Hummingbird Mega Hammock (above) Three’s not a crowd with this mega version from HummingbirdHammocks. Set it up at a holiday home, throw it in (...)

 Alex Dowsett of Great Britain and Movistar watches the TV to check if he has taken the race lead after stage six of the Tour of Britain from Bath to Hemel Hempstead. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin will face a crucial test in his battle to hold onto sixth place in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday. He finished in the reduced-size (...)

Ireland, one of the few remaining countries without postcodes, is to get them next year. But the unusual format chosen for them, in a long-running (...)

 The peleton in action during the seventh stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana   from Alhendin to Alcaudete. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Ireland’s Dan Martin finished sixth in today’s stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 169 kilometre jaunt from Alhendin to Alcaudete.He finished two minutes (...)

 The pack competes in the fifth stage of the 69th edition of the Vuelta a Espana . The fifth stage is 183.3 km long and goes from Riego de Cordoba to Ronda. Photograph: Javier Lizon / EPA

Giant-Shimano’s John Degenkolb won his second straight stage of the Vuelta a Espana ahead of a frustrated Nacer Bouhanni in Rondo on Wednesday while s(...)

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IcyBreeze IcyBreeze say this is the world’s first portable cooler and air conditioner, and with our climate, we’re unlikely to be able to argue(...)

A group of breakaway riders pedal through a rain storm near the town of Condom in the Pyrenees mountains during the 19th stage of theTour de France cycling race between Maubourguet and Bergerac.Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Cycling’s equivalent of the curse of Hello! magazine seems to have struck the cyclists who shook the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand before the official s(...)

The race suit of Britain’s Christopher Froome is torn after he crashed during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers from Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg, France. Photograph: AP Photo

This was a stage for the ages, but its images are already seared into memories. The peloton, splattered and scattered by the rain and cobbles along t(...)

Last year’s winner, Britain’s Chris Froome (left), and Spain’s Alberto Contador in action during the ninth stage – between Saint-Girons and Bagnères-de-Bigorre – of last year’s Tour de France. The pair lock horns again in what promises to be one of the closest contests since Cadel Evans’ victory in 2011. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images

The debates are raging. Chris Froome will win because he dominated last year’s race, and because he won the Tours of Oman and Romandie this year. No, (...)

Ireland’s  Nicolas Roche is back in action in Northern Spain tomorrow.

Although he finished the three-week Tour de France last Sunday, Nicolas Roche is already back in action again tomorrow when he lines out in the Clasi(...)