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(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan and Bryan Cullen close down Donegal’s  Michael Murphy during the 2011 All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We all have our preferences for watching big games – our seats, our pre-match routines, and our preferred viewing partners. Your dad might drive you d(...)

A group of breakaway riders pedal through a rain storm near the town of Condom in the Pyrenees mountains during the 19th stage of theTour de France cycling race between Maubourguet and Bergerac.Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Cycling’s equivalent of the curse of Hello! magazine seems to have struck the cyclists who shook the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand before the official s(...)

 Alexander Kristoff (left) of Norway celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 12th stage of the  Tour de France  from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne. Photograph: Bas CzerwinskI/EPA

Peter Sagan’s quest for a stage win took another frustrating turn when he was unable to find the space in the final metres to come past the Norwegian (...)

 Omega Pharma Quick Step Procycling team rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the ninth stage of the 101st Tour de France  from Gerardmer to Mulhouse. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider Tony Martin stormed to his maiden Tour de France flat stage win on Sunday as Frenchman Tony Gallopin took over possessio(...)

The race suit of Britain’s Christopher Froome is torn after he crashed during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers from Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg, France. Photograph: AP Photo

This was a stage for the ages, but its images are already seared into memories. The peloton, splattered and scattered by the rain and cobbles along t(...)

Bradley Wiggins (left) has confirmed he is likely to miss this year’s Tour de France as Team Sky focus their efforts around defending champion Chris Froome.

Bradley Wiggins confirmed this morning that he will not be riding the Tour de France if the defending champion Chris Froome holds his form up to the s(...)

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(...)

Philip Deignan, seen here  celebrating his stage win at the Vuelta a Espana in 2009, will join Team Sky for the 2014 season.

Irish cyclist Philip Deignan has landed a place with Team Sky for the 2014 season.The 29-year-old from Donegal joins the team after a successful secon(...)