Fabio Jakobsen of the Netherlands crosses the line to win the 16th stage of La Vuelta cycling race between Laredo and Santa Cruz de Bezama, Spain. Photograph: Lalo R. Villar/AP

Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen celebrated turning 25 by securing a third stage win at this year’s Vuelta a Espana, sprinting to victory in Tuesday’s 180-kilo(...)

 French rider Julian Alaphilippe of the Deceuninck Quick-Step team wins the first stage of the Tour de France  from Brest to Landerneau. Photograph: Christophe Petit-Tesson/EPA

Julian Alaphilippe exchanged the rainbow jersey of world champion for the yellow jersey of race leader on Saturday, winning the opening stage of the T(...)

Switzerland’s Stefan Bissegger competes during the third stage of the Paris-Nice race. Photograph: Getty Images

The story was his large pink helmet as much as the end result after Swiss rider Stefan Bissegger broke apart Paris-Nice with a victory in the Stage 3 (...)

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(...)

 Italian rider Diego Ulissi  celebrates pipping Joao Almeida to the 13th stage of the 2020 Giro d’Italia in Monselice, Italy. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

Some were last seen properly battered, some just badly bruised, others appearing to simply vanish overnight in what later proved suspicious circumstan(...)

Fuyao’s glass factory in Moraine, Ohio

For the people of Moraine, Ohio December 2008 was a time no one ever wants to think about or see happen again. Thousands of jobs were lost when Genera(...)

Irish Times golf correspondent  Philip Reid, Balmoral Golf Club officers and Peter Kilcullen of Allianz at The K Club.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A 5am alarm call so he could hit the road early and so avoid any potential traffic jams on the M50 en route to The K Club provided something of kick-s(...)

Colombia’s Egan Bernal celebrates winning the Tour de France, in Paris. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Dan Martin took a solid 18th overall in the Tour de France on Sunday, finishing in the main bunch on the final stage in Paris. Martin ended the thre(...)

Sean Hession (Dundalk honorary secretary), Peter Kilcullen (Director Allianz), Criona O’Reilly (Dundalk lady captain)  and Patrick Davis (Dundalk captain) at the Allianz/Irish Times golf challenge at Malone Golf Club in Belfast. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The golfing gods looked after those who played in the most recent Allianz Irish Times Officers’ Challenge at Malone Golf Club in the Belfast suburbs. (...)

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(...)

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