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Daniel Martin: will be team leader with Israel Start-Up Nation in the Giro d’Italia which begins in  in Turin on May 8th. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

Dan Martin will start his first Giro d’Italia in seven years next month, the Irish rider has been confirmed as team leader with Israel Start-Up Nation(...)

French prime minister Jean Castex announcing the new Covid-19 restrictions.  “We’ve reached a sort of plateau,” he said. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

France will enforce an 8pm-6am curfew starting next Tuesday, December 15th, including on New Year’s Eve. An exception will be made for Christmas Eve o(...)

Sam Bennett: the Bora-hansgrohe rider will begin his 2019 season in the Vuelta a San Juan Internacional on January 27th. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

With the peloton gearing up for the start of the international season, Ryan Mullen will get his racing year under way in the Down Under Classic, which(...)

Dan Martin (centre): “I feel ready to head into some of my favourite races.” Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

Winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2014 and three times a podium finisher in Flèche Wallonne, Dan Martin believes he is in a good position as he heads (...)

  Competitors cycling across cobble stones during the   116th Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on Sunday. Photograph:  Getty Images

The death of young Belgian Michael Goolaerts following a crash in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix reminds us of the price that can be paid for our pleasure. Fi(...)

Alex Flamant: his designs are stocked in 500 stores worldwide, including the Orchard in Celbridge, Co KIldare.

For a small country, Belgium has contributed more than its fair share of household names to the design world, from Axel Vervoordt and Vincent Van Duys(...)

Flanders may not the first place that springs to mind when one is thinking of a healthy holiday. It has been lumbered with the image of being a dour(...)

Singer Jesse Hughes of US rock group Eagles of Death Metal. Two French music festivals have dropped the band from their summer line-ups. File photograph: Jonas Roosens/AFP/Getty Images

Two French music festivals have cancelled Eagles of Death Metal concerts this summer in reaction to comments by the band’s frontman over the Paris att(...)

Paul O’Neill (left) climbs the Col du Glandon in the Alps in the 2015 edition of the Etape du Tour

You know those security questions linked to internet passwords. They include queries such as “what was your first school?” Or “what was the name of yo(...)

The memorial commemorating  what happened at Iron

As a piece of Western Front drama the story of the Iron 12 is unsurpassed. The story has many epic elements: battles, escape, flight, solidarity, fort(...)

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