Matt Brammeier, then of Synergy Baku Cycling Project, leads Conor Dunne (An Post Chain Reaction) during the 2014 Irish National Cycling Championships. Photograph: Ciarán Fallon/Inpho.

Former Irish road race champion about to announce new team

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

Cobblestones to feature again in route that will include just 14 individual time trial kilometres

 Martyn Irvine: crashed in team pursuit but passed fit to take his place in the multi-event omnium.  Photograph: Inpho.

Martyn Irvine uninjured in team pursuit and set to start omnium event

Ireland’s Daniel Martin  finished second in the Tour of Beijing. Photograph: Antonio Calanni

Fellow Irishman Philip Deignan completes the race in 18th place

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

Attack by Garmin-Sharp team-mate on final climb allows Irish rider to pounce

Ireland’s Dan Martin after his excellent showing to win the Tour of Lombardy in Bergamo, Italy, on Sunday, October 5th, 2014. Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP

Il Lombardia winner set on victory after runner-up podium finish in 2013

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)

Garmin Sharp rider jumps away inside final 600m to land prestigious race in Italy

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

‘I think going to Sky for me is a good move. I am 30, getting old but not that old. I still feel that I can still learn more’

 Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski on his way to win the Men Elite Road Race during the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, yesterday. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

24-year-old attacks on final lap, striking out alone on last race climb in Ponferrada, Spain

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