Tinkoff-Saxo rider Nicolas Roche: believes a third Grand Tour in one season would be too much. Photograph: Inpho

A stacked line-up in the Vuelta a España was further expanded yesterday when double race winner Alberto Contador confirmed he would indeed take part (...)

 Vincenzo Nibali kisses his wife Rachele after winning the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Vincenzo Nibali completed victory in the 101st Tour de France in Paris on Sunday as Marcel Kittel won an exciting final stage sprint finish on the Cha(...)

Alexander Kristoff of Noraway and Team Katusha celebrates as he wins the 15th stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 222km stage between Tallard and Nimes on Sunday. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

While usually the game of cat and mouse in the final kilometres of a flat stage of the Tour de France between pursuers and pursued is clearcut, the(...)

Xabier Zandio of Spain and Team Sky lies on the ground after being involved in a crash on the descent of the Cote de Coucy-le-Chteau-Auffrique which forced him to abandon the race during stage six of the 2014 Le Tour de France from Arras to Reims: Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Team Sky’s problems continued as Spaniard Xabier Zandio joined Chris Froome in exiting the Tour de France. Defending champion Froome abandoned on Wedn(...)

 Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square at the end of the race’s third stage  in London, England. Photograph: Getty Images

With two victories in the first three days of the Tour, Marcel Kittel already looks unstoppable. As Buckingham Palace loomed behind him, he had the s(...)

The peloton make their way up the short climb in the village of Finchingfield in north Essex during stage three of the Tour de France from Cambridge to London.  Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA

Marcel Kittel’s Tour de France sprint supremacy continued on Monday as the German won stage three of the Tour de France on The Mall in London.The 155-(...)

 Astana Procycling team rider Vincenzo Nibali celebrates after winning the second stage of the Tour de France  between York and Sheffield. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali launched a late attack to win stage two of the Tour de France in Sheffield on Sunday and claim the race leader’s yellow jersey(...)

Mark Cavendish speaks to the press after it was confirmed  he will miss the rest of the Tour de France  following the shoulder injury he suffered on the first stage in Harrogate on Saturday. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

Mark Cavendish was philosophical on Sunday after his Tour de France came to a premature end with a shoulder injury caused in a crash for which he took(...)

The peloton passes through the village of Muker, Yorkshire during the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Mark Cavendish’s Tour de France is in the balance after the dramatic crash which ended the Manxman’s dreams of wearing the yellow jersey in his mother(...)

 French rider Nacer Bouhanni (centre) of the FDJ.fr team sprints  his way to victory on the  fourth stage, 112 km from Giovinazzo to Bari, of the 97th Giro d’Italia. Photograph:  Luca Zennaro/EPA

Four days after he crashed out of the Giro d’Italia and suffered his first-ever broken bone, Irish rider Dan Martin has confirmed he is healing and in(...)