Bora Argon 18 rider Sam Bennett finished fourth on stage four of Tour  of Qatar. Photograph: Getty Images.

Sam Bennett continued to show strong early-season form on Thursday, finishing fourth on stage four of the Tour of Qatar and moving up the general cla(...)

 Sam Bennett of Ireland and Bora-Argon18 celebrates winning stage two of the 2015 Arctic Race of Norway, a 162.5km stage between Evenskjer and Setermoen. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

If there was one moment last year which summed up Sam Bennett’s career thus far, it was his success on August 14th in Setermoen. He was riding the Tou(...)

Spectators gather on the pitch after news of the bombing and terrorist attacks in Paris reaches the fans after the international friendly  between France and Germany at the Stade de France  in Paris. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images

One Day in September was the name of the documentary that chronicled the massacre of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. Eleven (...)

Former An 	Post Chainreaction rider Ryan Mullen, who has being given a two-year contract with the Cannondale-Garmin team, starting 2016. Photograph: Inpho

Although several Irish riders left the team this season, fears that the Irish involvement in the An Post Chainreaction team could be coming to an en(...)

Ireland’s  Sam Bennett won the Paris-Bourges on Thursday, his fifth win of the year. Photograph:   Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Ireland’s Sam Bennett blasted home to win the Paris-Bourges on Thursday and notch up his fifth win of the season. The 24-year-old sprinter was frustr(...)

Dan Martin will move from the Cannondale-Garmin team to Etixx-Quick-Step in 2016. Photograph: Getty.

Dan Martin made a solid return to competition after crashing out of the Vuelta a España, netting 14th place in the Milan-Turin race in Italy on Thur(...)

 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(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche. He had been fourth overall prior to Wednesday’s stage. Photograph: Reuters/Jon Nazca

Having lost any chance of a high overall finish due to the after effects of a bad crash earlier in the race and a disappointing 11th stage on Wednesda(...)

Sam Bennett withdrew from this year’s Tour de France during stage 17. Photograph: Getty.

Sam Bennett made a fine return to competition three weeks after retiring from the Tour de France, clocking up third place on the opening stage of the(...)

Dan Martin  greets fans before the start of Stage 19 of the  Tour de France between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and La Toussuire. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

So, one last mountain stage, and the sparks will be flying on Alpe d’Huez. Everyone is getting really worn out, but many in the peloton will still (...)