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Hannah Dines during the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championship in 2015 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

The plastic surgeon, in that particularly endearing way of surgeons, was trying to reassure me that although he had never operated on an endurance cyc(...)

 Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski of Team Sky celebrates on the podium after the final stage of the Paris-Nice  race on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Team Sky is poised to announce a takeover by Britain’s richest man in a deal that will maintain the six-time Tour de France winners’ position as the w(...)

Luuc Bugter celebrates his victory in the race in 2018. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It’s been on the UCI international calendar since 2000 but, following a long search for new backing, the organisers of the Rás Tailteann have been for(...)

Shane Archbold and Aaron Gate. Both are taking part in  the five-day New Zealand Cycle Classic with the  EVO Pro team

Replacing Aqua Blue Sport as Ireland’s only registered UCI cycling team, the new EVO Pro squad has had a very impressive start in the Southern Hemisph(...)

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

“What’s been the roughest day so far?” I should have been worried when he asked this; everyone else I met on my trip had asked “Where was the best pl(...)

Geraint Thomas poses after winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas rode a wave of public support to become the BBC’s sports personality of the year and continue cycling’s rec(...)

Team Sky celebrate Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France victory on the Champs-Élysées back in July. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Every now and then a new force enters a sport with an impact so crushing that it reshapes and even deforms the whole competition. So it was with the s(...)

 Heung-Min Son: his style, based on searing pace, positional awareness and two-footed technical ability, is simply joyful to watch. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

When Jose Mourinho was thinking of Tottenham players he might theoretically fancy buying the other day, to illustrate his point about Manchester Unite(...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Race director Eimear Dignam and Noel Clarke on his 50th Rás. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

The organisers of the Rás Tailteann have postponed a decision about next year’s race, deferring a self-imposed deadline due to positive talks with po(...)

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