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(...)

Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in the pack next to Michal Kwiatkowski and Germany’s Simon Geschke during the 16th stage of the Tour de France. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/Getty Images

This was no gentle run to the foothills of the Alps. As Daniel Martin observed, the Tour de France can be lost on any given day, and this apparently i(...)

Australia’s Michael Matthews celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 14th stage of the  Tour de France  between Blagnac and Rodez. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Dan Martin showed once again his strength in the Tour de France, clocking up a top 10 finish on the stage into Rodez on Saturday. The race ended with (...)

 Quick-Step Floors rider Marcel Kittel of Germany sprints for the win in the 178-km Stage 10 from Perigueux to Bergerac. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The photofinish operators have had a busy Tour, what with the tyre-width finishes at Nuits-Saint-Georges and Chambery, but here they might as well ha(...)

Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Bora-Hansgrohe and Mark Cavendish of Great Britain riding for Team Dimension Data are involved in a crash near the finish line during stage four of the 2017 Le Tour de France, a 207.5km stage from Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Peter Sagan’s Bora-Hansgrohe team have launched an official protest against the world champion’s disqualification from the Tour de France after the cr(...)

Dan Martin (R) finished third in the third stage of the Tour de France behind Greg Van Avermaet (L)  and winner Peter Sagan. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/Getty

When Dan Martin sprinted for third place on stage three of the Tour de France on Monday it seemed he was back to his days of hunting stages rather tha(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin (right) finishes third behind Slovakia’s Peter Sagan (centre) on the third stage of the Tour de France  between Verviers, Belgium and Longwy, France. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Dan Martin claimed his first podium finish of this year’s Tour de France, coming home in third position behind world champion Peter Sagan on(...)

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(...)

 Australian rider Michael Matthews  of the Orica BikeExchange team celebrates after winning the 10th stage of the Tour de France  ahead of second placed Peter Sagan  and third placed  Edvald Boasson Hagen. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Australia’s Michael Matthews claimed a first Tour de France stage win, taking stage 10 ahead of world champion Peter Sagan in Revel. Australian sprin(...)

Germany’s Tony Martin is supported by his Etixx-Quick Step team-mates as he limps towards the finish line in Le Harve yesterday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

Tony Martin was forced to pull out of the Tour de France last night after crashing in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage(...)

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