Ireland’s Daniel Martin rides past fans during the 13th stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, a 27.2-kilometre individual time-trial in Pau, on Friday. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

There’s just over one week left in this Tour, and we are now heading into my favourite terrain. The mountains are what makes the Tour de France really(...)

France’s Julian Alaphilippe took the 13th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: guillame Horcajuelo/EPA

Dan Martin slipped two places from ninth to 11th overall in the Tour de France on Friday, finishing 33rd in the individual time trial at Pau. Martin(...)

Dan Martin: “It is going to be special to be on those roads again. I just love the Pyrenees.”

Dan Martin’s fear that Wednesday’s flat stage of the Tour de France could cause further splits in the peloton proved unfounded, with the race to Toulo(...)

Action form the 10th stage of the Tour de France, which saw Dan Martin climb up seven places to ninth overall. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty

On a stage which looked relatively inconspicuous on paper, the biggest upending yet of the Tour de France general classification list put a serious de(...)

Wout Van Aert celebrates his stage 10 victory in the Tour de France. Photograph:   Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Geraint Thomas seized the initiative as the Tour de France peloton was blown apart in the gusting crosswinds of the Tarn, on the eve of the first rest(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche finished sixth on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty

Nicolas Roche made a big bid for a stage win at the Tour de France on Sunday, infiltrating the day’s big breakaway move, riding aggressively in the fi(...)

South Africa’s Daryl Impey celebrates his victory in stage nine of the Tour de France. Photograph:  Marco Bertorello/AFP

The 2019 Tour de France reached Brioude, hometown of Romain Bardet, with a career first stage win for South African rider Daryl Impey, of the Mitchelt(...)

UAE Team Emirates with Ireland’s Dan Martin, Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and Fabio Aru of Italy during the 27.6km team time trial  on July 7th. Photograph:   Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

After seven stages of the Tour de France, Ireland’s Dan Martin is sitting 18th overall in the general classification. He has had a couple of scares bu(...)

Belgium’s Dylan Teuns pedals before crossing the finish line of the sixth stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Belgian rider Dylan Teuns scooped the biggest result of his career on Thursday, winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France after going clear in a l(...)

 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(...)

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