Europe

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.

Sport

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?

Sport

Pedaling for glory in the desert

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

Sport

Cyclists put through nature's stern tests

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

Sport

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.

Sport

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.

Earthrise

Recycling phosphorus

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

Earthrise

Urban Spirulina Farms & Recycling Phosphorus

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

Cycling

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".

Sport

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.

Sport

Tour winner Schleck retires aged 29

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

Sport

CAR cyclists rise above ethnic divisions

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