Alberto Contador

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Morgan Cabot, as she nears completion of the Everesting challenge of cycling the equivalent of Mt Everest’s altitude on Mount Seymour in Vancouver, Canada. Photograph: Alec Jacobson/New York Times

The biking challenge known as Everesting is catching on: pick a hill and cycle up it for 8,848 metres, the same as the world’s highest mountain (...)

In action for Team Ireland in 2016, Ronan McLaughlin has broken the world record for the fastest ascent on a bicycle up the height of Mount Everest. File photograph: Inpho

Some said it couldn’t be conquered, not so fast anyway, but Irish rider Ronan McLaughlin has broken the world record for the fastest ascent on a bicyc(...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin celebrates winning the sixth stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France  between Brest and Mur-de-Bretagne Guerledan in 2018. Photograph:  Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been described in the past by Sean Kelly as the 110 per cent race, but when this year’s Tour de France gets under way in Brussels today (Saturday(...)

Usada,  still chasing a follow-up to their 2012  effort with Lance Armstrong, have snapped on the rubber gloves for real this time and set about cleaning up the cesspool of nonagenarian doping in sport. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

“January 4th 2019: Usada announced today that Carl Grove, of Bristol, Indiana, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a public warning for h(...)

Tyson Fury’s much-delayed UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) hearing has resumed in London on Monday, although a verdict is not expected until the new year. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Tyson Fury failed to turn up for his UK Anti-Doping hearing on Monday, the agency has confirmed. Athletes accused of anti-doping rule violations do n(...)

Dan Martin in the Tour de France this year: cyclist has left the QuickStep Floors squad he competed with for the past two years, and joined  UAE Team Emirates. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

While the start of the 2018 racing season is still over a month away, Irish riders are building their form and will shortly embark on intensive traini(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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