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Phil Leigh resigns as Cycling Ireland High Performance Director
Cycling Ireland has announced that it is to part ways with High Performance Director Phil Leigh.
Dan Martin (Ireland) leads at attack during the World Road Race in Copenhagen
Matt Brammeier at 36th was the best placed of the three Irish riders who completed the 2011 World Road Race Championships in Copenhagen where Mark Cavendish became only the second ever British rider to win the rainbow jersey.
Bennett and Lavery medal shot thwarted by crash
Sam Bennett and Philip Lavery’s hopes of taking a medal at the U23 World’s Road Race were dashed in the final two kilometres when a crash caused them to lose ground as the race wound up itself up for a sprint finish won by Frenchman Arnaud Demare.
Deignan to take on leadership role at UnitedHealthcare
Philip Deignan has signed a contact to ride for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team for 2012 where he will take on a new role as one of two team leaders for the American outfit.
Brammeier given all clear to start Worlds road race
Matt Brammier has been given the all-clear by his team doctor to compete in Sunday’s World Road Race Championships in Copenhagen having recovered from the sore throat that forced him to abandon Wednesday’s elite men’s time trial.
David McCann on his way to 27th place in UCI World Road Race Elite Men's TT
David McCann finished 27th in the elite men’s time trial at the 2011 UCI World Road Race Championships in Copenhagen while Matt Brammeier was forced to abandon the 46.4 kilometre event won by Tony Martin with a blistering time of 53:43.85.
Downey achieves top 25 at Worlds U23 TT
Irish under 23 time trial champion Sean Downey was the best placed Irish rider in the U23 time trial at the UCI World Road Race Championships in Copenhagen where he finished 25th.
Sean Downey achieves top 25 at Worlds U23 TT
Irish under 23 time trial champion Sean Downey was the best placed Irish rider in the U23 time trial at the UCI World Road Race Championships in Copenhagen where he finished 25th.
Matt Brammeier to ride for Quickstep
National Road Race Champion Matt Brammeier has signed a new contract with Quickstep for the 2012 season.
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche enjoy the last stage of the Vuelta a Espana
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche completed the Vuelta á Espana in the top twenty overall as Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) took the final stage in Madrid and Juan Jose Cobo (Geox) celebrated victory overall.
Nicolas Roche was part of a large breakaway that dominated the penultimate stage of the Vuelta á Espana but lost hope of securing a stage win or significantly improving his overall position when it ran out of gas on the final climb of the day.
Dan Martin sweats it out on El Vivero as the Vuelta returns to Basque Country
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche improved their GC positions on stage 19 of the Vuelta á Espana after making the cut on the finishing circuit in Bilbao where Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) celebrated the race’s return to the Basque Country with a textbook win.
Martin and Roche steady as Gavazzi triumphs from break
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche finished in the bunch as Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre ISD) won stage 18 of the Vuelta á Espana from a breakaway who completed the stage from Solares to Noja with over seven minutes in hand.
Cassidy and McLaughlin set for Tour of Britain start
Ronan McLaughlin and Mark Cassidy are part of a six man An Post Sean Kelly team who will ride 1250 kilometres over nine stages in eight days when then take part in the Tour of Britain which starts this weekend.
Dan Martin was unlucky not to take a second stage win on stage 17 of the Vuelta á Espana after a flying attack on the hors category Pena Cabarga was shut down just 1,500 metres from the summit leaving him fourth behind winner Chris Froome.
Martin and Roche gain in chaotic finale
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche avoided disaster in a dramatic finale to stage 16 of the Vuelta á Espana to improve their overall positions after Saxo Bank’s Juan Jose Haedo claimed the bunch sprint into Haro.
Dan Martin tackles the Vuelta á Espana's Alto de L'Angliru
Dan Martin has climbed to 16th in the Vuelta á Espana GC after a gritty performance on the relentlessly steep finishing climb of the Alto de L’Angliru where Juan Jose Cobo wrestled the race lead from Bradley Wiggins with an emphatic stage win.
Roche and Martin down as Wiggins puts time into rivals
Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin’s GC ambitions suffered a serious setback on stage 14 of the Vuelta á Espana after they lost contact with race leader Bradley Wiggins inside the final four kilometres of the summit finish to La Farrapona-Lagos De Somiedo.
Nicolas Roche leads the breakaway on stage 13 of the Vuelta á Espana
Nicolas Roche missed out on an opportunity to win stage 13 of the Vuelta á Espana but succeeded in gaining enough time to move to within 2’15” of the race lead after an active day as part of a large breakaway group.
Martin and Roche sit tight as Sagan doubles up
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche rode well not to get seriously caught out by a series of splits in the peloton as stage 12 of the Vuelta á Espana came down to a bunch sprint won by Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale).

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