Italian cyclist Fabio Aru (C) of Astana, makes a toast with Spanish rider Joaquim Rodriguez (left) of Katusha and Polish rider Rafal Majka  of Tinkoff-Saxo at the start of the 21st and last stage of the  Vuelta a Espana, won by Aru. Photograph:  Javier Lizon/EPA

Italian Fabio Aru wrapped up a debut grand tour triumph when the beaming Astana rider coasted over the line on the final day’s ceremonial ride into Ma(...)

Astana’s rider Fabio Aru from Italy celebrates on the podium after becoming the overall leader at the end of the 20th stage between San Lorenzo del Escorial and Cercedilla. Photograph: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

Fabio Aru all but secured a debut grand tour triumph when he left overnight leader Tom Dumoulin floundering on the third ascent of Saturday’s penulti(...)

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(...)

Sky’s Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche sprints next to Trek’s Spanish cyclist Haimar Zubeldia to win the 18th stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour. Photograph: Getty Images

Nicolas Roche secured his first stage win of this year’s La Vuelta a Espana on Thursday afternoon - edging a two-up sprint to seal Stage 18. The Team (...)

 Dutch cyclist  Tom Dumoulin on his way to winning the 17th stage of La Vuelta Espana, a 38.7 kilometres individual time trial in Burgos. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Tom Dumoulin of The Netherlands seized the initiative and the Vuelta a Espana’s red jersey with a potentially decisive victory on Wednesday’s 17th st(...)

Lampre-Merida’s Portuguese cyclist Nelson Oliveira celebrates winning the 13th Stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 178km route between Calatayud and Tarazona. Photograph:  Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images

Portugal’s Nelson Oliveira attacked from the breakaway for a solo win on stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana. Oliveira (Lampre-Merida) broke free alone wi(...)

Team Sky rider Nicolas Roche of Ireland during the Vuelta Tour of Spain cycling race. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Nicolas Roche rode strongly on the stage-nine summit finish of the Vuelta a España on Sunday, netting eighth atop the first category summit finish t(...)

Dutch cyclist Bert Jan Lindeman of Lotto Jumbo team celebrates after winning the the seventh stage of the Vuelta a Espana between Jodar and La Alpujarra. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Tour de France champion Chris Froome suffered a blow in his bid to add the Vuelta a Espana title on Friday’s seventh stage to La Alpujarra. The 30-yea(...)

Orica GreenEdge’s Colombian cyclist Esteban Chaves celebrates his red jersey with cava on the podium of the sixth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 200.3km stage between Cordoba and Cazorla. Photo: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Dan Martin went close to taking victory on stage six of the Vuelta a España on Thursday, with the Irishman finishing second, five seconds behind the s(...)

Winner of the fifth stage of the Vuelta a España Caleb Ewan celebrates ahead of German cyclist John Degenkolb and Slovenia’s Peter Sagan. Photograph: Getty.

Australian rider Caleb Ewan highlighted his huge promise when he scooped victory on Wednesday’s fifth stage of the Vuelta a España, with the 21-year-(...)