Nicolas Roche of Tinkoff-Saxo on the climb to Pla d’Adet in the Pyrenees during the 17th stage of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters.

Given the strength that Alberto Contador’s lieutenants – Michael Rogers, Nicolas Roche and Rafal Majka – have shown since the Tour de France entered (...)

Bradley Wiggins of Sky lost 17 seconds on the leaders during stage four of the Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Enrico Battaglin led an Italian 1-2-3 to win the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia today, as Britain’s Bradley Wiggins lost precious time in a (...)