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We bloody loved it, we did. And judging by the latest tourism numbers and comments from the tourism Tsar, the Giro brought a massive windfall to the North this year.     The Giro d’Italia is among a small number of events and attractions that have driven massive growth in the tourism sector in Northern […]
Pictured on an aero seatpost; it really couldn’t be any neater and the enhanced functions look set to make this Irish invention one of the bike game’s real winners of 2014.   Every now and again innovative kit comes on the market that really catches your eye. These lights from Irish company See.Sense fit into […]
Stephen Halpin is keen to put a difficult season behind him and tackle next year hunting for victories again (Amy-Norah Farrell)     By Brian Canty It’s a measure of how high the standard of racing in Ireland is right now that a rider like Stephen Halpin has no results of note from the year. […]
Aye, Aye captain. Nicolas Roche takes the wheel on his first day with Team Sky.   Nicolas Roche was given a captain’s role in his first outing with Team Sky today, when the squad took to the high seas with the British sailing team. New signing Roche was part of a motley crew of Sky […]
Charity campaigner Liam Mulcahy with his daughter Sophie who has today tragically passed away aged just 8-years-0ld.     By Brian Canty The Irish cycling community has been plunged into sadness today following the news that Sophie Mulcahy, the daughter of the Cycle4Sick Children’s charity founder Liam Mulcahy has died aged 8 years after a […]
You’ll need to wear rain jackets, overshoes and maybe leg warmers during the winter months. Putting them on and taking them off on the move is a very handy trick to pick up.   Putting on and taking off those winter layers when you’re riding your bike is a very useful skill to have, so […]
Having put aside a full tilt at cycling until his college course was completed earlier this year, the journey to Europe proved a successful one with one victory in Belgium and three at home for Marc Potts (Photo: George Doyle)   Marc Potts is one of a growing number of young Irish riders opting to […]
Keeping your form is vital with strength and conditioning training so seek out the advice of an expert rather than starting to randomly lift weights.   It’s an ideal time of year to start strength and conditioning coaching right now, but don’t be fooled into thinking lifting weights and working on your core is only […]
Martin is a rare breed in that he can both climb and sprint; a deadly combination given next year’s Tour de France parcours (Photo: Sirotti)   Having put together his best ever Grand Tour overall performance at the Vuelta a Espana this season to take 7th place, Dan Martin must surely be eyeing next year’s […]
Damien Shaw is hopeful foreign racing can give him the extra edge required to close in on that elusive Rás stage win; seen here on the right with Dan Martin trying to bridge to the breakaway at the National Road Championships in Westmeath in June (Photo by George Doyle)       By Brian Canty […]
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to lose weight; make these small changes and stick to them. And maybe by spring you’ll look more like Chris Froome than his black-nappied buddies!     This is one of the best videos we’ve shared in a long time. It features 10 simple things you can do right now to […]
From road rage to race fails and downright embarrassing mishaps; this piece does exactly what it says on the tin. We give you clips of 10 cyclists who’ve made the news for all the wrong reasons. Bike path wipe out One too many  Bikie Vs Cabbie Some kick in the town halls Erm, there’s still […]
One rider’s sly kick into the front wheel of another cyclist he was overtaking was madness.   Seeing any kind of road rage involving cyclists is not good. But when it’s bike rider on bike rider it’s especially unpleasant. In this clip, Raphael Carrondo was riding through evening rush hour traffic in the middle of […]
A tough year has ended in difficult circumstances but hopefully Marcus Christie can bounce back once again.   By Brian Canty Having gone to the season-ending Chrono des Nations time trial in France to try and salvage something from a difficult year, Marcus Christie was left to count the cost of a wasted trip after […]
  The Irish track team as arguably spoilt us with their results in the past couple of seasons, winning medals at World and European championships, as well as the UCI World Cup series. In Guadeloupe at the elite European Championships in recent days, the sqaud endured a more difficult time. The women’s team pursuit line-up […]
Marcus Christie rolls off the start ramp at the Chrono des Nations, but ended the race and his season with a spectacular crash.     Ireland’s Marcus Christie brought his season to a close in disappointing fashion at the Chrono des Nations time trial (1.1) in France yesterday, crashing hard within sight of the line […]
All top riders have picked up plenty of great tips along the way to get your through winter training in the best condition possible and Matt Stephens shares some of his in this piece. Above, Tralee BC pound the roads of the Kingdom led by one of our own former pros Paul Griffin (left).   […]
While the European Championships will be forgotten quickly by the Irish, there were plenty of good experiences to take away for the future.     By Brian Canty The 12-strong Irish team brought its European Track Championships campaign to a close in Guadeloupe last night, leaving the French Caribbean with no medals. It was a […]
These photos capture the moment the Irish men’s team pursuit squad came crashing down at the European Championships, sustaining injuries that would effectively wipe out the rest of their meeting in Guadeloupe. In the shot above, the quartet of Martyn Irvine, Ryan Mullen, Cormac Clarke and Javan Nulty get away from the start for their […]
Glenn Kinning on his way to his second victory of the cyclocross season in Dungannon (Photo: Toby Watson)   Glenn Kinning has continued his excellent run in the early weeks of the cyclocross season to win round 3 of the Ulster Cyclocross Series in Windmill Park, Dungannon, this afternoon. The Kinning Cycles man was runner […]

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