Greg Van Avermaet hrld off Peter Sagan to win stage 13 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Epa

Blasted by hail in the mountains on Thursday, the Tour de France was basted in heat nudging 40C on the plains on Friday, speeding north-east in a swea(...)

 Mark Cavendish (R) of Omega Pharma-Quick Step talks with Boy Van Poppel (L) of  Team Vacansoleil-DCM before they ride during stage eleven of the 2013 Tour de France, a 33KM Individual Time Trial from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Tony Martin set the early pace in the first individual time trial at the 100th Tour de France. The world time trial champion completed the 33km cours(...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) in action at the Volta a Catalunya

Irish pro Dan Martin marked himself out as one of the top riders in world cycling yesterday when he finished out as the overall winner of the t(...)