Classic Tour de France

Twelve months ago, Froome’s yellow jersey defence came to a premature halt when he crashed out of the Tour just before the first cobbled section on stage five. The pavé makes a return this year, but the Team Sky leader warned that the entire opening act, as the race sweeps

Comforts crucial for Celtic

John Collins says Celtic’s pre-season plans have been designed so the players can be as fit as possible for their upcoming UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Collins explained that the aim is to limit travel ahead of the start of the new season and give the Scottish champions the best chance possible