Life has changed for Bradley Wiggins, the first British Tour de France champion, but a love of cycling remains his main motivation.
Bradley Wiggins was overcome with emotion after moving on to the verge of achieving a lifelong goal of victory in the Tour de France.
In his last state ceremony as France's president, Nicolas Sarkozy led commemorations today in Paris marking the end of World War II in Europe, standing side-by-side with the man who ousted him from power.
All is not bliss in the Elysian fields.
With Wiggins chasing gold in London, UK team need new strategy to continue this year's progress
When Mark Cavendish rides on to the Champs-Elysées today, wearing the green jersey of best sprinter, whatever then happens – and he could well take a fifth stage win – the 26-year-old Manxman will have carved another huge milestone in British cycling. Not since Robert Millar was crowned King of the Mountains in 1984 has a Briton gone into the final stage of the Tour as the leader of a classification. Cavendish is also the first UK rider to wear the green points jersey.
The Tour roared back in time yesterday as a long-range attack by Andy Schleck on the race's toughest mountain stage earned the Luxembourg rider a hugely impressive solo win on the Galibier summit finish.
It's been a race of crashes, casualties, Cavendish and a surprise French leader. Alasdair Fotheringham makes sense of it all
They are pushy, rude and tiresomely chic. And soon the city's inhabitants will all be heading for the beach or the countryside.
Spaniard is tipped to reclaim yellow jersey – but he won't know if he's a real winner until a month later. It's a ridiculous situation he tells Alasdair Fotheringham in Les Herbiers
Monumental? You asked for monumental? The British sculptor Anish Kapoor yesterday became the fourth artist to meet the challenge of occupying all 13,500sq m of the nave of the Grand Palais in Paris with a single work of art.
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I have terrible news for Parisian Anglophiles and British expatriates in Paris. The British sausage and the pork pie are not, after all, returning to the French capital. Ten years after its hurried, Dunkirk-like departure from the continent, Marks & Spencer plans to open a new store in Paris. The location is perfect. M&S will take over a 1,000sq m store on the Champs-Elysées, just a few yards from the office that I share with the BBC (or, as I try to tell visitors, the BBC shares with me).
French and American approaches to eroticism or, if you prefer, exploitation of women, collided bizarrely in the centre of Paris yesterday.
The 19th-century woodwind instruments infuse Philippe Herreweghe's account of Mahler's Fourth with the thick green smell of buds and leaves.