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Ryan Mullen goes into the U23 time trial at the World Championships as a hot favourite; what can he do?     By Shane Stokes Having taken an excellent seventh against seasoned professionals in the individual time trial (TT) at the Tour of Britain, Ireland’s Ryan Mullen has said he is looking forward to the […]
Nicolas Roche and his Tinkoff-Saxo team mates snake their way through the green countryside in Spain at the World Championships this afternoon (Photo: Sirotti)     Nicolas Roche has only just missed out on claiming a medal at the World Road Championships in Spain on the opening day of a week of competition in Ponferrada. […]
The Irish born and bred star has been best in time trials, but once he is trusted as team leader his road race results can improve massively.     While Nicolas Roche was the only Irish rider set to take part in the team time trial race at the World Championships in Spain this afternoon, […]
  Watch the World Championships Team Time Trial race live from Spain by simply clicking below. Ireland is represented by Nicolas Roche in the Tinkoff-Saxo line-up.      
Keith Gater has returned to racing in recent years after bad crash injuries and is now a national road champ; a victory he says brought him the day of his life (Photo with thanks to Adamstown Cycling Team)     By Brian Canty Newly crowned national vets’ champion, Keith Gater said today’s win was “easily” […]
With no Vuelta a Espana in his legs this year, Nicolas Roche hopes to be fresher at the World Championships in Ponferrada, where he will ride three races and is the first Irish rider in action tomorrow, Sunday (Photo: Sirotti)     By Gerard Cromwell Nicolas Roche will be the first Irish rider in action […]
Rory Wyley leads Hugh Mulhearne and Keith Gater in the winning breakaway in the vets’ race (Photo with thanks to Adamstown Cycling Team)     National Road Race Championships Saturday, September 20th Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath Promoted by Lakeside Mullingar Elite Women’s Result 1 Fiona Meade Blarney CC 2 Olivia Dillon Colavita Fine Cooking 3 Louise […]
There were just 23 finishers in the women’s national road championships and only 17 in the vets’ contest. Here, Rory Wyley leads Hugh Mulhearne and Keith Gater in the winning breakaway in the vets’ race (Photo with thanks to Adamstown Cycling Team)     National Road Race Championships Saturday, September 20th Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath Promoted […]
There were just 23 finishers in the women’s national road championships and only 17 in the vets’ contest. Here, Rory Wyley leads Hugh Mulhearne and Keith Gater in the winning breakaway in the vets’ race (Photo with thanks to Adamstown Cycling Team)     National Road Race Championships Saturday, September 20th Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath Promoted […]
Keith Gater wins the National Veterans’ Road Race Championships after attacking a really quality escape in Westmeath today (Photo by JimmyMcElroy.com)     By Brian Canty Keith Gater has won the National Vets’ Road Race Championships in Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath, this evening after bursting out of the five-man breakaway and soloing to the line. The […]
Fiona Meade storms in to take the elite women’s National Road Race Championships in Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath (Photo by JimmyMcElroy.com)     By Brian Canty Fiona Meade is the new elite women’s national road race champion after a brilliant race in Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath, this afternoon. The Cork woman riding for Blarney CC, who took […]
Having won the Laragh Classic in Co Wicklow last weekend, Keith Gater goes into the National Vets’ Road Race Championships tipped to shape, and perhaps win, the race (Photo: Karen M Edwards)     By Brian Canty Keith Gater is one of the favourites for tomorrow’s rescheduled National Vets’ Road Race Championships in Multyfarnham, Co […]
Greg Swinand has revealed details of a massive training load on the eve of the Vets’ National Road Race Championships. Pictured here by Sean Rowe winning the Newbridge GP in March after getting clear in a three-man winning move with team mates Anthony Walsh (left) and Sean McKenna (right).     By Brian Canty Reigning […]
Big Gun: Olivia Dillon’s time trial challenge ended before it began in June, but a stage win and 6th overall at Rás na mBan suggest the US-based rider is in rude health.     By Brian Canty While expected to line up for the National Women’s Road Championships in Westmeath tomorrow, the news emerging just […]
The vets’ road race showdown sees a massive field packed with quality line out for what could be the best one day race of the year. Greg Swinand – seen here winning the opening stage of the Tour of Ulster this year – is one of the hottest of favourites, but there are others who […]
Olivia Dillon takes her stage win at An Post Rás na mBan last week. If tomorrow’s championship race turns into a war of attrition she will be very hard to beat. However, defending champion Mel Spath is just one of a number of other class acts in the field who are well capable of turning […]
Hugh Mulhearne got the better of Greg Swinand in the two-up sprint that decided the vets’ title last year. This Saturday’s title race has attracted the biggest field of any championship race this season. When the event was postponed due a fatal traffic accident close to the course in June, the entry was opened again. However, the bumper field that signed […]
With few opportunities in Ireland to get into a nationally supported programme where foreign racing and training trips would be funded, Dublin rider Darragh Zaidan is turning to crowd funding to help make his Olympic dream become reality.   Former Irish junior international, Darragh Zaidan has launched an online appeal for funding in the hope […]
While bike technology has raced ahead, the UCI has banned many developments – like these spinergy wheels – on safety grounds. At times it has also argued that those with the money for the best new technology should not be advantaged, or that some technologies simply offer too much performance gain.     Usually in […]
Sometimes there’s really no end to just how badly wrong things can turn in an instant. As race crashes go, this spill looked pretty scary.       Anyone who’s been watching pro cycling closely during the past season will have begun to hear the name Tao Geoghegan Hart in dispatches. In his first year […]

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