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Martin keeps on track at GP Miguel Indurain
Dan Martin took a relaxed approach to the finish of today’s GP Miguel Indurain finishing 45th after helping his Garmin Barracuda teammate David Zabriskie to ninth place behind home winner Daniel Moreno (Katusha).
Downey and McLaughlin crash out of Limburg Classic
Sean Downey came off the worst for wear at the Volta Limburg Classic today after a crash forced himself and Ronan McLaughlin out the race before their An Post Sean Kelly team went on to place two riders in the top twenty.
Sam Bennett recovers from illness for Volta Limburg Classic
Sam Bennett has been introduced to the An Post Sean Kelly team for Saturday’s Volta Limburg Classic (1.1) having recovered from the flu virus that derailed his early season for the best part of a month.
Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin on track for London 2012 Olympics
Nicolas Roche’s consistency as a top ten finisher has put him in pole position to qualify for selection on the Irish Olympic team alongside Dan Martin leaving five other riders in a dog-fight to secure the last remaining place on the road race team.
Stephen Roche's 'Kilometres for Kids' to aid Children's Hospital, Crumlin
Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche has lent his support to the 'Fix Crumlin' campaign which aims to raise the €8 million required to carry out essential upgrading of the cardiac units at Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin.
Dan Martin finishes fourth overall at Volta a Catalunya Garmin Barracuda
Dan Martin had to settle for fourth place overall after the closing stage of the Volta a Catalunya failed to provide the opportunity that he needed to regain his place on the podium.
Late Samuel Sanchez attack dislodges Dan Martin from top three at Catalunya
A late stage winning attack from Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) has dislodged Dan Martin from the top three at the Volta a Catalunya after a testing day for his Garmin-Barracuda team.
Dan Martin sprints to third overall at Volta a Catalunya
Dan Martin sprinted his way to ninth place on stage five of the Volta a Catalunya and to third place overall after once again making the cut when the race exploded on the final climb of the day.
Deignan in attacking form at Coppi e Bartali
Philip Deignan showed a marked return to form on stage four of the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali today having instigated a five-man break which was out front for much of the 159 kilometre race.
Dan Martin fights way to fourth in Volta a Catalunya GC
Dan Martin has improved to fourth overall at the Volta a Catalunya after fighting his way back to a dangerous six man break who provided a riveting finale to stage four into Ascó.
Bad weather dampens Martin's Volta a Catalunya GC bid
Heavy snow and rain showers wreaked havoc on the big mountain stage of the Volta a Catalunya with Dan Martin suffering a set back to his strategy of utilising the stage to grab the race lead.
Dan Martin takes fight to GC rivals at Volta a Catalunya
Dan Martin took the fight to his GC rivals on the second stage of the Volta a Catalunya with a daring attack over the summit of the first category Alt dels Angels that ran close to producing an early stage win.
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche keep Volta a Catalunya powder dry
Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche kept their power dry on the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya where Swiss rider Michael Albasini profited from a five-man break to maintain GreenEdge’s winning streak.
Sean Downey shows big improvement at Handzame Classic
Sean Downey’s progress with the An Post Sean Kelly team continued apace today when he finished in the front group in the Handzame Classic (1.1) after helping teammate Gediminas Bagdonas to a top ten placing.
David McCann to retire from top level racing
Multiple Irish road race champion David McCann has announced that he is to retire from racing at the top level at the end of the season.
Matt Brammeier to fight for wins in Belgian classics
Matt Brammeier is being given an opportunity to fight for victory in two Belgium classics this week as his Omega Pharma Quickstep team looks to develop the talent of its young and emerging riders.
Dan Martin (Garmin-Barracuda) lays ground for Volta a Catalunya success
Dan Martin is leaving nothing to chance as he prepares for next week’s Volta a Catalunya where he plans to take the top step on the podium after twice finishing as runner-up in the week-long event that he calls his home race.
Roy Jans chalks up second win for An Post Sean Kelly at Kattekoers
The An Post Sean Kelly team maintained their winning streak today when Roy Jans took victory in the semi-classic Kattekoers (1.2) which came down to a bunch sprint in Ghent.
