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Bradley Wiggins’ absence will be more keenly felt than ever after Chris Froome’s departure

Alasdair Fotheringham: Chris Froome’s exit exposes Sky’s folly in lacking Plan B

Team Sky’s strategy of placing all their bets on Chris Froome for the Tour de France in 2014, rather than having Sir Bradley Wiggins in the line-up as a Plan B, is in disarray following the abandonment of the race by the Kenyan-born Briton after barely five stages.

Marcel Kittel should continue to dominate

Tour de France 2014: Marcel Kittel can enjoy a drop of Champagne on stage six

After the sound and fury of the cobbles of stage five, it is back to more sedate ground for a flat run into the heart of Champagne country.

Lars Boom of Holland cross the finish line to take stage five victory

Chris Froome out of Tour de France 2014: Lars Boom takes muddy victory on dramatic stage five that sees defending champion crash out of the race

Riders competed in atrocious conditions on the 155.5km stage between Ypres and Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky chases back to the peloton after being involved in a crash just after the start of stage four

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The 2013 champion crashed out of the Tour on stage five to end his title defence, but here's why you shouldn't switch of this year's coverage to the Tour de France

Chris Froome pulls out of the Tour de France

Chris Froome crashes OUT of Tour de France as title defence lasts just five days before third accident sees him abandon campaign

Froome lands on the opposite hip after suffering grazes on Tuesday, and falls a minute behind the peloton with his Team Sky team-mates for support

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A look ahead to the 170km stage between Gérardmer and Mulhouse

Tour de France 2014: Stage 8 preview with Chris Boardman

A look ahead to the 161km stage between Tomblaine and Gérardmer La Mauselaine

Tour de France 2014: Stage 7 preview with Chris Boardman

A look ahead to the 234.5km stage between Epernay and Nancy

Tour de France 2014: Stage 6 preview with Chris Boardman

A look ahead to the 194km stage between Arras and Reims

Tour de France 2014: Stage 5 preview with Chris Boardman

A look ahead to the 155.5km stage between Ypres and Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Roger Hammond (left) and Thor Hushovd ride over the cobbles during a Paris-Roubaix training session

Tour de France 2014: Road to ‘hell’ will cause mass panic in peloton

Sky’s decision to omit cobbles specialist Sir Bradley Wiggins may backfire

The result of Chris Froome's crash is clear for all to see
Mark Cavendish holds his collarbone in clear pain

Tour de France 2014: Mark Cavendish could sue Alexander Kristoff after he claimed Manxman 'crashed on purpose' in stage one

Nowergian rider said Cavendish had 'lost his head a little bit'

Chris Froome continued on stage four, but was showing the effects of the crash he suffered early on

Tour de France 2014: Marcel Kittel takes his third win in four stages as Chris Froome suffers wrist injury following crash on difficult day four for the champion

Froome clashed wheels with another rider and suffered a grazed left hip as a result, but was able to continue

Andy Schleck of Luxembourg and Trek Factory Racing signs in at the start of the 100th edition of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege road race on April 27, 2014 in Liege, Belgium

Tour de France 2014: Former winner Andy Schleck ruled out of Tour after injuring his knee in London crash

Schleck crashed twice on Monday, but despite hitting a spectator in the second accident it was the first that has ruled him out of the Tour

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CYCLINGINTERVIEWCyclist tells Alasdair Fotheringham his time has seen a transformation in British cycling
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UCI president joins the debate over controversial kit
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Ashley Johnson breaks away from Stephen Myler to score Wasps’ first try against Northampton
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MATCH REPORT Newcastle 18 L Irish 20 Geraghty kicked two conversions and two penalties
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Gareth Thomas proudly sports the pink change shirt of the Cardiff Blues. ‘They’ve got your colour for you,’ joked a team-mate
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Robert Griffin III is carted off the field after suffering a dislocated ankle
NFLRound-up: Green Bay battle back for victory and the Saints suffer back-to-back defeats
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Washington Redskins quarter-back Robert Griffin III suffers a dislocated ankle against the Jacksonville Jaguars
INJURY UPDATEWashington 41 Jacksonville 10: Quarter-back collapsed and had to be carter off with nasty ankle injury
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Winner Alberto Contador (centre), Chris Froome (right) and Alejandro Valverde on the podium in Santiago de Compostela on Sunday night
CYCLINGVuelta a Espana: Briton Froome makes the admission after finishing second to Contador in Spain
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Sir Bradley Wiggins on his way to winning Sunday’s time-trial between Whitehall and Tower Hill in London
Tour of Britain: As Van Baarle holds on for Tour triumph in London
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