If you think English footy fans have it hard losing in the semis in far away away tournaments, imagine being French and losing the Tour de France on your home turf every year.
Conspiracy theories help sports fans make sense of unexpected events – like when a whole rugby team becomes sick before a world cup final, or the retirement of Michael Jordan from basketball.
More needs to be done to manage concussions in road cycling.
Turns out taking antioxidant supplements after exercise doesn't do much to help reduce muscle soreness after all.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
Why is cycling such a white sport?
Cycling is a great form of exercise, and what better time to get started than the new year. But before you launch yourself up a mountain, review these tips from an experienced MAMIL.
The Team Sky boss is due to give evidence to MP's at parliament. Here's what they should ask him.
Everything you need to know about how elite cyclists tackle the slopes of the Tour.
When the road heads higher and the mercury is rising, the world's top cyclists get to test the quality of their preparation.
There's clearly a growing enthusiasm for the sport but our experts crunched the numbers to see if this is just more middle-aged men in lycra (Mamils).
It's not enough to be an elite athlete these days, you have to construct your own narrative for success.
Whether through US corporatism or the Wiggo effect in the UK, Middle-Aged Men in Lycra are spending big on bikes and bib-shorts.
Even before this year's race began, only five or six riders had any real chance of winning.
Intake of carbohydrate before, during and in-between Tour stages is the best known way to power cyclists' 'engines'.
Mountains? Pah. 60kph sprints and 220km stages? They're nothing. The thing most troubling the teas battling for the yellow jersey is this time trial.
While world cycling insists it has cleaned up its act, it remains in suspicious times until further notice.
Cycling's biggest race delivers speed, pain and danger to boost its popularity and profitability. And we wonder why doping leaves such a long shadow.
Science shows there's an optimal way to win a sprint finish in the Tour de France, but a tiny error could cost a cyclist the win, as happened to Mark Cavendish in stage 2.
It takes a cyclist with a diverse set of strengths to win over the 21 gruelling stages of the Tour de France.