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# Cycling

Last year
2022
# Banned Substance
Quintana retrospectively disqualified from Tour de France over tramadol use
The former two-time runner-up, 32, finished sixth overall in the race.
# Cycling
'Super happy' Ben Healy finishes sixth in time trial at European Championships
It was a superb performance from the national champion in Munich.
# Flying the flag
'Over the moon' - Two golds and bronze wrap up successful World Championships for Ireland
Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal secured a sixth World Championship title.
# Dutch Gold
Sam Bennett sprints to fifth place in European Championships road race
Fabio Jakobsen of the Netherlands won gold in Munich.
# Cycling
Ireland’s first BMX Freestyle representative qualifies for the European Championship final
Ryan Henderson is through to tomorrow’s final.
Voices
Opinion: Galway councillors promised us a cycling solution months ago - nothing has happened
Local resident Gráinne Faller says anyone cycling in Galway faces dangerous roads and interactions with traffic every day.
# On Yer Bike
Irish cyclist Eddie Dunbar joins Australia's Team BikeExchange-Jayco
Cork’s Dunbar leaves Ineos-Grenadiers on a three-year deal.
# Going Well
Van Vleuten takes yellow jersey on women's Tour de France
Demi Vollering (SD Worx) finished second, 3mins 30sec behind, with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-Suez) winning the sprint for third.
# In command
Leader Vos wins stage 6 of women's Tour de France
The 35-year-old Dutch rider edged out Marta Bastianelli and Lotte Kopecky in the sprint for the line.
# Cycling
Jasper Philipsen wins final stage as Jonas Vingegaard takes Tour de France crown
Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Philipsen took his second victory of this Tour as he came around Dylan Groenewegen in the final few hundred metres.
# Great Dane
Vingegaard virtually wraps up Tour de France title
The Dane only needs to cross the Champs-Elysees finish line in Paris on Sunday to guarantee the champion’s yellow jersey.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett named in Ireland team for European Championships
15 Irish riders will head to Munich next month.
# pyrenees
Defending champion Pogacar wins stage 17 of Le Tour but overall leader Vingegaard holds firm
Slovenian rider Pogacar now trails the Dane by two minutes and 18 seconds.
# Hotting Up
Vingegaard loses key allies as Tour de France hits boiling point
As temperatures hit 40-degrees, Vingegaard overcame a fall to keep hold of his lead.
# Le Tour
British rookie Pidcock wins Alpe d'Huez stage as Vingegaard stays in yellow
GC leader Vingegaard held off a blistering Bastille Day attack from rival Tadej Pogacar.
# yellow warning
Tour de France explodes into life with Vingegaard's epic ride in the Alps
Tadej Pogacar lost almost three minutes in the race for the yellow jersey.
# Cycling
Luxembourg's Jungels powers to stage nine victory at Tour de France, Pogacar holds yellow jersey
Tadej Pogacar made a late burst for the line as the two-time defending champion further tightened his grip on the overall lead with a fifth-place finish.
# as it stands
Van Aert wins Tour de France stage eight, Pogacar holds lead
The Belgian rider won on a late incline ahead of Australia’s pre-stage favourite Michael Matthews.
# as it stands
'Second life' Jakobsen wins Tour second stage
Denmark’s Mads Pederson was third to give local fans double reason to celebrate.
# Wrap
Ben Healy crowned new Irish elite time trial champion
In the women’s event, Kelly Murphy narrowly triumphed.
# Cycling
Late surge sees Sutton take race lead on stage 2 of Rás Tailteann
Today’s stage saw the riders faced with a 154.8km journey from Horse and Jockey to Castleisland.
# Cycling
Teggart emerges through furious bunch sprint to take day one lead of An Rás Tailteann
Second over the line was Rory Townsend (Team Ireland), followed by Matteo Cigala (Team Carlow) who also scooped the County rider award. 
# Going Strong
Jai Hindley snatches Giro d'Italia overall lead
The Australian started the day just three seconds behind 2019 winner Richard Carapaz.
# success
Giulio Ciccone wins stage 15 of Giro d'Italia
On a quiet day for the general classification, overall leader Richard Carapaz stayed in the main peloton.
# Giro d'Italia
Carapaz takes Giro lead as Simon Yates wins stage 14
Yates attacked from a four-man breakaway group with less than 5km to go to win his second stage of this Giro.
# Giro
Italy's Oldani sprints to maiden win in Giro 12th stage, Lopez in pink
The weekend climbs should shake up the standings.
# Happy Days
Alberto Dainese becomes first Italian winner in 2022 Giro
The Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek) retained the leader’s pink jersey.
# trailblazer
History-making Girmay taken to hospital as champagne cork mars Giro win
He is the first Black African to win a stage on any of the three grand tours.
# Cycling
Aussie Hindley wins Giro mountain battle as Yates wilts
Spain’s Juan Pedro Lopez holds the pink jersey after the ninth stage of the Giro D’Italia.
# as it stands
Bouwman leads Dutch 1-2 in Giro seventh stage as Lopez stays in pink
Challengers Simon Yates and Richard Carapaz finished at the same time as the other title pretenders 2min 59sec adrift of the winner.
# Sprint
France's Demare sprints to second consecutive Giro stage win
The Groupama-FDJ backed it up in Calabria.
# Giro
Demare wins Giro stage 5 as Cavendish dropped on climb
Veteran Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali announced the end of his days in the saddle after the race.
# like a fine wine
Veteran Mark Cavendish storms to Giro D'Italia stage 3 win
It was a 16th stage win at the event for the British 36-year-old who is riding the Italian grand tour after a nine-year break.
# Sam the man
Sam Bennett sprints to victory in Frankfurt
Bennett’s first win of the season arrived in the Eschborn-Frankfurt race.
# Get Well Soon
World champion Alaphilippe badly injured but stable after Liege-Bastogne-Liege crash
His Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team issued an update last night.
# Bittersweet
Rookie Evenepoel wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic as Alaphilippe rushed to hospital
The race was marred by the world champion hitting a tree in a mass fall 60km from the finish before complaining of severe back pain.
# Class Act
'I know I'm better than ever, but that doesn't guarantee victory'
Annemiek van Vleuten, the veteran Movistar rider, finished strongly to take her second Liege-Bastogne-Liege women’s race victory.
# speaking up
Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins reveals he was sexually groomed by a coach at the age of 13
The 2012 Tour de France winner and three-time Olympic champion said he did not feel he could speak up at the time.
# Accident
Dutch cyclist Milan Vader 'stable' after crash
Media reports had earlier described the 26-year-old’s condition as ‘critical’.
# statement
British Cycling suspends its transgender participation policy amid Emily Bridges fallout
The UK governing body has put the policy on hold pending a review.