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World champion Stephen Roche atop Sean Kelly’s shoulders at the Nissan Classic in 1987, the year Roche won the Tour de France

There comes a stage not long into The Ascent when it’s hard to know which rider has taken the wheel for the other; Sean Kelly for Stephen Roche, or St(...)

Dan Martin in the Tour de France this year: cyclist has left the QuickStep Floors squad he competed with for the past two years, and joined  UAE Team Emirates. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

While the start of the 2018 racing season is still over a month away, Irish riders are building their form and will shortly embark on intensive traini(...)

Strong performances from Dan Martin saw the Irish cyclist place in the top 10 of UCI’s rankings for road riders. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin’s consistency and strong performances in 2017 have seen him once again take a strong result in the UCI’s rankings for road riders on the to(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche at the UCI Cycling Road World Championships on September 20th, 2017 in Bergen, Norway: looking good ahead of Il Lombardia Classic.  Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche showed strong form in advance of next weekend’s prestigious Il Lombardia Classic when he took fourth in Saturday’s Giro dell’ Emilia. (...)

Peter Sagan (centre) of Slovakia breaks  ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff (right) in the road race world championship  in Bergen, Norway.  Photograph: Cornelius Poppe/EPA

Peter Sagan stayed quiet all day before timing his effort to perfection in the final sprint to become the first rider to claim three road race world c(...)

 Chris Froome in action during the 20th stage of the Vuelta a Espana earlier this month. Photograph: EPA

Chris Froome insists therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) “have a place in sport” despite rejecting the chance to treat a chest infection at the Tour de (...)

 Alberto Contador celebrates as he crosses the finish line. He earns his right to bow out on the summit with the gods.  Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

And so it arrived on Saturday with Eurosport and “El Infierno”, was splashed across the Spanish newspapers. A short mountain stage in the Tour of Spai(...)

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador celebrates as he crosses the finish line winning the 20th stage of the  Vuelta in his final race before retirement. Chris Froome virtually secured overall victory in the Vuelta a Espana today by extending his lead over Vincenzo Nibali. Photograph: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Chris Froome is set to become the first man to win the Tour de France and La Vuelta in the same year since 1978 after defending the red jersey in Satu(...)

 Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin  celebrates while crossing the finish line of the 13th stage of the 72nd edition of the Tour of Spain, a 197-km race from Coin to Tomares. Photograph:  Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Matteo Trentin completed a hat-trick of stage wins in the Vuelta A Espana by finishing fastest in the bunch sprint at the end of Stage 13 on Friday w(...)

Sky’s Chris Froome looks back as he crosses the finish line to win the 9th stage of the 72nd edition of the Vuelta Tour of Spain cycling race, a 174km route between Orihuela to Benitachell, in Benitachell. Photograph: Getty Images

Chris Froome continued his assault on Spain’s Vuelta with an explosive late sprint on the Puig Llorenca climb to win stage nine on Sunday and increase(...)

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