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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Cycling

Last year
# Cycling
Teggart emerges through furious bunch sprint to take day one lead of An Rás Tailteann
Second over the line was Rory Townsend (Team Ireland), followed by Matteo Cigala (Team Carlow) who also scooped the County rider award. 
# Going Strong
Jai Hindley snatches Giro d'Italia overall lead
The Australian started the day just three seconds behind 2019 winner Richard Carapaz.
# success
Giulio Ciccone wins stage 15 of Giro d'Italia
On a quiet day for the general classification, overall leader Richard Carapaz stayed in the main peloton.
# Giro d'Italia
Carapaz takes Giro lead as Simon Yates wins stage 14
Yates attacked from a four-man breakaway group with less than 5km to go to win his second stage of this Giro.
# Giro
Italy's Oldani sprints to maiden win in Giro 12th stage, Lopez in pink
The weekend climbs should shake up the standings.
# Happy Days
Alberto Dainese becomes first Italian winner in 2022 Giro
The Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek) retained the leader’s pink jersey.
# trailblazer
History-making Girmay taken to hospital as champagne cork mars Giro win
He is the first Black African to win a stage on any of the three grand tours.
# Cycling
Aussie Hindley wins Giro mountain battle as Yates wilts
Spain’s Juan Pedro Lopez holds the pink jersey after the ninth stage of the Giro D’Italia.
# as it stands
Bouwman leads Dutch 1-2 in Giro seventh stage as Lopez stays in pink
Challengers Simon Yates and Richard Carapaz finished at the same time as the other title pretenders 2min 59sec adrift of the winner.
# Sprint
France's Demare sprints to second consecutive Giro stage win
The Groupama-FDJ backed it up in Calabria.
# Giro
Demare wins Giro stage 5 as Cavendish dropped on climb
Veteran Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali announced the end of his days in the saddle after the race.
# like a fine wine
Veteran Mark Cavendish storms to Giro D'Italia stage 3 win
It was a 16th stage win at the event for the British 36-year-old who is riding the Italian grand tour after a nine-year break.
# Sam the man
Sam Bennett sprints to victory in Frankfurt
Bennett’s first win of the season arrived in the Eschborn-Frankfurt race.
# Get Well Soon
World champion Alaphilippe badly injured but stable after Liege-Bastogne-Liege crash
His Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team issued an update last night.
# Bittersweet
Rookie Evenepoel wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic as Alaphilippe rushed to hospital
The race was marred by the world champion hitting a tree in a mass fall 60km from the finish before complaining of severe back pain.
# Class Act
'I know I'm better than ever, but that doesn't guarantee victory'
Annemiek van Vleuten, the veteran Movistar rider, finished strongly to take her second Liege-Bastogne-Liege women’s race victory.
# speaking up
Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins reveals he was sexually groomed by a coach at the age of 13
The 2012 Tour de France winner and three-time Olympic champion said he did not feel he could speak up at the time.
# Accident
Dutch cyclist Milan Vader 'stable' after crash
Media reports had earlier described the 26-year-old’s condition as ‘critical’.
# statement
British Cycling suspends its transgender participation policy amid Emily Bridges fallout
The UK governing body has put the policy on hold pending a review.
# Verdict
Transgender cyclist declared ineligible to race at women's event this weekend
Emily Bridges had been allowed to enter under British Cycling’s transgender and non-binary participation policy.
# Update
Italy's Colbrelli 'in stable condition' after collapse
The reigning European road race champion was given emergency CPR at the finish line in the coastal town of Sant Feliu de Guixols.
# The Monuments
Mohoric springs a surprise with flying descent at Milan-San Remo
Slovenia’s Matej Mohoric finished ahead of Anthony Turgis and Mathieu van der Poel in the season’s first Monument.
# Tense
Roglic survives Yates attack to win Paris-Nice
A 10th World Tour stage race triumph for the Slovenian.
# Cycling
Roglic dominates on biggest Paris-Nice climb
Irish pair Sam Bennett and Ryan Mullen finished well out of contention.
# as it stands
Van Aert wins Paris-Nice time trial to take race lead
Irish duo Ryan Mullen and Sam Bennett finished 65th and 119th respectively.
# Cycling
Fabio Jakobsen continues return from horror crash with impressive Paris-Nice win
Irish pair Sam Bennett and Ryan Mullen each finished outside the top 30 on today’s second stage.
# as it stands
Jumbo rampage delivers Paris-Nice surprise for rookie
Meanwhile, Irish pair Ryan Mullen and Sam Bennett finished 84th and 85th respectively.
# Strade Bianche
Pogacar storms to phenomenal victory at Siena's iconic Strade Bianche
Tour de France champion finishes 37 seconds ahead of Alejandro Valverde in Siena.
# salthill cycleway
Galway councillors revoke plans for temporary cycleway in Salthill
Campaigners say they are “disappointed but not surprised” that the six-month pilot has been stopped.
# Recovery
Egan Bernal to have further spine surgery following horror crash
He remains in intensive care in Bogota after hitting a stationary bus at high speed while riding on his time trial bike last month.
# Feeling Fortunate
'I feel lucky to be alive' - Irish national cycling champion hit by car while training
Imogen Cotter was out riding her bike in Spain when she was struck by a car that was overtaking another cyclist on the other side of the road.
# Recovering
Egan Bernal in intensive care after undergoing surgery following training crash
The 25-year-old underwent several rounds of surgery following the accident in his native Colombia.
# Active travel
€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022
The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.
# Delay
Chris Froome suffers knee setback in preparations for new season
Froome won the Tour de France in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
All time
# Hard Times
'At times I barely had money for the fuel... I sometimes had to sleep in the car'
Read an extract from Joe Barr’s ‘Going the Distance.
# determination
In 2012, a Donegal man 'cheated death' racing across America. Two years later, he tried again
Joe Barr chats about his new book ‘Going the Distance’.
# Cycling
Cavendish suffers broken ribs and collapsed lung in crash in Belgium
The 36-year-old will be discharged from hospital later today or tomorrow morning.
Fan who caused serious Tour de France crash goes on trial charged with endangering lives
The 31-year-old French woman, who went into hiding for four days after the incident, has told prosecutors of being ashamed at her ‘stupidity’.
# Il Lombardia
Tadej Pogacar caps historic season with victory at Il Lombardia
Slovenian stars caps magnificent season after winning Tour de France and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
# Dominant
Ireland power to bronze medal at European Track Cycling Championships
The Irish Women’s Team Pursuit line-up came in more than three seconds faster than Great Britain.