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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 […]
Dan Martin said today was his first goal of a season that “hasn’t exactly gone to plan so far” and that he looks forward to trying to defend Liège–Bastogne–Liège on Sunday and after that the Giro next month. Seen here on the podium at Flèche Wallonne today with winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Polish champion Michael […]
Sandra Fitzgerald takes a clear win in round 3 of the ‘Orwell – Stickybottle.com Crit Series’ last evening in Corkagh Park (Photo: Brendan Culleton)     Sandra Fitzgerald has made it two wins from three at the Orwell-Stickybottle.com Crit Series, taking round 3 in west Dublin last evening after claiming victory at the same venue last Tuesday. […]
Shattered: When you see a guy like Dan Martin grimace like this, you know it’s been hell out there. The Irishman crosses the line in 2nd place atop the Mur de Huy in Flèche Wallonne just behind winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). At Martin’s rear wheel in 3rd is Polish champion Michael Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma Quickstep). In […]
Dan Martin has gone very close to his second classic win, being beaten by just one man up the Mur de Huy ramp for victory at Flèche Wallonne.     Ireland’s Dan Martin has put in his best ride of the season to date, and indeed one of the strongest of his career, taking 2nd […]
A shattered Paddy Clarke after losing the lead in Kerry Group Rás Mumhan in the closing mils of the final stage in Killorglin on Monday (Photo: Pat Doherty)     Runner-up in the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan at the weekend, Paddy Clarke has admitted he was a broken man after he relinquished the yellow jersey […]
A scene from the new Department of the Environment television campaign that for the first time ever focuses solely on the safety of cyclists on the roads.     With the Giro d’Italia start in Belfast now less than three weeks away, the Northern Irish authorities have for the first time ever begun a television advertising […]
Nice little video outlining the top 10 most common mistakes made by people new to cycling. Read more...
Philip Deignan (second in line) gets his Giro del Trentino off to a good start with a solid ride in today’s opening team time trial.     By Gerard Cromwell Having recovered from a bout of sickness that saw him skip the recent Tour of the Basque Country, Philip Deignan returned to action for Team […]
Hard man, mountain man: Aged 41 years, cycling legend Padraig Marrey is about to become a father for the first time, but he has unfinished business with the Rás to deal with first. A great character and in many ways a pioneer, his attitude to a broad range of challenges is one you could really […]
Giving the team a pep talk pre-race at the Tour of Taiwan, but David McQuaid has not been shy in expressing his disappointment at how his charges have done so far this season.       Synergy Baku general manager, David McQuaid has criticised his own riders for what he sees as their under performance so […]
The breakaway passing through some beautiful countryside in the main event before the six-man move was whittled down to just two by the finish, where Daire Feeley bagged yet another win (Photo: Sean Bailey – madpics@eircom.net)       With stage racing underway in Munster, Leinster and Ulster at the weekend, out west Rás Chonamara was held in Connacht as […]
Sarah Piner takes the sprint finish from  Michelle O’Halloran and Amy Brice in Rathdowney in round 2 of the Women’s National League on Sunday (Photo courtesy Ossory Cycling Club)     Sarah Piner has won the second round of the Joe Daly’s Women’s National League, sprinting home for victory in Rathdowney, Co Laois. The DID […]
Sarah Piner takes the sprint finish from  Michelle O’Halloran and Amy Brice in Rathdowney in round 2 of the Women’s National League on Sunday (Photo courtesy Ossory Cycling Club)     Sarah Piner has won the second round of the Joe Daly’s Women’s National League, sprinting home for victory in Rathdowney, Co Laois. The DID […]
  Photo finish: Sam Bennett wins the Rund Um Koln by the narrowest of margins from Belkin’s Barry Markus and Gerald Ciolek (MTN – Qhubeka)     We’ve already brought you video of Sam Bennett’s impressive second victory as a professional at Rund Um Koln today, Monday. Now have a look at the clip below […]
The charge to the finish line on the final stage of the Gorey Three Day today, when Martin Meschkat saw off a still rapid Colm Bracken for the stage win. Yellow jersey Mark Reilly of Lucan CRC was comfortable in the bunch and kept his jersey (Photo: Amy-Norah Farrell)       Mark Reilly of Lucan […]
  Here’s another great set of photographs from Pat Doherty at Kerry Group Rás Mumhan; this time capturing the hectic final stage yesterday, Monday.                                                               […]
Mark Dowling on the front of the chase group around Killorglin today, riding to the biggest win of his career since converting from triathlon (Photo: Pat Doherty)       By Brian Canty Winner of the 2014 Kerry Group Rás Mumhan, Mark Dowling said his victory today brought him as much relief as joy after […]
Fraser Duncan taking his third stage victory at the Tour of the North today for his Dave Kane-Northern CC squad, ahead of Richard Hepworth of Giordana in 2nd and Phoenix CC’s Brian Stewart in 3rd. (Photo Marian Lamb - Cycling Ulster)     By Gerard Cromwell With two stage wins under his belt already in the […]
The podium after stage 4 of the Tour of the North today: Brian Stewart of Phoenix CC in 3rd, winner Fraser Duncan and  Richard Hepworth in 2nd place on the day (Photo: Marian Lamb – Cycling Ulster)          April 19th to 21st: Tour of the North  Monday, April 21st: Stage 3 Galgorm (73 miles) 1 Duncan,Fraser Northern […]

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