Italia rider Sacha Modolo crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the 98th Giro d’Italia between Tirano and Lugano. Photograph: Getty Images

Sacha Modolo won stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as race leader Alberto Contador was given some respite. Modolo (Lampre) won the 134-kilome(...)

Spanish rider Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) in action during the stage 14 time trial  between Treviso and Valdobbiadene at the   Giro d’Italia. Photo: Luk BeniesAFP/Getty Images

Team Sky claimed a second stage victory of the Giro d’Italia even as Richie Porte’s nightmare continued, but Spain’s Alberto Contador was the big winn(...)

No Grand Tour has ever been won without some tale of hardship –  Dutch rider Rick Flens of Team LottoNL-Jumbo after crashing during the 13th stage of the 98th Giro d’Italia yesterday. Photograph:  Claudio Peri/EPA

There are six steel screws and a five-inch titanium bar where my left collarbone used to be. There’s a tiny piece of bone floating beneath my left kne(...)

Italy’s  Fabio Aru  of the Astana team celebrates taking over in the pink jersey from Alberto Contador after the   13th stage of the  Giro d’Italia in  Jesolo, near Venice.  Photo:  Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Alberto Contador surrendered the race leader’s jersey in the Giro d’Italia as a dramatic late crash put Fabio Aru into pink in Jesolo.On paper, Friday(...)

Alberto Contador retained the pink jersey after today’s ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia. Photo: Luke Benies/AFP

Alberto Contador retained the maglia rosa but stage nine of the Giro d’Italia belonged to the Astana team as Paolo Tiralongo took the stage win and ge(...)

 Spanish rider  Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) continues to lead the   Giro d’Italia despite suffering a dislocated shoulder. Photo: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Alberto Contador rode through the pain of a dislocated shoulder to retain the race lead on Friday’s longest stage of the Giro d’Italia, which was won (...)

Spanish Alberto Contador is escorted to the hospital for medical tests following a crash at the end of the 6th stage of the Giro d’Italia. Photo: Getty Images

Alberto Contador’s Giro D’Italia hopes suffered a blow when the overall leader was involved in a high-speed pile-up at the end of the 183-km sixth sta(...)

Orica Greenedge rider Michael Matthews of Australia celebrates after crossing the finish line of the 136km  third stage of the  Giro d’Italia   from Rapallo to Sestri Levante. Photo: Fabio Ferrari/Reuters/La Presse

Australia’s Michael Matthews extended his overall Giro d’Italia lead after sprinting to victory in a third stage that saw Italian Domenico Pozzovivo s(...)

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara of Trek Factory Racing holds his back after falling during the 58th edition of the E3 Harelbeke  race in Belgium. Photograph:  Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images

Fabian Cancellara, the multiple world time-trial champion and one-day specialist, will miss the remainder of the spring classics campaign after suffer(...)

Ireland’s Caroline Ryan, Lydia Boylan, Lauren Creamer and Josie Knight in action at the Track World Championships. Photograph: Guy Swarbrick/Sportsfile

  Two years after winning the scratch race at the world track championships, Martyn Irvine tried to turn back the clock and scoop another (...)