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(...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Mark Cavendish  celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the seventh stage of the  Tour de France  race from Livarot to Fougeres. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish sprinted to his first Tour de France victory in almost two years and 26th in all on stage seven to Fougeres on Friday as the Manxman bu(...)

 Spanish rider Alberto Contador is congratulated by  Tinkoff-Saxo team  owner Oleg Tinkov on his way to completing victory in the Giro d’Italia in  Milan. Photo:  Claudio Peri/EPA

Alberto Contador enhanced his status as one of the greatest grand tour riders when the Spaniard clinched his second Giro d’Italia title on Sunday aft(...)

 Vincenzo Nibali kisses his wife Rachele after winning the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Vincenzo Nibali completed victory in the 101st Tour de France in Paris on Sunday as Marcel Kittel won an exciting final stage sprint finish on the Cha(...)

Stephen Roche in the Giro d’Italia leader’s jersey in the Dolomites, climbing during Roche’s first day as race-leader of the race, where Italian fans jeered and even spat at Roche because he’d beaten his own Italian team-mate Roberto Visentin. Photograph: Graham Watson 1:54

It is said that time heals everything, but Roberto Visentini might question that sentiment. Twenty seven years ago Ireland’s Stephen Roche went head t(...)

David Wallace massaged by Willie Bennett at the Ireland rugby training camp in 2001: “Nobody actually believes me that this actually happened. They think that I set it up, that I put on a tape or something and got them to pose for it. But genuinely I just happened to be in the room and it came on the television. It was a complete happy coincidence. They weren’t paying any attention to me, they were just working away. Willie was giving him a massage and there was different stuff on the TV. And then this shot came up and obviously when they saw it, they started laughing.”

The All Blacks were coming, coming. Tacking their merciless way down towards the Havelock Square end. Aside from the referee and the 15 Irish men tryi(...)

Brian Cookson (left) and Pat McQuaid will battle it out in Friday’s vote for the UCI Presidency. Photograph: PA Wire/Reuters.

Irishman Pat McQuaid has promised not to prolong the bitter battle over the presidency of the International Cycling Union (UCI) if he is deposed from(...)