Froome bags second Tour de France title

British cyclist seals Team Sky's third Tour triumph in four years; Quintana finishes second.


Urine 'hurled at' Tour de France leader Froome

Rider says spectator yelling "doper" threw a cup of urine at him, despite his repeated assurances that he is drug free.


Dutch drought at Tour de France

Majority of the Dutch population uses a bike daily. But where is the success at cycling's biggest event?


Pedaling for glory in the desert

The Tour of Qatar has given cyclists the opportunity to test themselves in extreme conditions, including sandstorms.


Cyclists put through nature's stern tests

The Tour of Qatar tests competitors' endurance levels with a sand storm and the dryness.


Cavendish races to Tour of Dubai title

Brit won the fourth and final stage and finished six seconds ahead of Team Giant's Degenkolb.

Middle East

Water recycling keeps Gulf states afloat

Desalination plants and water-recycling systems supply lifeblood to water-deficient region's people and businesses.


Tour de France to have African team

South African team MTN-Qhubeka handed wildcard as the event looks set to feature an African team for the first time.


Recycling phosphorus

Recycling raw sewage into fertiliser and creating a new, greener way to grow crops.


Urban Spirulina Farms & Recycling Phosphorus

A start-up for sustainable seafood, recycling phosphorus, and a new generation of urban spirulina farms in Thailand.


US nurse defies Ebola quarantine by cycling

Woman who returned to Maine after treating patients in Sierra Leone says 21-day quarantine is "scientifically unsound".


Contador bags the Velo d'Or award

The 31-year-old cyclist Alberto Contador, reigning Tour of Spain champion, wins the best rider of 2014 award.


Tour winner Schleck retires aged 29

Luxembourg cyclist was named 2010 Tour de France winner after Alberto Contador was stripped of the title.


CAR cyclists rise above ethnic divisions

Cycling together since 2007, these enthusiasts refuse to let poor road conditions - or even conflict - stop them.


Contador lifts third Tour of Spain title

Local hero Alberto Contador needed to avoid a crash to ensure the third title; Chris Froome finishes second.