Stephen Roche

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Darren Rafferty of Villeneuve Cycliste wins Junior Men’s Cycling Ireland National Road Championships in Wicklow. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

When the Sean Kelly/Stephen Roche era drew to a close in the early 1990s, it seemed like only a matter of time before Irish cycling would be riding th(...)

Dan Martin has already made steps for life after cycling as one of the founders of Rubix Venture Partners. Photograph: Chris Auld/Future Publishing via Getty Images

In the end, the deciding factor for Dan Martin wasn’t the Covid-19 he picked up in March, nor the dangerous conditions he experienced in the Giro d’It(...)

Dan Martin celebrates his win at the Giro d’Italia in May. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The news that Dan Martin has decided to retire at the end of the current racing season will come as a surprise to many in the sport, not least because(...)

Ireland’s Nicholas Roche in action at the 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 37 Event: Road race/time trial Pro Team: DSM Selected for his fourth Games, after his debut in Beijing 2008, he’s also one of several athlete(...)

Dan Martin is the only rider from the trio representing Ireland in Tokyo currently taking part in the Tour de France. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Dan Martin has been confirmed as one of the three Irish riders who will compete in the Tokyo Olympic road race next month, just six days after the fin(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey as he crosses the finish line during the 21st and last stage of the 2020 Tour de France. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Getty Images

Seán Kelly was in the middle of his best-ever season when he had a brutal crash in the Tour of Switzerland. “I went over a wall on a descent,” he tol(...)

In David O’Doherty’s new book a greedy developer gets his comeuppance when  some children rob a bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Dublin comedian on podcasting from Achill Island, his new children’s book and owning 14 bikes Let me tell you about David O’Doherty’s stuff.(...)

Stephen Roche  hushes the crowd from the podium after Stage 15  of the  1987 Giro d’Italia. Scotland’s Robert Millar, who gave Roche  support, is alongside him in the green jersey. Photograph: Graham Watson

It was on the third Sunday and the beginning of the final week when the maglia rosa, among the most sacred of cycling jerseys, finished stage 16 of th(...)

A Rough Ride, written by Paul Kimmage and published in 1990, revealed to a shocked public the extent of the doping culture in cycling.

Summer 1990, and somewhere between finishing my Leaving Cert and going to run in college in America, my dad arrives home with a sports book under his (...)

Oisín O’Callaghan signed a professional contract with team YT Mob racing earlier this year. Photograph: Isac Paddock

So it’s shaping up to be another big week for the Irish riders in possession of one of cycling’s most famous jerseys. Not just the green one, the one (...)

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