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#Rough Ride

# rough-ride - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

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.

# rough-ride - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'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.

# rough-ride - Thursday 17 May, 2018

'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.

# rough-ride - Sunday 7 August, 2016

'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.

# rough-ride - Saturday 21 May, 2016

The former Irish international rider who this week opened up about his depression

Daniel Stewart has walked away from the sport for now.

# rough-ride - Saturday 9 April, 2016

'Drunk man' fractures top cyclist's finger during training

Philippe Gilbert was forced to undergo surgery.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

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.

# rough-ride - Thursday 23 July, 2015

'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.

# rough-ride - Thursday 16 July, 2015

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.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

'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.

# rough-ride - Saturday 29 June, 2013

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.

# rough-ride - Friday 17 May, 2013

Sick Bradley Wiggins pulls out of Italy's Giro TDF

Sick Bradley Wiggins pulls out of Italy's Giro

The Tour de France champion has a chest infection.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Paul Kimmage devastated as defence fund reportedly 'disappeared'

The cycling world had rallied behind the Irish journalist when he faced a UCI law suit.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Saturday 29 September, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

This cyclist has the biggest thighs we've ever seen

That’s fine, but how does he get into his skinny jeans?

# rough-ride - Saturday 28 July, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Armstrong staying in France, hopes to race

The Tour de France great is facing a fresh battle to clear his name against doping changes.

# rough-ride - Friday 1 June, 2012

Taking drugs felt 'natural', says former Tour winner Riis

The Dane believes Pantani lacked the necessary support to overcome his drug addiction.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Here is a dog riding a bicycle... Ruff Ride This post contains videos

Here is a dog riding a bicycle...

The dog’s name is Norman, FYI.

# rough-ride - Monday 21 May, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

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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.

# rough-ride - Sunday 13 May, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina Saddle Sore This post contains images

What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina

Stunning images from a very rough ride.

# rough-ride - Thursday 9 February, 2012

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.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

The Morning Score: Wednesday Early Doors This post contains videos

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.

# rough-ride - Monday 19 December, 2011

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.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

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.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Award-winning Irish sports writer Kimmage to leave Sunday Times

Barcelona-based football reporter, Ian Hawkey, is also reportedly leaving the paper.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

WATCH: Irish rugby fans reach Dunedin in the saddle Rough Ride This post contains videos

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.

# rough-ride - Sunday 2 October, 2011

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 - Saturday 1 October, 2011

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.

# rough-ride - Friday 23 September, 2011

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.

# rough-ride - Thursday 22 September, 2011

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.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

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.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

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?

This stationary bike simulates the Tour de France using Google Maps

Now you can climb Mont Ventoux without ever leaving your sitting room. If that’s what you’re into.

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