Martin Irvine with his silver medal from the Track Cycling World Championships in  Columbia in January. Photograph: Inpho

SHANE STOKES Although he has been back in Ireland for several days, the 2013 world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine is still waiting for an operati(...)

Former world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine is competing in Mexico. Photograph:  Guy Swarbrick/Inpho

Following on from last month’s European Championship track event in Guadeloupe, the Irish team is back in action this weekend in the opening round (...)

 Martyn Irvine: crashed in team pursuit but passed fit to take his place in the multi-event omnium.  Photograph: Inpho.

Eleven Irish riders, including 2013 world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine and 2012 points race bronze medallist Caroline Ryan, got their campaign(...)

Martyn Irvine missed crucial moves which saw key rivals gain up to three laps on the rest of the field.

Showing fatigue in what was his third race of the track world championships, Ireland’s Martyn Irvine came up short overnight in his push for an(...)

 Martyn Irvine of Ireland in action at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Velodromo Alcides Nieto Patino   in Cali, Colombia. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Martyn Irvine has won a silver medal in the Scratch Race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia. The United H(...)

Martyn Irvine competing for the silver medal in the mens’ individual pursuit event of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, February 21st, 2013. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Twelve months after becoming the first Irish winner of an elite world track championship in 117 years, Martyn Irvine will seek to successfully(...)

 Philip Deignan

Irish pro Philip Deignan has travelled to Australia in advance of his first race with Team Sky, and will continue his preparation for the Santos Tour (...)

Martyn Irvine (left) of Ireland with Andreas Muller of Austria after the Men’s Scratch Race on day three of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Manchester Velodrome yesterday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Irish world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine was back to winning ways at the weekend, taking the points race at the Manchester World Cup with a pow(...)

Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov got involved with the team last year but then said he was withdrawing his backing. Photograph: Getty

Nicolas Roche’s team has received much needed reassurance that its budget will be covered next year, with Saxo Bank stepping up to fill the estimated (...)

Martyn Irvine celebrates his gold medal performance in Belarus last February. Photograph: Getty Images

World scratch race champion Martyn Irvine has returned to training a little over two months after breaking his leg, and has said doctors are impressed(...)