Colombian rider Esteban Chaves (L) of Mitchelton-Scott wins ahead of team mate Simon Yates on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Colombia’s Esteban Chaves won stage six of the Giro d’Italia at the top of Mount Etna on Thursday with a little help from Mitchelton-Scott team mate S(...)

Ryan Mullen: “I’m a TT rider and I’m here to ride the TT, so I’m going to give it my best like I always do and see where that gets me.” Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Irish road race and time-trial champion Ryan Mullen will start his first Grand Tour with immediate ambition, trying to win Friday’s opening stage of t(...)

Chris Froome: continues to compete while his ‘complicated’ doping case rumbles on. Photograph: Dario Belingheri/EPA

Chris Froome looks increasingly likely to ride in the Giro d’Italia because his “complicated” doping case is unlikely to be resolved before May, the p(...)

Sam Bennett: was third on the points classification in the Giro d’Italia earlier this year. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty

Sam Bennett has confirmed that he is set to focus on the Giro d’Italia rather than the Tour de France in 2018, returning to the Italian race after a s(...)

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(...)

Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin of team Sunweb crosses the finish line of the 16th stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia on Tuesday.  Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin has retained the pink jersey, albeit with a significantly reduced advantage, after an extraordinary and controversial stage 16 o(...)

Colombian Fernando Gaviria crossing the line to win ahead of Ireland’s Sam Bennett (right) in the 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Reggio Emilia to Tortona. Photograph: AFP

Having thrice been third on stages of the Giro d’Italia, Sam Bennett’s hunt for his first Grand Tour stage victory looked like it was over with 100m t(...)

Sam Bennett (left) finishes third behind Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia in Reggio Emilia. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images.

He has already exceeded what he has done in Grand Tours in the past, but after netting his third podium spot in the Giro d’Italia, Sam Bennett is not (...)

Spanish rider Omar Fraile of Team Dimension Data celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 11th stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia cycling race over 161km from Florence to Bagno di Romagna, Italy. Photograph:Alessandro Di Meo/AFP

Omar Fraile took his maiden Grand Tour victory on stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia as Tom Dumoulin hung on to the overall lead despite a frantic and stre(...)

On Sunday Nicolas Roche was edged in the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough - finishing six seconds back overall. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Two Irishmen Philip Deignan and Nicolas Roche are slated to start the year’s opening Grand Tour, which begins in Apeldoorn, Holland with a 9.8-kilomet(...)

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