Nicolas Roche

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Ronan Mclaughlin in action during last year’s Everesting attempt on Mamore Gap in Donegal.

Some said it wouldn’t last, not for long anyway, and Irish rider Ronan McLaughlin has regained his world record for the fastest ascent on a bicycle up(...)

Conn McDunphy is back in the saddle after being involved in a serious crash in France last October. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is a steep descent on the road into Arbent in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes of eastern France where they’ve placed a speed bump on the apex of a hair(...)

Eddie Dunbar training near his home in Banteer, Co Cork last May. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

New season, some new rules, some same old issues and probably few riders happier to be back racing their bike than Eddie Dunbar, even if that means ra(...)

The Lions will face world champions South Africa in three Tests on their tour next summer. Photograph:  Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Ghosting through the year like a slow-moving glacier before calving a sanitised form of soccer, rugby and GAA, sport leaves 2020 for a vaccinated 2021(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Ben Healy of Trinity Racing celebrates after winning  the Irish National Road Race Championships in Newcastle West, Co Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

They started out on a mountain bike and soon moved their talent to the road. Both had their breakthrough rides as teenagers and were gently encouraged(...)

Ben Healy of Trinity Racing celebrates his victory in the National Road Racing Championships in Newcastle West, Limerick. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

They promised a taste of the new generation and satisfied not once but twice – first Ben Healy, then Lara Gillespie, riding out as headline acts at th(...)

 Conn McDunphy of CC Nugent Oise on his way to winning the men’s senior title at the National Road Race Championships. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Belatedly staged but no less sought after, Conn McDunphy earned the first of the Irish champion cycling jerseys on offer at the National Road Race Cha(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium with Eddie Dunbar and Ryan Mullen after his win in the 2019 Cycling Ireland Road Cycling National Championships in Derry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After his “dream” year of wearing the green, Sam Bennett has confirmed his absence from this weekend’s National Road Race Championships, ending one gl(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Mullen competes in the Men’s Elite Individual Time-Trial at the UCI 2020 Road World Championships in Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Photograph:  Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

Reigning national time-trial champion Ryan Mullen was the best of the Irish duo who took to the 37.1km World Championships circuit at Imola on Friday,(...)

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