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Cycle Sport’s Tour Village

Pop in, grab a coffee and have a wander around. Cycle Sport’s 2012 Tour de France coverage is all here.

Stage 18 analysis: Sky unleash Cavendish

With Bradley Wiggins’ yellow jersey all but safe, Mark Cavendish was set free to take a stunning sprint win in Brive

Stage 14 analysis: Sanchez outwits Sagan

Luis Leon Sanchez won from a break into Foix, while the GC favourites’ progress was stalled by a vandal spreading tacks on the road

Stage 13 analysis: never two without three

André Greipel won his third stage of the 2012 Tour, surviving a complicated finale to beat Peter Sagan by inches

Stage 10 analysis: no doubting Thomas

Thomas Voeckler was the popular winner in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, outwitting breakaway companions in a tough finish.

Stage nine analysis: Wiggins turns the screw

Bradley Wiggins took his first ever stage win at the Tour de France in Besançon, and cemented his position in the yellow jersey

A tale of two climbs: Sky showed both strength and vulnerability in the Vosges and Jura mountains

Bradley Wiggins took the yellow jersey with a stunning show of team strength on the Planche des Belles Filles, but Sky were more stretched on the Col de la Croix. What does this mean for the rest of the Tour?

Comment: Wiggins, just being Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins hit out at anonymous rumour-mongerers in his post-race press conference at Porrentruy, and gained many new admirers for his stance.

Stage eight analysis: home win on foreign soil

Thibaut Pinot took the first French stage win in this year’s Tour, while the favourites started to probe at Bradley Wiggins’ lead

Comment: Sky’s plan is no secret but can they execute it?

Sky’s plan to win the Tour is no secret. Will they be allowed to control the race all the way to Paris?