Ryan Mullen: “I’m a TT rider and I’m here to ride the TT, so I’m going to give it my best like I always do and see where that gets me.” Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Irish road race and time-trial champion Ryan Mullen will start his first Grand Tour with immediate ambition, trying to win Friday’s opening stage of t(...)

Silver medal winner Ryan Mullen of Ireland chats to race winner Campbell Flakemore of Australia on the podium for the under-23 Men’s Individual Time Trial on day two of the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The form which earned Ryan Mullen a superb seventh place against seasoned professionals in the recent Tour of Britain time trial almost translated (...)