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(...)

The penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France will finish on the gruelling  l’Alpe d’Huez . Photograph:  Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial – Tour de France organisers have design(...)

2014 Tour de France winner  Vincenzo Nibali (right) is one of four riders urged by  Oleg Tinkov to race all three Grand Tours next season. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Oleg Tinkov, the Russian multimillionaire owner of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, has challenged the four best riders in the world to contest all three Grand (...)

 Nicolas Roche has signed with TEam Sky for 2015. Photograph:  by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

After two years of working for Alberto Contador in the Tour de France, Nicolas Roche today confirmed he had committed to doing the same for Chris Fro(...)

 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(...)

Tinkoff’s  Alberto Contador celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage La Vuelta from San Martin del Rey Aurelio to La Farrapona. Photo: Jaime Reina/Getty Images

Alberto Contador won a battle of the heavyweights against Chris Froome but before they sparred at the finish, two other riders were disqualified on st(...)

Lampre’s Polish cyclist Przemyslaw Niemiec rides toward the finish line to win the 15th stage of La Vuelta in Lagos de Covadonga. Photograph:  Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Dan Martin moved up three places to seventh on general classificiation on a day when Poland’s Przemyslaw Niemiec won the 15th stage of the (...)