Philip Deignan

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Philip Deignan celebrates his stage victory in the 2009 Vuelta a España. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

Nine years after he took a superb stage win at the Vuelta a España en route to ninth overall, Philip Deignan has announced his retirement from profess(...)

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(...)

Ryan Mullen: “I’m a TT rider and I’m here to ride the TT, so I’m going to give it my best like I always do and see where that gets me.” Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Irish road race and time-trial champion Ryan Mullen will start his first Grand Tour with immediate ambition, trying to win Friday’s opening stage of t(...)

Chris Froome is in the Team Sky squad for the Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

Chris Froome has been confirmed in Team Sky’s squad for the 101st Giro d’Italia, which begins next week. The British team announced Froome would lead(...)

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(...)

BMC Racing Team rider Nicolas Roche finished 53rd in Thursday’s stage two of  the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain

Nicolas Roche has said that he still has room to improve in terms of his form, but made a successful debut with his new BMC Racing Team this week. (...)

Sam Bennett’s team Bora-Hansgrohe have big ambitions for next year. hotograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho.

The past 10 days have seen the unveiling of the routes for next year’s Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, two of cycling’s three Grand Tours. Togeth(...)

Italian cyclist Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani-CSF)  celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Mikel Landa’s Giro d’Italia hopes vanished when he abandoned with illness early on stage 10 on Tuesday before Italian first-year professional Giulio (...)

German rider Marcel Kittel of the Etixx–Quick-Step team wears the overall leader’s pink jersey as he celebrates on the podium after winning the third stage of the Giro d’Italia  between Nijmegen and Arnhem. Photograph: EPA

German Marcel Kittel took the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia on Sunday after winning his second consecutive stage with another demonstration of his(...)

Philip Deignan is part of a nine-man Team Sky squad in the Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Irish cycling will have two representatives in the 2016 Giro d’Italia, with Nicolas Roche and Philip Deignan part of a nine-man Team Sky squad in the (...)

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