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Ireland's David McCann finishes 25th in World Championships TT in Geelong
Belfast’s David McCann finished 25th in the elite men’s time trial at the World Championships in Geelong, Australia where Swiss favourite Fabian Cancellara swept to a record fourth title.
An Post to sponsor Irish Ras
An Post has extended its support for the development and promotion of Irish cycling by becoming the new title sponsor of the Rás.
Nicolas Roche climbs 21 places to 32nd in UCI World Rankings
Nicolas Roche had another good reason to be satisfied with his 7th place in the Vuelta a Espana today with news that it has helped him to climb 21 places to 32nd in the latest UCI World Rankings.
Nicolas Roche finishes Vuelta a Espana 7th overall
Nicolas Roche had just cause for celebration when the Vuelta á Espana concluded in Madrid finishing 7th overall after a consistent three weeks which have marked him out as a potential Grand Tour winner for the future.
Nicolas Roche attack Franks Schleck and Peter Velits on Bola del Mundo
Nicolas Roche reaffirmed his status among a new generation of Grand Tour contenders when he produced a magnificent performance on the Bola de Mundo to cement his seventh place in the Vuelta á Espana GC.
Nicolas Roche claws way back to 7th in Vuelta a Espana GC
Nicolas Roche has clawed back vital seconds over his closest rivals to move up one place to seventh in the Vuelta á Espana GC even though he lost time to race leader Vincenzo Nibali on stage 19 to Toledo.
Roche holds 8th in Vuelta a Espana GC as Cavendish takes third stage win
Mark Cavendish tightened his grip on the green jersey when he won his third stage of the Vuelta á Espana in Salamanca with Nicolas Roche finishing among the race leaders to maintain his GC position.
Nicolas Roche slips to 8th in Vuelta GC after Peter Velits storms Penafiel TT
Nicolas Roche is now in a real dogfight to secure a top five placing in the Vuelta á Espana having slipped to 8th overall after the Penafiel time trial which has left himself and five other top ten contenders within 19 seconds of each other.
Dan Martin in combative form at Tour of Britain
Dan Martin was a deserving winner of the ‘Honda Combativity Award’ during stage four of the Tour of Britain having dictated the action throughout the 171 kilometre race only to fall short at the finish.
Nicolas Roche reclaims 5th spot in Vuelta á Espana GC after Cotobello climb
Nicolas Roche came under intense pressure to defend his GC position during stage 16 of the Vuelta á Espana only to reply with a gutsy performance which reclaimed fifth place overall while changing the race leadership.
Mark McNally takes fifth in Tour of Britain stage to Swansea
An Post Sean Kelly rider Mark McNally came close to a stage win on the third day of the Tour of Britain finishing seconds behind winner Michael Albasini whose solo victory moved him into the race lead.
Nicolas Roche leads Carlos Sastre on Lagos de Covadonga at Vuelta a Espana
A decisive split inside the final three kilometres cost Nicolas Roche to drop one place to 6th overall after stage 15 of the Vuelta á Espana despite turning in another superb performance on the tortuously steep Lagos de Covadonga.
Dan Martin and An Post Sean Kelly team lose time in Tour of Britain stage two
A split in the peloton cost Dan Martin and the members of the An Post Sean Kelly team dearly on stage two of the Tour of Britain where they lost over ten minutes to stage winner and new race leader Greg Henderson.
Dan Martin 89th on stage one of Tour of Britain 2010
Dan Martin (Garmin Transitions) finished in the main bunch on stage one of the Tour of Britain as Andre Greipel overcame a puncture in the final eight kilometres to win the sprint finish on Blackpool Promenade.
Nicolas Roche climbs to 5th overall in Vuelta a Espana GC after 5th on stage 14
Nicolas Roche has moved to 5th in the Vuelta á Espana GC after an incredible performance on the Pena Cabarga where he finished just 34 seconds behind stage 14 winner Joaquin Rodriguez.
Roche holds 9th in Vuelta Espana GC as Cavendish makes it two in Burgos
Nicolas Roche was not alone in experiencing an acute sense of déjá vu as Mark Cavendish sped to his second stage win in as many days when the Vuelta á Espana reached Burgos.
Cavendish takes first Vuelta stage win with Nicolas Roche in tow in Lleida
Mark Cavendish sauntered to his first ever win in the Vuelta á Espana when stage 12 to Lleida came down to a bunch sprint in which Nicolas Roche placed 28th to hold his 9th place in the GC.
Roche limits Vuelta a Espana GC losses to 51 seconds as Deignan quits
Nicolas Roche has solidified his top ten position in the Vuelta á Espana GC having conceded just 51 seconds on the stage 11 summit finish at Andorra (Vallnord/Pal) on a day when Philip Deignan was forced to withdraw from the race.
Nicolas Roche holds 8th place in Vuelta a Espana behind new leader Rodriguez
The Vuelta á Espana’s first rest day had no ill effects on Nicolas Roche who retained his GC position when the race returned to action for stage ten which was won by his old foe Imanol Erviti.
Nicolas Roche maintains 8th place in Vuelta a Espana GC heading into rest day
Nicolas Roche heads into the Vuelta á Espana’s first rest day having preserved his position of 8th overall after a strong finish on the mountainous stage to Alcoy won by David Garcia Lopez (Caisse d’Epargne).
Roche climbs to 8th a Vuelta a Espana as Philip Deignan returns to form
Nicolas Roche has climbed to 8th overall in the Vuelta á Espana after an impressive performance on the mountainous stage to Xorret de Cati which also witnessed Philip Deignan’s return to form.
Nicolas Roche stays close to Vuelta á Espana top ten
Alessandro Petacchi picked up where he left off at the Tour de France by winning stage seven of the Vuelta á Espana while Nicholas Roche retained his 11th place overall.
Nicolas Roche to lead Irish team at World Road Race Championships
Dan Martin will not be part of the Irish team competing in the World Road Race Championships on October 3 and it is still uncertain whether or not Philip Deignan will join the three man team to be led by Nicolas Roche.
Nicolas Roche records third top ten finish in Vuelta a Espana
Nicolas Roche recorded his third top ten finish in this year’s Vuelta á Espana when stage six came down to a bunch sprint won by Thor Hushovd of the Cervelo Test Team.
Philip Deignan and Nicolas Roche share a joke during the Vuelta a Espana
Tyler Farrar claimed a first stage in this year’s Vuelta á Espana when he won the predicted bunch sprint in Lorca with Irish riders Nicolas Roche and Philip Deignan for company.

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