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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Cycling

All time
# retired
Nicholas Roche calls time on 17-year pro cycling career
‘A tear was shed, but luckily I have no regrets,’ he said in a statement.
# King of the Road
Ryan Mullen adds national road race title to his time trial crown
Mullen sprinted clear to beat Daire Feely to the finish line in County Wicklow.
# Hell of the North
Italy's Sonny Colbrelli edges epic Paris-Roubaix mudfest
After 258km, the race between Colbrelli, Florian Vermeersch and Mathieu van der Poel went down to the wire.
# Cycling
Cotter sprints to victory at National Championships
‘It feels like a dream, it really feels like a dream,’ the winner said after the race.
# Cycling
Another medal down in Flanders for world champion Julian Alaphilippe
The impressive Frenchman edged away to a solo victory at the Road World Championship.
# Cycling
Italian Balsamo ends Dutch reign in women's world road race
The 23-year-old became the first Italian to win the title since 2011.
# not involved
'At this stage, a step too far' - Sam Bennett pulls out of the World Road Championships
Eddie Dunbar, Rory Townsend and Ryan Mullen are all part of the Irish team for the men’s road race.
# Top of the World
Italy's Filippo Ganna retains time-trial crown at World Cycling Championships
Ireland’s Ryan Mullen finished 33rd while team-mate Marcus Christie was 39th.
Dan Martin announces retirement from professional cycling at the end of the season
“I feel that the time is right to move on as I want to achieve so many other things in life,” said Martin.
# Cycling
Another stage win for Cort Nielsen as Roglic closes in on Vuelta victory
Primoz Roglic retains the red jersey with just two days left, including Sunday’s individual time-trial.
# Cycling
'Superman' Lopez claims brutal Vuelta stage win as Roglic retains lead
The Colombian was victorious on the Alto d’El Gamoniteiro.
# Life of Reilly
Paralympic Breakfast: hand-cyclist Gary O'Reilly clinches bronze for Team Ireland
The Portlaoise man came home third at the Fuji International Speedway.
# Cycling
Bardet claims first Vuelta stage win as Eiking retains overall lead
A first grand tour stage victory in four years for the Frenchman.
# Cycling
Senechal wins sizzling Vuelta sprint as Jakobsen falls flat
Norway’s Odd Christian Eiking retains the overall lead.
# On the box
Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
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# Cycling
Another stage victory for Cort Nielsen as Eiking retains Vuelta lead
The hilly run through Andalucia was marked by intense heat of 35C and two falls.
# Strong start
Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool
All four Irish athletes competing in this morning’s early events clocked new personal best times.
# Cycling
Roglic claims victory after Vuelta stage 11 goes down to the wire
Odd Christian Eiking held on to the overall lead, just clinging on over the last climb.
# Shake Up
Eiking takes Vuelta lead as defending champion Roglic suffers fall
The stage itself was won by DSM rider Michael Storer.
# Ready to go
Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch
A handy guide to a selection of Team Ireland’s star athletes.
# Happy Days
Caruso wins on Vuelta mountain as Roglic tightens grip
The 33-year-old Italian was able to pace himself up the final 13km ascent due to a lead of around five minutes over the red jersey group at the foot of the climb.
# Tight Finish
Jakobsen wins second Vuelta stage to continue miracle comeback
Last year the Dutch rider was in a near fatal crash on the Tour of Poland.
# Cycling
Australian Storer wins on Vuelta mountain as Roglic holds lead
Spanish hopes were hit as Mikel Landa was dropped and Alejandro Valverde pulled out through injury.
# stage six
Defending champion Roglic back in red after Vuelta summit scramble
Magnus Cort Nielsen clung on impressively to beat Roglic by a bike length and take the stage.
# dash for the line
Belgian sprinter Philipsen claims second Vuelta stage win
Frenchman Kenny Elissonde is the new overall leader after the 184.4km run from Tarancon to Albacete.
# mountaintop finish
Rein Taaramae climbs to victory in stage 3 of Vuelta
The 34-year-old Estonian has taken the overall race lead.
# success
Champion Roglic wins Vuelta a Espana 1st stage
The Slovenian was the last man of 184 riders down the start ramp.
# Cycling
28th for Nicolas Roche as Slovenia's Roglic banishes time-trial demons to win Olympic gold
Roglic has bounced back from his collapse on the penultimate-stage time trial at last year’s Tour de France.
# Ciaran Cannon
TD calls for 'cultural shift' on Irish roads after suffering 'traumatic' injury while cycling
Fine Gael’s Ciaran Cannon told RTÉ’s Drivetime that he required surgery following a collision with a vehicle.
# Confusion
'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold
Annemiek van Vleuten thought she had won gold when she crossed the line 75 seconds after Anna Kiesenhofer.
# and it was all yellow
Pogacar effectively seals second straight Tour de France title
Wout van Aert won Saturday’s time trial as the peloton heads for the Champs-Elysees on Sunday.
# Who's Eddy?
Cavendish equals all-time record with another Tour de France stage victory
Today’s win at Carcassonne was the British sprinter’s fourth so far in the 2021 edition of the race.
# The Big Breakaway
Nils Politt breaks away to win Tour de France stage 12
Tadej Pogacar retained his five-minute lead over his yellow jersey rivals.
# Tour de France
Seven-time green jersey winner Sagan pulls out of Tour de France
‘It’s a tough decision but an easy decision’, said Sagan.
# manx missle
Cavendish wins Tour de France stage 10, needs one more to equal Merckx record
Cavendish keeps a firm grip on the green jersey.
# Cycling
Australia's O'Connor climbs into Tour de France picture with Alpine win
Tadej Pogacar strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey on the final climb to Tignes.
# Rough Ride
2020 runner-up Primoz Roglic drops out of Tour de France
‘It doesn’t make sense to continue,’ Roglic said ahead of Sunday’s ninth stage.
# pog form
Champion Pogacar seizes lead as Tour enters Alps
Today’s Alpine stage was won by Belgian Dylan Teuns.
# Le Tour
Mohoric wins pulsating Tour de France stage as Roglic routed
Mathieu van der Poel kept his hold on the yellow jersey.
# Comeback
Cavendish storms to second Tour stage win in three days
The British cyclist is closing in on Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage victories.