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Letter from the editor: It’s the first day of the school holidays

In households throughout the land, families will wake up this morning with a mixture of near-hysterical excitement and a certain resigned trepidation. Yes, it’s the first day of the school holidays.

Tour de France: Is this the best race ever? Not quite, but it may prove to be the most important

After the crashes of the first week, some exceptional racing has helped the Tour to recover its soul

Cycling: Cavendish delighted at repeat stage win

One of the collateral damage victims of Bradley Wiggins' exit yesterday was a brilliantly executed 17th Tour stage win for Mark Cavendish, on the same finishing straight where he had taken his first-ever victory in the Tour back in 2008.

Alasdair Fotheringham: Wiggins probably can't win the Tour but top-three finish is now realistic

Wiggins won not by crushing his rivals but in chasing down the most dangerous attacks

Lance Armstrong during the 2003 Tour de France

The accused: Is Lance Armstrong’s life built on a lie?

Lance Armstrong, sporting hero or drug-taking cheat? As the allegations fly, Simon Usborne says that there is an empire built on empathy at stake, not just a few yellow jerseys

If Armstrong's 'brother' has made these claims, take them seriously

Stop me if you've heard this one before. Somebody accuses Lance Armstrong of doping. He trots out the "most-tested athlete in history" response. Armstrong's detractors accuse him of being the cancer that afflicts cycling. His defenders say he has inspired the real cancer community everywhere. The rest of us yawn slightly, write up the umpteenth piece about cycling's and Armstrong's battered credibility and then get on with the rest of life again.

Cycling: Hamilton claims 'I saw Armstrong inject...I saw EPO in his fridge'

Another of Lance Armstrong's former team-mates, the 2004 Olympic gold medallist Tyler Hamilton, has accused the seven-times Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs.

Cycling: Lance Armstrong faces more doping accusations

Tyler Hamilton, who was allowed to keep his Athens Olympics gold medal despite failing a doping test, has finally confessed to cheating and accused other top cyclists including Lance Armstrong of doing the same.

Simon Hislop: Healthy attitude acts as lesson to all men

Oxford medic has come back from testicular cancer to compete in Boat Race

Cycling: Klöden takes yellow ahead of crucial stage

Eleven years after winning Paris-Nice, the German Andreas Klöden proved yesterday he was still a force to be reckoned with when he won the hilly 193-kilometre fifth stage in the same race.

Cyclo-therapy: 'The diet regimes that some cyclists live by would make gluttons of jockeys

A cyclist's relationship with food can be fraught, bordering on the freakish. Hold on to your lunch before doing a Google image search for Danish pro Michael Rasmussen, who appears to be too thin in one photo even to get on a bike, never mind compete in the Tour de France.

Cycling: Armstrong retires for the second time

Lance Armstrong, who recovered from cancer to win the Tour de France a record seven times, formally announced his retirement from cycling yesterday, a month after his last race.

Cycling: Lance Armstrong insists retirement is for good

Lance Armstrong is retiring again - this time for good.

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