Italian rider Andrea Vendrame  of the AG2R Citroen Team celebrates while crossing the finish line to win the 12th stage of the  Giro d’Italia from Siena to Bagno di Romagna. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

Having tried repeatedly to win a stage in the three previous editions of the race, Andrea Vendrame (Ag2r Citroën) finally succeeded in his fourth Giro(...)

Furze bushes (top right) on the descent into the Phoenix Park’s Furry Glen. Photograph: Frank McNally

There appears to be an immutable law in Irish journalism whereby the plant Ulex Europeaus can have several different names when it’s not making the ne(...)

Sam Bennett retains the green jersey in the Paris-Nice. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty/AFP

On the stage map the final sprint was described as properly sketchy and Sam Bennett discovered exactly why when narrowly avoiding a crash at the clima(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Astana Pro Team rider Fabio Aru celebrates on the podium wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey following the 12th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France. Photo: Yoan Valat/EPA

Against all expectations, 200m from the top of the airport runway used to shoot parts of the film Tomorrow Never Dies, the Tour de France saw Sky fall(...)