Italian cyclist Fabio Aru (C) of Astana, makes a toast with Spanish rider Joaquim Rodriguez (left) of Katusha and Polish rider Rafal Majka  of Tinkoff-Saxo at the start of the 21st and last stage of the  Vuelta a Espana, won by Aru. Photograph:  Javier Lizon/EPA

Italian Fabio Aru wrapped up a debut grand tour triumph when the beaming Astana rider coasted over the line on the final day’s ceremonial ride into Ma(...)

 Paddy Cosgrave: founder of The Web Summit. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

This year’s Web Summit may be the last in Dublin – now where have we heard that before? Summit organiser Paddy Cosgrave clearly likes to keep local ad(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave

This year may be the last time that the Web Summit is held in Ireland, according to the event’s founder Paddy Cosgrave. Speaking at the Web Summit’s (...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche. He had been fourth overall prior to Wednesday’s stage. Photograph: Reuters/Jon Nazca

Having lost any chance of a high overall finish due to the after effects of a bad crash earlier in the race and a disappointing 11th stage on Wednesda(...)

Team Sky’s Chris Froome looks set to withdraw from the Vuelta A Espana after suffering an injury following a collision with a barrier yesterday. Photo: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is out of the Vuelta a Espana with a fractured bone in his foot. The Team Sky leader, who has twice fini(...)

Team Sky rider Nicolas Roche of Ireland during the Vuelta Tour of Spain cycling race. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Nicolas Roche rode strongly on the stage-nine summit finish of the Vuelta a España on Sunday, netting eighth atop the first category summit finish t(...)

Trek’s Belgian cyclist Jasper Stuyven celebrates winning the eighth stage of the  Vuelta a Espana between Puebla de Don Fadrique and Murcia. Photograph:   Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Dan Martin was taken to hospital after crashing out of the Vuelta a Espana after a big crash on stage eight of the race that saw American Te(...)

Dutch cyclist Bert Jan Lindeman of Lotto Jumbo team celebrates after winning the the seventh stage of the Vuelta a Espana between Jodar and La Alpujarra. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Tour de France champion Chris Froome suffered a blow in his bid to add the Vuelta a Espana title on Friday’s seventh stage to La Alpujarra. The 30-yea(...)

Orica-GreenEdge’s Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan celebrates on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 167.3km stage between Rota and Alcala de Guadaira. Photo: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Australia’s Caleb Ewan won the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday to clinch his first Grand Tour Stage as Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin became(...)

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(...)