Rory Townsend

8 results

Eddie Dunbar in action during the elite time-trial at cycling’s world road championships in Yorkshire. Photograph: Robert Jones

When cycling’s elite world road-race championships begins in Leeds on Sunday, Eddie Dunbar will have a vitally important role on the Irish team. The C(...)

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal added a silver to the gold they won on Thursday at the Paracycling world road championships in the Netherlands. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Following on from their superb gold in the time-trial on Thursday, Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal took the silver medal in the women’s tandem (...)

 Katie-George Dunlevy and  Eve McCrystal: they covered the 31.2km time-trial course in 41 minutes 2.51 seconds. Photograph:   Jean-Baptiste Benavent/Sportsfile

The 2017 and 2018 paracycling world time-trial champions Katie-George Dunlevy/Eve McCrystal made it a treble on Thursday, winning yet another tandem g(...)

  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(...)

 Conor Dunne: he  has spent much of his career working for others, but stepped things up last year when he took the national title with a superb breakaway effort.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

With the competitive year ramping up, Irish riders have got their season underway in various events. National champion Conor Dunne showed strongly t(...)

US rider Benjamin King  of Dimension Data team in action during the ninth stage of La Vuelta 2018 cycling tour, over 200.8km between Talavera de la Reina and La Covatilla, Salamanca, Spain. Manuel Bruque/EPA

American rider Benjamin King won the mountainous ninth stage of the Vuelta, finishing atop the beyond-category La Covatilla on Sunday, while Simon Yat(...)

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(...)

Lydia Boylan of the Ireland team competes in the Women’s Omnium Scratch Race at UCI World Cycling in Hong Kong in April 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The first of eight Northern Irish riders will line out in the Commonwealth Games on Friday, getting their campaign under way in the Anna Meares Velodr(...)