Sam Bennett    sprints for the second place in front of third-placed Sonny Colbrelli  during the second stage of the 73th Tour de Romandie. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Sam Bennett went agonisingly close to continuing a remarkable sequence in stage races this year, netting second on stage two of the Tour de Romandie i(...)

 Rás Tailteann overall race winner Luuc Bugter (Netherlands Delta Cycling X) with Naoise Ensor and race director Eimear Dignam. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Following the successful running of the Rás Tailteann last week, race director Eimear Dignam has confirmed an ongoing search for sponsorship for the 2(...)

 Luuc Bugter celebrates after winning the Rás by one second. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Attacking on the final lap of the finishing circuit in Skerries, Luuc Bugter (Netherlands Delta Cycling X) dramatically overcame his 10-second overnig(...)

Luuc Bugter (in green) takes stage three of the Rás Tailteann into Listowel. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After two days as runner-up, Dutchman Luuc Bugter got this exactly right on stage three of the Rás Tailteann and won into Listowel. He finished severa(...)

Cyrille Thiery of the Switzerland National Team wins the first stage of the Rás Tailteann from  Drogheda to Athlone. Photograph: Inpho

Taking first on the day’s two hilltop primes and then jumping away with a kilometre to go, Swiss national team rider Cyrille Thiery was dominant on st(...)

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(...)

Matthew Teggart of the An Post Chain Reaction team wins stage three of the An Post Rás in Bundoran. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Prior to the start of the An Post Rás, the riders on the An Post Chain Reaction team learned that the main sponsor of both the squad and the event wou(...)

Delta Racing’s Jan Willem Van Schip on his way to winning the second stage of The Ras. Photograph: Inpho

Speaking after taking a stirring solo victory into Newport, a move which saw him hold off a furiously-chasing peloton, Jan Willem Van Schip put thing(...)

Damian Shaw: An Post Chainreaction team member is faring better in international competition this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former national champion Damien Shaw has continued his recent run of good form and is sitting tenth overall in the Tour de Bretagne in France after th(...)

The peloton rides through Montpelier, Co. Limerick, during Stage 3 of the 2014 An Post Rás. Photograph:: Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile

After Monday’s second stage saw an upheaval in the battle for the yellow jersey in the An Post Rás, yesterday was a day where the opportunists pounced(...)

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