No Grand Tour has ever been won without some tale of hardship –  Dutch rider Rick Flens of Team LottoNL-Jumbo after crashing during the 13th stage of the 98th Giro d’Italia yesterday. Photograph:  Claudio Peri/EPA

There are six steel screws and a five-inch titanium bar where my left collarbone used to be. There’s a tiny piece of bone floating beneath my left kne(...)

Orica Greenedge rider Michael Matthews of Australia celebrates after crossing the finish line of the 136km  third stage of the  Giro d’Italia   from Rapallo to Sestri Levante. Photo: Fabio Ferrari/Reuters/La Presse

Australia’s Michael Matthews extended his overall Giro d’Italia lead after sprinting to victory in a third stage that saw Italian Domenico Pozzovivo s(...)

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(...)