France’s Julian Alaphilippe (right) sprints ahead of Ireland’s Daniel Martin (centre) and Britain’s Geraint Thomas  to win the fourth stage of the  Criterium du Dauphine in France. Photograph: Getty Images

Dan Martin registered his best result of the year thus far when he took a superb second on stage four of the Critérium du Dauphiné in France. The UAE (...)

Colombian rider Esteban Chaves (L) of Mitchelton-Scott wins ahead of team mate Simon Yates on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Colombia’s Esteban Chaves won stage six of the Giro d’Italia at the top of Mount Etna on Thursday with a little help from Mitchelton-Scott team mate S(...)

Dan Martin in the Tour de France this year: cyclist has left the QuickStep Floors squad he competed with for the past two years, and joined  UAE Team Emirates. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

While the start of the 2018 racing season is still over a month away, Irish riders are building their form and will shortly embark on intensive traini(...)