Andre Greipel of Germany and Lotto-Soudal crosses the finish line ahead of John Degenkolb,  Alexander Kristoff  and Peter Sagan  to win stage 15 of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

With extra police around the Team Sky bus at the start of the stage – five officers rather than two the team said – Chris Froome enjoyed a more settl(...)

Greg Van Avermaet hrld off Peter Sagan to win stage 13 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Epa

Blasted by hail in the mountains on Thursday, the Tour de France was basted in heat nudging 40C on the plains on Friday, speeding north-east in a swea(...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 223.5-km (138.9 miles) 4th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Seraing in Belgium, to Cambrai, France. Photo: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Tony Martin belatedly claimed the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey for the first time on Tuesday with victory on stage four to Cambrai. Meanwhile(...)

After the race’s first rest day on July 13th, the battle continues with three mountain stages, each ending with uphill finishes.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

It’s being billed as the most open race since Stephen Roche’s 1987 Tour de France win, with four very evenly-matched leaders going head-to-head ove(...)

Irish rider Sam Bennett on the podium earlier this week. Of yesterday’s sprint he said: “I think I was about 10th when the sprint started. I moved up to fourth by the line, but needed to be closer before it began”

Victorious on Wednesday’s opening stage of the Tour of Bavaria race, Irish sprinter Sam Bennett performed well again to finish fourth on yesterday’s (...)

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(...)

 German cyclist   John Degenkolb celebrates after winning the 12th stage of La Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Javier Lizon  / EPA

German John Degenkolb tightened his grip on the points classification at the Tour of Spain by claiming his third win in the 12th stage on Thursday, w(...)

German cyclist John Degenkolb  of Giant team celebrates as he wins the fourth stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana  from Mairena del Alcor to Cordoba. Ireland’s Dan martin (blue and white) was fifth. Photograph: Javier Lizon / EPA

Ireland’s Dan Martin landed another impressive finish at La Vuelta a Espana when coming home fifth on stage four between Mairena del Alcor and Cordob(...)

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(...)

Stage 19 of the Tour was affected by crashes after torrential rain in the Dordogne region. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas won the 19th stage of the Tour de France, a 208.5-km ride from Maubourguet on Friday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali retai(...)