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File image of Mark Downey (l) in competition  in Cali, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

Former Irish national champion Damien Shaw continues to hold the race lead in the Tour du Loir-et-Cher in France, finishing safely in the main bunch i(...)

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. (...)

Martyn Irvine: “Deep down I know I have got the tools to do a good job. So I just need to do everything right this year to show that off.”

One year after he announced his retirement from international cycling, Martyn Irvine is ready to resume competition and is raring to go. Several mo(...)

AG2R la Mondiale’s Romain Bardet, Sky rider Christopher Froome and Dan Martin celebrating on the podium after the Critérium du Dauphiné. Photograph: AFP Photo/LIonel Bonaventure

Dan Martin saved the best performance for last in the Critérium du Dauphiné, netting a superb second on the final stage and finishing third overall in(...)

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(...)

Irish cyclist Daniel Martin of Etixx-QuickStep team celebrates winning the third stage of the 96th Volta a Catalunya cycling race between Gerona and La Molina, Catalonia, Spain inMarch. Photograph: EPA/Quique Garcia

If there were any lingering doubts that Ireland’s Dan Martin could take on and beat the world’s best riders, they were dispelled last month. The locat(...)

Sky's Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche (R) sprints next to Trek's Spanish cyclist Haimar Zubeldia to win the 18th stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 204 km route between Roa and Riaza on September 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JAIME REINAJAIME REINA/AFP/Getty Images

Already in the top four on three of this year’s stages in the Vuelta a España, Nicolas Roche finally hit the jackpot on yesterday’s 18th stage when he(...)

Movistar’s Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde rounds the final bend ahead of Peter Sagan and Nicolas Roche to win the fourth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana. Photograph: Getty Images

Nicolas Roche went tantalisingly close to a Vuelta a España stage win at the end of day four of the race on Tuesday, bridging across to 2008 Olympic c(...)

Dan Martin of Team Garmin-Sharp in action during Stage Four of the Tour de l’Ain on Saturday 16th August, 2014, Arbent, France. Photograph: James Startt/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Dan Martin will begin his final Grand Tour with the Cannondale-Garmin team tomorrow, with the Vuelta a España marking his last three-week campaign in (...)

Philip Deignan is in line for his first Tour de France appearance this July. Photograph: Inpho

After riding the Giro d’Italia last year in support of team leader Richie Porte, Philip Deignan’s omission from the Team Sky squad for the race this (...)

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