Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey celebrates as he crosses the finish line on the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs Élysées in Paris.  Photograph:  Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

For three weeks he was waking up at a different time and heading for another place, and the first thing and the last thing Sam Bennett tried not to th(...)

Kevin Babington conducts a horse riding lesson by speaking to his students through wireless headsets from his back porch in Loxahatchee, Florida. Photograph: Saul Martinez/NYT

The Hampton Classic is an unlikely scene for a disaster. In videos, the late summer sun is splitting the spaces between the stands. The tops of the tr(...)

The Passat drove off the wrong way down an exit ramp onto the N7 at the Kingswood intersection

The man who died on Monday after a car driving the wrong way down the N7 hit his vehicle has been named locally as Anatolie Butucel. The 45-year-old,(...)

David Steele, who was killed following a collision with a car near Dublin airport on Saturday. Photograph via Facebook

Four men, all aged in their 40s, have died in four separate road incidents across the State in less than two days. The latest deaths bring to 109 th(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of  stage 10  of the Tour de France from   Le Chateau d’Oleron to Saint Martin de Re. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Helen Bennett is standing in the doorway about to say goodbye when her eyes begin to well up. Just thinking about it, stuck in each passing moment, it(...)

Hugo Keenan during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During Ireland’s famous win over New Zealand in the 2016 Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, the head coach, Nigel Carolan, recalls a key momen(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett, wearing the sprinters green jersey, waits for the start of the stage 13 of the Tour de France.

If like me you’ve spent some time this week learning how to pronounce Tadej Pogacar you may also have been delving into the history of Slovenian cycli(...)

The riders make their way from Millau to Lavaurides during the seventh stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Just because you’re alert to the breakaway doesn’t mean it’s not out to break you. Asked beforehand what was the biggest danger to his green jersey on(...)

Dan Martin of Ireland, Tiesj Benoot of Belgium and Stefan Kung of Switzerland during Stage 2 of the Tour de France on Sunday. Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche comfortably enjoyed the most satisfying Stage 2 of the Irish riders around the local Nice roads he knows so well, finishing in the main (...)

Sam Bennett celebrates after crossing the line in the third stage the Tour De Wallonie on August 18h. Photograph: David Stockman/Getty

They’re on different teams, at different stages of their career, with different stage winning aspirations, and still the three Irish riders set to sta(...)

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