Tour de France leader Tony Martin was forced to retire from race after sustaining a broken collarbone in a crash. Photograph: EP.

The opening week of the Tour de France may have been largely flat, but it’s been a real rollercoaster ride for some. Nowhere is this more clear tha(...)

Germany’s Tony Martin is supported by his Etixx-Quick Step team-mates as he limps towards the finish line in Le Harve yesterday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

Tony Martin was forced to pull out of the Tour de France last night after crashing in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage(...)

 Tony Martin   lies on the road after crashing on  the final climb during  the sixth stage of the Tour de France Abbeville and Le Havre. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/EPA

Tony Martin has pulled out of the Tour de France after the yellow jersey crashed in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage s(...)

Nicolas Roche of Team Saxo-Tinkoff remains in second place at the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert roared past late attacker Edvald Boasson Hagen to take stage 12 of the Vuelta a Espana on Thursday and claim his first win(...)

Czech cyclist Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma) (right) crosses the finish line ahead of Belgian world road race champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC)  at the end of the seventh stage of the 68th edition of “La Vuelta” Tour of Spain, a 205.9 km route between Almendralejo and Mairena del Aljarafe. Photograph: Jose Jordan /AFP/Getty Images

Zdenek Stybar beat world champion Philippe Gilbert in a photo finish to win Friday’s seventh stage of the Vuelta a Espana.The pair made a late bid for(...)