The Italian was hugely impressive in winning Sunday's punishing 15th stage in the snow-hit Alps, and was again on searing form this afternoon as he timed his break to perfection on the 214-kilometre 17th stage from Caravaggio to Vicenza.
British wresting legend Mick McManus, who at the height of his career was watched by millions of television viewers, has died at the age of 93.
The San Antonio Spurs withstood a furious fourth-quarter charge from the Memphis Grizzlies to win 93-89 in overtime in a tense Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
San Francisco and Houston were chosen as host cities for the 2016 and 2017 Super Bowls after NFL team owners voted for the two ahead of Miami.
Delano Williams is coming to Glasgow 2014. Let's hope he brings his training partners with him. The 19-year-old sprinter will be learning from the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt in Jamaica.
Oscar Pistorius will not return to the track for the rest of the year so he can focus on his looming court case for the alleged murder of his girlfriend.
Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, who broke a shin in practice, finished second in a very wet French MotoGP, the best result by a Briton since Ron Haslam at Assen in 1985.
Jonnie Peacock has a new leg. The Paralympic T44 100metres champion laughs, explaining he has a new prosthetic blade that is ‘slightly shorter and aligned differently’ because his muscles have got stronger.
Dick Pound, the former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, says the fight against drugs is being lost because administrators are putting the financial health of their sports above the task of catching the cheats.
Tom Wort's NFL career suffered a blow after the Crawley-born linebacker was waived by the Tennessee Titans after failing a physical due to a hamstring injury.
ROAD TO RIO: Sprint sensation Adam Gemili takes us with him to America for his warm weather training camp… and he even lands an interview with one of the most famous 100m runners in the world.
Michael van Gerwen was delighted with his stunning comeback against Phil Taylor as he claimed Premier League glory, a success he hailed as his 'biggest title ever'.
Triple jump legend Jonathan Edwards insists Glasgow can put on a Commonwealth Games to rival London’s Olympic extravaganza as plans to sell one million tickets were unveiled.
A wall of noise, a festival of sport — for 11 days next year Glasgow will be the centre of the sporting world with a soundtrack of cheers for those chasing gold.
Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has been given a personalised Nissan GT-R covered in gold. The Jamaican had been a Nissan brand ambassador and has promoted the company's Global Brand Campaign which began in April 2012.
Harry Brown discusses a meeting with the Brownlee brothers at a recent award ceremony, his friendship with Hannah Cockroft and why the Germans are incredibly strong opponents...
To get a complete set of medals at the European Champions last weekend, with gold, silver and a bronze, was brilliant. I got the Floor gold, All-round silver and bronze in the Pommel Horse.
Road to Rio: After the world championships in February, I took a much-needed rest. It was an incredible feeling winning two golds and two bronze medals in Minsk.
Great Britain diver and Rio hopeful Chris Mears talks to Sportsmail about getting away to China, where diving is taken to a whole new level, as well as taking in the glamorous sights in Dubai
Katarina Johnson-Thompson talks to Laura Williamson about training in the cold, a hiccup in the hurdles and getting back inside the Olympic Stadium again.
For all you stats lovers, here's everything you need to kniow about the Commonwealth games ahead of Glasgow 2014.
Introducing Sportsmail’s fantastic new columnists, who will take you on their own personal journey — all the way to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The career of one of Britain's greatest ever Olympians, Sir Chris Hoy, could come full circle if he decides to compete at the Glasgow Games.
Last summer, we witnessed the Lightning Bolt, the Mobot and the Weirwolf as the London Olympics and Paralympics lit up the world. What odds all three once again take centre stage come the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year?
There will be 15 venues used for competitions during the Commonwealth Games, ranging from the Hydro Arena to the picturesque Strathclyde Country Park. Here are some of the key facts and figures...
They are seven brilliant young athletes with the same mouth-watering ambition — winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Sportsmail will be following their journey to Brazil.
Mark Cavendish celebrated his 28th birthday on stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia as Spaniard Benat Intxausti went on to claim victory.
Phil Taylor was left even more bemused after his defeat by Michael van Gerwen on Thursday night as he was refused a parking space at The O2 Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs recorded a huge win in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in a surprise result that not many would have predicted.
Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford could only manage third place at the Diamond League meeting in Shanghai today, with China's Li Jinzhe winning the event.