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(...)

Ireland’s Eddie Dunbar in action for Team Ineos during the stage 21 team-trial at the Giro d’Italia. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ask cycling analysts who the best Irish riders in history are and the same names will crop up. The trailblazer was Shay Elliott, who in the 1960s won (...)

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(...)

Italian cyclist Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani-CSF)  celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Mikel Landa’s Giro d’Italia hopes vanished when he abandoned with illness early on stage 10 on Tuesday before Italian first-year professional Giulio (...)

Canadian rider Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin Sharp team celebrates winning the 14th stage of the Vuelta over 200.8km from Santander to La Camperona, northern Spain, but had to endure accusations of riding a motorised bicycle. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

It was the second rest day of the race yesterday and we had a chance to unwind, to let our bodies recover a bit and get ready for the remaining days b(...)

Alberto Contador of the Tinkoff Saxo team on his way to winning yesterday’s 16th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: EPA/Javier Lizon.

Alberto Contador moved closer to a third Vuelta a España title by winning Monday’s 16th stage while his closest domestic rivals cracked on the final c(...)

Spanish cyclist Daniel Navarro  of Cofidis celebrates on the podium after winning the 13th stage of the Vuelta a Espana  over 188.7 km from Belorado and Cabarceno, northern Spain. Photograph: Javier Lizon / EPA

Daniel Navarro was rewarded for his daring late dart with victory on stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana on Friday, while Irishman Dan Martin finished fiv(...)

 The peleton in action during the seventh stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana   from Alhendin to Alcaudete. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Ireland’s Dan Martin finished sixth in today’s stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 169 kilometre jaunt from Alhendin to Alcaudete.He finished two minutes (...)