Philip Deignan is part of a nine-man Team Sky squad in the Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Irish cycling will have two representatives in the 2016 Giro d’Italia, with Nicolas Roche and Philip Deignan part of a nine-man Team Sky squad in the (...)

On Sunday Nicolas Roche was edged in the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough - finishing six seconds back overall. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Two Irishmen Philip Deignan and Nicolas Roche are slated to start the year’s opening Grand Tour, which begins in Apeldoorn, Holland with a 9.8-kilomet(...)

 Conor Dunne and Sam Bennett compete in the elite men’s road race in Virginia, USA. Photograph: Inpho

After the time-trial events earlier this week, the Irish competitors in the UCI road world championships will begin their road race campaign on Friday(...)

Team Sky’s Chris Froome is the favourite for this year’s Tour de France. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

He admits that it was a more uncertain decision than recent years, a reflection of the strength in depth of the Sky team, but Nicolas Roche has fina(...)

Nicolas Roche has been included in the Team Sky squad for the Tour de France. It'll be his seventh time in the competition. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche has been included in the Team Sky squad for the Tour de France. While compatriot Philip Deignan has missed out on selecti(...)

Beating experienced international riders, including 2014 winner Ryan Mullen and the rest of the An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team, Irish amateur(...)

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(...)