Close to 50 cyclists will take the thrilling mountainous trail of the hill-state of Uttarakhand, starting from one of the most picturesque sights of Nainital, covering an area 884 kms under The third Ultimate Uttarakhand Himalayan MTB Challenge.
The win on Thursday was Mark Cavendish's 29th Tour de France stage win in total, giving him sole possession of second place on the all-time list
A total of 198 cyclists, led by the yellow jersey wearer, Chris Froome, winner of the last Tour de France, started towards their first destination, Utah beach, on Saturday
Daan Myngheer passed away on Monday in a hospital in d'Ajaccio, on the island's west, surrounded by his family and his partner Emely.
Femke Van den Driessche denied that she had on purpose used the bike, saying that it was identical to her own but belonged to a friend and that a team mechanic had given it to her by mistake before the race.
It will only be the fourth time in the Tour de France's century-old history that the cycling race starts in Germany.
India were ranked third in the overall medals tally in the Track Asia Cup cycling meet. South Korea finished at the top while Uzbekistan secured second place.
Aashu Sharma clocked a time of two minutes and 47.652 seconds while Foorozan Abdohlahi (1:23.347) of Iran and Uzbekistan's Nafosat Kozieva (1:35.744) took the gold and silver respectively.
Deborah got the silver medal in 35.776 seconds, losing to South Korea's Kim Wangyeong who completed the race in 35.179 seconds. Deborah improved her own national record of 37.680 seconds in the same event which she created in the National Games earlier this year in Kerala.
Pakistan will not participate in the Asia Cup cycling because of internal problems of the governing body of the sport in the country and not due to some political issue
Lloyd Mondory tested positive for EPO, a banned blood-boosting hormone, in an out-of-competition sample taken in February.
Chris Froome, who won the 102nd edition of the Tour de France, said he wants to race for another six to eight years.
The Tour de France will end with the sprint in Paris, where Chris Froome is about to become the first Briton to win the world's most famous cycling competition
Lance Armstrong will cycle two stages of the Tour for a leukaemia charity -- from Muret to Rodez on Thursday and from Rodez to Mende on Friday -- a day ahead of the competing riders.
It was the same injury that ruined Fabian Cancellara's Spring Classics season earlier in the year and took the total number of abandonments from the crash-marred third stage of the Tour to six.
Lance Armstrong will join fellow cancer survivor and former England footballer Geoff Thomas, together with his team of 10 amateur riders in a charity race following the tour route.
Lance Armstrong also attacked the UCI president Brian Cookson's criticism of him as he prepares to go ahead with a controversial charity ride of the Tour de France route.
Lance Armstrong has signed up for former England footballer and fellow cancer survivor Geoff Thomas's 'One Day Ahead' event, in which fundraisers will cover each stage of the 2015 Tour de France a day before the real race.