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Keeping your form is vital with strength and conditioning training so seek out the advice of an expert rather than starting to randomly lift weights.   It’s an ideal time of year to start strength and conditioning coaching right now, but don’t be fooled into thinking lifting weights and working on your core is only […]
Martin is a rare breed in that he can both climb and sprint; a deadly combination given next year’s Tour de France parcours (Photo: Sirotti)   Having put together his best ever Grand Tour overall performance at the Vuelta a Espana this season to take 7th place, Dan Martin must surely be eyeing next year’s […]
Damien Shaw is hopeful foreign racing can give him the extra edge required to close in on that elusive Rás stage win; seen here on the right with Dan Martin trying to bridge to the breakaway at the National Road Championships in Westmeath in June (Photo by George Doyle)       By Brian Canty […]
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to lose weight; make these small changes and stick to them. And maybe by spring you’ll look more like Chris Froome than his black-nappied buddies!     This is one of the best videos we’ve shared in a long time. It features 10 simple things you can do right now to […]
From road rage to race fails and downright embarrassing mishaps; this piece does exactly what it says on the tin. We give you clips of 10 cyclists who’ve made the news for all the wrong reasons. Bike path wipe out One too many  Bikie Vs Cabbie Some kick in the town halls Erm, there’s still […]
One rider’s sly kick into the front wheel of another cyclist he was overtaking was madness.   Seeing any kind of road rage involving cyclists is not good. But when it’s bike rider on bike rider it’s especially unpleasant. In this clip, Raphael Carrondo was riding through evening rush hour traffic in the middle of […]
A tough year has ended in difficult circumstances but hopefully Marcus Christie can bounce back once again.   By Brian Canty Having gone to the season-ending Chrono des Nations time trial in France to try and salvage something from a difficult year, Marcus Christie was left to count the cost of a wasted trip after […]
  The Irish track team as arguably spoilt us with their results in the past couple of seasons, winning medals at World and European championships, as well as the UCI World Cup series. In Guadeloupe at the elite European Championships in recent days, the sqaud endured a more difficult time. The women’s team pursuit line-up […]
Marcus Christie rolls off the start ramp at the Chrono des Nations, but ended the race and his season with a spectacular crash.     Ireland’s Marcus Christie brought his season to a close in disappointing fashion at the Chrono des Nations time trial (1.1) in France yesterday, crashing hard within sight of the line […]
All top riders have picked up plenty of great tips along the way to get your through winter training in the best condition possible and Matt Stephens shares some of his in this piece. Above, Tralee BC pound the roads of the Kingdom led by one of our own former pros Paul Griffin (left).   […]
While the European Championships will be forgotten quickly by the Irish, there were plenty of good experiences to take away for the future.     By Brian Canty The 12-strong Irish team brought its European Track Championships campaign to a close in Guadeloupe last night, leaving the French Caribbean with no medals. It was a […]
These photos capture the moment the Irish men’s team pursuit squad came crashing down at the European Championships, sustaining injuries that would effectively wipe out the rest of their meeting in Guadeloupe. In the shot above, the quartet of Martyn Irvine, Ryan Mullen, Cormac Clarke and Javan Nulty get away from the start for their […]
Glenn Kinning on his way to his second victory of the cyclocross season in Dungannon (Photo: Toby Watson)   Glenn Kinning has continued his excellent run in the early weeks of the cyclocross season to win round 3 of the Ulster Cyclocross Series in Windmill Park, Dungannon, this afternoon. The Kinning Cycles man was runner […]
Caroline Ryan is looking to move up the omnium standings but her male team mates are “cut from head to toe”     By Brian Canty Former world track championships bronze medallist, Caroline Ryan is currently in 10th place after three events of the women’s omnium at the European Track Championships in the French Caribbean […]
Two good lads: Eddie Dunbar and Michael O’Loughlin scored the points that have lifted Ireland to a record high in the end of season UCI rankings. Dunbar seen here just edging out O’Loughlin for the national road race crown in Cork in August (Photo: Dc Images)     Eddie Dunbar may have put in his […]
Setting up your handlebars properly and having the confidence to change positions can bring real benefits in comfort and performance.     Handlebars on a racing bike have a range of different positions. And using them properly can improve your performance. Comfort, power, efficiency and speed can all be significantly influenced by the way you […]
Dubliner convicted of dangerous cycling asked gardai: “Are you arresting me for breaking a f**king red light?”     A Dublin man has been fined €400 for dangerous cycling after he broke a red light and fled when gardai chased him in a patrol car. Thomas Redmond (29) of Donore Terrace in Dublin 8 was […]
Ryan Mullen, Martyn Irvine and Caroline Ryan will chase medals for Ireland at the Euro Track Champs today, but Shannon McCurley (above) has already taken an excellent 7th place in the scratch race.     Shannon McCurley put in the stand out performance for the Irish team on the third day of racing at the […]
Recognise yourself in two or more of our ’10 signs you’re a Fred’? You need to have a word with yourself.     The recession may have seen the economy wiped out and people plunged into financial hardship, but as Ireland’s economic fortunes have flagged the bike game has rocketed. Alas, with the massive growth […]
Philip Deignan in time trial action at the Tour of Poland; he finished a lot higher in the WorldTour than expected. A stint as team leader, however brief, might bring massive results for the Donegal man.     Dan Martin has ended the season an excellent 9th in the WorldTour; his late run catapulting him […]

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