Vinny Fitzpatrick’s pal Nicolas Roche leads his Tinkoff-Saxo team-mates across the line during the Team Time Trial of the  Giro D’Italia in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When the rider clad in blue and yellow garb slowed to a halt on the Clontarf Road a few yards away, it took Vinny Fitzpatrick a moment to realise the (...)

The late Italian cyclist Marco Pantani: became hopelessly addicted to performance enhancing drugs and, six years after his Giro victory in 1998, was found dead in a hotel room in Rimini. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Thank God for forgiveness. Richie Boucher may be getting a rough ride for defending Bank of Ireland’s hard stance when it comes to the subject of debt(...)

Lance Armstrong (left) is not surprised Jan Ullrich of Germany (right), who was second in the 1998 Tour de France, has been revealed to have doped on that Tour. Photograph: Reuters

Lance Armstrong said he was not shocked by a French senate inquiry’s findings that the top two in the 1998 Tour de France took the banned blood booste(...)

  Paul O’Neill on the descent from Col du Galibier during Marmotte 2013

The scene is a little chaotic. I’m on the outskirts of Valloire at the base of the Col de Galibier, in the Alps, with hundreds of other cyclists milli(...)