The Kazakh team Astana, led by Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador, finish first in the fourth-stage time trial in Montpellier. The Texan missed taking the yellow jersey from Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara by a fraction of a second.
Britain's Mark Cavendish won the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, his second victory in two days, ahead of Norway's Thor Hushovd and France's Cyril Lemoine. Fabian Cancellara retains the overall leader's yellow jersey.
Briton Mark Cavendish won the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. American Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Slipstream is second with France's Romain Feillu finishing third. Fabian Cancellara retains the overall lead.
After six years of sponsorship, French company Bouygues Telecom will be leaving the world of cycling in 2010. Bouygues won just one stage of the Tour de France when Frenchman Pierrick Fedrigo prevailed in Gap back in 2006.
After Fabien Cancellara's victory on day one, the pack continues Sunday's stage of the Tour de France on the roads of southern France. The second stage of 197km, starts in Monaco to finish in the small town of Brignoles.
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara won the opening time trial stage of the Tour de France to take the leader's yellow jersey. Former seven-time champion Lance Armstrong failed to make a winning return and finished 10th.
The 96th edition of the Tour de France sets off from Monaco on Saturday with 189 riders ready to tackle 15.5 kilometres of steep slopes with narrow curves and technical downhills. Contador and Cancellara are favourite for this first time-trial.
Belgian cycling champion Tom Boonen will be allowed to compete in the Tour de France despite testing positive for cocaine in April, after a shock eleventh hour decision by the French Olympic committee.
The French Court of Arbitration for Sport today examines the case of former world champion Tom Boonen, who has been banned from next month’s Tour de France after twice testing positive for cocaine. A sentence is expected before the Tour's start.