Ireland’s Caroline Ryan, Lydia Boylan, Lauren Creamer and Josie Knight in action at the Track World Championships. Photograph: Guy Swarbrick/Sportsfile

Irish rider finishes 10th after missing vital break by Bobby Lea with 23 laps remaining

An arbitration panel has ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute to SCA Promotions. Photograph: Getty Images.

Disgraced cyclist ordered to pay $10m fine to Dallas-based promotions company

 Lance Armstrong, once of the US Postal team, seen here during a press conference in 2001. Armstrong has been ordered to pay a record $10 million (€88m) to Texas-based firm SCA promotions after losing a lawsuit.  Photograph: Benoit Doppagne / EPA

Drug cheat was paid about $12 million by company before Tour de France titles stripped

Irelands Sam Bennett  from team Bora-Argon 18 celebrates after winning the sixth and final Stage of the Tour of Qatar. Photograph: Getty Images

Bennett sprints clear on final stage to record first win of the year

 Nicolas Roche: will be hoping to compete for Team Sky  in this year’s Tour de France. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill

Carrick-on-Suir rider has another chance in today’s final stage

 Sam Bennett: is in his second pro season and aims to build on the four wins he clocked up in 2014. Photograph: Inpho

Carrick-on- Suir cyclist suffers mechanical issues and a puncture on the opening leg of the Mallorca Challenge

 Martyn Irvine:  has had his season hampered by a collarbone injury. Photograph: Ciarán Fallon.

Former world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine expected to race in France

Matt Brammeier told The Irish Times he first made contact with MTN Qhubeka m last summer, realising it would be an ideal fit. Photograph: Inpho

Multiple Irish champion’s first event will be the Cadel Evans Great Ocean race in Australia on February 1st

Sam Bennett: “I didn’t get an opportunity last year, but hopefully this year I will, and I really hope to be ready for it.” Photograph: INPHO

Bennett and his Bora-Argon 18 team almost certain to gain wildcard access to Tour de France

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