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This 75th edition of the Vuelta was originally meant to open with  three  flat stages in the Netherlands,  but instead now cuts straight to a high mountain chase. Photograph:  KT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

In another lifetime Sam Bennett may have already helped himself to one of the three perfectly flat stages that opened the 2020 Vuelta a España and fin(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

 Italian rider Diego Ulissi  celebrates pipping Joao Almeida to the 13th stage of the 2020 Giro d’Italia in Monselice, Italy. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

Some were last seen properly battered, some just badly bruised, others appearing to simply vanish overnight in what later proved suspicious circumstan(...)

Sam Bennett finished the Tour de France as only the fifth rider since the race first started finishing on the Champs-Élysées to win the last stage while also wearing the green jersey. File photograph: Getty Images

Already back in the thick of the bunch sprints and now poised for several more, Sam Bennett has confirmed his participation in his second Grand Tour o(...)

The UK government was this week urged to reclassify swimming pools, gyms and leisure centres as essential services vital to public health. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was Wednesday evening before I got out for my Monday morning run this week and straightaway the warning signs were not good. The gentlest quiveri(...)

Ben Healy of Trinity Racing celebrates after winning  the Irish National Road Race Championships in Newcastle West, Co Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

They started out on a mountain bike and soon moved their talent to the road. Both had their breakthrough rides as teenagers and were gently encouraged(...)

Geraint Thomas (centre in black) in action during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia between Enna and Mount Etna in  Sicily on Monday. Photograph: Luca Bettini/AFP via Getty Images

Geraint Thomas’s Giro d’Italia challenge was effectively over before the first climb on Monday after the Ineos-Grenadiers rider was dropped during the(...)

Ben Healy of Trinity Racing celebrates his victory in the National Road Racing Championships in Newcastle West, Limerick. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

They promised a taste of the new generation and satisfied not once but twice – first Ben Healy, then Lara Gillespie, riding out as headline acts at th(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium with Eddie Dunbar and Ryan Mullen after his win in the 2019 Cycling Ireland Road Cycling National Championships in Derry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After his “dream” year of wearing the green, Sam Bennett has confirmed his absence from this weekend’s National Road Race Championships, ending one gl(...)

Estelle Mossely gets the verdict against Katie Taylor in 2016. Photograph:  Inpho

A peculiar place Astana. A bling city in the strangest of places. Its eccentric buildings are splashed around like Christmas decorations, gussied up a(...)

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