Shane Stokes

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 Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square at the end of the race’s third stage  in London, England. Photograph: Getty Images

With two victories in the first three days of the Tour, Marcel Kittel already looks unstoppable. As Buckingham Palace loomed behind him, he had the s(...)

Race leader  Rigoberto Uran of the Omega Pharma Quick Step would appear to be at an advantage in today’s stage of the Giro d’Italia, which includes three major climbs, as he and his fellow Colombians are  more accustomed to riding at altitude. Photograph:  Luca Zennaro/EPA

Restarting today after Monday’s rest day, the riders in the Giro d’Italia will face what could be the most decisive stage of this year’s event. Althou(...)

Stephen Roche, the first Irishman to win the Giro d’Italia, poses for photographs at the finish line of Stage Two of the 2014 Giro  in Belfast. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Heralding the start of the Giro d’Italia here as a success, two of those involved in the project to host the race on the island of Ireland yesterday s(...)

Philip Deignan has said that he will target the pink jersey early on in the Giro d’Italia, but he believes it might take him a little longer to reach (...)

Nicolas Roche of Ireland and Team Saxo-Tinkoff.

Nicolas Roche has accepted that his form at the start of his 2014 season will be affected by a knee injury which has put him temporarily off the bike,(...)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Dan Martin and Paralympic cyclist Catherine Walsh were among the many cyclists past and present honoured at the recent Cycling Ireland awards at the O’Callaghan Alexandra Hotel in Dublin.

Although he indicated last Saturday he would likely sign a contract this week, multiple Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier is understood to still(...)

Sam Bennett after winning stage eight  of the 2013 An Post Rás. Photograph: Inpho

Celebrating his 23rd birthday with a pro contract, Irish cyclist Sam Bennett has said that he plans to work hard this winter in order to be in top sha(...)

Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov got involved with the team last year but then said he was withdrawing his backing. Photograph: Getty

Nicolas Roche’s team has received much needed reassurance that its budget will be covered next year, with Saxo Bank stepping up to fill the estimated (...)

Portugal’s Rui Costa celebrates as he crosses the finish to win the men’s elite road race at the UCI Road World Championships in Florence. Photograph: Reuters.

They had the form to challenge in the final laps, but unfortunately not the luck. Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin were among droves of riders who crashed(...)

Sam Bennett underlined his excellent form by taking second on yesterday’s stage two of the Tour of Britain. Photograph: Inpho

Sam Bennett underlined his excellent form by taking second on yesterday’s stage two of the Tour of Britain.The An Post Chainreaction Seán Kelly rider (...)

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