Frenchman Thibaut Pinot in action on stage 10 of the Tour

Tour de France 2014: After 29 years of hurt, might a Frenchman finally win?

With no home winner of the Tour de France since 1985, there are now four in contention for this unpredictable 2014 edition

Alberto Contador suffers a crash on stage 10 of the 2014 Tour de France

Tour de France 2014: Five contenders remaining after exits of Alberto Contador and Chris Froome

Two of the favourites are already out after stage 10, so who are the contenders to be in yellow in Paris?

Vincenzo Nibali in yellow

Tour de France 2014: Vincenzo Nibali reclaims yellow jersey with victory on stage 10

Alberto Contador was forced to abandon the race

Riders taking part in the Sarajevo Grand Prix

Sarajevo Grand Prix 2014: It might be a hackneyed cliche but this race can help rebuild the war-torn city

Slovenian rider Matej Marin eventually won the race in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Michael Rasmussen (RabobanK/Ned) (R) leaves the anti-doping car control after the 16th stage of the 94th Tour de France

Tour de France 2014: When is a rest day not a rest day? When it's spent in the controversial world of Le Tour

Tuesday sees the remaining riders take a break from the action, but history shows that doesn't mean the news stops flowing

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Tour de France 2014: Sir Bradley Wiggins yet to decide his future despite reports that he will remain with Team Sky

Wiggins is preparing to compete in the Commonwealth Games but his Team Sky contract is up at the end of the year

Germany’s Tony Martin, claimed yesterday’s stage

Tour de France 2014: Tony Gallopin delivers French fireworks as Tony Martin goes solo

Nibali relinquishes yellow jersey to save energy for today’s mountain stage

Emma Pooley and Pete Kennaugh triumph in Europe

Britain’s cyclists were on form across Europe yesterday as Emma Pooley secured her third mountain-top stage win in the Giro d’Italia Internazionale, one of women’s cycling’s top three stage races, and Sky’s Pete Kennaugh won the prestigious Tour of Austria.

Joanna Rowsell: The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia

Friendships get suspended when you're on the track I'm friends with [fellow British cyclists and Olympic and World champions] Laura Trott and Dani King, but when we're competing against each other, even in training, there is a big rivalry that comes alive between us. Then, once we're off the track, we can go back to being friends again.

Free wheeling: Adrien Niyonshuti has become a legend in his own country, offering hope to a new generation of enthusiasts

The Rwandans who cycle to forget heading for the Commonwealth Games

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Blel Kadri celebrates winning stage eight of the Tour de France

Tour de France 2014: Frenchman Blel Kadri wins stage eight after impressive breakaway - but Alberto Contador steals the show

Spaniard jumps 10 places to sixth behind Vincenzo Nibali as Sky’s Porte climbs to third

Andrew Talansky, of the US, crashes as the pack, with stage winner, Matteo Trentin, (foreground left), sprints towards the finish line

Tour de France 2014: Nibali braced for rivals to climb into him

Defending champion Chris Froome’s withdrawal has left a huge power vacuum

Tour de France 2014: Vosges offer unpredictable prelude to Alpine agony

The Vosges are different from their Alpine and Pyrenean siblings

NetApp-Endura’s Jan Barta rides in Jean-Marc Bideau’s slipstream during a breakaway on stage three of the Tour de France

Tour de France 2014: How Tour’s underdogs Endura day on the road

Simon Usborne hitches a lift in the NetApp-Endura car as the wild cards’ rider Jan Barta makes a break for London

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