Sky's Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche (R) sprints next to Trek's Spanish cyclist Haimar Zubeldia to win the 18th stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 204 km route between Roa and Riaza on September 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JAIME REINAJAIME REINA/AFP/Getty Images

Already in the top four on three of this year’s stages in the Vuelta a España, Nicolas Roche finally hit the jackpot on yesterday’s 18th stage when he(...)

Movistar’s Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde rounds the final bend ahead of Peter Sagan and Nicolas Roche to win the fourth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana. Photograph: Getty Images

Nicolas Roche went tantalisingly close to a Vuelta a España stage win at the end of day four of the race on Tuesday, bridging across to 2008 Olympic c(...)

Dan Martin of Team Garmin-Sharp in action during Stage Four of the Tour de l’Ain on Saturday 16th August, 2014, Arbent, France. Photograph: James Startt/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Dan Martin will begin his final Grand Tour with the Cannondale-Garmin team tomorrow, with the Vuelta a España marking his last three-week campaign in (...)

Philip Deignan is in line for his first Tour de France appearance this July. Photograph: Inpho

After riding the Giro d’Italia last year in support of team leader Richie Porte, Philip Deignan’s omission from the Team Sky squad for the race this (...)

 Irish cyclist Sam Bennett. EPA/CARLOS BARBA

Sam Bennett’s road to recovery from a bad crash in Wednesday’s Scheldeprijs race is moving smoother than first expected, with the concerning images o(...)

Ryan Mullen said he had “many sleepless nights” after narrowly missing out on victory Ponferrada. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Six and a half months after missing gold by an agonising 0.48 seconds, Ryan Mullen has made it clear his top season goal is making up for that close (...)

Matt Brammeier is yet to make his plans for next season public. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/INPHO

The start of 2015 is just over a month away but multiple Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier is yet to make his plans for next season public. Bram(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to take the ninth stage of the Vuelta a Espana in La Covatilla, near Salamanca, three years ago. Photograph: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

It’s been a difficult season thus far for Ireland’s Dan Martin. Crashes and bad luck have complicated things, but he tells Shane Stokes that he’s mot(...)

 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(...)

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(...)