Nicholas Roche of Ireland was involved in a large crash which brought him and Dan Martin down inside the final hour of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Leaders of their respective teams in Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) and Nicolas Roche (Sky) had races to forget thanks (...)

Spain’s Alberto Contador, acompanied by his Saxo-Tinkof team manager  Bjarne Riis, abandons the Tour de France  after crashing during the 10th stage, which started  in Mulhouse and finished in La Planche des Belles Filles. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

Blood had been expected along the zigzagging paths towards La Planche des Belles Filles but not such an abrupt kill. Yet on another wild day at this y(...)

 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(...)

AG2R-La Mondiale team rider Blel Kadri of France celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 161-km  eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Tomblaine and Gerardmer La Mauselaine. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

There was a home winner on the eighth stage of the Tour de France while Vincenzo Nibali remains in the yellow jersey after a thrilling battle with Alb(...)

SEAN INGLE in Bagneres-de-Bigorre Dan Martin followed in his uncle’s footsteps as he became the first Irish winner of a Tour de France stage s(...)