We take a look back at some of the racing highlights of 2016, including Chris Froome's improbable win and the rainbow day at the Tour of Flanders

Our photographers pick their season-defining images from 2016. Photos by Andy Jones, Graham Watson, Yuzuru Sunada, Chris Catchpole and Daniel Gould

The Tirreno-Adriatico route for 2017 features three uphill finishes that should make next year's race one of the hardest editions in a number of years.