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Here’s some great advice on how to stay with a group when climbing and feel more comfortable; all based on your current levels of fitness.     Regardless of how long you’ve been cycling or what your standard is; unless you’re one of a very small group of elite professional riders you too will hurt […]
FMB Roubaix tubulars may be €110 each, but in the eyes of our reviewer they represent many of the iconic elements of the sport of cycling.     Review: FMB Roubaix tubulars By Myles McCorry If you’ve ever watched Paris-Roubaix and longingly glared at Tom Boonen’s bike milling along the crest of the pavé you […]
Oleg Tinkoff was clearly none too happy with the requests for money from Nicolas Roche and agent Andrew McQuaid, seen here on the right with Bjarne Riis from whom he bought the Tinkoff-Saxo team this year.     Owner of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, Oleg Tinkoff appears displeased at the manner in which his negotiations played […]
Nicolas Roche is aiming to continue his career’s steady upward curve with Team Sky from January under the watchful eye of Dave Brailsford.     For the past few years, every time his contract has come to an end, Nicolas Roche has been linked to Team Sky. With a two year contract with Tinkoff-Saxo coming to […]
      Turbo trainer, indoor trainer or ergo trainer; whatever you choose to call it, they’re a fantastic training tool. The video above talks you through some of the different models on the market and will hopefully help you determine which machine suits you –and your pocket – the best. Turbo trainers are a […]
    Cycling in the rain is almost inevitable, no matter where it is you ride. So check out the video above for tips to make wet weather riding more tolerable. Preparation is key to making sure that a wet ride isn’t as bad as it could be. Making sure you’ve got the right clothing on; be […]
Sean Fowler took a break from cooking for Garmin-Sharp last week to look after the Irish team at the World Championships; he reveals who the “best grubbers” are.     By Brian Canty As part of Cycling Ireland’s efforts to increase the level of professionalism when national squads gather for major fixtures, it acted on […]
Sean Fowler took a break from cooking for Garmin-Sharp last week to look after the Irish team at the World Championships; he reveals who the “best grubbers” are.     By Brian Canty As part of Cycling Ireland’s efforts to increase the level of professionalism when national squads gather for major fixtures, it acted on […]
Roche’s biggest moments with Tinkoff-Saxo came on the Vuelta last year when he took the leader’s red jersey and also won a stage. Now a new chapter starts with Team Sky.     Nicolas Roche has ended months of speculation on his future in the pro game, with confirmation this morning that he is to […]
The energy saved and time gained from wearing a jersey that fits better – even the same jersey in one size smaller – was more significant than buying faster wheels worth thousands of Euro.       The major bike manufacturer Specialized has carried out some wind tunnel testing comparing the time gained and energy […]
Johnny Reid made the most of his trip to Dublin yesterday to emerge the winner of the ‘B race’ at the opening round of the Fixx Supercross Cup in Grange Castle in the west of the city. He took that win riding a mountain bike (Photo: Watson)       Round 1, Fixx Supercross Cup […]
Great Shot: Robin Seymour leads Evan Ryan and Glenn Kinning in the opening round of the Fixx Supercross Cup in Dublin (Photo: Gareth Gibbons)     Robin Seymour has taken the opening race of the 2014-2015 cyclocross season, but the Team WORC man was pushed all the way for victory by Glenn Kinning of Kinning […]
  It’s always fantastic to see the Irish jersey in the field at the World Championships and other major track and road international events. Yesterday, Sunday, it was the turn of Philip Deignan, Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche in the elite men’s race at the Worlds in Spain. Here’s 20 great photos that trace the […]
Roche felt the breakaway he got clear in was comprised of strong riders from the bigger nations and he was surprised when those he was with would not ride (Photo: Sean Rowe)     By Brian Canty In Ponferrada Nicolas Roche admitted he felt “wrecked” and was looking forward to a break after he battled […]
Dan Martin chases back on after crashing. He got close to regaining contact but in the indeed was left to curse another spill in a season he insists is not over yet (Photo: Sean Rowe)       By Brian Canty In Ponferrada Having gone into the World Championships hopeful of biding his time and […]
Philip Deignan shrugged off a tough day at the Worlds, but team management said his waiting for Dan Martin cost him dearly at a crucial time (Photo: Sean Rowe)   By Brian Canty In Ponferrada It may have been his long overdue return to an Irish jersey at a World Championships after a five-year absence, […]
Nicolas Roche showed himself to be one of the really strong men of the pro game, finishing among a small group that survived the final laps at the World Championships in Spain (Photo: Sirotti)     By Brian Canty In Ponferrada Nicolas Roche has finished best of the three-man Irish team after 6½ hours in […]
  To watch the Irish team in the elite men’s road race LIVE from the World Championships in Spain, just click play below. The footage is available to view live in the Republic of Ireland, but it is geo restricted meaning the UCI is not making it available in many countries. This will impact viewers […]
  As our video below shows, there was an absolutely massive crash in the elite women’s road race at the World Championships yesterday. Unfortunately there were no Irish women in the race, with Olivia Dillon the only rider selected but withdrawing last week citing fatigue. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France) took the group sprint that decided the […]
An Post-Chainreaction manager Kurt Bogaerts says he is keen to sign Eddie Dunbar, who now moves on to the U23 ranks after two great years as a junior. But with Rapha Condor JLT also keen to sign the teenager, it looks like Bogaerts may not get his wish; seen here during a team talk with […]

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