Team Sky have announced the signing of Italian sprinter Elia Vivani for the 2015 season, as team boss Sir Dave Brailsford admitted the team is set to focus more on the sprints this season.
ITV duo Ned Boulting and Matt Rendell discuss the 2015 Tour de France at this week's official launch, and ponder the reasons behind Chris Froome's displeasure with the new route.
Giant-Shimano sprinter Marcel Kittel tells Ned Boulting that winning the final stage of next year's Tour de France, in the 40th year that it finishes on Champs-Élysées, is a huge motivation.
The Tour de France has finished on the Champs-Élysées every year since 1975, and Kittel could make it a hat-trick of victories there in 2015.
Chris Froome has hinted that he may skip the Tour de France next year to concentrate on a Giro and Vuelta double.
The decisive moments of the 2015 Tour de France will take place at Alpe d'Huez after the route of the 102nd edition of the race was unveiled in Paris on Wednesday.