Ireland’s Eddie Dunbar in action for Team Ineos during the stage 21 team-trial at the Giro d’Italia. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ask cycling analysts who the best Irish riders in history are and the same names will crop up. The trailblazer was Shay Elliott, who in the 1960s won (...)

Ireland’s Eddie Dunbar comes home third behind the Italian duo of Cesare Benedetti and Damiano Caruso on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia  from Cuneo to Pinerolo. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Eddie Dunbar had a superb performance on the first big mountain stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia on Thursday, finishing third into Pinerolo. The you(...)

Britain’s Geraint Thomas celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 11th stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Albertville and La Rosiere. Photo: Marco Bertorello/Getty Images

And then there were two. In a fulminating finale to the first ski station finish of this year’s Tour de France Team Sky crushed their rivals and gave (...)

Dan Martin (centre) of the Garmin Sharp team takes a bend during the Liége-Bastogne-Liége Classic Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA.

It was not losing it, it was the manner in which it was lost. Dan Martin was left shell shocked at the finish of (...)