Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche, of BMC team, competes in the Spanish La Vuelta cycling tour. Photograph: EPA

Nicolas Roche was the only mover in the top 10 after a late attack in a rain-hit stage 10 of the Vuelta a Espana. BMC Racing Team’s Irish rider too(...)

Tour de France champion Chris Froome in action earlier this month. Photograph: Getty Images

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will race in the Vuelta a Espana as he bids to become the first rider in 39 years to win both events back-to-back(...)

 David de la Cruz of Etixx (Quick Step) celebrates winning the ninth stage of the  Vuelta a Espana over 164.5 km between Cistierna and Alto del Naranco.  Photograph: Javie Lizon/EPA

Spain’s David de la Cruz snatched the red jersey in the Vuelta a Espana with a dramatic stage nine victory. Etixx Quick-Step rider De la Cruz staged (...)

Orica-GreenEdge’s Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan celebrates on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 167.3km stage between Rota and Alcala de Guadaira. Photo: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Australia’s Caleb Ewan won the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday to clinch his first Grand Tour Stage as Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin became(...)

2014 Tour de France winner  Vincenzo Nibali (right) is one of four riders urged by  Oleg Tinkov to race all three Grand Tours next season. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Oleg Tinkov, the Russian multimillionaire owner of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, has challenged the four best riders in the world to contest all three Grand (...)

Alberto Contador of the Tinkoff Saxo team on his way to winning yesterday’s 16th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: EPA/Javier Lizon.

Alberto Contador moved closer to a third Vuelta a España title by winning Monday’s 16th stage while his closest domestic rivals cracked on the final c(...)

 The pack competes in the fifth stage of the 69th edition of the Vuelta a Espana . The fifth stage is 183.3 km long and goes from Riego de Cordoba to Ronda. Photograph: Javier Lizon / EPA

Giant-Shimano’s John Degenkolb won his second straight stage of the Vuelta a Espana ahead of a frustrated Nacer Bouhanni in Rondo on Wednesday while s(...)

French rider Nacer Bouhanni of FdJ team celebrates winning the second stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana cycling tour over 174.4km from Algeciras to San Fernando, southern Spain. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Nacer Bouhanni won stage two of the Vuelta a España in San Fernando in a sprint finish.The Frenchman was a comfortable winner ahead of Giant-Shimano’s(...)

Chris Horner’s  Vuelta a Espana win has been soured by claims of an incomplete random test.  Photograph: Joseba Etxaburu/Reuters

RadioShack insist Spanish anti-doping officials are responsible for Vuelta a Espana winner Chris Horner missing an out of competition anti-doping test(...)