyes signing Giro d'Italia winner Tom Dumoulin.
The Slovakian knows he has a lot of work to do to get through what some are calling the hardest Tour in years. But mountains are the least of his concerns.
The first summit finish of this year's Tour will see GC contenders come to the fore to battle for precious seconds.
On flat stages like Tuesday's stage 4, GC riders seek out an ideal position in the peloton. Unfortunately, the perfect place in the bunch does not exist.
The Welshman admitted to purposely holding back on a technical, aggressive stage, and now sets his sights on the bigger climbs that suit him better in the days to come.
Wout van Aert has already helped Jumbo-Visma win two stages of the Tour de France in his debut at the race
Jakob Fuglsang and Adam Yates lost some time in Sunday's team time trial, but both GC threats are still in the hunt for the Tour overall
As well as providing a vital opportunity for GC riders to gain seconds, the TTT adds a sense of team camaraderie and a visual spectacle, says Mitchelton-Scott boss.
Geraint Thomas was caught up in a crash inside 2km remaining in Saturday's opening stage of the Tour de France. The defending champion said he is 'fine.'
Though performance director Rolf Aldag felt the Brit was physically ready and suited the team's strategy for the Tour, he was overruled by team owners.
Geraint Thomas tells reporters that he'd be content to go down in history as a one-time Tour de France winner
Riders and directors believe the Tour de France's GC battle will be more wide-open due to the absence of Chris Froome
After a string of springtime illnesses, Richie Porte says he feels no pressure at this year's Tour de France
Mark Cavendish says he was in perfect condition to race the Tour de France, despite his team leaving him at home.
Team Dimension Data has decided to leave Mark Cavendish off its Tour de France roster
Defending champion Geraint Thomas will again have co-leadership at Team Ineos for the Tour de France; this time he is splitting those duties with Egan Bernal
The Tour de France will have to wait for cycling's newest star as he returns to Ecuador before riding the Vuelta
After crashing out the Giro d'Italia, Tom Dumoulin is back in action at the Critérium du Dauphiné. But he's still not completely recovered from his knee injury
Italian coffee giant Segafredo confirms the news that Vincenzo Nibali is headed to Trek-Segafredo.
Having started the Giro on a run of stage race success, Roglic turned from Giro favorite to being content with place on podium.
With three decisive stages remaining, American Sepp Kupp believes his team leader can turn the race around
The consistently steep grades of the Mortirolo on stage 16 of the Giro have had team mechanics digging out the low ratios
Nibali inspired by Contador's ruthless pursuit of victory as he hunts down Roglic.
"He rode well, he worked with us, unlike the previous days and that's good, we're all playing it in the same way," said Nibali, having accused Roglic of racing negatively the day before.
As the race heads towards the Alps, rain and cold are forecast to continue plaguing the 2019 Giro d'Italia
Long flat stages and a run of tough days ahead explain the lack of fireworks so far in the 2019 Giro d'Italia
With four grand tour wins already under his belt, Nibali 'looking to fight' to take a fifth.
Now he's plugged the gap in his armor - the time trial - Yates has the rounded skill set required for grand tour glory.
Sivakov, Geoghegan Hart, Dunbar headline a promising team that averages only 25 years of age.
Dutchman satisfied with year-on-year progress and relishing a Giro heavy on time trials.
Bob Jungels targets the Giro d'Italia overall after an impressive spring campaign on the cobblestones
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Russian climber Pavel Sivakov will be a key asset to Egan Bernal's Giro d'Italia effort
Admitting he was 'running on fumes' at the 2018 Tour, Chris Froome confirmed his plans to target the maillot jaune in July
An emerging rider in his own right, Tao Geoghegan Hart is confident Egan Bernal can lead the new-look Ineos team to victory at the Giro this May.
Vincenzo Nibali is nearing top form ahead of his Giro d'Italia attempt.
The legs were there for the cyclocross champion, but the fortune wasn't: Van Aert picks over a race that could have been.
Mental grit, a never-say-die approach, and the all-important Arenberg are essential to Roubaix success, but there is no one winning formula.
The Belgian super team hasn't won Paris-Roubaix in five years. It's hoping it can keep its classics season's winning streak alive at the "Hell of the North."
After more disappointment at Scheldeprijs, series of 'crisis' meetings planned to address the fast-fading sprinter's form.
Classics up-and-comer Wout van Aert says he ran out of energy at the end of Flanders but criticizes Peter Sagan for disrupting the chase in the final kilometers.
Dutch champion van der Poel mounts a remarkable chase after breaking his wheel and crashing, sprinting to fourth place in his Tour of Flanders debut.
A cobblestone campaign and Giro d'Italia start will force Bob Jungels to skip the Ardennes races
After stunning the WorldTour peloton with a win at Dwars door Vlaanderen, Mathieu van der Poel and his team say, "The surprise factor is gone."
After a top-10 result in Paris-Roubaix 2018, expectations are high for Phinney, but a nagging knee injury has limited his racing in the early classics.
With an increasingly strong Jumbo-Visma team at his command, Wout van Aert's confidence grows ahead of his second run at Tour of Flanders.
Facing doubts about his team's classics chops, John Degenkolb delivers a solid second-place finish at Gent-Wevelgem, building confidence.
Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet is left frustrated and angry by another lost opportunity at Milano-Sanremo and vows to deliver in northern classics.
Sagan hoping to bounce back from early-season illness and Sanremo disappointment in time for cobbled monuments.
Repeating his performance from 2018, van Aert says the second podium finish was harder than his first, and he dreams of winning in Tuscany.