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Three questions from week two at the Tour

clock July 16, 2012 21:53 by author Brian
With 15 stages down and five to go, plenty has gone one at the Tour de France...but there's still questions that need to be answered [More]

Three questions from the opening week of the Tour

clock July 7, 2012 21:14 by author Brian
After a crash-littered first week at the Tour de France, Brian Canty asks how the Irish are doing and why all the spills? [More]

'The pace did not relax and as we came within the final 5km disaster struck'

clock May 27, 2012 07:46 by author Irish Examiner Sports
So close to Skerries, but sentiment and the prospect of an easy day is never an option at the Rás, writes Patrick Clarke [More]

'The bunch exploded into many pieces and I found myself in the second group'

clock May 23, 2012 21:34 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Halfway through this year's An Post Rás and Patrick Clarke recalls his toughest ever Rás stage of any of the four he has done [More]

Close but no cigar, as stage glory falls short late on

clock May 22, 2012 20:50 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Paddy Clarke endured a suffer-fest in today's third stage of the Rás into Westport, and was undone by some horrible luck in the closing metres [More]

'I saw a gap on the right of the bunch and exploited it'

clock May 21, 2012 18:18 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Day Two at the Rás and Paddy Clarke risked a lot trying to get into the days break, but got little reward. [More]

'It’s a split second decision, do I sprint or do I wait in hope?'

clock April 8, 2012 22:26 by author Brian
Three days down at the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan and it's not getting any easier, writes Brian Canty [More]

I knew my petrol light was on but I’d passed the last filling station

clock April 7, 2012 21:50 by author Brian
Day two at the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan was another epic, with the Connor Pass wreaking havoc with the peloton, writes Brian Canty [More]

Opening day nerves and those brutal Kerry roads

clock April 6, 2012 22:19 by author Brian
Stage one of the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan was an eventful one, writes Brian Canty [More]

A Q&A with cyclist Ciarán Power

clock April 5, 2012 13:20 by author Brian
Brian Canty talks to Ciaran Power about his cycling career [More]


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