Philip Deignan

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Stephen Roche, the first Irishman to win the Giro d’Italia, poses for photographs at the finish line of Stage Two of the 2014 Giro  in Belfast. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Heralding the start of the Giro d’Italia here as a success, two of those involved in the project to host the race on the island of Ireland yesterday s(...)

Race leader Michael Matthews, Orica Greenedge, celebrates after retaining the pink jersey  following Stage Three of the  Giro d’Italia from Armagh to Dublin.   Photo:  Brian Lawless/PA

Last year he proved he was the top sprinter in the Tour de France when he sped to four stage wins, leaving others such as Mark Cavendish in his wake. (...)

 Canadian rider Svein Tuft of the Orica Greenedge team   celebrates on the podium after his team had won the first stage of the 2014 Giro d’Italia in Belfast.

Three Irish riders started yesterday’s team time trial in the Giro d’Italia, drawing special motivation from the rare chance to ride in front of Irish(...)

The Astana team make their way up the hill towards Stormont in yesterday’s Giro d’Italia time trial stage in Belfast. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dan Martin’s Garmin Sharp team confirmed last night that a day he had hoped would be one of the best in his career had ended with their rider breaking(...)

Tinkoff-Saxo’s Nicolas Roche leads the team at the start of their time trial in Stage One of the Giro d’Italia in Belfast. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/William Cherry

Belfast had partied in pink for hours before the Grande Partenza or Big Start of the 2014 Giro d’Italia. But the celebrations unexpectedly turned into(...)

Riders of Sky Procycling cycle during a practice session before the first stage of the 2014 Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

The Giro d’Italia is underway in Belfast amid large crowds and displays of the race’s emblematic pink everywhere.Thousands turned out for the Grande P(...)

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche of team Tinkoff-Saxo during a press conference of the 2014 Giro d’Italia cycling race at Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Luca Zenarro/ EPA

Grey skies over Belfast were doing their best to dim the bright pink of the Giro d’Italia’s Grande Partenza, but a wide-open field promises to light u(...)

Philip Deignan has said that he will target the pink jersey early on in the Giro d’Italia, but he believes it might take him a little longer to reach (...)

Nicolas Roche of Ireland and Tinkoff-Saxo during the team presentations for the Giro D’Italia at the City Hall, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Lord Mayor Mairtín Ó Muilleoir has dyed his hair pink, the City Hall is lit up in the same colour and the Giro d’Italia team launch drew big crowds in(...)

Stephen Roche:  the only Irish winner of the Giro. He lifted the honours in 1987

The Giro d’Italia is one of cycling’s three annual Grand Tours, or three-week races. The other two are the Tour de France and, in Spain, the Vu(...)

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