Team Dimension Data aims to mark Mandela Day with a win in the TDF, the team's star sprinter Mark Cavendish says.
It was a day of profound sadness for the Tour after the terrorist attack in Nice, just 200 miles away.
Dutchman Tom Dumoulin won the individual time-trial as Chris Froome extended his lead in the yellow jersey after the 13th stage of the Tour de France.
The Tour de France's 13th stage got underway under tightened security after riders observed a minute's silence after the #NiceAttacks.
A lanky guy in a yellow shirt runs on an asphalt road. Marathon runner? No, Tour de France overall leader Chris Froome. [PICS]
Chris Froome lost his Tour de France overall leader's yellow jersey after an incident involving a motorbike left him without a bike.
Tour de France leader Chris Froome said he won't be going all guns blazing up Mont Ventoux.
Peter Sagan won his second stage of the Tour de France as Chris Froome extended his overall lead after the 11th stage.
Australian Michael Matthews won the 10th stage of the Tour de France to complete his set of grand tour victories after a royal breakaway.
Richie Porte reacted angrily to suggestions he was helping Tour de France rival Chris Froome during a mountain-top finish in Andorra.
Chris Froome defended his slender overall lead at the Tour de France as the riders dealt with plunging temperatures and hailstones.
The South African cycling team will go to Rio handicapped, without the best they could send for the job, says Kevin McCallum.
Alberto Contador's hopes of claiming a third TDF title ended on Sunday when he abandoned the race in the ninth stage.
Tour de France contenders should finally engage in skirmishes on the 184km eighth stage from Pau to Bagneres de Luchon in the Pyrenees.
The seventh stage of the Tour de France ended in farcical fashion when an inflatable arch sent Briton Adam Yates to the ground.