Based in Paris, Gavin Mortimer is an award-winning author who writes about sport, France and history for The Week.
It's not over yet: after a brutal Thursday, he faces two further savage stages before Paris finish
He should be celebrating the ride of his life; instead the Tour leader is facing unfair doping questions
Tour captain out with hamstring problem but Roberts and Corbisiero could be back for crunch match
Tommy Bowe, who has not played for three weeks, also included in side for second Test
Giant lock will be 'sorely missed' by Lions in second Test and Alex Corbisiero may also be non-starter
New Aussie recruit Folau will have his work cut out trying to stop the Lions' giant wing in Brisbane
Five of forwards played in 2009, but Wales-dominated back line has power and youth
Warren Gatland says physicality has caused problems, but what about the mileage?
Samuel Lafont says he doesn't want to disrupt cycle race but 'to be visible at every stage'
Coach Warren Gatland is still looking at 'combinations' in his squad, unbeaten despite injuries
Why can't Australia put up a decent opposition in these pre-Test games? There's a reason...
Chic estate agent who married toothless man 25 years her senior gets nothing after he changes his will
Topless man who invaded men's final at Roland Garros had 'Hommen' daubed on his back. Why?
Spaniard wins for eighth time – beating Grand Slam records set by Federer and Sampras at Wimbledon
Irish Lions forward Cian Healy cleared of biting, but injured Wilkinson can't join the team Down Under
Clement Meric is left for dead by three 'skinhead' assailants in apparent Left vs Right street attack
Australia-bound rugby squad risks dehydration and heat exhaustion because of stopover in Hong Kong
Tensions heighten after suicide of far-right historian Dominique Venner at altar of Notre Dame cathedral
As Becks bows out, his illustrious rugby-playing counterpart is poised for another triumph
Ex-President 'in state of incomprehension' at court's decision – but he faces up to three years' jail if guilty
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