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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Cycling

Last year
2022
# Change
Historic decision sees Tour de France finale moved from Paris
For the first time since 1905, the French capital will not host the finish.
# Cycling
Mountains dominate Tour de France route for 2023
Next summer’s race could favour climbers such as 2019 champion Egan Bernal.
# CycleConnects
Public consultation opens for proposals for new cycle networks across 22 counties
The cycle networks will form part of the CycleConnects: Ireland’s Cycle Network programme.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people be given grants to buy e-bikes?
Electric bike initiatives in other countries include grants, scrappage schemes and interest-free loans.
# Cycling
Remco Evenepoel goes solo to win rainbow jersey
Belgian backs up Vuelta a Espana victory with world road race title.
# Cycling
Richardson secures Rás na mBan victory after final day drama
The Scottish rider was caught up in a crash on the wet roads with six laps to go.
# Madrid
Belgian Evenepoel wins first Grand Tour in Vuelta a Espana
The 22-year-old dominated the three-week race, taking victory after the 21st and final stage won by Colombian Juan Sebastian Molano.
# Cycling
Pedersen wins Vuelta 19th stage as Evenepoel maintains lead
As marks of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, riders paused at the start line for a minute and the British-based Ineos team wore black armbands.
# andalusia
Roglic crashes in Vuelta sprint gamble as Pedersen wins stage
Adding to the drama, less than 3km out Evenepoel was hit by a puncture as Roglic looked set to eat into his 1min 34sec overall advantage.
# Cycling
Ireland's Teggart retains sprint jersey at Tour of Britain
The Down rider is now on 18 points at the top of the overall sprints classification.
# Vuelta a Espana
Roglic chips away at Evenepoel's lead as Arensman wins in the mountains
Roglic clawed back 15 seconds in the race for the Vuelta’s red jersey.
# Cycling
Carapaz climbs to Vuelta stage 14 win as race leader Evenepoel suffers
Richard Carapaz bagged a gruelling stage win.
# Stage 11
Groves wins sprint after Alaphilippe becomes latest Vuelta casualty
Double world champion Alaphilippe left the course in an ambulance after damaging a shoulder in a fall with less than 70km to go.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett forced to withdraw from Vuelta after positive antigen test
Bennett was a leading contender for the green jersey with Dane Mads Pedersen.
# Cycling
Bennett loses green jersey in the Vuelta as Vine wins stage eight
Dane Mads Pedersen took the green jersey.
# Cycling
Bennett extends lead in battle for Vuelta green jersey as Cofidis wins stage seven
Today’s race ended in a razor-edge, five-way dash for the line.
# On the marc
Marc Soler takes home win on Vuelta a Espana
Sam Bennett retained his nine-point lead in the Green Jersey race.
# as it stands
Roglic leads Vuelta after stage four victory, Bennett retains green jersey
Mads Pedersen claimed second place on a stage for the third time.
# Cycling
Ireland's Sam Bennett wins stage two of Vuelta
Bennett clinched the victory after a 175.1km run between the Dutch towns of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Utrecht.
# Banned Substance
Quintana retrospectively disqualified from Tour de France over tramadol use
The former two-time runner-up, 32, finished sixth overall in the race.
# Cycling
'Super happy' Ben Healy finishes sixth in time trial at European Championships
It was a superb performance from the national champion in Munich.
# Flying the flag
'Over the moon' - Two golds and bronze wrap up successful World Championships for Ireland
Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal secured a sixth World Championship title.
# Dutch Gold
Sam Bennett sprints to fifth place in European Championships road race
Fabio Jakobsen of the Netherlands won gold in Munich.
# Cycling
Ireland’s first BMX Freestyle representative qualifies for the European Championship final
Ryan Henderson is through to tomorrow’s final.
Voices
Opinion: Galway councillors promised us a cycling solution months ago - nothing has happened
Local resident Gráinne Faller says anyone cycling in Galway faces dangerous roads and interactions with traffic every day.
# On Yer Bike
Irish cyclist Eddie Dunbar joins Australia's Team BikeExchange-Jayco
Cork’s Dunbar leaves Ineos-Grenadiers on a three-year deal.
# Going Well
Van Vleuten takes yellow jersey on women's Tour de France
Demi Vollering (SD Worx) finished second, 3mins 30sec behind, with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-Suez) winning the sprint for third.
# In command
Leader Vos wins stage 6 of women's Tour de France
The 35-year-old Dutch rider edged out Marta Bastianelli and Lotte Kopecky in the sprint for the line.
# Cycling
Jasper Philipsen wins final stage as Jonas Vingegaard takes Tour de France crown
Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Philipsen took his second victory of this Tour as he came around Dylan Groenewegen in the final few hundred metres.
# Great Dane
Vingegaard virtually wraps up Tour de France title
The Dane only needs to cross the Champs-Elysees finish line in Paris on Sunday to guarantee the champion’s yellow jersey.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett named in Ireland team for European Championships
15 Irish riders will head to Munich next month.
# pyrenees
Defending champion Pogacar wins stage 17 of Le Tour but overall leader Vingegaard holds firm
Slovenian rider Pogacar now trails the Dane by two minutes and 18 seconds.
# Hotting Up
Vingegaard loses key allies as Tour de France hits boiling point
As temperatures hit 40-degrees, Vingegaard overcame a fall to keep hold of his lead.
# Le Tour
British rookie Pidcock wins Alpe d'Huez stage as Vingegaard stays in yellow
GC leader Vingegaard held off a blistering Bastille Day attack from rival Tadej Pogacar.
# yellow warning
Tour de France explodes into life with Vingegaard's epic ride in the Alps
Tadej Pogacar lost almost three minutes in the race for the yellow jersey.
# Cycling
Luxembourg's Jungels powers to stage nine victory at Tour de France, Pogacar holds yellow jersey
Tadej Pogacar made a late burst for the line as the two-time defending champion further tightened his grip on the overall lead with a fifth-place finish.
# as it stands
Van Aert wins Tour de France stage eight, Pogacar holds lead
The Belgian rider won on a late incline ahead of Australia’s pre-stage favourite Michael Matthews.
# as it stands
'Second life' Jakobsen wins Tour second stage
Denmark’s Mads Pederson was third to give local fans double reason to celebrate.
# Wrap
Ben Healy crowned new Irish elite time trial champion
In the women’s event, Kelly Murphy narrowly triumphed.
# Cycling
Late surge sees Sutton take race lead on stage 2 of Rás Tailteann
Today’s stage saw the riders faced with a 154.8km journey from Horse and Jockey to Castleisland.