Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky. A success in this year’s Tour would  mean victory in four consecutively-held Grand Tours. The only other rider to do this was Merckx  back in 1972/1973.  Photograph: Getty Images

It is said there is no such thing as bad publicity, but the Tour de France organisers, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), would beg to differ. Last Sund(...)

Spanish rider Omar Fraile of Team Dimension Data celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 11th stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia cycling race over 161km from Florence to Bagno di Romagna, Italy. Photograph:Alessandro Di Meo/AFP

Omar Fraile took his maiden Grand Tour victory on stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia as Tom Dumoulin hung on to the overall lead despite a frantic and stre(...)

Dan Martin rides up the Andorra Arcalis during stage nine in Andorra la Vella. Photograph: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

He went into the race aiming for a top-ten overall and exits the first block third in the general classification. Dan Martin still has 12 stages to g(...)

Chris Froome of Britain’s Team Sky celebrates his Tour de France victory in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Rain at the Tour de France finish on the Champs Elysees is rare. Although the bulk of the soaking came during the early miles though the Paris subu(...)

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana pulls away from the yellow jersey of Chris Froome, during the 19th stage of the Tour de France  between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and La Toussuire in the  French Alps. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

This climb holds mixed memories for Chris Froome and, as well as his confrontation with the stage winner Vincenzo Nibali at the finish, the final six (...)

Members of Team Sky leaving the Titanic Belfast  on stage one of last year’s Giro D’Italia. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of cyclists will follow in the wheeltracks of top professionals when they leave Belfast for the inaugural Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia this week(...)

 Nairo Quintana  of Movistar is helped after falling during the 11th stage of the Vuelta a Espana  race. The Colombia rider was forced to abandon the race after fracturing a shoulder blade. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Pre-race favourite Nairo Quintana crashed out of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday before a thrilling battle between the remaining contenders on the cl(...)

Race leader Chris  Froome of Britain cycles during the 125 km 20th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:
Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Chris Froome can celebrate victory in the 100th Tour de France after finishing third on today’s stage 20 to Annecy-Semnoz. With only tomorrow’s proces(...)