Alberto Contador

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Chris Froome of  Team Sky celebrates winning the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine  in Superdevoluy, France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Chris Froome won his third Criterium du Dauphine title as fellow Briton Steve Cummings sealed his first stage victory in the event on the final day. I(...)

 Sam Bennett, right, finishing in third place on the second stage of the Dauphine Criterium behind winner   Nacer Bouhanni and second-placed Jens Debusschere. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

Sam Bennett notched up his third top ten placing in this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné on Thursday, netting ninth in the uphill sprint into Belley. (...)

Cofidis’ French rider Nacer Bouhanni celebrates on the finish line during the second stage (Cluses-Saint-Vulbas), next to Belgian rider Jens Debusschere (left) and Irish rider Sam Bennett,   of the 68th edition of the Dauphine Criterium. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Chris Froome almost took a tumble as Cofidis rider Nacer Bouhanni sprinted to victory in the first stage of the Criterium du Dauphine in Sai(...)

On Sunday Nicolas Roche was edged in the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough - finishing six seconds back overall. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Two Irishmen Philip Deignan and Nicolas Roche are slated to start the year’s opening Grand Tour, which begins in Apeldoorn, Holland with a 9.8-kilomet(...)

Irish cyclist Daniel Martin of Etixx-QuickStep team celebrates winning the third stage of the 96th Volta a Catalunya cycling race between Gerona and La Molina, Catalonia, Spain inMarch. Photograph: EPA/Quique Garcia

If there were any lingering doubts that Ireland’s Dan Martin could take on and beat the world’s best riders, they were dispelled last month. The locat(...)

Etixx Quick Step Irish rider Dan Martin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Girona to La Molina third stage of the 96th Volta Catalunya. Photo: Getty Images

Returning successfully to a race he won overall in 2013, Dan Martin raced to stage victory and the overall lead in the Volta a Catalunya in Spain on W(...)

 Alberto Contador: “Of course I feel some sympathy for Froome. During the Tour you put in an incredible effort. And to lead the race takes even more. I still think cycling is a beautiful sport but some people just want to disturb the race. It’s sad.”

Chris Froome’s decision to release all independent analysis of his test results will not be enough to satisfy the two-time Tour de France winner’s cri(...)

 Italian cyclist Fabio Aru (C) of Astana, makes a toast with Spanish rider Joaquim Rodriguez (left) of Katusha and Polish rider Rafal Majka  of Tinkoff-Saxo at the start of the 21st and last stage of the  Vuelta a Espana, won by Aru. Photograph:  Javier Lizon/EPA

Italian Fabio Aru wrapped up a debut grand tour triumph when the beaming Astana rider coasted over the line on the final day’s ceremonial ride into Ma(...)

Astana’s rider Fabio Aru from Italy celebrates on the podium after becoming the overall leader at the end of the 20th stage between San Lorenzo del Escorial and Cercedilla. Photograph: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

Fabio Aru all but secured a debut grand tour triumph when he left overnight leader Tom Dumoulin floundering on the third ascent of Saturday’s penulti(...)

Ciaran Kelly pictured with Sean Kelly (no relation) in 2005.

Irish amateur cyclist Ciaran Kelly has been banned for four years from competition after testing positive test for Clenbuterol in April 2014. The ba(...)

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