Chris Froome in action during the 20th stage of the Vuelta a Espana earlier this month. Photograph: EPA

Chris Froome insists therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) “have a place in sport” despite rejecting the chance to treat a chest infection at the Tour de (...)

Chris Froomer celebrates after winning the Vuelta a España. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

Former Tour de France and Giro d’Italia winner Stephen Roche believes it would be “humanly impossible” for Chris Froome to win all three grand tour ra(...)

La Vuelta winner Chris Froome (centre)  toasts  Vicenzo Nibali (right, second place) and Ilnur Zakarin (left, third place) on the final stage from  Arroyomolinos and  Madrid. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Chris Froome has become just the third man to win the Tour de France and La Vuelta in the same year, and the first since the Vuelta moved from the ear(...)

 Alberto Contador celebrates as he crosses the finish line. He earns his right to bow out on the summit with the gods.  Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

And so it arrived on Saturday with Eurosport and “El Infierno”, was splashed across the Spanish newspapers. A short mountain stage in the Tour of Spai(...)

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador celebrates as he crosses the finish line winning the 20th stage of the  Vuelta in his final race before retirement. Chris Froome virtually secured overall victory in the Vuelta a Espana today by extending his lead over Vincenzo Nibali. Photograph: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Chris Froome is set to become the first man to win the Tour de France and La Vuelta in the same year since 1978 after defending the red jersey in Satu(...)

Belgium’s Thomas De Gendt  of team LottoSoudal celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 19th stage of  La Vuelta, a 149.7 km route from Caso, Parque Natural de Redes to Gijon. Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Froome retained his advantage on stage 19 of La Vuelta as Belgian Thomas De Gendt won a sprint finish out of the breakaway to keep Spaniards wai(...)

Lotto Soudal’s Belgian rider Sander Armee on his way to winning the  18th stage of La Vuelta, a 169km route from Suances to Santo Toribio de Liebana. Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Froome extended his lead in La Vuelta while Sander Armee spoiled Alexey Lutsenko’s birthday by beating him to victory on stage 18 to Santo Torib(...)

The situation over the missing summonses is likely to ramp up pressure on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to quantify the problem and resolve it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government Ministers have expressed concern that the scale of the breath tests controversy may be significantly worse than outlined in two Garda repor(...)

Stefan Denifl celebrates winning the 17th stage of the Vuelta a España. Photogrpah: Jose Jordan/AFP

Two and a half weeks after the Aqua Blue Sport squad became the first Irish team in history to start one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, Stefan Denifl(...)

Sky’s British rider Chris Froome sprints to win the 16th stage of the La Vuelta Tour of Spain, a 40.2 km individual time trial from Circuito de Navarra in Los Arcos to Logrono. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Chris Froome tightened his grip on the overall lead at La Vuelta by coasting to victory in the stage 16 time trial from Circuito de Navarra (...)