Roche rounds out top 20 as Wiggins wins Paris-Nice
Nicolas Roche hung onto his top twenty placing in Paris-Nice despite dropping another two minutes to Bradley Wiggins (Sky) who sealed overall victory by winning the closing time trial on the slopes of the Col d’Eze.
Big breaks spoils Nicolas Roche's shot at Paris-Nice stage win
Nicolas Roche’s hopes of registering a stage win on the penultimate day of Paris-Nice evaporated when a two-man break were allowed to build a lead of 15 minutes which decided the spoils.
Nicolas Roche attack runs short in final metres of Paris Nice finish in Sisteron
Nicolas Roche came agonisingly close to securing third place on stage six of Paris-Nice after launching a late bid to bridge the gap to a two-man break from which Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) took the stage win.
Irish riders look to maintain An Post Sean Kelly team's race winning form
Three of the Irish riders on the An Post Sean Kelly team will be aiming to maintain the team’s winning form when they take part in two tough one-day Belgian races scheduled for the weekend.
Nicolas Roche fights to limit Paris Nice losses at Mende
Nicolas Roche fought well to limit his losses to just over a minute after losing contact with the Paris-Nice race leaders with little over a kilometre to go on the stage five finishing climb of the Montee Laurent Jalabert in Mende.
Sean Downey learning at An Post Sean Kelly team as he aims for top flight
Sean Downey is the first to admit that his first two months with the An Post Sean Kelly team have been a steep learning curve but the challenges that he has encountered have done little to dampen his future ambition.
Nicolas Roche back to top ten form in Rodez
Nicolas Roche survived the pitfalls of a ridiculously technical finish on stage four of Paris-Nice to claim seventh place in an uphill sprint won by Belgian Gianni Meersman (Loto-Belisol).
Niko Eeckhout wins GP Wanzele with Bagdonas second
Niko Eeckhout has taken the first win of the season for the An Post-Sean Kelly team at the G.P. Wanzele in Belgium.
Roche out of contention as Alejandro Valverde announces return at Paris Nice
Nicolas Roche was out of contention for stage honours when stage three of Paris-Nice finished on the third category climb of Lac de Vassiviere in a sprint finish won by Alejandro Valverde (Moviestar).
Nicolas Roche pays high price in Paris Nice thriller
High winds and heavy rain wreaked havoc on stage two of Paris Nice with Nicolas Roche among the day’s big losers as a select group of 21 riders decided the stage and the GC with over two minutes in hand.
Nicolas Roche kicks off Paris-Nice with solid TT
Nicolas Roche showed a marked improvement in his time-trialling during the 9.4 kilometre opening stage of Paris-Nice where he conceded just 16 seconds to world time trial champion and defending race champion Tony Martin.
Brammeier delivers team success as Eeckhout comes close to stage win
Niko Eeckhout was in the thick of the action in the sprint finish on the final stage of the Three Days of West Flanders taking fourth place for the An Post-Sean Kelly team after the 186.5km stage from Nieuwpoort to Ichtegem.
Ronan McLaughlin strong as sole Irish finisher in De Vlaamse Pijl
Ronan McLaughlin put in a good performance on the hilly De Vlaamse Pijl in Belgium today finishing well up in the lead group of 48 riders who decided the race which wiped out more than half of the 192 starters.
Matt Brammeier off his best in Flanders prologue
Matt Brammeier was off his best in the opening prologue time trial of the Three Days of West Flanders today finishing 52 seconds behind his Omega Pharma Quickstep teammate Michel Kwiatkowski who stormed to victory on the 7 kilometre course.
Brammeier plays key role in team’s second stage win
Matt Brammeier continued to celebrate success at the Three Days of West Flanders today after playing a key role in helping his Omega Pharma-QuickStep to their second consecutive stage win.
SCI'CON's slick aeronaut saddle bag a real winner
Simplicity is not a simple thing to achieve but the Italian company SCI’CON has certainly cracked the code with its new Aeronaut saddle bag which is a must for any cyclist looking for a slick aerodynamic product to carry their spare tubes and tools.

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