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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Cycling

All time
# Reprieve
'We'd like to calm things down' - Tour de France withdraws complaint against spectator who caused pileup
Race director Christian Prudhomme stressed that ‘the incident has been blown out of all proportion’.
# Cycling
Cavendish wins first Tour de France stage in five years
It was his 31st stage win on the world’s greatest bike race.
# Cycling
Tim Merlier claims victory on another drama-filled Tour de France stage
Geraint Thomas dislocated a shoulder and 2020 runner-up Primoz Roglic losing valuable time.
# Injury
Geraint Thomas dislocates shoulder in Tour de France fall
Today was the third stage of the Tour De France.
# eejit
Spectator who caused giant Tour de France crash to be sued by organisers
According to regional newspaper Ouest France the woman fled the scene and has yet to be found.
# Timpiste
Spectator causes mass fall at Tour de France
A fan brandishing a sign brought down German rider Tony Martin.
# Accident
Dutch cyclist has three fingers amputated after off-road driving crash
De Kort has taken part in the Tour de France eight times.
# Cycling
Dan Martin's Tour de France place confirmed
The Irish rider won the Mur de Bretagne stage of the Tour in 2018.
# Back in the Saddle
Chris Froome to make Tour de France return after suffering horror crash in 2019
The four-time champion has been selected by cycling team Israel Start-Up Nation to race the 2021 tour.
# Sidelined
Sam Bennett's Tour de France warm-up plans derailed by knee injury
The Carrick-on-Suir rider was due to line up in the five-day Tour of Belgium, which starts today.
# Bern Winner
Dan Martin finishes 10th as brilliant Bernal wins 2021 Giro d'Italia
Bernal takes the maglia rosa ahead of Damiano Caruso and Simon Yates.
# third
Nicholas Roche makes podium finish on latest stage of Giro D'Italia
The Irishman finished third, behind Italians Alberto Bettiol and Simone Consonni.
# Giro d'Italia
Campenaerts wins Giro 15th stage as Bernal holds race lead
Dan Martin moves up to 12th in the GC after finishing with the main bunch.
# Fortunato's Wheels
Fortunato climbs to win Giro's Monte Zoncolan stage
Dan Martin finished 12th.
# Giro d'Italia
Bernal heads to mountains in pink as Nizzolo sprints to Giro stage win
Dan Martin finished Stage 13 safely with the main bunch in 65th place.
# Cycling Buddy
Dublin City Council launches new app to help cyclists identify more bike-friendly routes
Dublin Cycling Buddy aims to make cycling easier for those in the capital.
# Setback
Ireland's Dan Martin loses over six minutes on Giro leader and slips back to 18th place
Martin finished in 40th place in Stage 11 of the tour.
# Cycling
Dan Martin finishes fifth on stage 9 of Giro as Bernal takes overall lead
Slovenia’s Matej Mohoric, meanwhile, was taken to hospital after a horror crash on a descent.
# saturday spin
Frenchman Lafay claims first stage win at Giro d'Italia
Dan Martin moved up one spot to eighth overall.
# as it stands
Dan Martin still 9th overall in Giro after stage 7
It means the Irish star is currently 47 seconds off race leader Attila Valter.
# Flying it
Strong finish sees Dan Martin take third place in stage six and propel in Giro Top 10
Martin is now just 47 seconds behind the new leader Attila Valter after stage six.
# Garda Figures
Almost 7,000 bicycles have been stolen across Ireland in the last 16 months
People who have their bike stolen are asked to report the theft to gardaí as soon as possible.
# Wrap
Ewan wins Giro fifth stage as contender Landa out after crash
After today’s results, Dan Martin is 19th in the general classification, while Nicolas Roche is 58th.
# Stage Three
'Is this real?' - Dutch rookie Van der Hoorn clings on for Giro win
Italy’s Filippo Ganna increased his lead by three seconds to 16 seconds.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett wins green jersey at Volta ao Algarve
It was a good day for the Irish rider.
# Day 2
Roche and Martin in action again as Ganna holds leader's jersey at Giro d'Italia
Tim Merlier won a sprint finish for the second stage of the event.
# Farewell to the Wolfpack
Sam Bennett set to leave Deceuninck–QuickStep at the end of the season
Belgian team say they can’t meet Bennett’s request for improved financial terms when his contract runs out later this year.
# stolen wheels
1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit
Noteworthy investigation reveals bike theft trends over past five years and hears calls for better cycling parking facilities.
Almost 30,000 bikes were stolen over the past five years, with an average of 70% of thefts occurring in Dublin, writes Noteworthy reporter Maria Delaney
While violent bike thefts increased by 65% in 2020, overall bike thefts were almost unchanged nationally
Provisional figures "suggest a marked decrease" in bike thefts up to March this year
‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year
‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year
A report by
Maria Delaney
Traumatic attacks on cyclists and scooter users linked to Covid-related anti-social crime.
There was a 65% increase in aggravated bike and scooter thefts in 2020, reports Maria Delaney in the first part of Noteworthy's bike theft investigation.
Cyclists at Luas stops were targeted by gangs over the past month
A rise in anti-social behaviour linked to the pandemic is being blamed for an increase in attacks
1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit
# Sam the man
Sam Bennett claims sixth win of the season with opening victory at Volta ao Algarve
Carrick-on-Suir man was first across the line in Portimao on Wednesday afternoon.
# roche soars
Nicholas Roche takes second on final stage of Tour of Alps
The Irish rider finished the race on a high note.
# close
Sam Bennett narrowly beaten to victory in sprint finish at Scheldeprijs
The Irishman was pipped to the line by Jasper Philipsen.
# Punishment
Swiss rider kicked off Tour of Flanders for littering
Michael Schaer was disqualified on Sunday for throwing away a water bottle.
# Gent-Wevelgem
Ireland's Sam Bennett will be a marked man in Sunday's epic Belgian classic
The 2020 Tour de France sprint king has hit a rich vein of form with five wins so far in 2021.
# greenway
'A game changer': 130km Royal Canal Greenway officially launches
The route stretches through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford.
# close contact
Roche forced out of Tour of Catalunya after contact with Covid-positive colleague
Roche finished 16th on Monday’s opening stage before his withdrawal.
# the next level
'We all dream of medals' - from Mizen to Malin charity cycle to the verge of Tokyo qualification
Irish Paralympic hopeful Martin Gordon has come a long way over the past few years – and is determined to reach the pinnacle.
# technical fault
Bennett among many left to rue missed opportunity as Stuyven claims Milan-San Remo
The Irish cyclist had to deal with a late puncture.
# Race of the Two Seas
Tour de France champion Pogacar wins Tirreno-Adriatico
The Slovenian finished 1:03 ahead of Belgian Wout van Aert in the GC, with Mikel Landa third.
# Cycling
Bradley Wiggins calls for new investigation into Richard Freeman affair
Dr Freeman was found to have made the order of Testogel ‘knowing or believing’ it was for doping purposes.