On Sunday Nicolas Roche was edged in the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough - finishing six seconds back overall. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Two Irishmen Philip Deignan and Nicolas Roche are slated to start the year’s opening Grand Tour, which begins in Apeldoorn, Holland with a 9.8-kilomet(...)

Dan Martin goes on the attack during the closing stages of the Flèche Wallonne Classic in which he finished third. Photograph: Jerome Prevost/EPA.

Third in the Flèche Wallonne Classic on Wednesday, Dan Martin has spoken of his mixed feelings about the result but said that he is gunning for vict(...)

Dan Martin (R) finished third behind Julian Alaphilippe (L)  and Alejandro Valverde in La Fleche Wallonne. Photograph: Getty

Continuing a strong run of performances in the race, Dan Martin clocked up an excellent third place on Wednesday in the Flèche Wallonne Classic in Bel(...)

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(...)

Paul O’Neill (left) climbs the Col du Glandon in the Alps in the 2015 edition of the Etape du Tour

You know those security questions linked to internet passwords. They include queries such as “what was your first school?” Or “what was the name of yo(...)

Dan Martin told The Irish Times he was still a little fatigued from Catalunya and had decided to use the event for training. Photograph: Getty Images

He took a stage win and third overall in the recent Volta a Catalunya, but Dan Martin’s campaign in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco (Tour of the Basque Count(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s  Josie Knight, Lydia Boylan, Melanie Spath and Caroline Ryan compete in the Women’s Team Pursuit during day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Lee Valley VeloPark, London.

Sam Bennett’s goal of returning to the Tour de France and chasing stage wins has been made possible this week by the wildcard invitation extended to (...)

Bora Argon 18 rider Sam Bennett finished fourth on stage four of Tour  of Qatar. Photograph: Getty Images.

Sam Bennett continued to show strong early-season form on Thursday, finishing fourth on stage four of the Tour of Qatar and moving up the general cla(...)

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(...)