Tinkoff’s  Alberto Contador celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage La Vuelta from San Martin del Rey Aurelio to La Farrapona. Photo: Jaime Reina/Getty Images

Alberto Contador won a battle of the heavyweights against Chris Froome but before they sparred at the finish, two other riders were disqualified on st(...)

 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(...)

 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(...)

 Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador of the Tinkoff-Saxo team celebrates on the podium after taking the overall leader’s red jersey following the tenth stage of the Vuelta a Espana cycling race. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Alberto Contador stormed into the leader’s red jersery in the Vuelta a Espana after Nairo Quintana crashed and Chris Froome lost more time to his riv(...)

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(...)

Race leader  Rigoberto Uran of the Omega Pharma Quick Step would appear to be at an advantage in today’s stage of the Giro d’Italia, which includes three major climbs, as he and his fellow Colombians are  more accustomed to riding at altitude. Photograph:  Luca Zennaro/EPA

Restarting today after Monday’s rest day, the riders in the Giro d’Italia will face what could be the most decisive stage of this year’s event. Althou(...)

 Colombian  Rigoberto Uran takes yesterday’s 12th stage of the  Giro d’Italia.

Previous race leader Cadel Evans was expected to tighten his grip on the pink jersey in yesterday’s time trial stage of the Giro d’Italia but instead(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin during training ahead of the UCI Road World Championships in Florence. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Dan Martin expects Sunday’s Road World Championships road race in Florence to come down to the survival of the fittest.After a stellar year(...)

Bradley Wiggins has been forced to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia because of a chest infection. Photograph:   Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the Giro d’Italia because of a chest infection. The Team Sky rider and Tour de France winner withdrew on medi(...)

Rigoberto Uran of Colombia and SKY Procycling won the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Colombian Rigoberto Uran moved into third place overall after capturing a solo victory in the Giro d’Italia’s first summit finish today. (...)