Nicolas Roche

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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,(...)

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett wins the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris and clinches the green jersey in the process. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

It ended between the evening sun and the magic light on the Champs-Élysées with the image of Sam Bennett suitably attired in all green, his right arm (...)

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett  edges out Peter Sagan of Slovakia at the finish line on stage 19 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

It was singled out as the last possible threat to Sam Bennett winning the green jersey in this year’s Tour de France, and instead the stage 19 finish (...)

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett in action during Thursday’s stage  18 of the Tour de France between Meribel and La Roche sur Foron. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

It’s not exactly all downhill from here, but when you’ve already rode up the best part of 58,000 metres – roughly the equivalent of climbing Mount Eve(...)

Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez blesses himself after winning stage 17 of the Tour de France from Grenoble to Meribel Col de la Loze. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/EPA

Mon Dieu! Combining the steepest hill and the highest mountain, the hardest part coming near the tail end, the Col de la Loze duly tested and then bro(...)

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