Nicolas Roche

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Irish  cyclist Daniel  Martin: capable of doing well on the climbs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ever since the legendary Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi took the first Tour de France stage win on the Alpe d’Huez in 1952, it has been the most fear(...)

Nicolas Roche (left) and Dan Martin, who begin their Tour de France challenges in Corsica. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Having made his debut 12 months ago but was hampered by illness, Dan Martin looks set for a more prominent role in this year’s Tour de France. The Iri(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin has been confirmed as one of the team leaders of the Garmin-Sharp team for this year’s Tour de France

One year after he made his debut in the race, Ireland’s Dan Martin has been confirmed as one of the team leaders of the Garmin-Sharp team for this yea(...)

Ireland’s Dan Martin. Photograph: Inpho

All British eyes will be on Team Sky’s Chris Froome at the Tour de France, but a Birmingham-born Irishman is capable of upsetting the odds, according(...)

Matt Brammeier is going for four-in-rowPhotograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Winner of the road race for the past three years, Matt Brammeier is aiming for what would be an extraordinary fourth consecutive national championshi(...)

Dan Martin remains in seventh overall in Tour de Suisse. Photograph: Getty

Irish duo Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche maintained their high overall placings on yesterday’s 161km fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse to Buochs, with (...)

Previously the leader of the Ag2r La Mondiale squad, Nicolas Roche  will likely be a super-domestique for double Tour de France winner and team leader Alberto Contador in this year’s event. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

After a long break from competition, Nicolas Roche will pin a number on once again when he begins the Tour de Suisse tomorrow week.The event is his fi(...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin kept up his fine recent form with a fourth place finish in Fleche Wallonne one-day Classic in Belgium on Wednesday. (...)

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