Nairo Quintana  of Movistar is helped after falling during the 11th stage of the Vuelta a Espana  race. The Colombia rider was forced to abandon the race after fracturing a shoulder blade. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Pre-race favourite Nairo Quintana crashed out of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday before a thrilling battle between the remaining contenders on the cl(...)

Race leader Chris  Froome of Britain cycles during the 125 km 20th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:
Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Chris Froome can celebrate victory in the 100th Tour de France after finishing third on today’s stage 20 to Annecy-Semnoz. With only tomorrow’s proces(...)