Stage winner Nicola Juniper of TC Racing on her way to the summit of Mount Leinster with sewcond-placed Coralie Demay of Team Breizeh Ladies. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

British rider Nicola Juniper (TC Racing) grabbed the overall lead when she won the tough third stage of the Rás na mBan on Friday. She showed her stre(...)

Carrick-on-Suir native  Sam Bennett rides with the NetApp Endura team. Photograph: Getty Images.

Twelve months ago Sam Bennett expressed optimism that a changed approach to training would result in performance improvements but, heading into 2017,(...)

Ryan Mullen (An Post Chain Reaction) making a solo effort for the win. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Days before he is due to lineout in the world under-23 time trial championships, Ryan Mullen has said he welcomes the tag as one of the favourites bu(...)

Nicolas Roche: he tried to get closer to race leader Michal Kwiatkowski on yesterday’s fifth stage of the Tour of Britain. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche tried to get closer to the yellow jersey of race leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) on yesterday’s fifth stag(...)

Riders, including Sam Bennett, compete in stage eight of the Tour of Britain in central London on September 22, 2013. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Mark Cavendish has been regarded for several years as the most talented sprinter in cycling, but yesterday Irishman Sam Bennett showed that in a year (...)