Dan Martin celebrates after winning stage two of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana on Thursday. Photograph: Tim De Waele

Showing superb early-season form, Dan Martin ended a 480-day wait on Thursday when he picked up his first victory since October 2014. The Irish cli(...)

 Sam Bennett of Ireland and Bora-Argon18 celebrates winning stage two of the 2015 Arctic Race of Norway, a 162.5km stage between Evenskjer and Setermoen. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

If there was one moment last year which summed up Sam Bennett’s career thus far, it was his success on August 14th in Setermoen. He was riding the Tou(...)

Ryan Mullen of Ireland came fourth in last year’s European Championship Time Trial. Photograph: Getty Images.

Due to begin his first official training camp with his new Cannondale Pro Cycling team on Friday, Ryan Mullen has said he is nervous and excited abou(...)

African MTN-Qhubeka rider Matt Brammeier has recovered from serious injuries sustained on the Tour of Utah in August. Photograph: Getty Images.

He missed out on a planned debut in his first three-week race this year due to a horrendous crash, but Matt Brammeier’s chances of putting th(...)

Jack Wilson (An Post Chain Reaction) leads a group of riders during the 2014 National Cycling Championships in  Westmeath. Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Jack Wilson has signed up for another year with the An Post-Chain Reaction team and is determined to show what he is capable of after an injury-bli(...)

Dan Martin will move from the Cannondale-Garmin team to Etixx-Quick-Step in 2016. Photograph: Getty.

Dan Martin made a solid return to competition after crashing out of the Vuelta a España, netting 14th place in the Milan-Turin race in Italy on Thur(...)

 Conor Dunne and Sam Bennett compete in the elite men’s road race in Virginia, USA. Photograph: Inpho

After the time-trial events earlier this week, the Irish competitors in the UCI road world championships will begin their road race campaign on Friday(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche. He had been fourth overall prior to Wednesday’s stage. Photograph: Reuters/Jon Nazca

Having lost any chance of a high overall finish due to the after effects of a bad crash earlier in the race and a disappointing 11th stage on Wednesda(...)

Team Sky rider Nicolas Roche of Ireland during the Vuelta Tour of Spain cycling race. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Nicolas Roche rode strongly on the stage-nine summit finish of the Vuelta a España on Sunday, netting eighth atop the first category summit finish t(...)

Trek’s Belgian cyclist Jasper Stuyven celebrates winning the eighth stage of the  Vuelta a Espana between Puebla de Don Fadrique and Murcia. Photograph:   Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Dan Martin was taken to hospital after crashing out of the Vuelta a Espana after a big crash on stage eight of the race that saw American Te(...)