Brazil’s supreme court has voted to allow the extradition of fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland. Picture Garrett White / Collins

More than 8,000km from Dublin, in the modernist halls of the Supreme Federal Court in Brasilia, a remarkable seven-year saga edged towards its dénouem(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin  of Garmin-Sharp winning a stage in Beijing yesterday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Dan Martin continued his excellent end of season campaign with what was his second victory in less tan 10 days today. The Irish professional cyclist s(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin of the Garmin team celebrates as he crosses the finnish line to win the 108th edition of the Giro di Lombardia (Tour of Lombardy). Photograph:  LukBenies/AFP/Getty Images)

Dan Martin turned around a frustrating season yesterday when he unleashed a superbly timed attack close to the line and snatched victory in the Il Lom(...)

Dan Martin won the Tour of Lombardy with a late sprint. Photograph:   James Startt/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Ireland’s Dan Martin timed a late sprint to perfection to claim his first Tour of Lombardy victory on Sunday.The Garmin-Sharp rider, who came fourth i(...)

A group of breakaway riders pedal through a rain storm near the town of Condom in the Pyrenees mountains during the 19th stage of theTour de France cycling race between Maubourguet and Bergerac.Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Cycling’s equivalent of the curse of Hello! magazine seems to have struck the cyclists who shook the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand before the official s(...)

Portugal’s Rui Costa celebrates as he crosses the finish to win the men’s elite road race at the UCI Road World Championships in Florence. Photograph: Reuters.

They had the form to challenge in the final laps, but unfortunately not the luck. Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin were among droves of riders who crashed(...)

A class of his own: Michael Lynn at the Britanic school in Brazil, where he was teaching until his arrest last week
Michael Lynn’s second life

‘The World Awaits.’ For Michael Lynn the slogan draped across the facade of the Britanic language school must have sounded more like a taunt than a pr(...)

The riders in action during stage 19 of the  Tour de France from Bourg d’Oisans to Le Grand Bornand. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Alberto Contador has aged in the last three weeks. Here in Le Grand Bornand he had a distinct air of resignation as he surveyed his prospects after th(...)

Rui Costa celebrates winning stage 16 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Chris Froome accused rival teams of becoming “desperate” and taking “uncalculated risks” after he came close to crashing on the final descent when Alb(...)