Riders   on stage five of the Rás Tailteann on Thursday. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

German sprinter Lucas Carstensen was best at the end of stage five of the Rás Tailteann, winning an uphill drag race to the line in Mitchelstown. The(...)

Luuc Bugter (in green) takes stage three of the Rás Tailteann into Listowel. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After two days as runner-up, Dutchman Luuc Bugter got this exactly right on stage three of the Rás Tailteann and won into Listowel. He finished severa(...)

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(...)