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Product Review – Maratona Spring Classics Speedfit Jersey

Maratona is a new UK-based cycle wear brand producing a range of men's and women's jerseys and shorts. The business was created by Simon Carr, a former award winning creative from the advertising world and a keen cyclist and time triallist. The Maratona Spring Classics Speedfit jersey is one of the jerseys in the current range and it pays homage...

Philippe Gilbert seeking hat-trick of wins at the Belgian Championships

After his victory last year at Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure, which followed his first title captured back in 2011, this Sunday Philippe Gilbert will be on the hunt for a third Belgian Road Race Champion's jersey on the course in Antwerp, which is hosting the competition for the first time in 11 years. “Wearing this jersey has been awesome,” explained...

Eileen Burns takes victory in Irish National Elite Women’s time-trial

Ballymena RC’s Eileen Burns has taken the victory in the Irish National Elite Women’s time-trial ahead of Kelly Murphy (Team Ford Ecoboost) and Eve McCrystal (Garda CC). Burns finished the 34-kilometre test which took the riders south from Johnstown Castle Estate to Kilmore Quay on the south Wexford coast in a time of 49'16" edging out Murphy by 13"...

Ryan Mullen edges out Nicolas Roche for Irish Time-Trial title

Ryan Mullen (Cannondale-Drapac) has taken gold in the Irish Elite Men's National Time-Trial Championships at Johnstown Estate Castle in Co. Wexford. Mullen who also won the title in 2015, finished 15 seconds ahead of defending champion, Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing) and Marcus Christie (Performance SBR) rounded off the podium with bronze. Speaking after the race Mullen was happy with his performance...

Team Sky announce Tour de France line-up

Team Sky has announced its lineup for the 2017 Tour de France, which starts in Dusseldorf on Saturday 1st July. Team leader Chris Froome will be seeking a fourth Tour de France win and a third straight Tour victory, having previously won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 editions of the race. Froome will be joined in the Team Sky lineup...

Team Sunweb focused on stage wins at the Tour de France

With the Tour de France just over a week away, Team Sunweb have announced their line-up for the 2017 edition of 'La Grand Boucle'. This year's Tour de France is a special edition for the German WorldTour team, with the race starting in Düsseldorf, Germany. After 11 stage wins during the previous four editions, Team Sunweb head to the race...

Four An Post Chain Reaction riders to line up at Irish National Championships

The An Post Chain Reaction quartet of Matthew Teggart, Damien Shaw, Connor Hennebry and Sean McKenna will return to Ireland from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th June for the Irish National Cycling Championships. Since overcoming an injury in the early part of the season, Matthew Teggart is having a successful run of form, including a stage three victory and a...

BORA – hansgrohe announce Tour de France line-up

UCI World Champion Peter Sagan and Polish Road Race champion Rafal Majka will lead BORA – hansgrohe at this year’s Tour de France, the team have announced. With Emanuel Buchmann, Marcus Burghardt and Rüdiger Selig, three German riders will also be at the start on July 1st in Düsseldorf. “We have a strong team going into this year’s...

Cyrus Monk signs stagiaire contract with Cannondale-Drapac

University of Melbourne student Cyrus Monk has been offered a stagiaire position with Cannondale-Drapac. The 20-year-old will join the team from the first of August, competing in the Tour of Britain, Colorado Classic and various one-day races in Italy. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of cycling at a WorldTour level,” said Monk. “After following cycling for so...

Irish National Time-Trial Championships – Start List and Times

The Irish National Time-Trial Championships take place on Thursday evening and the organisers have announced the list of entrants and start times. The start and finish will be at Johnstown Castle Estate in Co. Wexford. The 34-kilometre route for the time-trial is an out-and-back course and will take the riders south from Johnstown Castle Estate to Kilmore Quay on the...

Lieuwe Westra returns to racing after retiring from pro cycling earlier this year

Lieuwe Westra is set to return to racing this weekend having retired from professional cycling at the start of the year. The Dutch rider had signed for Wanty-Groupe Gobert at the end of last season, but in January announced that he would be retiring due to personal reasons. The 34 year-old will race again this weekend at the Zesdaagse...