Britain’s  Simon  Yates celebrates on the podium after winning the 73rd edition of “La Vuelta” Tour of Spain in Madrid. Photograph: Getty Images

Simon Yates finished safely in the main bunch on Sunday’s final stage of the Vuelta a España, sealing his first Grand Tour win when he crossed the lin(...)

Stage winner Nicola Juniper of TC Racing on her way to the summit of Mount Leinster with sewcond-placed Coralie Demay of Team Breizeh Ladies. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

British rider Nicola Juniper (TC Racing) grabbed the overall lead when she won the tough third stage of the Rás na mBan on Friday. She showed her stre(...)

France’s Alexandre Geniez (L) wins the 12th stage of Vuelta a España. Photograph: Inpho

Nicolas Roche slipped three places to 34th overall in the Vuelta a España on Thursday, losing time to a large breakaway which stayed clear until the e(...)

Italian Alessandro De Marchi of BMC team celebrates winning the 11th stage of La Vuelta tour over 207km from Mombuey to Luintra, Spain. Photograph: epa

Nicolas Roche had an aggressive performance on the undulating 11th stage of the Vuelta a España, being part of the day’s break en route to the finish (...)

French rider Tony Gallopin of  Ag2r La Mondiale team crossing the finish line to win the 7th stage of La Vuelta.  August 31st. Photograph: EPA/Manuel Bruque

Nicolas Roche finished as part of a 30-man main bunch on stage seven of the Vuelta a España on Friday, placing 21st on the lumpy stage to Pozo Alcón. (...)

Nicolas Roche: finding the going tough in the Vuelta a España. Photograph:  Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche missed a split on stage six of the Vuelta a España on Thursday, with the first 50 riders gaining one minute 44 seconds on Roche’s group(...)

Nicolas Roche: “I must show my form in the Arctic Race. I hope can ride the Vuelta as I believe I’m ready for a top performance there.”  Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche has had a difficult few months with quiet performances for much of the year plus withdrawals from the Giro d’Italia and the recent Tour (...)

Nicolas Roche of Ireland, wearing the polka-dot jersey, during the Vuelta 2017 cycling race. Photograph: EPA

Nicolas Roche remained third overall in the Vuelta a España after Tuesday’s stage four, rolling across the line as part of a main bunch led home by Ma(...)

Dan Martin will move from the Cannondale-Garmin team to Etixx-Quick-Step in 2016. Photograph: Getty.

Dan Martin made a solid return to competition after crashing out of the Vuelta a España, netting 14th place in the Milan-Turin race in Italy on Thur(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche. He had been fourth overall prior to Wednesday’s stage. Photograph: Reuters/Jon Nazca

Having lost any chance of a high overall finish due to the after effects of a bad crash earlier in the race and a disappointing 11th stage on Wednesda(...)

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