Alberto Contador

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The pack rides during the   sixth stage of the   Paris-Nice   race. Photograph: Getty Images

Dan Martin rode impressively on stage six of Paris-Nice, riding in defence of his QuickStep Floors team-mate Julian Alaphilippe and helping the French(...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin rides during a 14,5 km individual time-trial, the fourth stage of the 75th edition of the Paris-Nice cycling race, between Beaujeu and Mont Brouilly. Photo: Philippe Lopez/Getty Images

Dan Martin had a strong showing in Wednesday’s fourth stage of Paris-Nice, finishing a very solid 13th in the time trial to Mont-Brouilly. The Irishma(...)

Chris Froome has held on to second place in the Vuelta after 17 stages. Photograph: Epa

Chris Froome clawed back a late attack led by Alberto Contador to retain second place in the overall standings after stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana o(...)

The peloton  makes its way from Alcaniz to Peniscola  during the 16th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Photo: EPA

Jean-Pierre Drucker of Luxembourg sprinted his way to victory in stage 16 of the Vuelta a Espana with a perfectly timed finish, overtaking Daniele Ben(...)

 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 (...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin and Britain’s Christopher Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey ride under the rain as fans cheer during the 184,5 km ninth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

As a deluge of rain and hail fell on the super-category climb here, amid the lowering Pyrenean skies there was a little clarity over the identity of t(...)

The Netherlands’ Tom Dumoulin won a sodden stage nine of the Tour de France.  Photograph: Afp

Britain’s Chris Froome fended off attacks on his Tour de France lead as Holland’s Tom Dumoulin won stage nine in a storm at Andorre Arcalis on Sunday.(...)

 Spain’s Alberto Contador  listens to a member of his team driving next to him as he rides during the  ninth stage of the  of the Tour de France. The two-time winner quit the race later on the stage. Photograph:   Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Alberto Contador has abandoned the Tour de France. The two-time Tour winner, one of the pre-race favourites, climbed into the Tinkoff team car after 1(...)

Team Dimension Data rider Mark Cavendish of Britain celebrates after winning the first stage of the Tour de France from  Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish will wear the Tour de France’s famed yellow jersey for the first time in his career after winning an eventful stage one to Utah Beach o(...)

AG2R la Mondiale’s Romain Bardet, Sky rider Christopher Froome and Dan Martin celebrating on the podium after the Critérium du Dauphiné. Photograph: AFP Photo/LIonel Bonaventure

Dan Martin saved the best performance for last in the Critérium du Dauphiné, netting a superb second on the final stage and finishing third overall in(...)

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