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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# In the saddle
Mixed results for Ireland's eventing team after challenging cross-country phase
Ireland are in eighth place overall.
# In the saddle
Aidan O'Brien back to winning ways as Irish racing makes its return
Naas staged the first Irish meeting since the Covid-19 shutdown today.
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'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls'
Aired on TG4, it tells the stories of several female jockeys.
# Saddle up
Stationless bike hire scheme launched in Dublin with 200 bikes hitting the streets right away
Irish firms Urbo and BleeperBike will operate the scheme.
# Gimme space
'It's like standing inside the yellow line when a train goes past' - Why cyclists want a bit of space
Motorists are being asked to give cyclists space this weekend.
# In the saddle
Cycling: Germany's Martin defends his world time-trial title
The 27-year-old caught Alberto Contador around the 30km mark after starting two minutes behind the Spaniard, who recently won the Tour of Spain.
# In the saddle
Wiggins takes yellow on day two of Paris-Nice
Wiggins is six seconds ahead of Levi Leipheimer and seven ahead of today’s stage winner, Tom Boonen.
# Rough Ride
In the saddle: it's the final countdown
Our charity cyclists wind down on the last leg of their epic trip to Dunedin.
# Rough Ride
Sprint finish: everything you need to know about today's Le Tour action
Birthday boy Philippe Gilbert was fancied to triumph in today’s fourth stage to Mur de Bretagne. But how did he fare?
# Tour de France
Sprint finish: everything you need to know about today's Le Tour action
We had an American stage winner on Independence Day earlier. But who?
# In the saddle
Rogge: 'No problem' with Contador racing in Tour
Three-time champion Contador will start the 2-24 July event because the World Anti-Doping Agency and International Cycling Union agreed to his lawyers request to delay the hearing at sports’ highest court.
# Ticket to Ride
In the saddle: Dauphiné disappointment may be a blessing in disguise for Roche
Will crashing out of the Critérium du Dauphiné force Nicolas Roche to reassess his Tour de France goals? Cillian Kelly asks the questions.
# In the saddle
Roche and Martin holding back in Critérium du Dauphiné
Irish duo aren’t showing their hand ahead of the Tour de France.
# In the saddle
Contador completes Italian job - for now
The Spaniard cycled to an impressive Grand Tour victory under a cloud.
# In the saddle
In pictures: Stage 4 of the Rás
Lithuanian Gediminas Bagdonas won a sprint finish into Castletownbere today.
# In the saddle
In pictures: Kerry gold for Mihalov with Rás stage victory
It was a finish in Castleisland at stage three this afternoon.
# Rough Riders
In the saddle: Cavendish pretty in pink after Giro's second day
Mark Cavendish leads the Giro d’Italia despite being pipped by Alessandro Petacchi in a controversial sprint finish to yesterday’s stage, writes Cillian Kelly.
# In the saddle
Kelly's hero: An Post star Andrew Fenn wins Tour de Bretagne
It was the first victory of the young British rider’s career this weekend.
Gilbert strikes late to take Amstel Gold victory
It was a great day as well for An Post-Sean Kelly with Mark McNally finishing second in Zellik-Galmaarden.
Van Summeren springs a surprise over the Paris-Roubaix cobbles
Paris-Roubaix is one of the most famous races in all of cycling and the latest renewal didn’t disappoint, writes Cillian Kelly.
# In the saddle
Nuyens nicks win in thrilling Flanders finish
Cillian Kelly climbs into the saddle to bring us a round-up of this weekend’s cycling action.
# In the saddle
Goss sprints to victory in Milan-San Remo
The first monument classic of the cycling year turned into a thrilling game of tactical cat-and-mouse, writes Cillian Kelly.
# In the saddle
Roche struggles to find form as Martin takes victory in Paris-Nice
Cillian Kelly looks at the performance of the Irish riders and teams over the weekend, including a fourth-place finish for An Post-Sean Kelly’s Niko Eeckhout.
# In the saddle
Sean Kelly's boys deliver as Niko on top in Flanders
Veteran An Post rider Niko Eekhout notched the team’s first stage win of the season in Belgium.
# In the saddle
Irish riders gear up for another busy weekend
Daniel Martin heads to Spain while Nicolas Roche will hope to improve on last year’s Paris-Nice performance.
# In the saddle
Cobblestone classics a reminder what cycling is all about
It’s a bumpy ride but Cillian Kelly takes us through the action on the continent this weekend.
# In the saddle
Cobblestone classic marks the real start to the season
The cycling year really clicks into gear this weekend with the renowned Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium.
# In the saddle
Cassidy to the fore again for An Post as Cav takes win in Oman
The Sean Kelly An Post team did their profile the power of good with a very impressive team display.
# In the saddle
Plenty of eastern promise for Irish riders in Oman
Cillian Kelly pulls on the latex togs and freewheels through the week’s cycling action.
# In the saddle
Burning question: should Contador's ban have been overturned?
The Tour de France champion is competing today after he had a doping suspension overturned. As Mrs Merton used to say: let’s have a heated debate.
# In the saddle
Irish riders get season underway
Ireland’s top cyclists were in action for the first time this year over the past few days, writes Cillian Kelly.
# In the saddle
Teams gear up for Rás title tilt
Newly-named An Post Rás looks set to be another tough test for riders.
# In the saddle
An Post set to deliver on young riders' potential
Cillian Kelly clicks though the gears with Sean Kelly’s An Post team as the season edges closer.
# In the saddle
Two little boys: Schleck brothers must realise that only one man can win the Tour
Cillian Kelly says it’s time for the elder Schleck to accept that he won’t win the Tour de France. And his brother Andy won’t win it this year with out his help.