Nicholas Roche

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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(...)

Dan Martin is still on the same time as third place with two stages remaining at the Tour of the Alps. Photograph: Getty Images

A three-way split at the finish of stage three of the Tour of the Alps saw Dan Martin slip just off his podium position, thought the Irish rider is st(...)

 Ireland’s Nicholas Roche will start his 24th Grand Tour race in next month’s Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Surpassing his podium record was always an impossibly tall order but Nicholas Roche continues to ride further away from his father Stephen in terms of(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium after his green jersey victory. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty/AFP

Traditionally the only thing as epic as the last day of the Tour de France down the Champs-Élysées is the epic after-party for each of the jersey winn(...)

 France’s Nans Peters on his way to winning stage eight of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Rarely have two points won at an intermediate sprint counted for so little or so much. As a statement at least, Sam Bennett beating Peter Sagan under (...)

Mary McKenna, with an address in Ballybrack, Dublin pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photoraph: Collins Courts

A cleaner who suffered a serious arm fracture after falling down a stairs at Dublin’s Blackrock Market has been awarded €105,000 damages by a High Cou(...)

France’s Warren Barguil, wearing the best climber’s polka dot jersey, rides towards the finish line ahead of Colombia’s Nairo Quintana  at the end of 13th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

We were 50km into the 13th stage of the Tour de France when we saw the first mankini. Bearded, buxom and bulging inappropriately, its wearer was squa(...)

Young Irelander Thomas Davis was born in Mallow and there’s a statue of him in front of the town’s Clock House.

Situated at the crossroads of Munster, Mallow, Co Cork is one of the Golden Vale’s main market towns. The Vale’s rich grasslands are home to Ireland’s(...)

Orica GreenEdge’s Colombian cyclist Esteban Chaves celebrates his red jersey with cava on the podium of the sixth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 200.3km stage between Cordoba and Cazorla. Photo: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Dan Martin went close to taking victory on stage six of the Vuelta a España on Thursday, with the Irishman finishing second, five seconds behind the s(...)

Orica-GreenEdge’s Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan celebrates on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 167.3km stage between Rota and Alcala de Guadaira. Photo: Jose Jordan/Getty Images

Australia’s Caleb Ewan won the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday to clinch his first Grand Tour Stage as Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin became(...)

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