Tour de France champion Chris Froome in action earlier this month. Photograph: Getty Images

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will race in the Vuelta a Espana as he bids to become the first rider in 39 years to win both events back-to-back(...)

“Chris Froome celebrates his  Tour de France victory on Sunday on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Photograph:  Franck Faugere/EPA

Chris Froome, with his fourth Tour de France in the bag thanks to one of the strongest final weeks he can remember putting in, is now likely to move o(...)

Anne O’Brien (pictured right, wearing the number nine) scoring one of her three goals in the 1975 French Cup Final. Photograph: Tony O’Brien

Even for today’s generation of female Irish football internationals, the opportunities to play the game on a full-time professional basis, and make a (...)

Mark Cavendish won his fourth stage of the 2016 Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

Mark Cavendish claimed his fourth stage win of the 2016 Tour de France and 30th of his career with victory in the Parc des Oiseaux in Villars-les-Domb(...)

Team Dimension Data rider Mark Cavendish shows the strain as he stretches for the line in winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France   from Arpajon-sur-Cere to Montauban. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish moved into second place all-time for Tour de France stage wins as he collected his 29th victory on stage six in Montauban on Thursday. (...)

Team Sky’s Chris Froome looks set to withdraw from the Vuelta A Espana after suffering an injury following a collision with a barrier yesterday. Photo: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is out of the Vuelta a Espana with a fractured bone in his foot. The Team Sky leader, who has twice fini(...)

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(...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Mark Cavendish  celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the seventh stage of the  Tour de France  race from Livarot to Fougeres. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish sprinted to his first Tour de France victory in almost two years and 26th in all on stage seven to Fougeres on Friday as the Manxman bu(...)

 Spanish rider Alberto Contador is congratulated by  Tinkoff-Saxo team  owner Oleg Tinkov on his way to completing victory in the Giro d’Italia in  Milan. Photo:  Claudio Peri/EPA

Alberto Contador enhanced his status as one of the greatest grand tour riders when the Spaniard clinched his second Giro d’Italia title on Sunday aft(...)

 Vincenzo Nibali kisses his wife Rachele after winning the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Vincenzo Nibali completed victory in the 101st Tour de France in Paris on Sunday as Marcel Kittel won an exciting final stage sprint finish on the Cha(...)

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