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# rough-ride - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

‘I felt he was being unreasonable’ — Paul Kimmage reveals the reason he quit Brian O’Driscoll book

The pair had a falling out last weekend. But the reason may surprise you.

# rough-ride - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Paul Kimmage’s film crew have had their equipment stolen

They have suffered the set-back while in the middle of shooting Rough Rider in France.

# rough-ride - Friday 17 May, 2013

Sick Bradley Wiggins pulls out of Italy’s Giro TDF

Sick Bradley Wiggins pulls out of Italy’s Giro

The Tour de France champion has a chest infection.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Paul Kimmage devastated as defence fund reportedly ‘disappeared’

The cycling world had rallied behind the Irish journalist when he faced a UCI law suit.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

End of the road? Punishing route could work against Bradley Wiggins’ defence

The Team Sky leader will have his work cut out to keep up with the likes of Alberto Contador in the mountains next summer.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

The Lance Armstrong report is due this week… what will be in it?

USADA is expected to include detailed evidence — including witness names and specific allegations.

# rough-ride - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Lombardy favourite Gilbert crashes out

Gilbert, the former Belgian champion who rides for BMC, was one of several riders who came down on the descent of the steep Muro di Sormano.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Tour of Britain: Cavendish takes control as Bennett slips away

Sam Bennett (An Post-Sean Kelly) dropped out of the GC top 10 as Mark Cavendish won his second successive stage at the Tour of Britain.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Contador storms into overall lead

The red jersey no longer belongs to Joaquim Rodriguez. He now resides third, almost two and a half minutes behind Contador.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

This cyclist has the biggest thighs we’ve ever seen

That’s fine, but how does he get into his skinny jeans?

# rough-ride - Saturday 28 July, 2012

London 2012: Cavendish rivals plotting British gold flop

Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and David McCann represent Irish hopes in the road race in London today.

# rough-ride - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Armstrong staying in France, hopes to race

The Tour de France great is facing a fresh battle to clear his name against doping changes.

# rough-ride - Friday 1 June, 2012

Taking drugs felt ‘natural’, says former Tour winner Riis

The Dane believes Pantani lacked the necessary support to overcome his drug addiction.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Here is a dog riding a bicycle… Ruff Ride This post contains videos

Here is a dog riding a bicycle…

The dog’s name is Norman, FYI.

# rough-ride - Monday 21 May, 2012

Rás 2012: Lang wins the sprint to Gort

Switzerland’s Pirmin Lang is in the yellow jersey after today’s second stage of the An Post Rás.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

VIDEO: take a downhill spin with us before bed Strap In This post contains videos

VIDEO: take a downhill spin with us before bed

Here’s Filip Polc and his helmet cam taking us on a trip down an urban race track in Colombia this week.

# rough-ride - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Giro d’Italia: Pozzovivo breaks to victory on final climb

Ryder Hesjedal retains the pink jersey as Domenico Pozzovivo won stage eight of the Giro d’Italia.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina Saddle Sore This post contains images

What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina

Stunning images from a very rough ride.

# rough-ride - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich banned for 2 years

1997 Tour winner Jan Ullrich has been found guilty of blood doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

The Morning Score: Wednesday Early Doors This post contains videos

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from who Deccie’s going to name at 13. That’s a secret.

# rough-ride - Monday 19 December, 2011

Meet the Irishman in the saddle for a gruelling round-the-world charity spin

Twenty-four year old Simon Hutchinson tells us about his plans to circumnavigate the world on his bike. Alone. No biggie.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Top female jockey found guilty in corruption probe

Kirsty Milczarek insists that she will appeal the BHA’s decision to find her guilty of race-fixing.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Award-winning Irish sports writer Kimmage to leave Sunday Times

Barcelona-based football reporter, Ian Hawkey, is also reportedly leaving the paper.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

WATCH: Irish rugby fans reach Dunedin in the saddle Rough Ride This post contains videos

WATCH: Irish rugby fans reach Dunedin in the saddle

We’ve followed the charity riders progress on their bikes all through the tournament. Here’s how they got on.

# rough-ride - Sunday 2 October, 2011

In the saddle: it’s the final countdown

Our charity cyclists wind down on the last leg of their epic trip to Dunedin.

# rough-ride - Saturday 1 October, 2011

In the saddle: no rest for the wicked

The Irish fans on the road to Dunedin are feeling the burn as their charity cycle winds down.

# rough-ride - Friday 23 September, 2011

In the saddle: tough climbs and tall tales lead the way to Knight’s Point

Paul Cahill sends in the latest from the road as the IRFU Charitable Trust Cycle Tour soaks up the sights of South Island.

# rough-ride - Thursday 22 September, 2011

In the saddle: Peaks and troughs from Flock Hill to Franz Josef

“Arriving at Franz Josef triggered elation not witnessed since Eden Park,” writes Paul Cahill as the IRFU Charitable Trust Cycle Tour of New Zealand rolls on.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

In the saddle: a baptism of fire and ice on the road to World Cup glory

A group of Irish rugby fans have embarked on a mammoth bike ride across New Zealand for charity. Here, they send the first of their dispatches.

# rough-ride - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Sprint finish: everything you need to know about today’s Le Tour action

Birthday boy Philippe Gilbert was fancied to triumph in today’s fourth stage to Mur de Bretagne. But how did he fare?

This stationary bike simulates the Tour de France using Google Maps

Now you can climb Mont Ventoux without ever leaving your sitting room. If that’s what you’re into.

# rough-ride - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Get in the saddle… here’s our spoofer’s guide to the Tour de France

What’s a peloton? Why is he in a different colour jersey today? Who’s the guy in the oxygen tent? Here’s all you need to know ahead of tomorrow’s start to Le Tour.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Disappointment for Roche as Britain’s Wiggins triumphs

The result leaves Roche in 16th place overall, and he is currently three minutes and 26 seconds behind leader, Bradley Wiggins of Britain.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Armstrong’s lawyers want apology from ’60 Minutes’ Vicious Cycle This post contains videos

Armstrong’s lawyers want apology from ’60 Minutes’

Former team-mate Tyler Hamilton insisted Armstrong doped throughout Tour de France winning streak.

# rough-ride - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Why is the US Government investigating Lance Armstrong anyway?

Team’s receipt of $40m sponsorship money from the US Postal Service provides grounds for federal inquiry.