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# Cycling

All time
# Max Power
Crashes cost Roglic as Schachmann retains Paris-Nice crown
Ireland’s Sam Bennett finishes second in points classification after his two stage wins.
# Unhappy
Ex Team Sky doctor slams 'unbelievable' doping ruling
Richard Freeman had admitted 18 of 22 charges against him relating to the ordering of a package of Testogel.
# Cycling
Roglic extends Paris-Nice lead with 'cool' stage win
Ireland’s Sam Bennett came to a standstill on the final climb.
# Cycling
Former British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman found guilty by medical tribunal
Freeman was found to have ordered testosterone “knowing or believing it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance”.
# super sam
Another stage win for Sam Bennett as Paris-Nice route set to be amended
The closing two stages are to be changed after the reimposition of a weekend lockdown due to Covid-19.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett misses out on another win on stage two of Paris-Nice
A late crash proved a disruption as Bennett crossed in fifth place.
# Cycling
Ireland speed king Sam Bennett wins Paris-Nice opener
It was a fourth stage win on this race for Bennett.
# Cycling
Dutchman Van der Poel powers to Strade Bianche win
He crossed the line five seconds ahead of France’s world road champion Julian Alaphilippe, with Colombian Egan Bernal third.
# Cycling
Second place for Sam Bennett in UAE Tour's final stage as Pogacar claims overall victory
Caleb Ewan won today’s seventh stage.
# The joy of six
Sam Bennett sprints to another stage win at UAE Tour
The 30-year-old is aiming for a hat-trick of victories in tomorrow’s seventh and final stage.
# Sam's the man
Sam Bennett strikes right on cue to win Stage 4 sprint at UAE Tour
Bennett trumps Dekker and Ewan in bunch sprint on Al-Marjan Island.
# Claim
Prosecution concludes British cycling doctor complicit in doping
Almost two years after it started, the fitness-to-practice hearing has finally reached the summing up stage.
# Thinking It Over
'It'd be a shame to have this career and have never gone to the Olympics'
Sam Bennett says he’ll make a decision later on in 2021.
Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
The serial number is reported to Gardaí for only one in 16 stolen bikes, writes Dublin Cycling Campaign’s David Timoney.
# bicycle blackspots
The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid
A surge in cycling happened during the pandemic but new infrastructure was not evenly spread and may not be here to stay.
# Ban
Nine month ban for cyclist after crash left Jakobsen in coma
Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen said he was grateful to be alive after the finish line crash.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett pipped to win in final stage of Vuelta as Roglic defends crown after Tour agony
Dan Martin finished fourth in the overall classification, Ireland’s best result since Sean Kelly won the race in 1988.
# Cycling
Nielsen takes Vuelta's 16th stage, Martin remains fourth overall
Defending champion Primoz Roglic extended his overall lead, while Sam Bennett finished 100th today.
# as it stands
Primoz Roglic surges to Vuelta victory, Dan Martin remains third overall
The Slovenian’s third win in this year’s race earned him a 10 seconds bonus.
# Mixed Fortunes
Ireland's Sam Bennett relegated to last after crossing line first at today's Vuelta
The final kilometre of the 157km stage from Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo saw the Deceuninck-Quickstep rider surge to apparent victory.
# Tao Triumphant
London’s Tao Geoghegan Hart in shock as he wins the Giro d’Italia
Geoghegan Hart joins Wiggins, Froome, Thomas and Yates on the list of British Grand Tour winners.
# Cycling
Belgian rider Wellens wins stage five of Vuelta, Roglic keeps race lead
Roglic retains a five-second lead over Ireland’s Dan Martin.
# sprint king
Super Sam Bennett makes it back-to-back Vuelta stage wins for the Irish
Bennett, who won the green points jersey at the Tour de France, pipped Jasper Philipsen in a dramatic sprint.
# Dan the Man
Vuelta victory for Dan Martin as tearful Irishman claims stage three
‘This one’s for the wife,’ he said after moving to within five seconds of race leader Primoz Roglic.
# the trip to spain
Dan Martin third for second day on the trot at Vuelta
Marc Soler took the stage victory.
# In The Mix
Ireland's Dan Martin finishes third in explosive opening stage of Vuelta
Martin finished just a second behind stage winner Primoz Roglic and is seven seconds back in the general standings.
# Reign in Spain
Sam Bennett targets more Grand Tour glory as he's confirmed for La Vuelta
‘It will be great to push my limits and see what I’m capable of.’
# Cycling
Covid-19 hits Giro d'Italia as Mitchelton team withdraws ahead of 10th stage
Two riders from two other teams, including Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk, have also tested positive.
# downhill
'I don't think it's sunk in fully yet' - Ireland's Oisin O'Callaghan wins world junior mountain biking title
The Limerick teenager claimed Ireland’s first-ever Downhill world title in Salzburg today.
# Sam the man
Expectation, goosebumps and the Champs-Élysées: Bennett savours iconic Tour victory
‘All the years trying to come up, trying to make it… It took me so long to get here,’ said Sam Bennett, now a winner of the Tour the France green jersey.
# Legend
Sam Bennett takes final stage and wins Ireland's 1st Tour de France green jersey in 31 years
The Carrick-on-Suir native won the final stage in spectacular fashion, and has won outright Ireland’s first green jersey at the Tour since Sean Kelly in 1989.
# Getting closer
Bennett fends off Sagan to tighten grip on Tour de France green jersey
Sagan made a bid for glory from 20km out but the Irishman was able to keep up during today’s 19th stage.
# Going Well
Sam Bennett extends green jersey lead at Tour de France
The Irish star stretched his advantage over Peter Sagan to 52 points.
# Rough Ride
Defending champion Egan Bernal withdraws from Tour de France
The 23-year-old Colombian had remained in contention until Sunday’s stage on the Grand Colombier.
# identity
'I'm fully Irish, don't worry' - Sam Bennett
The 29-year-old cyclist also spoke about the impact the Tour de France’s taxing schedule was having.
# Tour de France
Pogacar wins and Bernal destroyed on first major Tour mountain stage
Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic retained the overall lead while Sam Bennett strengthen his grip on the Green Jersey.
# play it again sam
Thrills and controversy as Sam Bennett is denied another Tour stage win in photo finish
Bennett initially finished third but was promoted to second place after Green Jersey rival Peter Sagan was relegated for shoving another rider in the sprint finish.
'We can almost consider him British' - Bradley Wiggins attempts to claim Ireland's Sam Bennett
No, you absolutely cannot.
# welling up
'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win
There were teary eyes as the Irish rider got to grips with his historic achievement.
# Green Jersey
Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Stage 10 to regain Tour de France green jersey
The Carrick-on-Suir rider becomes just the sixth Irish cyclist to win a stage at the Tour de France.