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(...)

 The peleton in action during the seventh stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana   from Alhendin to Alcaudete. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Ireland’s Dan Martin finished sixth in today’s stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 169 kilometre jaunt from Alhendin to Alcaudete.He finished two minutes (...)

A policeman secures the scene at Seattle Pacific University after the campus was evacuated due to a shooting in which one person was killed and three injured. Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters.

A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and a knife opened fire in a Seattle university building, killing one person before a student subdued him with pepp(...)

Central Remedial Clinic acting chief executive Jim Nugent leaving Leinster House after giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Jim Nugent met Bertie Ahern in 1970 through the Federated Workers Union of Ireland. Jim was a negotiator with the union, recruited straight from unive(...)

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali remains in the red jersey at the Vuelta. Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Australian Michael Matthews recorded a stage win in the first week of his maiden Grand Tour on Wednesday after a chaotic bunch sprint finish to the fi(...)

Nicolas Roche remains in second spot at the Vuelta e Espana. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Nicolas Roche dropped a spot to third at the Vuelta a Espana today as he came home in ninth position on the third stage to Vilagarcia de Arousa.Amer(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche   celebrates winning the second stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race, between Pontevedra and Alto Do Monte Da Groba, in Baiona.   Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche took a solo win on stage two of the Vuelta a Espana today while Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali grabbed the overall lead.Spain’s Dani(...)

Marcel Kittel overpowered Mark Cavendish in a photo finish to take his third stage win of the 100th Tour de France. Cavendish got the lead-out he want(...)

Argos-Shimano team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates on the podium after he won the 197 km tenth stage of the centenary Tour de France.  Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Marcel Kittel won stage 10 of the Tour de France in Saint-Malo after Mark Cavendish was involved in a collision during the sprint to the line.Ireland’(...)

Britain’s Chris Froome of  Team Sky celebrates after winning the seventh stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines to take the yellow jersey. Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Chris Froome moved into the Tour de France’s yellow jersey with a huge show of strength from Team Sky on the first proper day in the mountains.Froome (...)