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 (...)

Sam Bennett: “I am more confident in my ability now.” Photograph: Carlos Barba/EPA

Now fully over the illnesses which affected him in the second half of the season, Sam Bennett has said that he is encouraged by his form at this point(...)

The itinerary for the 2015 Tour de France is seen during its presentation at a news conference in Paris yesterday. The world’s greatest cycling event will start from Utrecht in the Netherlands on July 4th. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Former world number one Sean Kelly has said that the mountainous 2015 Tour de France race route unveiled yesterday could suit Dan Martin very well, bu(...)

If things go to plan, Nicolas Roche would hope to be challenging  for  general classification honours at the upcoming Tour of Britain. Photograph:  Harry Engels/Velo/Getty Images

On Sunday Nicolas Roche will begin his final race in advance of the world road championships and believes he is in good shape heading into the Tour of(...)

Tinkoff-Saxo rider Nicolas Roche: believes a third Grand Tour in one season would be too much. Photograph: Inpho

A stacked line-up in the Vuelta a España was further expanded yesterday when double race winner Alberto Contador confirmed he would indeed take part (...)

Sam Bennet: victory in Rund um Koln in Cologne, Germany

Already victorious last month in the Clasica de Almeria, Sam Bennett grabbed the second win of his pro career yesterday when he sprinted in at (...)

In the wake of his victory in the Clasica de Almeria, the NetApp Endura team are to enter  Sam Bennett (centre) for a series of important races. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Settling into his new team quicker than many expected, Sam Bennett’s victory in the Clasica de Almeria has led to(...)

 Nicolas Roche: “Oman is a great race to start with. We had some flatter days, and now there’s some climbs.” Photo:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Riding his first race of the season in the Tour of Oman, Nicolas Roche has shown the disruption caused a knee problem has not set him back as (...)

Sam Bennett on his way to winning stage five of the Tour of Britain from Machynlleth to Caerphilly last year. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Clocking up the best off-season training of his career, the Irish cyclist Sam Bennett is motivated to make an early impression when he lines out in hi(...)