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(...)

France’s Julian Alaphilippe (right) sprints ahead of Ireland’s Daniel Martin (centre) and Britain’s Geraint Thomas  to win the fourth stage of the  Criterium du Dauphine in France. Photograph: Getty Images

Dan Martin registered his best result of the year thus far when he took a superb second on stage four of the Critérium du Dauphiné in France. The UAE (...)