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(...)

A babygirl watches the pack riding at the start of the 19th stage of the 69th edition of “La Vuelta”. Photograph: Jaime Reina /AFP/Getty Images

So, two days to go and I’m still in sixth overall. I’m determined to hold onto that place but there is a bit of a fight going on with Samuel Sanchez, (...)

 Alex Dowsett of Great Britain and Movistar watches the TV to check if he has taken the race lead after stage six of the Tour of Britain from Bath to Hemel Hempstead. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin will face a crucial test in his battle to hold onto sixth place in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday. He finished in the reduced-size (...)

Nicolas Roche: he tried to get closer to race leader Michal Kwiatkowski on yesterday’s fifth stage of the Tour of Britain. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche tried to get closer to the yellow jersey of race leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) on yesterday’s fifth stag(...)

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(...)

Canadian rider Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin Sharp team celebrates winning the 14th stage of the Vuelta over 200.8km from Santander to La Camperona, northern Spain, but had to endure accusations of riding a motorised bicycle. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

It was the second rest day of the race yesterday and we had a chance to unwind, to let our bodies recover a bit and get ready for the remaining days b(...)

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(...)

A steep climb on Sunday’s 15th stage of the Vuelta a España between Oviedo and Lagos de Covadonga. Photograph: EPA/Javier Lizon.

Saturday, stage 14: 15th on stage, up one place to 10th overall Finally our team got a stage win in this year’s race, with Ryder Hesjedal winning ou(...)