Nicolas Roche of Tinkoff-Saxo on the climb to Pla d’Adet in the Pyrenees during the 17th stage of the Tour de France yesterday. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters.

Given the strength that Alberto Contador’s lieutenants – Michael Rogers, Nicolas Roche and Rafal Majka – have shown since the Tour de France entered (...)

Philip Deignan came home in third position on stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia. Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Philip Deignan claimed a place on the podium of the Giro d’Italia after a tough the tough 171km 18th stage from Belluno to Rifugio Panarotto(...)

The riders in action during stage 19 of the  Tour de France from Bourg d’Oisans to Le Grand Bornand. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Alberto Contador has aged in the last three weeks. Here in Le Grand Bornand he had a distinct air of resignation as he surveyed his prospects after th(...)

Fans run alongside Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Chris Froome of  Britain  during stage 15 of the  Tour de France, from Givors to Mont Ventoux. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Saturday, Stage 14: St Pourçain sur Sioule to Lyon (191km):Saturday was a day when a very big group fought it out between them for the stage win, but (...)

Orica Greenedge’s Simon Gerrans sprints to win the third stage of the  Tour de France   from Ajaccio to Calvi on  Corsica. Cannondale  rider Peter Sagan (right) of Slovakia took second place. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Simon Gerrans of Orica GreenEdge won the third stage of the 100th Tour de France in a sprint finish in Calvi as Peter Sagan settled for second for a s(...)