Astana Pro Team’s Vincenzo Nibali (centre) sits inside the peloton before his fourth stage win.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Vincenzo Nibali claimed his fourth stage success of the 101st Tour de France to all-but seal overall victory. Nibali (Astana) added victory on the 145(...)

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(...)