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Gediminas Bagdonas celebrates overall victory in the An Post Rás
Lithuanian Gediminas Bagdonas (An Post Sean Kelly) celebrated overall victory in the An Post Rás as stage 8 finished in Skerries where David McCann soloed clear to record back-to-back stage wins for the Asia Giant Kenda Cycling team.
Philip Deignan Giro d'Italia Milan time-trial
Philip Deignan finished the Giro d’Italia with a strong performance in the closing time trial in Milan where he placed 23rd behind David Millar while Alberto Contador took third place to celebrate victory overall.
Martyn Irvine (Asia Giant Kenda Cycling) wins stage 7 of the An Post Rás
Down native Martyn Irvine became the first Irish winner of this year’s An Post Rás holding off the chasing peloton to pull off a stunning victory on stage seven from Tramore to Kildare by a handful of seconds.
Philip Deignan climbs to the summit finish at Sestriere at Giro d'Italia
Philip Deignan put up a good fight but was out of contention on stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia won by Vasili Kiryienka (Moviestar) after an epic breakaway over the Colle delle Finestre and finishing climb at Sestriere.
Gediminas Bagdonas keeps an eye on his rivals during An Post Rás stage 6
Marcin Bialoblocki of the British Motorpoint team stole the show on stage six of the An Post Rás with a fine stage win in the seaside resort of Tramore where race leader Gediminas Bagdonas had his lead cut to a slender 32 seconds.
Paolo Tiralongo wins Giro stage to Macugnaga as Philip Deignan tires
Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) won stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia after Philip Deignan (Radioshack) lost contact with the front group in the final eight kilometres of the summit finish to Macugnaga.
Gediminas Bagdonas (An Post Sean Kelly) wears the An Post Ras yellow jersey
After the disappointment of two second places in four days the New Zealand National Team finally got the victory they were looking for at the An Post Rás when Myron Simpson took the fifth stage into Blarney.
Philip Deignan attacks on stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia
Philip Deignan made another bid to pull off a stage win on stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia but was unable to stay with the breakaway he instigated from which Eros Capecchi triumphed for Liquigas-Cannondale.
An Post Rás leader Gediminas Bagdonas win stage four for An Post Sean Kelly team
An Post Rás leader Gediminas Bagdonas delivered the goods for his An Post Sean Kelly team in Casteltownbere today when he claimed the fourth stage of the race in a dramatic sprint finish.
Diego Ulissi triumphs in Giro d'Italia finish in Tirano as Philip Deignan slips
Lampre-ISD’s Diego Ulissi won stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia after a controversial sprint finish in Tirano where Philip Deignan finished in a sixteen man group 5’37” down.
Deignan 41st on Giro's mountain TT as Alberto Contador prevails in Nevegal
Giro d’Italia leader Alberto Contador struck another psychological blow to his opponents by claiming victory in the 12.7 kilometre mountain time trial where Philip Deignan finished 41st.
Mihaylov nabs stage win as Bagdonas moves into Rás lead
Bulgarian sprinter Nikolay Mihaylov (France AVC Aix en Provence) won stage three of the An Post Rás in Castleisland today as An Post Sean Kelly rider Gediminas Bagdonas finished sixth to claim the race lead.
Gediminas Bagdonas wins An Post Ras stage two in Kilrush for An Post Sean Kelly
Gediminas Bagdonas of the An Post Sean Kelly team was first to the line on stage two of the An Post Rás after a gruelling days racing into severe gale force winds for the entire 164 kilometre route from Portumna to Kilrush in county Clare.
Philip Deignan grids his way to 14th place on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia
Philip Deignan had a tilt at claiming victory on the queen stage of the Giro d’Italia only to come undone in an eighteen-man breakaway from which Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi) took the stage honours at Gadeccia Val di Fassa.
Dean Downing outsprints Sam Bennett to win stage 1 of An Post Ras in Galway
Dean Downing of the Rapha Condor Sharp team won the first stage of this year’s An Post Rás after edging out Irish under 23 national champion Sam Bennett of the An Post Sean Kelly team following a tight bunch sprint finish in Portumna, Galway.
