# Cycling

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# 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.
# 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.