Nicolas Roche has signed with TEam Sky for 2015. Photograph:  by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

After two years of working for Alberto Contador in the Tour de France, Nicolas Roche today confirmed he had committed to doing the same for Chris Fro(...)

Rough ride: the doping whistleblower Paul Kimmage still asks tough questions

Obsessives are the stuff of often weirdly compelling television. Take the parents in Child Genius (Channel 4, Monday). The series, back for a second y(...)

Fame or Shame? Many of the controversial baseball figures  remain steadfastly perched on the ‘never-tested-positive’ rampart.

Knowing little about baseball, and caring even less, it was only Charlie Sheen’s doleful eve-of-marriage declaration that he was about to “ship the pe(...)

Spectators line the street for the best view of the finish of stage three of the Giro d’Italia on Merrion Street, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:27

The worlds of two of Dublin’s most famous sons, Stephen Roche and Roddy Doyle, collided on Merrion Square in the city centre yesterday.As some of the (...)

Stephen Roche, the first Irishman to win the Giro d’Italia, poses for photographs at the finish line of Stage Two of the 2014 Giro  in Belfast. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Heralding the start of the Giro d’Italia here as a success, two of those involved in the project to host the race on the island of Ireland yesterday s(...)

Forget Chianti, pasta or pizza. If you want a taste of Italy over the next few days, it will be found on Irish roads via the opening stages of the Gir(...)

Stephen Roche in the Giro d’Italia leader’s jersey in the Dolomites, climbing during Roche’s first day as race-leader of the race, where Italian fans jeered and even spat at Roche because he’d beaten his own Italian team-mate Roberto Visentin. Photograph: Graham Watson 1:54

It is said that time heals everything, but Roberto Visentini might question that sentiment. Twenty seven years ago Ireland’s Stephen Roche went head t(...)

Stephen Roche:  the only Irish winner of the Giro. He lifted the honours in 1987

The Giro d’Italia is one of cycling’s three annual Grand Tours, or three-week races. The other two are the Tour de France and, in Spain, the Vu(...)

Grand Marshall Stephen Roche waves to the Dublin crowds.

By the time the Vernon Velo crew arrived at the meeting point in Whitworth Road, their senior pedal pusher was panting hard. Vinny Fitzpatrick (...)

The St Patrick’s Day parade makes its way through  Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times. 2:16

This year’s Dublin parade was the first of a trilogy, which is collectively entitled, Past, Present and Future. For 2014, which focused on the (...)