John McKeag: Retired shipyard worker (93) was the oldest participant in the 58km event

More than 3,200 cyclists took part in the inaugural Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia event in Northern Ireland, and while the professional entrants turned hea(...)

Alberto Contador is on course to win the Giro D’Italia despite  finishing 6th in the 20th stage, which was won by Fabio Aru

Barring a crash in Sunday’s final stage, Alberto Contador is poised to win the Giro d’Italia after the Spaniard limited the damage on the 20th stage,(...)

Italia rider Sacha Modolo crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the 98th Giro d’Italia between Tirano and Lugano. Photograph: Getty Images

Sacha Modolo won stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as race leader Alberto Contador was given some respite. Modolo (Lampre) won the 134-kilome(...)

Dan Martin celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 108th edition of the Giro di Lombardia in October. Photograph:  Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

After a turbulent season dotted with disappointments but ending on a high, Dan Martin is seeking to replicate his 2013 blueprint in the coming year. T(...)

Marcel Kittel crossing the line in front of Government Buildings in Dublin, to win stage three of the Giro d’Italia on May 11th 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of amateur cyclists are expected to be pedalling their way across Northern Ireland next June after the North’s enterprise minister Arlene Fo(...)

2014 Tour de France winner  Vincenzo Nibali (right) is one of four riders urged by  Oleg Tinkov to race all three Grand Tours next season. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Oleg Tinkov, the Russian multimillionaire owner of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, has challenged the four best riders in the world to contest all three Grand (...)

 Dan Martin riding in the 2012 Tour de France. The Irish cyclist has recovered from the fractured collarbone sustained in the Giro d’Italia and hopes to ride in this year’s edition of the Tour. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Almost exactly one month after crashing out on stage one of the Giro d’Italia, Irish rider Dan Martin will line out tomorrow alongside hundreds of sup(...)

Philip Deignan leads Fabio Duarte and eventual stage winner Julian Arredondo on the final climb to Rifugio Panarotta yesterday. Photograph: Team Sky.

Irish professional Philip Deignan achieved his best Grand Tour performance since winning a stage and finishing ninth overall in the 2009 Vuelta a Esp(...)

 Italian Marco Canola of the Bariani team celebrates after winning the 13th stage of the 97th Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

Defying the sprinters’ teams who at one point seemed certain to catch them, a three- man breakaway jostled for victory on yesterday’s 13th stage of th(...)

 Colombian  Rigoberto Uran takes yesterday’s 12th stage of the  Giro d’Italia.

Previous race leader Cadel Evans was expected to tighten his grip on the pink jersey in yesterday’s time trial stage of the Giro d’Italia but instead(...)

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