Eddy Merckx

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Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche in action for Ireland during training ahead of the 2013 UCI Road World Championships  in Florence, Italy. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

A neighbour from down on Fiery Lane swung by last weekend riding a brand new electric bike and seemingly a little high on his own adrenaline tried to (...)

Darren Rafferty has  signed a contract with the American Hagens Berman Axeon squad for 2022. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Darren Rafferty has been rewarded for what was a very strong season by signing a contract with the American Hagens Berman Axeon squad for 2022. The (...)

Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates celebrates on the podium with the overall leader’s yellow jersey after the 21st stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Wout Van Aert denied Mark Cavendish another piece of Tour de France history as the Belgian national champion won stage 21 on the Champs-Elysees on Par(...)

Mark Cavendish celebrates winning stage 13 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Christophe Petit-Tesson/EPA

Mark Cavendish equalled the long-standing Tour de France stage win record, held by five-time winner Eddy Merckx, with the 34th stage win of his career(...)

 Belgian rider Wout Van Aert of the Jumbo Visma team celebrates as he crosses the finish line and wins the 11th stage of the Tour de France  from Sorgues to Malaucene. Photograph: Christophe Petit-Tesson/EPA

Wout Van Aert triggered memories of the five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx with a spectacular solo victory in the 2021 Tour’s daunting Mont V(...)

 Sam Bennett:  has had to contend with unfortunate  accusations about his injury from  the Deceuninck-QuickStep general manager Patrick Lefevere. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/AFP/via  Getty Images

Such is the choice of sport in the air this weather that it’s sometimes easier and perhaps best to stick with what you know and want on any given day(...)

 Mark Cavendish   celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the fourth stage of the 2021 Tour de France cycling at Fougeres. Photograph: Daniel Cole/ Getty Images

Mark Cavendish capped a dramatic and emotional return to the Tour de France winning stage four from Redon to Fougères, ahead of a clutch of the Tour’s(...)

 Ireland’s Daniel Martin: “It is only my own performance that I can control. The result will depend on how good the other guys are.”  Photograph:  Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Exactly six months after the highest overall finish of his career in a three-week Grand Tour, Dan Martin starts the Giro d’Italia on Saturday trying t(...)

French cyclist Laurent Fignon lost the 1989 Tour de France by just eight seconds after America’s Greg LeMond put in a stunning final time-trial. Photograph:  Jean-Yves Ruszniewski/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

Eight seconds. What can you do in eight seconds? You can’t lose a bike race of 3,285km around your own country, of 21 stages plus a prologue time-tria(...)

San Bennett: “I know we’ve a fantastic team for this race, and we should able to have a good shot in a lot of stages here.”

“Cycling is suffering.” Fausto Coppi said that, and he knew what he was talking about, the original Il Campionissimo won who the Tour de France not o(...)

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