Dan Martin finished third on stage three of the Volta a Catalunya. Photograph:  Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Dan Martin showed signs his form is on the up when he landed his best result thus far this season on day three of the Volta a Catalunya. Martin was (...)

Belgium’s Thomas De Gendt  of team LottoSoudal celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 19th stage of  La Vuelta, a 149.7 km route from Caso, Parque Natural de Redes to Gijon. Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Froome retained his advantage on stage 19 of La Vuelta as Belgian Thomas De Gendt won a sprint finish out of the breakaway to keep Spaniards wai(...)

 Matej Mohoric celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the seventh stage of “La Vuelta” in Cuenca. Photograph: Getty Images

Matej Mohoric battled his way to a solo victory on stage seven of La Vuelta as Chris Froome retained his slender overall lead in the red jersey for Te(...)

Dan Martin: finished third in the Critérium du Dauphiné last year. Photograph:  Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

One year after finishing third overall in the Critérium du Dauphiné, Dan Martin returns to the mountains in the race on Friday vying for another stro(...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin and Britain’s Christopher Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey ride under the rain as fans cheer during the 184,5 km ninth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

As a deluge of rain and hail fell on the super-category climb here, amid the lowering Pyrenean skies there was a little clarity over the identity of t(...)

Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet won the fifth stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

Greg Van Avermaet soloed to victory on stage five of the Tour de France in Le Lioran to take over the yellow jersey for the first time in his career. (...)

Greg Van Avermaet hrld off Peter Sagan to win stage 13 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Epa

Blasted by hail in the mountains on Thursday, the Tour de France was basted in heat nudging 40C on the plains on Friday, speeding north-east in a swea(...)

 Mark Cavendish (R) of Omega Pharma-Quick Step talks with Boy Van Poppel (L) of  Team Vacansoleil-DCM before they ride during stage eleven of the 2013 Tour de France, a 33KM Individual Time Trial from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Tony Martin set the early pace in the first individual time trial at the 100th Tour de France. The world time trial champion completed the 33km cours(...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) in action at the Volta a Catalunya

Irish pro Dan Martin marked himself out as one of the top riders in world cycling yesterday when he finished out as the overall winner of the t(...)