Czech Republic’s Josef Cerny celebrates winning the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia  from Morbegno to Asti, Italy. Photograph: Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP

Czech Josef Cerny won the Giro d’Italia’s 19th stage on Friday after it started amid chaos and was halved in length following a protest by the riders (...)

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(...)