Philip Deignan grabs a rain jacket from the Radioshack car at the Giro d'Italia
Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the Giro d’Italia race lead to boos from roadside fans at the summit of the notoriously steep Monte Zoncolan where the 22% gradients took almost 15 minutes out of Philip Deignan on stage 14.
Deignan drops 5'01" as Jose Rujano bests Contador for Grossglockner stage win
Philip Deignan was not alone in losing time on stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia as Alberto Contador extended his race lead to more than three minutes with another commanding performance on the summit finish at Grossglockner.
Cavendish takes second Giro win in Ravenna with Philip Deignan in tow
Stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia ran very much to script as Mark Cavendish rounded off his participation in the race with a second stage win in Ravenna with Philip Deignan in the main bunch.
Deignan down time on Giro d'Italia stage to Castefidardo as John Gadret triumphs
Philip Deignan’s times losses continued to mount on stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia where a spirited breakaway containing Christophe Le Mevel failed to relieve Alberto Contador of the maglia rosa before John Gadret took the stage win.
Deignan steady in Giro d'Italia GC as Mark Cavendish triumphs in Teramo
Mark Cavendish reaffirmed his status as the fastest man in the peloton by sprinting to victory on stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia in Teramo where Philip Deignan finished as part of the main field.
Philip Deignan and Tiago Machado finish on Mount Etna, stage 9 of Giro d'Italia
Philip Deignan sacrificed his own prospects of a high placing on stage nine of the Giro d’Italia to provide support for Radioshack team leader Tiago Machado after the Portugese rider started to struggle towards the summit finish on the volcanic Mount Etna.
Gatto upstages sprinters in Tropea as Philip Deignan losses more time
Italian Oscar Gatto upstaged the sprinters to celebrate the finest win of his career of stage eight of the Giro d’Italia as the tough run into the finish in Tropea caused Philip Deignan to concede another 2’18” to race leader Peter Weening.
Deignan slips further in Giro GC as Bart De Clercq wins at Montevergine
Philip Deignan had another disappointing day on stage seven of the Giro d’Italia finishing over 15 minutes down on neo pro Bart de Clercq (Omega Pharma Lotto) who clinched victory by the skin of his teeth after a gutsy attack on the finishing climb at Montevergine.
Deignan drops time ahead of Giro's first mountain stage
A well timed sprint saw Moviestar’s Francisco Ventoso win stage six of the Giro d’Italia in Fiuggi Terme where Philip Deignan (Radioshack) conceded more time to race leader Pieter Weening (Rabobank).
Philip Deignan drops 18 minutes on Giro's strade bianche
Philip Deignan had a day he would rather forget on stage five of the Giro d’Italia over Tuscany’s famous strade bianche where he dropped more than 18 minutes to stage winner and new race leader Pieter Weening (Rabobank).
Giro d'Italia pays tribute to memory of Belgian Wouter Weylandt
Cycling witnessed one of its most emotional days on stage four of the Giro d’Italia as the peloton honoured the memory of Wouter Weylandt whose tragic death took place on the descent of the Passo del Bocco yesterday.
Deignan moves to 11th in GC as tragic death of Wouter Weylandts overshadows Giro
Cycling was in mourning after stage three of the Giro d’Italia with news of the tragic death of Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt who lost his life after a crash on the descent off the third category Passo del Bocco just 23 kilometres from the finish in Rapallo.
Deignan steady of Giro d'Italia stage to Parma
Philip Deignan came through the first road stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia without any problems finishing in the main bunch as Alessandro Petacchi pipped Mark Cavendish for the stage win in Parma.
Philip Deignan off to a flying start at Giro d'Italia team time trial in Turin
Philip Deignan’s Radioshack team came within 10 seconds of winning the Giro d’Italia opening team time trial in Turin with their surprise performance over the 19.3 kilometre course leaving the Donegal man 11th in the overall GC.
Roche ends Tour de Romandie on high note with 8th place in Geneva sprint
Nicolas Roche finished the Tour de Romandie on a high note by taking eighth place in the bunch sprint in Geneva where Ben Swift converted some excellent team work into a stage win for Team Sky.

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