Elliott Shay

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 Sam Bennett during the 47th Volta Ao Algarve 2021. Photograph: Luc Claessen/Getty Images

She is feigning injury and crippled instead by her own fear of failure . . . She’s the pinnacle of mental weakness and the same as women who still ret(...)

Dan Martin celebrates his win at the Giro d’Italia in May. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The news that Dan Martin has decided to retire at the end of the current racing season will come as a surprise to many in the sport, not least because(...)

Sam Bennett is competing in Portugal as his Tour preparation picks up. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty/AFP

It may feel some distance from the Grande Partenza of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday, and indeed next month’s Tour de France, and still Sam Bennett wil(...)

A Rough Ride, written by Paul Kimmage and published in 1990, revealed to a shocked public the extent of the doping culture in cycling.

Summer 1990, and somewhere between finishing my Leaving Cert and going to run in college in America, my dad arrives home with a sports book under his (...)

RTÉ   display a photograph of of French rider Rémi Cavagna instead of Sam Bennett at their Sportsperson of the Year awards on Thursday night.

In the end it added insult to the wrong imagery and even the simulated applause sounded terribly mute. It’s bad enough waking up in the morning unsure(...)

 Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey celebrates as he crosses the finish line on the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs Élysées in Paris.  Photograph:  Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

For three weeks he was waking up at a different time and heading for another place, and the first thing and the last thing Sam Bennett tried not to th(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates as wins his first Tour de France stage and regains the green jersey in Saint Martin de Re. Photograph: Getty Images

A first stage win, the green jersey suitably regained, and a special place in Tour de France history, turns out the only thing Sam Bennett ended up lo(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Stephen Roche in the yellow jersey during the 1987 Tour de France. Photograph:  Nutan/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

The question of which Irish rider has worn the most yellow jerseys in the Tour de France typically throws most people: few guess Shay Elliott and Step(...)

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