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Team Nippo Vini Fantini Faizane’ Italian rider Damiano Cima  jubilates as he finishes first in the 18th stage of the 2019 Giro d’Italia  in Santa Maria di Sala. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty

Eddie Dunbar improved his overall standings in the Giro d’Italia on Thursday, moving from 23rd back up to 22nd overall as the race nears its conclusio(...)

Team Movistar’s  Richard Carapaz,  wearing the overall leader’s pink jersey, climbs followed by team-mate  Mikel Landa  and Team Bahrain rider  Vincenzo Nibali during  stage  16  of the Giro d’Italia from Lovere to Ponte Di Legno. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz took a big step towards a Giro d’Italia title by holding off two-time champion Vincenzo Nibali and increasing his lead over(...)

Team Movistar rider  Richard Carapaz  of Ecuador celebrates his victory as he crosses the finish line to win stage 14 of the  Giro d’Italia  from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur. Photograph:  by Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Ecuadorian rider Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) was best on Saturday’s 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia, attacking on the arduous Colle San Carlo clim(...)

Team Lotto rider  Caleb Ewan of Australia celebrates as he wins stage eight of the  Giro d’Italia  from Tortoreto Lido to Pesaro. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Irish rider Eddie Dunbar improved his overall position in the Giro d’Italia by three places on Saturday, despite finishing one minute and seven second(...)

Team Ineos team mates Salvatore Puccio of Italy and Eddie Dunbar of Ireland during Stage Three from Vinci to Orbetello. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

There was controversy on stage three of the Giro d’Italia on Monday when stage winner Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) was disqualified after cross(...)

Eddie Dunbar will ride his first Grand Tour with Team Ineos. Photograph: Getty Images

We were caught between the headwind and the tailwind crossing over the Wicklow Gap, hands and feet uncomfortably numb, bike and rider both gently shiv(...)

Ireland’s  Eddie Dunbar. He showed strong form recently when he was fifth on a stage and seventh overall in the Tour de La Provence. Photograph:  Luc Claessen/Getty Images

Although the organisers of the Rás Tailteann made the difficult decision last week not to run the world-ranked race this year due to slow progress in (...)

 Conor Dunne: he  has spent much of his career working for others, but stepped things up last year when he took the national title with a superb breakaway effort.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

With the competitive year ramping up, Irish riders have got their season underway in various events. National champion Conor Dunne showed strongly t(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrating after winning  the  last stage of the  Giro d’Italia in Rome in May. Photograph: Getty Images

Sam Bennett’s superb season was recognised by Cycling Ireland at its awards night on Saturday, with the Carrick-on-Suir sprinter given the accolade fo(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett winning the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia from Pizzo to Praia a Mare back in May. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Sam Bennett ended the 2018 season on a high, basking in the satisfaction of the best season he has had thus far as a professional cyclist. The Carrick(...)

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