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Tom Boonen looks ahead to start of final classics campaign

This weekend's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will signal the start of Tom Boonen’s final chapter in pro cycling, as the Quick-Step Floors rider and Classics legend is set to call time on his career on April 9th. The 36-year-old Belgian has already completed two stage races in 2017 and is now looking forward with optimism and confidence to this weekend. “I...

Irish motorists could face €80 fine and three penalty points for close passes

A new bill is set to be introduced which would see Irish motorists face an €80 fine and three penalty points on their licence if they are found to have driven too close to cyclists, according to a report in today's Irish Independent. The Road Traffic (Minimum Passing Distance of Cyclists) Bill 2017, is being published today by Fine Gael...

Female cyclist sorts out some ‘lads in a van’ after they asked her “was she on her period”

There is nothing sweeter than this. After an altercation where the passenger in the van offered to take the girl for a drink, and asked her was she 'on her period' and 'what charm school did she go to'... and then telling to get her 'Get Mum and Dad to get their money back' She took things into...

#Allocate4Cycling protest to take place in Dublin tomorrow

A protest will be taking place in Dublin tomorrow (Wednesday) to demand an increase in funding for cycling. The protest is organised by Dublin Cycling Campaign in collaboration with Cyclist.ie - the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network which is the member for Ireland of the European Cyclists’ Federation. Also supporting the protest are An Taisce - the National Trust for Ireland,...

Mark Cavendish and Merhawi Kudus to lead Dimension Data at Abu Dhabi Tour

The first UCI WorldTour race since the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race takes place this week with the Abu Dhabi Tour starting on Thursday and concluding after four road stages on Sunday the 26th of February. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have announced a strong team with the hope of repeating their double stage win success at last...

Aqua Blue Sport amongst wildcards for La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Aqua Blue Sport have been announced by race organisers A.S.O. as one of the seven wildcard teams to line up in both La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège in April. The other teams announced for La Flèche Wallonne alongside the Irish Pro Continental team are Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (FRA), Direct Energie (FRA), Fortuneo Vital Concept (FRA), Sport Vlaanderen Baloise (BEL),...

Eddie Dunbar included in Axeon Hagens Berman line-up for Volta ao Alentejo

UCI Continental team Axeon Hagens Berman begins its 2017 season this Wednesday at the five-day stage race in Portugal, the Volta ao Alentejo (UCI 2.1). Amongst the team's line-up is former Irish U23 Road Race champion Eddie Dunbar, with Will Barta, Adrien Costa, Chris Lawless, Jhonatan Narvaez, Ivo Oliveira, Logan Owen and Neilson Powless comprising the rest of the...

Successful Hosting of Inaugural Irish Youth Cyclo-cross Championships

Sunday 19th February saw flocks of young cyclists from as far away as Tyrone and Kerry descend on Corkagh Park, Dublin – Cycling Ireland’s only purpose built cycle track - for Ireland’s first ever Irish Youth Cyclo-cross Championships. The sport of cyclo-cross is going through a huge growth, with the style of racing attracting youths from all disciplines of...

Downey and English increase Ireland’s medal tally at Track World Cup with Madison silver

The Cycling Ireland team increased their medal tally at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia, when Mark Downey and Felix English won silver in the Madison last night. The Danish duo of Casper Von Folsach and Niklas Larson won gold, with Andrei Sazanov and Viktor Manakov of Russia finishing third. It...

Tim Wellens wins final stage of Ruta del Sol

Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) took his third win of the season after crossing the line first at the end of the fifth and final stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol (2.HC). The Belgian had been a member of a breakaway which got away early on the 151.5-kilometre stage from Setenil de las Bodegas (Cádiz) to Coín (Málaga). Joining...

Behind the scenes of Mark Downey’s World Cup win (VIDEO)

On Friday, Cycling Ireland’s Mark Downey won gold in the Men’s Points Race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia. He has since uploaded a video going behind the scenes of his achievement, as he prepares for the race, the race itself and the podium ceremony. It...

Alejandro Valverde takes 100th pro career win at Ruta del Sol

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) today took his fifth overall win at the Vuelta a Andalucía-Ruta del Sol and in doing so, reached one hundred professional career victories. Valverde claimed overall honours in the 63rd edition of the race after maintaining the one-second gap over Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) on the final 151-kilometre stage between Setenil de las Bodegas and Coín. Under...