Tinkoff-Saxo’s Nicolas Roche leads the team at the start of their time trial in Stage One of the Giro d’Italia in Belfast. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/William Cherry

Belfast had partied in pink for hours before the Grande Partenza or Big Start of the 2014 Giro d’Italia. But the celebrations unexpectedly turned into(...)

Argos-Shimano team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates on the podium after he won the 197 km tenth stage of the centenary Tour de France.  Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Marcel Kittel won stage 10 of the Tour de France in Saint-Malo after Mark Cavendish was involved in a collision during the sprint to the line.Ireland’(...)

The peloton negotiates a climb during stage three from Ajaccio to Calvi in Corsica.

Stage 3, Ajaccio - Calvi (145.5km)The Tour de France is three stages down and now moves to the French mainland in Nice. The time in Corsica came to an(...)

Orica Greenedge’s Simon Gerrans sprints to win the third stage of the  Tour de France   from Ajaccio to Calvi on  Corsica. Cannondale  rider Peter Sagan (right) of Slovakia took second place. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Simon Gerrans of Orica GreenEdge won the third stage of the 100th Tour de France in a sprint finish in Calvi as Peter Sagan settled for second for a s(...)