Tour de France preview: Teams and sponsors (part 1)

The 100th edition of the Tour de France kicks off on Saturday in Porto Vecchio, Corsica. Set to take the start line are 198 riders representing the 19 WorldTour teams and three wild-card Pro Continental teams. Here’s a run-down of all 22 teams, their title sponsors and names you should be looking out for in the three weeks. Team line-ups are subject to change in the final few days before the race starts, but were accurate at the time of writing. Part two follows tomorrow.

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Tweets: Stripes, strops and Stalinist airbrushing

A career that’s going from strength to strength. A career that looks to be buckling under its own success. A confession that was not a surprise and was without regrets. Plus TUEs, TTT camps, Tours and maple syrup. All in this week’s Tweets of the Week. Continue reading