Vincenzo Nibali

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 Australian rider Michael Matthews of the Orica BikeExchange team celebrates after winning the 10th stage of the  Tour de France  between Escaldes-Engordany and Revel. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Cycling is correctly described as an individual sport practiced by teams and while the value of strength in depth is almost always seen in bunch spri(...)

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. (...)

Italian cyclist Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani-CSF)  celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Mikel Landa’s Giro d’Italia hopes vanished when he abandoned with illness early on stage 10 on Tuesday before Italian first-year professional Giulio (...)

 Alberto Contador: “Of course I feel some sympathy for Froome. During the Tour you put in an incredible effort. And to lead the race takes even more. I still think cycling is a beautiful sport but some people just want to disturb the race. It’s sad.”

Chris Froome’s decision to release all independent analysis of his test results will not be enough to satisfy the two-time Tour de France winner’s cri(...)

 Italian cyclist Fabio Aru (C) of Astana, makes a toast with Spanish rider Joaquim Rodriguez (left) of Katusha and Polish rider Rafal Majka  of Tinkoff-Saxo at the start of the 21st and last stage of the  Vuelta a Espana, won by Aru. Photograph:  Javier Lizon/EPA

Italian Fabio Aru wrapped up a debut grand tour triumph when the beaming Astana rider coasted over the line on the final day’s ceremonial ride into Ma(...)

Tinkoff-Saxo  cyclist Peter Sagan (second from right) crosses the finish line to win  the third stage of the  Vuelta Espana, a 158.4km stage between Mijas and Malaga. Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

Colombian Esteban Chaves retained the leader’s red jersey as Peter Sagan of Slovakia surged to victory in a sprint finish to the Vuelta Espana third s(...)

Renovations had been helping Vinny pack up his troubles

For someone so sure-handed in the cockpit of his Dublin Bus chariot, or when armed with a pint no matter the throng, Vinny Fitzpatrick was prone to th(...)

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 (...)

 Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, ride in the pack during the 18th stage of the Tour de France  between Gap and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the  French Alps. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Froome’s carbon-fibre bike was one of half a dozen examined after the finish here by commissaires looking for the hidden electric motors that(...)

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