Mark Downey

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Holdsworth’s Damien Shaw leading in the Rás Tailteann earlier this year.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

As the 2018 racing season heads into the traditional winter break, there are uncertainties relating to Irish riders and teams for next year. The Irish(...)

 Conor Dunne celebrates winning the Cycling Ireland Road Racing National Championships in Sligo last July. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Having been left without a slot for 2019 when the Aqua Blue Sport team collapsed at the end of August, national road race champion Conor Dunne has bee(...)

France’s Coralie Demay (in pink) defends her leaders jersey during Rás na mBan stage  six in Kilkenny. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Coraline Demay and fellow Frenchwoman Iris Sachet landed success on the final day of the Rás na mBan on Sunday, with the former taking the overall cla(...)

France’s Alexandre Geniez (L) wins the 12th stage of Vuelta a España. Photograph: Inpho

Nicolas Roche slipped three places to 34th overall in the Vuelta a España on Thursday, losing time to a large breakaway which stayed clear until the e(...)

Italian Alessandro De Marchi of BMC team celebrates winning the 11th stage of La Vuelta tour over 207km from Mombuey to Luintra, Spain. Photograph: epa

Nicolas Roche had an aggressive performance on the undulating 11th stage of the Vuelta a España, being part of the day’s break en route to the finish (...)

Riders in action during the 10th stage of La Vuelta 2018 cycling tour, over 177km between Salamanca and Fermoselle, Spain, on Tuesday. Manuel Bruque/EPA

Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing Team) is the sole Irish rider remaining in the Vuelta a España, with Dan Martin a non-starter on Tuesday’s 10th stage. Marti(...)

US rider Benjamin King  of Dimension Data team in action during the ninth stage of La Vuelta 2018 cycling tour, over 200.8km between Talavera de la Reina and La Covatilla, Salamanca, Spain. Manuel Bruque/EPA

American rider Benjamin King won the mountainous ninth stage of the Vuelta, finishing atop the beyond-category La Covatilla on Sunday, while Simon Yat(...)

Nicolas Roche: looking forward to competing in the Vuelta a Espaná again.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Nicolas Roche’s push to secure a slot at the Vuelta a España has paid off, with his BMC Racing Team confirming him as amongst its eight-rider selectio(...)

Lydia Boylan of the Ireland team competes in the Women’s Omnium Scratch Race at UCI World Cycling in Hong Kong in April 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The first of eight Northern Irish riders will line out in the Commonwealth Games on Friday, getting their campaign under way in the Anna Meares Velodr(...)

Ireland’s Mark Downey leads the Volta ao Alentejo in Portugal after the second stage. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Mark Downey has transferred his track form to the road with some style, ending Thursday’s second stage of the Volta ao Alentejo in Portugal as the new(...)

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