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(...)

Australia’s Caleb Ewan  crosses the finish line ahead of Ireland’s Sam Bennett (left) during the third stage of the of the Tour de France between Nice and Sisteron. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/AFP via Getty Images

“Close but no cigar,” is how Sam Bennett aptly put in, the Irish rider coming within a split second of making hope and expectation perfectly rhyme, 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 (...)

France’s Julian Alaphilippe (R) celebrates as he crosses the finish line in stage two of the Tour de France. Photograph:  Stephane Mahe/Getty/AFP

Julian Alaphilippe dispelled any lingering gloom hanging over the Grand Depart of the 2020 Tour de France by speeding to victory and the race leader’s(...)

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett is helped by staff members after a crash during the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Hopes of an Irish stage win and a first yellow jersey in 33 years fell just short on the streets of Nice on Saturday afternoon, as Sam Bennett finishe(...)

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (left) wearing the leader’s yellow jersey and third-placed Chris Froome (right) cross the finish line. Photo: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Never, surely, has a flute of champagne tasted so sweet as the one Geraint Thomas enjoyed on the road into Paris. For it confirmed that winning the ye(...)

France’s Arnaud Demare celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage  of the Tour de France  between Trie-sur-Baise and Pau. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

Arnaud Demare silenced his critics by claiming a comfortable win in the bunch sprint of the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, the first v(...)

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 13th stage  of the Tour de France  between Le Bourg-d’Oisans and Valence. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

With most of the top sprinters out of the Tour de France after punishing mountain treks, world champion Peter Sagan claimed a third stage victory at (...)

Peter Sagan (centre) of Slovakia breaks  ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff (right) in the road race world championship  in Bergen, Norway.  Photograph: Cornelius Poppe/EPA

Peter Sagan stayed quiet all day before timing his effort to perfection in the final sprint to become the first rider to claim three road race world c(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finish line, ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff, Germany’s Marcel Kittel and France’s Arnaud Demare at the end of the 190 km third stage of the 75th edition of the Paris-Nice cycling race, between Chablis and Chalon-sur-Saone. Photo: Philippe Lopez/Getty Images

Sam Bennett turned back the clock for Irish cycling on Tuesday, becoming the first from this country to win a stage in Paris-Nice in 28 years. Bennett(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Next
  • Last »