Members of Team Sky leaving the Titanic Belfast  on stage one of last year’s Giro D’Italia. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of cyclists will follow in the wheeltracks of top professionals when they leave Belfast for the inaugural Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia this week(...)

 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(...)