Lotto-Belisol team rider Tony Gallopin of France sprints to win the 187.5-km 11th stage of the Tour de France  between Besancon and Oyonnax. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen / Reuters

France’s Tony Gallopin held off a charging peloton to claim victory on stage 11 of the Tour de France in Oyonnax after a daring breakaway fom Nicolas(...)

Spain’s Alberto Contador, acompanied by his Saxo-Tinkof team manager  Bjarne Riis, abandons the Tour de France  after crashing during the 10th stage, which started  in Mulhouse and finished in La Planche des Belles Filles. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

Blood had been expected along the zigzagging paths towards La Planche des Belles Filles but not such an abrupt kill. Yet on another wild day at this y(...)

 Omega Pharma Quick Step Procycling team rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the ninth stage of the 101st Tour de France  from Gerardmer to Mulhouse. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider Tony Martin stormed to his maiden Tour de France flat stage win on Sunday as Frenchman Tony Gallopin took over possessio(...)

Mark Cavendish speaks to the press after it was confirmed  he will miss the rest of the Tour de France  following the shoulder injury he suffered on the first stage in Harrogate on Saturday. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

Mark Cavendish was philosophical on Sunday after his Tour de France came to a premature end with a shoulder injury caused in a crash for which he took(...)

The Grey Gatsby (Ryan Moore, left) lands the Betfred Dante Stakes at York.

Tomorrow’s €1.5 million French Derby kicks off six days containing three major Classics and although unusually no horse trained in this country trave(...)

Spring Heeled (Robbie McNamara) makes all in last week’s Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

The case of leading trainer Philip Fenton for alleged possession of steroids is due to be heard in court today. The 49-year-old is facing eight(...)

Lord Windermere, ridden by Davy Russell, beats On his Own, ridden by David Casey, to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own remains favourite in some betting lists for the Aintree Grand National but Wil(...)

Behind the caricature, and the blunt speaking, there are plenty professionals within racing who rate Tony Martin’s ability.

Tony Martin is adamant he doesn’t care what perceptions people might have of him – “I don’t g(...)

Benefficient (3) clears the last on his way to beating Hidden Cyclone in the two-mile Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet Chase at Leopardstown at the Christmas Festival meeting. The pair renew rivalry in today’s Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Nothing at the festival comes easy but sometimes it’s possible to over-complicate things and the evidence of thei(...)

 At the Cheltenham Festival preview night in aid of Pieta House in Swords, from left, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, tipster with the Irish Daily Star, leading jockeys Davy Russell and Andrew McNamara. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Tis the season. For half-heard whispers and good things drawn and quartered. For done-nothing-wrongs and wouldn’t-swap-him-anyways, for out-wi(...)