Irish cyclist Daniel Martin of Etixx-QuickStep team celebrates winning the third stage of the 96th Volta a Catalunya cycling race between Gerona and La Molina, Catalonia, Spain inMarch. Photograph: EPA/Quique Garcia

If there were any lingering doubts that Ireland’s Dan Martin could take on and beat the world’s best riders, they were dispelled last month. The locat(...)

The Wicklow 200km cycle ride: there are a few important differences between urban and rural cycling. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Do you remember the first time you cycled out of your mother or father’s eyesight and earshot, your young brain nearly exploding with the realisation (...)

Etixx Quick Step Irish rider Dan Martin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Girona to La Molina third stage of the 96th Volta Catalunya. Photo: Getty Images

Returning successfully to a race he won overall in 2013, Dan Martin raced to stage victory and the overall lead in the Volta a Catalunya in Spain on W(...)

After a stellar racing career Tony McCoy is set to be knighted by the queen. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tony McCoy has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours in recognition of a glittering racing career in which he was crowned champion jockey (...)

Chris Froome has released his physiological data in an attempt to answer his fiercest critics, but knows he is the only person who can say his performances are 100 per cent clean. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Chris Froome hopes releasing his physiological data can help to rebuild trust in cycling, a sport bedevilled by doping scandals. The 30-year-old Team(...)

Tour de France champion Chris Froome released his physiological data yesterday in an attempt to answer doping accusations. Photo: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Data released on the double Tour de France winner Chris Froome in answer to insinuations of doping during this year’s race showed that his success can(...)

 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(...)

Chris Froome at the Web Summit in the RDS: “It sounds silly, but we really are on that edge, pushing our bodies to the absolute limit, day in, day out.” Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

One of the main complaints about the Web Summit is that at a dinky 20 minutes most of the on-stage interviews are too short. For Chris Froome those 20(...)

A map of the route for the 2016 Tour de France. Photograph: Afp

The Tour de France looks set to be dominated by the climbers once more in 2016 but cycling’s most prestigious stage race should get off to a calmer st(...)

 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(...)