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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Rough Ride

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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.
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.
'He’d heard there was stuff in the book, and me telling him basically to f**k off'
In this extract from ‘The Ascent,’ the fallout from Paul Kimmage’s ‘Rough Ride’ book is recalled.
'You come to the Rás, there are zero rules. Every guy is aggressive and that just creates mental racing'
This year’s Rás Tailteann will be unpredictable when it begins on Sunday, according to Irish rider Mark Dowling.
'We're disappointed with 13th, we're gutted, but it just shows how far Ireland has come'
Irish duo Martin and Roche give it their all in blistering road race conditions.
The former Irish international rider who this week opened up about his depression
Daniel Stewart has walked away from the sport for now.
'Drunk man' fractures top cyclist's finger during training
Philippe Gilbert was forced to undergo surgery.
This madman is cycling 1,250km home from Spain to see his club in a Cork county final
Local rivals Valley Rovers and Newcestown meet in the Premier Intermediate hurling decider – and Brian Canty will be there.
'I couldn’t even walk to the dinner table' - Why Sam Bennett quit the Tour de France
Irish youngster reveals the physical toll that the race took on him.
The Irish team who battled heat stroke and sleep deprivation to ride across America
The eight-man team made history in the world famous Race Across America.
'I felt he was being unreasonable' -- Paul Kimmage reveals the reason he quit Brian O'Driscoll book
The pair had a falling out last weekend. But the reason may surprise you.
Paul Kimmage’s film crew have had their equipment stolen
They have suffered the set-back while in the middle of shooting Rough Rider in France.
Sick Bradley Wiggins pulls out of Italy's Giro
The Tour de France champion has a chest infection.
Paul Kimmage devastated as defence fund reportedly 'disappeared'
The cycling world had rallied behind the Irish journalist when he faced a UCI law suit.
End of the road? Punishing route could work against Bradley Wiggins' defence
The Team Sky leader will have his work cut out to keep up with the likes of Alberto Contador in the mountains next summer.
The Lance Armstrong report is due this week... what will be in it?
USADA is expected to include detailed evidence — including witness names and specific allegations.
Lombardy favourite Gilbert crashes out
Gilbert, the former Belgian champion who rides for BMC, was one of several riders who came down on the descent of the steep Muro di Sormano.
Tour of Britain: Cavendish takes control as Bennett slips away
Sam Bennett (An Post-Sean Kelly) dropped out of the GC top 10 as Mark Cavendish won his second successive stage at the Tour of Britain.
Vuelta á Espana: Contador storms into overall lead
The red jersey no longer belongs to Joaquim Rodriguez. He now resides third, almost two and a half minutes behind Contador.
This cyclist has the biggest thighs we've ever seen
That’s fine, but how does he get into his skinny jeans?
London 2012: Cavendish rivals plotting British gold flop
Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and David McCann represent Irish hopes in the road race in London today.
Armstrong staying in France, hopes to race
The Tour de France great is facing a fresh battle to clear his name against doping changes.
Taking drugs felt 'natural', says former Tour winner Riis
The Dane believes Pantani lacked the necessary support to overcome his drug addiction.
Here is a dog riding a bicycle...
The dog’s name is Norman, FYI.
Rás 2012: Lang wins the sprint to Gort
Switzerland’s Pirmin Lang is in the yellow jersey after today’s second stage of the An Post Rás.
VIDEO: take a downhill spin with us before bed
Here’s Filip Polc and his helmet cam taking us on a trip down an urban race track in Colombia this week.
Giro d'Italia: Pozzovivo breaks to victory on final climb
Ryder Hesjedal retains the pink jersey as Domenico Pozzovivo won stage eight of the Giro d’Italia.
What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina
Stunning images from a very rough ride.
Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich banned for 2 years
1997 Tour winner Jan Ullrich has been found guilty of blood doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from who Deccie’s going to name at 13. That’s a secret.
Meet the Irishman in the saddle for a gruelling round-the-world charity spin
Twenty-four year old Simon Hutchinson tells us about his plans to circumnavigate the world on his bike. Alone. No biggie.
Top female jockey found guilty in corruption probe
Kirsty Milczarek insists that she will appeal the BHA’s decision to find her guilty of race-fixing.
Award-winning Irish sports writer Kimmage to leave Sunday Times
Barcelona-based football reporter, Ian Hawkey, is also reportedly leaving the paper.
WATCH: Irish rugby fans reach Dunedin in the saddle
We’ve followed the charity riders progress on their bikes all through the tournament. Here’s how they got on.
In the saddle: it's the final countdown
Our charity cyclists wind down on the last leg of their epic trip to Dunedin.
In the saddle: no rest for the wicked
The Irish fans on the road to Dunedin are feeling the burn as their charity cycle winds down.
In the saddle: tough climbs and tall tales lead the way to Knight's Point
Paul Cahill sends in the latest from the road as the IRFU Charitable Trust Cycle Tour soaks up the sights of South Island.
In the saddle: Peaks and troughs from Flock Hill to Franz Josef
“Arriving at Franz Josef triggered elation not witnessed since Eden Park,” writes Paul Cahill as the IRFU Charitable Trust Cycle Tour of New Zealand rolls on.
In the saddle: a baptism of fire and ice on the road to World Cup glory
A group of Irish rugby fans have embarked on a mammoth bike ride across New Zealand for charity. Here, they send the first of their dispatches.
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?