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  French mountainbiker Ludo May has come up with this nice little clip that’s very apt for the day that’s in it. Happy Halloween guys!     Les Photos       Here’s Ludo et Son Vélo episde 1; tis a wee bit French…          
    By Brian Canty Irish U23 international rider, Conor McIlwaine endured a miserable season in 2013 after a crash saw him initially sidelined and then struggle for the remainder of the year. His spill in the U23 Tour of Flanders in April saw him fracture his thumb in two places and dislocate it while […]
Belfast’s Connor McConvey has been with the Azerbaijan-backed Synergy Baku squad for the past two seasons, but he’s heading back to base himself in Belgium after signing a new pro deal (Photo: George Doyle)     Having ridden for the Azerbaijan-backed Synergy Baku squad since its inception two years ago, Belfast man Connor McConvey has […]
When Irish off-road legend Richie Byrne failed to make the short list for the Cycling Ireland annual awards revealed yesterday, did he bitch and ball? No sir, he did not. Instead, he kept his shape, kept calm in the face of adversity and made this extremely funny video! (The voting for the awards is underway, […]
Matthew Teggart will swap the Irish racing scene for the life of a full-timer in France next year; seen here driving the escape at the Newry Three Day back in August (Photo with thanks to Paul Hannigan)     By Brian Canty Matt Teggart will link up with French club team AC Bisontine for the […]
An emerging strong rider with a very good finishing kick, Simon Ryan of Nenagh CC is hoping for a clear run at the most famous finish line in Irish cycling.     By Brian Canty Simon Ryan has proven himself a capable operator on the domestic front in recent seasons, forging his way into a […]
Emerging Cork rider David McCarthy has landed himself a fantastic pro deal with one of the UK’s best professional teams for the year ahead.   By Brian Canty David McCarthy has joined the growing number of Irish riders on foreign-based pro squads after today being unveiled as a new member of the JLT-Condor team, previously […]
  If Ireland’s Philip Deignan was any more laid back in this clip he’d be horizontal; the Irishman is a pretty cool customer who takes the demands of the sport in his stride.   This first one below does exactly what it says on the tin; Irish Team Sky rider Philip Deignan talks us through […]
Sam Bennett may have been the best boy in the class this year but he was one of 15 Irish to score EuropeTour points, with Ryan Mullen and Sean Downey of An Post-Chainreaction next best. Bennett seen here on the podium at Rund um Köln in Germany in April.     While the world’s best […]
The Shay Elliot Memorial, above, is shortlisted for race of the year while Eddie Dunbar and Paddy Clarke (second and third above) are shortlisted for rider of the year. Bray Wheelers, which promotes the Shay Elliot, is in the mix for the club of the year award (Photo: Stephen McMahon – Sportsfile)   It’s that […]
Jason Prendergast scored a string of victories this season and is very much looking to move up a gear in 2015 (Photo: Paweł Sadowski of www.shutterstills.com)     Irish U23 international rider, Jason Prendergast is setting himself some lofty goals for next season when he will target wins in some of the biggest races on […]
We profile seven winter training types of rider. Can you spot yourself in here? Some riders will go through hell to get the miles in during winter, never to be seen when the summer approaches. Just don’t let them drag you down with them.     Former international bike rider and now occasional triathlete, Tim […]
This dude is having a bad day but doing his best to innovate. If you get caught out with a puncture and no spares, all is not lost. Have a look at the video below.     Okay, okay, so we’re all supposed to go out training well prepared with plenty of food, some tools […]
Ken Tobin is looking to build on the success of his first couple of seasons back in the domestic peloton by joining a new team for next year and also riding his first Rás. Seen here winning the criterium stage of the Suir Valley Three Day (Photo: Dc Images)     By Brian Canty Ken Tobin […]
Darnell Moore, above, of Caldwell Cycles has taken his first ‘A race’ win in the Ulster Cyclocross Series. He came home ahead of James Curry (Banbridge CC) and Matt Adair (XMTB McConvey) in round 3 at Castle Park, Bangor. Brendan Doherty of VC Glendale took the vets’ prize. More later. (Photo: Toby Watson)   James […]
Robin Seymour (Expert Cycles) has taken round 2 of the Fixx Supercross Cup in Tymon Park, south Dublin, today from Sean O’Tuathail of Bray Wheelers in 2nd and VeloRevolution rider Zippy Doyle in 3rd, we’ll have more later (Photo: Sean Rowe)   All photos by Sean Rowe Seymour indicated a few months ago he was […]
On the cobbles of the Forest of Arenberg in the 2011 Paris-Roubaix, Matt Brammeier feels teams know he is a solid pro rider and is looking at signing a new contract for next year by the end of the next week (Photo: Sirotti)     By Gerard Cromwell Despite a promising start in the colours […]
Liam Dolan breaking the Ironman Irish record in Copenhagen last year; the Dundalk man now has his sights fixed on cycling success.     By Brian Canty Dundalk native Liam Dolan is one rider who concluded the 2014 racing season with his stock having very much risen. And the Cuchulainn CC man is hoping for […]
Dubliner Anthony Walsh rode for Chicago-based Astellas Oncology this year. He also has his own coaching practice and in this column he imparts some of his knowledge about winter training.   Having raced in the North American pro peloton with the Chicago-based Astellas Oncology team and also ridden in France and with UCD CC at home, Anthony Walsh […]
Great year for the Irish: The Giro may have thrilled at home, but our pro men gave us plenty to cheer this season, with all looking like there’s a lot more to come.   While the visit of the Giro d’Italia north and south in May will linger in the memory of Irish cycling fans […]

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