Shane Stokes

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Eddie Dunbar: he finished  La Route d’Occitanie  45 seconds behind the winner, world champion Alejandro Valverde

Eddie Dunbar finished a superb fifth overall in La Route d’Occitanie in France on Sunday, ending the four-day race 45 seconds behind the winner, world(...)

Mark Downey: he has taken gold at three track cycling World Cup races. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

One week after saying she hoped that a final decision would be reached in terms of the running of the 2019 Rás Tailteann, race director Eimear Dignam (...)

 Eddie Dunbar. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Eddie Dunbar was one of the most prominent riders in the under 23 world road race championships in Austria on Friday, but nevertheless came up short o(...)

France’s Alexandre Geniez (L) wins the 12th stage of Vuelta a España. Photograph: Inpho

Nicolas Roche slipped three places to 34th overall in the Vuelta a España on Thursday, losing time to a large breakaway which stayed clear until the e(...)

The peloton is on the way during the second stage of La Vuelta 2018 cycling tour. Photograph: Manuel Bruque

Nicolas Roche rode solidly on Monday’s third stage of the Vuelta a España, finishing in the main bunch into Alhaurín de la Torre. The stage was mounta(...)

Nicolas Roche: “I must show my form in the Arctic Race. I hope can ride the Vuelta as I believe I’m ready for a top performance there.”  Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche has had a difficult few months with quiet performances for much of the year plus withdrawals from the Giro d’Italia and the recent Tour (...)

 Sam Bennett  crosses the finishing line in Rome to win  the final stage of the  Giro d’Italia. Photograph:  Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo

Sam Bennett took the highest stage victory tally for an Irish rider in a single edition of the Giro d’Italia on Sunday, blasting home first on the fin(...)

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(...)

Britain’s Simon Yates celebrates after winning the 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Tolmezzo to Sappada. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP

Following a brief return to form on Saturday’s stage to the top of Monte Zoncolan, Chris Froome’s chance of winning the Giro d’Italia took a hammering(...)

The Giro d’Italia comes this year with an overload of controversy attached. Cycling writer Shane Stokes tells us why he has decided against attending (...)

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