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(...)

Philip Deignan will compete with the Sky team in the Tour de Langkawi. Photograph: Getty Images.

Irish riders Philip Deignan and Matt Brammeier have travelled to Malaysia in advance of the upcoming Tour de Langkawi, and are adjusting to the heat (...)

Ireland’s Caroline Ryan, Lydia Boylan, Lauren Creamer and Josie Knight in action at the Track World Championships. Photograph: Guy Swarbrick/Sportsfile

  Two years after winning the scratch race at the world track championships, Martyn Irvine tried to turn back the clock and scoop another (...)

Matt Brammeier told The Irish Times he first made contact with MTN Qhubeka m last summer, realising it would be an ideal fit. Photograph: Inpho

Hot on the heels of Wednesday’s announcement that the MTN Qhubeka team will make its Tour de France debut this July, the squad confirmed yesterday th(...)

Sam Bennett: “I didn’t get an opportunity last year, but hopefully this year I will, and I really hope to be ready for it.” Photograph: INPHO

The odds of Sam Bennett riding his first Tour de France have received a boost this week after race organisers ASO announced it had secured a two-year(...)

Matt Brammeier: “Hopefully I will be off to Mallorca for a training camp with the team, then get racing after that.” Photo: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

The New Year has begun, the first races of the season will get underway shortly, but Matt Brammeier is still awaiting confirmation that he will have (...)

Matt Brammeier is yet to make his plans for next season public. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/INPHO

The start of 2015 is just over a month away but multiple Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier is yet to make his plans for next season public. Bram(...)

Matt Brammeier, then of Synergy Baku Cycling Project, leads Conor Dunne (An Post Chain Reaction) during the 2014 Irish National Cycling Championships. Photograph: Ciarán Fallon/Inpho.

Former Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier is getting closer to finalising his team situation for next season, with an announcement of where he w(...)

Dan Martin of Ireland and Garmin-Sharp will be part of the strong field entered for the Elite men’s event  at the national road race championships in Multyfarnham. Photograph:  Harry Engels/Velo/Getty Images

With six days to go to the national road race championship programme, the organisers have confirmed almost all of the country’s top riders will take p(...)

Philip Lavery leads Matt Brammeier. Both riders will miss the Rás which begins on Sunday.

National road race champion Matt Brammeier and the rider who finished second to him in last year’s championships, Philip Lavery, have both been forced(...)