Stephen Roche

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World champion Stephen Roche atop Sean Kelly’s shoulders at the Nissan Classic in 1987, the year Roche won the Tour de France

There comes a stage not long into The Ascent when it’s hard to know which rider has taken the wheel for the other; Sean Kelly for Stephen Roche, or St(...)

New Rás race organiser Eimear Dignam (right) with Alma Grimes and Mateo Cigala during the 2016 race. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Having learned earlier this year that An Post was stepping away after many years of backing the race, the organisers of the Rás Tailteann have said th(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Jimmy Mcgee: he was a walking pre-internet search engine filled with information gleaned from covering 11 Olympic games and 12 World Cups. Photograph: PA Wire

It was like an art critic admiring the brushwork of Rembrandt or a wine connoisseur savouring a fine Bordeaux. Diego Maradona has just pirouetted pas(...)

Chris Froomer celebrates after winning the Vuelta a España. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

Former Tour de France and Giro d’Italia winner Stephen Roche believes it would be “humanly impossible” for Chris Froome to win all three grand tour ra(...)

Moira O’Neill, who has died aged 94, was possibly the oldest hotelier in Ireland and certainly one of the most celebrated. For more than seven decades(...)

Sky’s British rider Chris Froome sprints to win the 16th stage of the La Vuelta Tour of Spain, a 40.2 km individual time trial from Circuito de Navarra in Los Arcos to Logrono. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Chris Froome tightened his grip on the overall lead at La Vuelta by coasting to victory in the stage 16 time trial from Circuito de Navarra (...)

Dan Martin of Ireland and QuickStep Floors climbs the Col d’Izoard on stage eighteen of the 2017 Tour de France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin clocked up his best-ever finish in the Tour de France on Sunday, finishing sixth overall when the race crossed the finish line in Paris. Th(...)

France’s Warren Barguil, wearing the best climber’s polka dot jersey, rides towards the finish line ahead of Colombia’s Nairo Quintana  at the end of 13th stage of the Tour de France. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

We were 50km into the 13th stage of the Tour de France when we saw the first mankini. Bearded, buxom and bulging inappropriately, its wearer was squa(...)

Dan Martin: “I have never felt better going into the Tour de France.”

If it was a boxing match, it would be a 12-rounder where the fighters slug lumps out of each other from start to finish. The final stage of last month(...)

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