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Dan Martin produces strong TT to improve Tour de Romandie GC
Daniel Martin performed brilliantly in today's final stage time trial at the Tour de Romandie where he finished in 15th place in the 16.5km test.
Dan Martin finished in the front group with all the big favourites on today's queen stage of the Tour de Romandie having endured an aggressive day's racing with constant attacking.
Matt Brammeier mounts fight for Tour de Romandie stage win
Matt Brammeier made his presence felt on stage three of the Tour de Romandie where he featured in a day long break that ran aground just five kilometres from the summit finish at Charmey.
Deignan break comes up short at Turkey
Philip Deignan came agonisingly close to winning today's stage of the Tour of Turkey after 100 kilometres out front as part of a three man breakaway.
Dan Martin well up in Tour de Romandie bunch sprint
Dan Martin had another untroubled day on stage two of the Tour de Romandie finishing well up in the bunch sprint won by Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun).
Dan Martin makes big leap up GC at Tour de Romandie
Dan Martin has made a huge leap up the GC at the Tour de Romandie after surviving an aggressive finish to the opening road stage which ended in a sprint won by Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins.
Matt Brammier in time-trial mode at the Tour de Romandie
The combination of a short 3.3 kilometre time trial course and wet weather cost Matt Brammeier and Dan Martin a small amount of time in the Tour de Romandie prologue.
Martin fifth at Liege-Bastogne-Liege after gambling all on late attack
Dan Martin has taken fifth place at Liege-Bastogne-Liege after gambling all on a late counter-attack which came up just seconds short of denying Astana’s Valentin Iglinsky a memorable first ever Classic win.
Bennett third as An Post Sean Kelly team wrap up Profronde van Noord Holland
The An Post-Sean Kelly team put in an utterly dominant display at the Profronde van Noord Holland as Gediminas Bagdonas won the race and was joined on the podium by Irishman Sam Bennett.
Roche finishes 26th at Giro del Trentino
Nicolas Roche has finished in 26th place overall at the Giro del Trentino after completing the final stage on the summit finish of the Passo Pordoi 2’44” behind stage winner Darwin Atapuma (Colombia-Coldeportes).
Punta Veleno climb takes time out of Roche
Nicolas Roche endured a tough day on the penultimate stage of the Giro del Trention dropping over six minutes to stage winner Domencio Pozzovivo (Colnago –CSF Inox) on the hellish finishing climb of the Punta Veleno.
Nicolas Roche climbing GC at Giro del Trentino
Nicolas Roche returned to form on stage two of the Giro del Trentino to finish eleventh on the mountain top finish at Sant’Orsola Terme.
Gutsy show leaves Dan Martin sixth at Fleche Wallonne
Dan Martin has finished sixth at Fléche Wallonne after a gusty performance on the famed finishing climb of the Mur de Huy.
Roche and Deignan kick off Giro del Trentino
Nicolas Roche and Philip Deignan got their Giro del Trentino underway today with the opening stage consisting of a 14.3 kilometre long team time trial.
Mark McNally third at Zellik-Galmaarden
The An Post Sean Kelly team continued to add to its impressive list of early season results at Sunday’s Zellik-Galmaarden where Mark McNally took third place and Gediminas Bagdonas finished fifth.
Dan Martin sluggish at Amstel Gold Race shake up
Dan Martin had a sluggish start to his Ardennes campaign today finishing 30th in the Amstel Gold Race after losing contact with the race favourites on the penultimate climb of the Keutenberg.
Martyn Irvine and David McCann to lead RTS Racing team at An Post Ras
Less than a week after sealing his qualification for the Olympic Games by finishing seventh at the track world championships in Melbourne, Ireland’s Martyn Irvine has been confirmed as part of a strong Taiwan – RTS Racing team for the An Post Rás.
Roche helps team to top ten at GP de Denain
Nicolas Roche continued his season in Northern France today as he took part in the one-day GP de Denain finishing 53rd after helping his AG2R La Mondiale teammate Jimmy Casper to score a top ten placing.
Nicolas Roche to skip Amstel Gold and Fleche Wallonne
Nicolas Roche has limited his participation in this year’s Ardennes classics to Liege-Bastogne-Liege having decided to focus on the four-day Giro del Trentino in preference to Amstel Gold and Fleche Wallonne.
Nicolas Roche performs well on Paris-Camembert return
Nicolas Roche returned to competitive action at Paris-Camembert today where he performed well over the 206 kilometre long hilly course to finish within seconds of winner Pierre Luc Perichon (VC La Pomme Marseille).
Martyn Irvine secures track spot at London Olympics
Ireland’s Martyn Irvine has secured a track qualification slot for the London Olympics after finishing in seventh place in the Omnium event at the Track World Championships at Melbourne.
Dan Martin quits Vuelta al Pais Vasco with eye on Ardennes classics
Dan Martin has pulled out of the Tour of the Basque Country but remains on course to start the Ardennes classics in just over a week’s time with a clean bill of health.
Caroline Ryan wins bronze medal for Ireland at Track World Championships
Ireland’s Caroline Ryan has won a Bronze Medal in the Points race at the Track World Championships Melbourne.
Dan Martin out of contention on queen stage at Pais Vasco
Dan Martin was out of contention on the queen stage of the Tour of the Basque Country where his Garmin-Barracuda team succeeded in elevating Ryder Hesjedal to fourth overall.
Bad weather takes toll on Martin at Pais Vasco
Heavy rain and fog made the going tough on stage two of the Tour of the Basque Country with Dan Martin finishing in the bunch after Darly Impey (GreenEdge) claimed the stage win with a last gasp solo attack.
Crash trumps Dan Martin at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco
Dan Martin was unlucky to get caught behind a crash near the finish of the opening stage of the Tour of the Basque Country after a show of strength on the final climb of the day.

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