One of Tour de France favourites Alberto Contador told press conference in Utrecht yesterday completing the Giro/Tour  double would be a career-changing achievement. Photograph: Vincent Jannink/EPA

Speaking in advance of this year’s Tour de France, Seán Kelly has outlined his expectations for the three Irish riders who will be in the race when(...)

Ryan Mullen: will be aiming to complete an impressive double in the national championships. Photo: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Ryan Mullen was set to begin his national championship campaign yesterday evening, aiming for two titles a year after he took the under-23 time tria(...)

Sam Bennett has been confirmed as one of Bora-Argon18’s two leaders for the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty

What appears to have been an inadvertent - and, according to the Sky team, inaccurate - shortlist for the Tour de France caused concerns on Tuesday(...)

Dan Martin finished 11th in Thursday’s stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images.

SHANE STOKES Daniel Martin and Nicolas Roche are coming into form prior to next month’s Tour de France, with the first cousins jumping up the genera(...)

Matt Brammeier (right): the  former Irish road race champion has never competed in the Tour de France. Photograph: Inpho

Any possibility Ireland could have a record representation of five riders in this year’s Tour de France has been dashed with confirmation from the MT(...)

“The Pashley PDQ is a lot more comfortable than conventional diamond-framed bikes,” says Andrew Robinson.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson, the self-titled Recumbentman, is a familiar sight in Ranelagh and Donnybrook: a distinguished, tweed-wearing, bearded(...)

Nicholas Roche of Ireland was involved in a large crash which brought him and Dan Martin down inside the final hour of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Leaders of their respective teams in Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) and Nicolas Roche (Sky) had races to forget thanks (...)

 Dan Martin: crashed early in Wednesday’s race and while he was able to return to the peloton, withdrew as a precaution. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Still recovering from his crash in Wednesday’s Fleche Wallonne, Dan Martin is hoping to start Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday.“Medical staff continues(...)

Dan Martin was forced to pull out of the Flèche Wallonne Classic after a crash. Photograph: Inpho

Sixth, fourth and then second in the past three editions, Dan Martin’s aim of winning Flèche Wallonne evaporated after he was involved in a big crash(...)

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara of Trek Factory Racing holds his back after falling during the 58th edition of the E3 Harelbeke  race in Belgium. Photograph:  Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images

Fabian Cancellara, the multiple world time-trial champion and one-day specialist, will miss the remainder of the spring classics campaign after suffer(...)