Sport Team Sky rider Richie Porte takes victory on the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under

Simon Gerrans reclaims the overall lead after fifth stage on Willunga Hill

Shove off: Froome (yellow jersey) gives a spectator short shrift as he comes in behind stage winner Quintana

Tour de France 2013: Victory secured and mission accomplished for Chris Froome as Nairo Quintana takes the stage

Team Sky rider can cruise into Paris and win the 100th running of the historic race

Mark Cavendish’s aim today is to avoid elimination

Tour de France 2013: One final hurdle before Paris for Mark Cavendish and Co

Chris Froome is now just one obstacle away from claiming his first Tour de France title in Paris: one short, and particularly vicious Alpine stage today.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 18 July 2013

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Tour leader Chris Froome goes for routine testing after Sunday’s stage

Tour de France 2013: Chris Froome furious over doping accusations - 'Lance Armstrong cheated. I’m not cheating. End of story'

Epic win on Ventoux has raised the usual doubts, writes Alasdair Fotheringham

But it’s Laurens ten Dam, who came in one minute and 53 seconds after Froome, who came away as “virtual KOM”

Strava GPS app: Proof at last – pro cyclists are faster than us all

The climb up Mount Ventoux is legendary among cyclists and Tour de France obsessives. It’s a punishing 12-mile ascent, rising 1,500m to the summit. On Sunday, Britain’s Chris Froome smashed it to be crowned reigning King of the Mountains (KOM) and increase his  overall Tour lead.

The sporting week ahead (14/07/13)

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We are the champions: Why Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory is just the latest sign of Britain enjoying a golden age of sport

From tennis to athletics, rugby to cricket, cycling to golf, these islands are producing world-beaters as never before, writes Robin Scott-Elliot

James Horwill is clapped off the field by the victorious Lions players

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Australia captain James Horwill relieved at chance to play in third Test

Australia captain James Horwill watched the Tour de France during a sleepless night spent agonising over whether he would be permitted to lead the Wallabies in Saturday's series decider against the British and Irish Lions.

Google Doodle celebrates 100th Tour de France with animated tribute

Race starts today with Chris Froome heading up the British challenge

Training for Le Tour in Corsica

Finally the Tour de France rolls in to Corsica – but is it really safe?

For the first time in its history, cycling’s biggest race will visit the restive island

Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault (C) rides in front of (from L) French actress Adeline Blondeau, French car racer Paul Belmondo during 'L'etape du Tour'

A preview of L'Etape du Tour - video

Check out the amateur stage that precedes Stage 20 of the Tour de France as over 10,000 cyclists take part

Australian Richie Porte (left) and his close friend and Sky team-mate, Britain’s Chris Froome, answer questions ahead of the Tour de France, which begins tomorrow

Cycling: Richie Porte, Sky's Plan B, primed for duty

Stage race wins all season, second in last year's Tour, the absence of Bradley Wiggins, no mishaps in the final build-up to Saturday's start and a team clearly dedicated to getting him to Paris wearing yellow: Chris Froome's status as overwhelming Tour favourite is as solid as ever. But the feeling is growing stronger that Richie Porte, nominally Sky's Plan B, could well be in the frame for a top-three placing in Paris as well.

Video: Three big summer events

Watch the vidoes below to see previews of three of the biggest events of the summer, including bands playing at Glastonbury Festival, as well as what to expect from Wimbledon and the Tour de France.

Chris Froome pictured training in France

Team Sky unveil riders for Tour de France: Chris Froome to be supported by three Britons

Froome, who finished second last year, is the favourite to win the race in the absence of Bradley Wiggins

Chris Froome poses for photographers in Nice yesterday

Cycling: Tour de France favourite Chris Froome in new Team Sky deal talks

The Brit finished second in last year's tour

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