Dan Martin goes on the attack during the closing stages of the Flèche Wallonne Classic in which he finished third. Photograph: Jerome Prevost/EPA.

Third in the Flèche Wallonne Classic on Wednesday, Dan Martin has spoken of his mixed feelings about the result but said that he is gunning for vict(...)

Dan Martin (R) finished third behind Julian Alaphilippe (L)  and Alejandro Valverde in La Fleche Wallonne. Photograph: Getty

Continuing a strong run of performances in the race, Dan Martin clocked up an excellent third place on Wednesday in the Flèche Wallonne Classic in Bel(...)

 Dutch cyclist  Tom Dumoulin on his way to winning the 17th stage of La Vuelta Espana, a 38.7 kilometres individual time trial in Burgos. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Tom Dumoulin of The Netherlands seized the initiative and the Vuelta a Espana’s red jersey with a potentially decisive victory on Wednesday’s 17th st(...)

Movistar’s Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde rounds the final bend ahead of Peter Sagan and Nicolas Roche to win the fourth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana. Photograph: Getty Images

Nicolas Roche went tantalisingly close to a Vuelta a España stage win at the end of day four of the race on Tuesday, bridging across to 2008 Olympic c(...)

Tinkoff-Saxo  cyclist Peter Sagan (second from right) crosses the finish line to win  the third stage of the  Vuelta Espana, a 158.4km stage between Mijas and Malaga. Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

Colombian Esteban Chaves retained the leader’s red jersey as Peter Sagan of Slovakia surged to victory in a sprint finish to the Vuelta Espana third s(...)

Chris Froome will secure his second Tour de France win in Sunday’s final stage. Photograph: Getty

Chris Froome was overwhelmed after overcoming a turbulent Tour de France and Nairo Quintana’s daring late attack up Alpe-d’Huez to effectively seal a (...)

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana pulls away from the yellow jersey of Chris Froome, during the 19th stage of the Tour de France  between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and La Toussuire in the  French Alps. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

This climb holds mixed memories for Chris Froome and, as well as his confrontation with the stage winner Vincenzo Nibali at the finish, the final six (...)

 Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, ride in the pack during the 18th stage of the Tour de France  between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the  French Alps. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Froome’s carbon-fibre bike was one of half a dozen examined after the finish here by commissaires looking for the hidden electric motors that(...)

 Chris Froome, wearing the  yellow jersey, rides in the pack past a lake during the 18th stage  of the Tour de France  between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Romain Bardet was victorious on stage 18 of the Tour de France as Chris Froome maintained his commanding advantage to move a step closer to a second t(...)

Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali   leads the group ahead of Team Sky rider Chris Froome, wearing the race leader’s yellow jersey, during the 161-km 17th stage of the Tour de France  from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup in the French Alps. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

As the rate of attrition stepped up, Geraint Thomas moved a step closer to a podium position despite losing time on Chris Froome. With Tejay van Gard(...)