Team Groupama-FDJ’s French rider Arnaud Demare celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia between Catania and Messina in  Sicily. Photograph:  Luca Bettini/AFP via Getty Images

Arnaud Demare won stage five of the Giro d’Italia on a day when Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan were caught out on a climb and left unable to contest th(...)

The noise of the peloton is the first thing you hear, even before you see them coming. Photograph:  Luca Bettini / AFP

Before the rain came down and silenced the lambs there were moments out on the road bicycle this week which tapped gently into a sixth sense of some s(...)

Mathieu Van Der Poel celebrates winning the first stage. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Mathieu van der Poel took the first pink jersey of the Giro d’Italia in a chaotic finish to the opening stage in Visegrad. The Dutchman, making his G(...)

  Australian rider Caleb Ewan of the Lotto Soudal team receives help after he crashed shortly before the finish line of the third stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:  EPA

Sam Bennett’s stress at missing the Tour de France was further heightened on Monday when, on the day of the Tour’s first bunch sprint, his team manage(...)

Dan Martin finished 10th in the Giro d’Italia, where he also won stage 17 to Sega di Ala. Photograph: Sara Cavallini/Getty Images

Dan Martin will be riding into the unknown at the Tour de France as he targets a stage victory over the next three weeks. Martin, 34, will start his (...)

UAE Team Emirates’ Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar celebrates upon crossing the finish line to win the third stage of the UAE Cycling Tour from Al Ain to Jebel Hafeet. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

A hard-fought and narrow win on the first summit finish of Jefel Hafeet saw Tadej Pogacar further extend his overall lead in the UAE Tour, the Sloveni(...)

Three and a half months after finishing his memorable 2020 season Sam Bennett will start his first race of 2021 at the UAE Tour this weekend. File photograph: Getty Images

New season, fresh goals, some old rivals and in his quest to put pedal to the metal again this year Sam Bennett isn’t just relying on things like the (...)

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal added a silver to the gold they won on Thursday at the Paracycling world road championships in the Netherlands. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Following on from their superb gold in the time-trial on Thursday, Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal took the silver medal in the women’s tandem (...)

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett crosses the finish line in second on the 19th stage of the Vuelta a España  from Avila to Toledo. Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Sam Bennett clocked up another impressive finish at the Vuelta a España on Friday, taking second on stage 19 to Toledo. The Bora-hansgrohe rider was q(...)

 Katie-George Dunlevy and  Eve McCrystal: they covered the 31.2km time-trial course in 41 minutes 2.51 seconds. Photograph:   Jean-Baptiste Benavent/Sportsfile

The 2017 and 2018 paracycling world time-trial champions Katie-George Dunlevy/Eve McCrystal made it a treble on Thursday, winning yet another tandem g(...)