# Stephen Roche

All time
# the ascent
'The band was so unprepared for an Irish victor that they played God Save the Queen'
Check out this extract from Barry Ryan’s book on the rise of Irish cycling’s golden generation.
# green and yellow
Patrick's Hill to Paris: The incredible story of Kelly, Roche and Irish cycling's golden era
Barry Ryan has written the definitive account.
# Magnificent
A first Irish stage win at Paris-Nice for 28 years as Sam Bennett delivers career-high performance
The 26-year-old delivered a superb sprint with 150m to go.
# An Post Rás
7 unforgettable moments in Irish cycling history
Cycling has produced some of Irish sport’s most high-profile days.
# watching the wheels
Ireland's Nicolas Roche joins Team SKY for 2015 season
He makes the switch from Tinkoff-Saxo where he had been for two years.
# Looking Back
17 things we learned from the Paul Kimmage 'Rough Rider' film
The documentary on the Irish journalist and whistleblower was screened on RTÉ One this evening.
# Interview
Paul Kimmage: 'The game is up for the kind of journalism that I practice'
The Irish journalist is the subject of a new documentary about his troubled relationship with the sport of cycling.
# Interview
‘I was taken by the fact that he's such an outsider’ - Adrian McCarthy on his upcoming Paul Kimmage film
A new film explores the Irish journalist’s crusade against doping in cycling, his relationship with Lance Armstrong and more.
# moving the goalposts
Stephen Roche says Lance Armstrong should be given his Tour de France victories back
“Armstrong should stay on that list,” the Dubliner insisted.
# success
Ireland's Nicolas Roche wins Route du Sud title
The star has followed in the footsteps of his cycling legend father.
# Dublin
Drumroll, please... The Grand Marshall of the Paddy's Day parade is...
He’s certainly an able spokes-man.*
# hunger pains
Sean Kelly: Readers are not interested in half an autobiography about doping
The former number one cyclist in the world spoke to Second Captains about details in his book ‘Hunger’.
# History
Ireland's history of Tour de France stage winners
From Shay Elliott to Sean Kelly, here are the most successful Irish participants in the world’s greatest bike race.
# reflections
10 things we learned from Paul Kimmage's interview on Marian
The former cyclist and acclaimed journalist was on the RTE Radio 1 show earlier today.
# Winning
'I can't believe it' - jubilant Dan Martin takes Liege classic honours
He became only the second-ever Irish cyclist to win a classic, after Sean Kelly.
# Cycling
Roche on Roche: Working with Riis can turn Nicolas into a winner
“They’re guys who speak the same language, who can help him win, and help him be a better competitor.”
# Giro
'Cycling gets a raw deal' -- Stephen Roche says it's time to move on from sport's doping history
The Giro d’Italia comes to Ireland next year.
# Awards Season
Djokovic and Ennis win top European Sportsperson awards for 2012
The runners-up were double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and a Norwegian cross-country skiier.
# photobomb
Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day
Fionnuala looks delighted to see the Sports Minister.
# Defence
Stephen Roche: Cycling is cleaner now than it ever has been
The 1987 Tour de France winner does not want the Lance Armstrong controversy to further tarnish the reputation of the sport.
Nicolas Roche: Everybody cheats at some stage in some aspect of life
The Irishman was critical of cyclists, such as Lance Armstrong, that have been accused of sustained doping practices.
# 5 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Nicolas Roche
Today, Jimmy is in Paris profiling our main man on two wheels.
The Magnificent 7: The finest battles in Tour de France history
LeMond, Roche, Fignon… they’re all here.
# Click
The Snapper: When Danny Boy was the Irish national anthem at the Rugby World Cup
Photographer Billy Stickland has followed the brightest and best in the world of sport for the past four decades and has some great stories to tell.
Stephen Roche, Swingball, Big Time bars: Ireland in the 1980s (pics)
From the Enniskillen bombing to the divorce referendum, from Theresa Lowe to Ray Houghton…. images of eighties Ireland.
# late late
Here's everything you missed on last night's 50th anniversary Late Late Show
If you didn’t watch, you actually missed out on a pretty brilliant show. Lucky you, though: here’s your cheat sheet.
# Yellow fever
The Magnificent Seven: Le Tour’s finest battles
As this year’s race comes to a dramatic conclusion, we look back at seven of the most memorable battles in Tour de France history.
# All in the family
The Magnificent Seven: sporting families
As Alan and Bernard Brogan prepare to help Dublin challenge for a sixth Leinster SFC title in seven years, we look back at some of sport’s greatest families.
# 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.