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 Last year’s winner, Sam Bennett has gone on to win a string of pro races since taking the yellow. Who will succeed him? (Photo: www.blackumbrella.ie)      By Brian Canty One of the country’s most popular and demanding stage races, the Suir Valley Three-Day was launched last week with some slight route variations to last […]
    The clip above is spectacular in that the cyclist thrown in the air and his bike ripped in two walked about with nothing but bruising and seems to have been able to get to his feet as he landed. He posted this clip in YouTube with the following explanation: “The second time I […]
Riding on a flat road on a calm day, the factor which limits a cyclist’s speed is air resistance. Anyone who has ridden a bike in Ireland is well aware of air or wind resistance. Read more...
Another aggressive effort by Nicolas Roche today paid dividends for his Tinkoff-Saxo team, with Rafal Majka taking his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France. Seen here battling his way to today’s finish line (Photo: Stefano Sirotti)     Ireland’s Nicolas Roche put in a sterling performance on today’s 17th stage of the Tour de […]
Another aggressive effort by Nicolas Roche today paid dividends for his Tinkoff-Saxo team, with Rafal Majka taking his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France. Seen here battling his way to today’s finish line (Photo: Stefano Sirotti)     Ireland’s Nicolas Roche put in a sterling performance on today’s 17th stage of the Tour de […]
Martyn Irvine will be hoping to add more medals to his impressive collection when he begins his Commonwealth Games with the 40km points race on Saturday.     Former world track champion Martyn Irvine has been chosen to carry the flag for Northern Ireland at tomorrow’s opening ceremony at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Irvine won gold […]
A young man whose hard work has paid off and who is having a great week – first a national title and now a place at the UCI’s centre of excellence in Switzerland, where he will travel next month; Banbridge CC’s James Curry (Photo: Sean Rowe)     Following in the footsteps of young track […]
The Irish junior men’s team pursuit riders prepare themselves for their effort in Portugal today under the watchful eye of coach Brian Nugent.     Ireland’s Josie Knight has won a silver medal in the junior women’s individual pursuit at the European Track Championships in Portugal. The Kanturk CC first-year junior had put in a […]
Ciara McManus on her way to the elite women’s gold at the National XC Mountainbike Championships in Kerry (Photo: Sean Rowe)         Irish XC Mountainbike Championships Sunday, July 20th, 2014 Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry Promoted by Killarney CC Elite Men Rider Name Rider Club Time 1 Time 2 Time 3 Time 4 […]
Sam Bennett announced himself to the pro peloton with victory at the Clasica de Almeria in March and has won four races since then.     By Gerard Cromwell After a successful start to his first year as a professional, Sam Bennett took a well deserved mid season break after the national road race championships […]
Josie Knight has been a huge talent on the road for some time now, but today she’s bagged a medal at the European Championships on the track.     Josie Knight has scored an amazing result on the velodrome in Portugal at the European Track Championships; the Kanturk youngster coming home fastest in the individual […]
Two time Olympian Robin Seymour takes the national cross country mountainbike title for a record 20th time in Killarney (Photo: Sean Rowe)     By Gerard Cromwell Robin Seymour added to his legendary off-road status with an unprecedented 20th national cross country mountainbike championship win in Killarney at the weekend. The 43-year-old Wicklow man finished […]
Ryan Mullen is Ireland’s star turn at these Euro Championships but he is by no means our only hope of a medal.     Ireland’s U23 riders Ryan Mullen and Dylan Foley and junior Josie Knight get Ireland underway today at the European Track Championships in Portugal. With 13 riders in the national squad for […]
  Team Sky’s vehicle partner, Jaguar has really out done itself this time. The luxury car giant has designed, engineered and built a bespoke F-TYPE Coupé high performance support vehicle for the team to use during stage 20 time trial of the Tour de France on Saturday which sees the riders power down the road […]
Big Bunch: The Youth National Track Championships was well supported and hard fought in Dublin yesterday (Photo thanks t Adamstown Cycling Team)      Youth National Track Championships Eamonn Ceannt Track, Sundrive Rd, Dublin Sunday, July 20th U16 Boys   Club 500m TT Flying 200 Sprint Scratch Barnes Harvey East Tyrone CC 38.37 (1) 13.3 1 1 Heaney […]
    Here’s something you definitely don’t see every day. It’s a professional rider in the Tour de France stopping to remonstrate with fans booing him from the side of the road. The rider in question is French star Tommy Voeckler who rides for the Europcar team. He was half way up the final climb […]
Dylan O’Brien rates yesterday’s stage win at the Junior Tour as his best ever victory and is now hopeful he can gain selection for the World Championships (Photo: Stephen McMahon – Sportsfile)     By Brian Canty Dylan O’Brien has said yesterday’s stage win at the Junior Tour of Ireland was by far his biggest […]
Sean McKenna pushed the pace in the closing stages in Meath yesterday as the breakaway fell apart and the bunch mopped up all but the strongest.     Sean McKenna has taken a really impressive victory for UCD CC in a three-up sprint at the end of the Seamus Kennedy Memorial in Co Meath. McKenna, […]
Popular Winner: Dylan O’Brien takes the final stage of the Junior Tour by beating a breakaway comprised of every stage winner from a great week of racing; the Munster Sensa man bouncing back in great style after a difficult period when illness sidelined him from some great international events (Photo: Stephen McMahon – Sportsfile)   […]
Jason Prendergast leads his team’s clean sweep of the podium at the Westport Criterium (Photo: www.jimmymcelroy.com)     Jason Prendergast romped to a marvellous victory in the Westport Criterium last night before a huge crowd on a perfect evening for racing. The Liquidworx-Fitscience rider got the better of his teammate Chris Reilly, while Paddy Clarke […]

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