Shane Stokes

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 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 (...)

 Danish rider Lasse Norman Hansen of  Aqua Blue Sports celebrates taking stage one of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Victoria, Australia. Photograph:  Con Chronis/Getty Images

Facing a demoralising start to the season after a number of race organisers overlooked the team for wildcard slots, the Irish Aqua Blue Sport squad ha(...)

Sam Bennett:  claimed his first win of the season in the Towards Zero Race Melbourne criterium. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Sam Bennett bounced back from recent illness to win the Towards Zero Race Melbourne criterium in Australia on Thursday, sprinting strongly to overtake(...)

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(...)

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