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Matt Brammeier pips Dan Martin to win Irish National Road Race Championships
Matt Brammeier has retained his national road race champion’s title after a photo-finish in which he pipped breakaway companion Dan Martin by the narrowest of margins in Scotstown county Monaghan.
Dan Martin refocuses goals after Tour de France set back
Dan Martin has set his sights on defending his Tour of Poland title and having a tilt at the Vuelta á Espana GC after receiving confirmation that he will not be part of the Garmin Cervelo team for the Tour de France.
Philip Lavery aiming for top spot at Irish National Road Race Championships
The An Post team will be aiming to repeat their recent success at the Rás by having one of their riders claim top spot at this weekend’s Irish National Cycling Championships in Monaghan.
Philip Deignan looks to start anew at Irish National Road Race Championships
Philip Deignan is hoping that he can turn the page on the cycle of problems that continue to dog his career when he makes a welcome return to the National Road Race Championships on Sunday.
Dan Martin quietly confident about regaining Irish road race title
Dan Martin believes that he is much stronger going into the national road race championships than he was last year but is refusing to make any predictions about whether or not he can lift the title for the second time on Sunday.
Roche to rely on John Gadret for Tour de France support
Nicolas Roche will be supported by teammate John Gadret at the Tour de France following confirmation from the AG2R La Mondiale team today that the Frenchman will start the race with a free hand on certain mountain stages.
Dan Martin (Garmin Cervelo) wins Giro di Toscana in sprint finish
Dan Martin let his Garmin Cervelo team know that he is ready to take his place in their Tour de France team when he sprinted to victory in the Tour di Toscana today.
Dan Martin climbs his way to 33rd in overall GC at Criterium du Dauphine
Dan Martin was out of contention on the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine to La Toussuire were Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) recorded back-to-back stage wins and Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) celebrated victory overall.
Philip Deignan 38 seconds off Cancellara in Tour de Suisse opening TT
Philip Deignan got his Tour de Suisse off to a promising start in Lugano when he finished 38 seconds behind Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) who won the 7.3 kilometre opening time trial by clocking 9’41”.
Dan Martin 30th at Le Collet d'Allevard as injury forces Roche to quit Dauphine
The explosive pace on the hors category finishing climb of Le Collet d’Allevard proved too much for Dan Martin to handle on stage six of the Criterium du Dauphine where victory went to Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez.
Dan Martin on his way to finishing 8th at Les Gets at Criterium du Dauphine
It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Irish riders on stage five of the Criterium du Dauphine as a crash put an end to Nicolas Roche’s GC ambitions while Dan Martin placed eighth after two attempts to ride clear of the front group.
Dan Martin descends during the Criterium du Dauphine
German talent John Degenkolb proved that lighting does strike twice when he sprinted his way to a second stage at the Criterium du Dauphine as Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin finished safely in the main bunch.
Roche drops to 16th at Criterium du Dauphine after Grenoble TT
Nicolas Roche’s hopes of maintaining a top ten GC position at the Criterium du Dauphine took a hammering in the Grenoble time trial after he conceded 3’31” to stage winner Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad).
Nicolas Roche climbs to 5th in Criterium du Dauphine GC
Nicolas Roche climbed one place to fifth in the overall GC having achieved another top ten finish on stage two of the Criterium du Dauphine as bad luck cost Dan Martin 7’43”.
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche catch up during the Criterium du Dauphine
Nicolas Roche showed encouraging signs that he has recovered his form of old when he placed fifth among the big race favourites on the opening road stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.

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