Ireland’s Dan Martin during training ahead of the UCI Road World Championships in Florence. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Dan Martin expects Sunday’s Road World Championships road race in Florence to come down to the survival of the fittest.After a stellar year(...)

Chris Horner’s  Vuelta a Espana win has been soured by claims of an incomplete random test.  Photograph: Joseba Etxaburu/Reuters

RadioShack insist Spanish anti-doping officials are responsible for Vuelta a Espana winner Chris Horner missing an out of competition anti-doping test(...)

 Vuelta a España overall race winner Chris Horner of United States, centre, poses with second-placed Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, left, and third-placed Spaniard Alejandro Valverde on the podium in Madrid. Photograph: Paul White/AP
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Nicolas Roche yesterday completed the best Irish Grand Tour result since Seán Kelly won the 1988 Vuelta a España, when he finished fifth overall in th(...)

At 41, American Chris Horner becomes the oldest winner of a Grand Tour event after his victory in the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Joseba Etxaburu/Reuters

American Chris Horner became the oldest winner of a Grand Tour when he took the overall classification of the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday for the bigge(...)

America’s Chris Horner increased his lead to 37 seconds over Vincenzo Nibali after the penultimate stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Joseba Etxaburu/Reuters

Chris Horner extended his overall lead in the Vuelta a Espana after winning a dramatic battle with nearest rival Vincenzo Nibali during a brutal finis(...)

Radio Shack team rider Chris Horner took the lead after Stage 19 of the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Joseba Etxaburu/Reuters

Chris Horner regained the overall lead of the Vuelta a Espana from Vincenzo Nibali after a tight stage 19 which was won by Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez (...)

Astana Pro Team rider Vincenzo Nibali. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Nicolas Roche moved up one place to fifth at the Vuelta a Espana after finishing 10th on stage 17 of the race from Calahorra to Burgos.The Team Saxo T(...)

Vincenzo Nibali remains in the red leader’s at the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche slipped back to sixth position at the Vuelta a Espana as horrendous weather conditions hit stage 14 of the race from Baga to A(...)

 Nicolas Roche competes in the 11th stage of the 68th edition of La Vuelta, a 38.8km individual time-trial, in Tarazona. Photograph:  Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche underlined the improvements he has made against the clock this year when he posted the best time trial of his career on yesterday’s stag(...)

Czech cyclist Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma) (right) crosses the finish line ahead of Belgian world road race champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC)  at the end of the seventh stage of the 68th edition of “La Vuelta” Tour of Spain, a 205.9 km route between Almendralejo and Mairena del Aljarafe. Photograph: Jose Jordan /AFP/Getty Images

Zdenek Stybar beat world champion Philippe Gilbert in a photo finish to win Friday’s seventh stage of the Vuelta a Espana.The pair made a late bid for(...)