Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (left) wearing the leader’s yellow jersey and third-placed Chris Froome (right) cross the finish line. Photo: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Never, surely, has a flute of champagne tasted so sweet as the one Geraint Thomas enjoyed on the road into Paris. For it confirmed that winning the ye(...)

France’s Arnaud Demare celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage  of the Tour de France  between Trie-sur-Baise and Pau. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

Arnaud Demare silenced his critics by claiming a comfortable win in the bunch sprint of the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, the first v(...)

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 13th stage  of the Tour de France  between Le Bourg-d’Oisans and Valence. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

With most of the top sprinters out of the Tour de France after punishing mountain treks, world champion Peter Sagan claimed a third stage victory at (...)

Peter Sagan (centre) of Slovakia breaks  ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff (right) in the road race world championship  in Bergen, Norway.  Photograph: Cornelius Poppe/EPA

Peter Sagan stayed quiet all day before timing his effort to perfection in the final sprint to become the first rider to claim three road race world c(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finish line, ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff, Germany’s Marcel Kittel and France’s Arnaud Demare at the end of the 190 km third stage of the 75th edition of the Paris-Nice cycling race, between Chablis and Chalon-sur-Saone. Photo: Philippe Lopez/Getty Images

Sam Bennett turned back the clock for Irish cycling on Tuesday, becoming the first from this country to win a stage in Paris-Nice in 28 years. Bennett(...)

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley at the Rio Olympic Velodrome during Thursday’s practice day. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche’s participation in the Olympic Games now concluded after last Saturday’s road race, Ireland’s third and final compe(...)

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, wins the 209 km sixteenth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Fabian Cancellara’s contribution to cycling has been substantial enough for the Tour organisers to give him what amounted to his own personal stage f(...)

Mark Cavendish won his fourth stage of the 2016 Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

Mark Cavendish claimed his fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France and 30th of his career with victory in the Parc des Oiseaux in Villars-les-Domb(...)

Bora Argon 18 rider Sam Bennett finished fourth on stage four of Tour  of Qatar. Photograph: Getty Images.

Sam Bennett continued to show strong early-season form on Thursday, finishing fourth on stage four of the Tour of Qatar and moving up the general cla(...)

Sam Bennett withdrew from this year’s Tour de France during stage 17. Photograph: Getty.

Sam Bennett made a fine return to competition three weeks after retiring from the Tour de France, clocking up third place on the opening stage of the(...)

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