Nicholas Roche of Ireland was involved in a large crash which brought him and Dan Martin down inside the final hour of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Leaders of their respective teams in Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) and Nicolas Roche (Sky) had races to forget thanks (...)

Dan Martin was forced to pull out of the Flèche Wallonne Classic after a crash. Photograph: Inpho

Sixth, fourth and then second in the past three editions, Dan Martin’s aim of winning Flèche Wallonne evaporated after he was involved in a big crash(...)

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(...)

The itinerary for the 2015 Tour de France is seen during its presentation at a news conference in Paris yesterday. The world’s greatest cycling event will start from Utrecht in the Netherlands on July 4th. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Former world number one Sean Kelly has said that the mountainous 2015 Tour de France race route unveiled yesterday could suit Dan Martin very well, bu(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin of the Garmin team celebrates as he crosses the finnish line to win the 108th edition of the Giro di Lombardia (Tour of Lombardy). Photograph:  LukBenies/AFP/Getty Images)

Dan Martin turned around a frustrating season yesterday when he unleashed a superbly timed attack close to the line and snatched victory in the Il Lom(...)

Dan Martin won the Tour of Lombardy with a late sprint. Photograph:   James Startt/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Ireland’s Dan Martin timed a late sprint to perfection to claim his first Tour of Lombardy victory on Sunday.The Garmin-Sharp rider, who came fourth i(...)

 Cyclists in action during the 20th stage of the  Vuelta a Espana between Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil and the Port of Ancares Salvaterra in Galicia. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Alberto Contador all but crowned victory in the Vuelta a Espana as the Tinkoff-Saxo rider pulled away from Chris Froome on the final climb of the Tour(...)

The peloton  in action during the 18th stage of the Vuelta a Espana, over 157 km from A Estrada to Monte Castrive, Spain. Photograph: Javier Lizon / EPA

Chris Froome maintained his slim hopes of claiming the Vuelta a Espana title despite missing out on victory on stage 18 atop Monte Castrove on Thursda(...)

German John Degenkolb of Giant-Shimano  celebrates winning the 17th stage of the Vuelta a Espana in A Coruna, Spain. Photograph: Javier Lizon / EPA

John Degenkolb claimed his fourth stage success of the Vuelta a Espana with victory on the race’s resumption on Wednesday. Ireland’s Dan Martin finish(...)

Alberto Contador of the Tinkoff Saxo team on his way to winning yesterday’s 16th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: EPA/Javier Lizon.

Alberto Contador moved closer to a third Vuelta a España title by winning Monday’s 16th stage while his closest domestic rivals cracked on the final c(...)