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Yorkshire host towns revealed for 2019 UCI Road World Championships

The towns and cities across Yorkshire being lined up as host locations for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships have been revealed. Harrogate has been named as the main competition town and finish location for each race. Race start locations have been proposed in Beverley, Doncaster, Leeds, Northallerton, Ripon, and York. The 2019 UCI Road World Championships include a wide...

Open Letter sent to Cycling Ireland President regarding Women’s RR Championship

An open letter has been sent to the President of Cycling Ireland, Ciaran McKenna, in relation to the situation last weekend where the Irish Elite Women’s Road Race Championship was stopped to allow the U23 and Elite Men’s race to pass. The letter was sent by the winner of the race Lydia Boylan, the Race Director of Rás na mBan...

Ford develop special version of Focus RS for the 2017 Tour de France

To mark Team Sky's new two-year partnership with Ford Motor Company, the WorldTour team's supplier of cars and vans have developed a special version of the new Focus RS Option Pack for the 2017 Tour de France. The car features a new white livery that matches Team Sky’s special edition Tour de France jerseys, and the Focus RS Option...

Cycling Ireland to review format of National Championships

Following on from the situation last weekend where the Irish Elite Women's Road Race Championship was stopped to allow the U23 and Elite Men's race to pass, Ciaran McKenna - the President of Cycling Ireland - has released a statement saying that a review of the details and logistics that led to this occurrence will take place and that...

Introducing Albert Muela Galvez – the latest signing for An Post Chain Reaction

By Tara Fogarty The latest rider to join the UCI Continental team An Post Chain Reaction is 21-year-old Albert Muela Galvez, a Spaniard from Girona. Galvez rode Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc (2.2) last week which was his first introduction to continental level racing and says he enjoyed the race immensely despite admitting that it was difficult. The Alpine...

UCI announce calendar for 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) has today announced the dates and venues of all the rounds of the 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. These rounds have been awarded to the following cities: • Pruszków (Poland), November 3-5, 2017 • Manchester (Great Britain), November 10-12, 2017 • Milton (Canada), December 1-3, 2017 • Santiago (Chile), December 9-10,...

Dan Martin, Philippe Gilbert and Marcel Kittel to lead Quick Step Floors at the Tour de France

Quick-Step Floors will head to Germany for the start of the 104th edition of the Tour de France with a strong and experienced team supporting Dan Martin, Philippe Gilbert and Marcel Kittel. Last year, Martin came close to a stage victory at what was his best Tour de France outing, which saw the attack-orientated Irishman make his way into the...

Wanty-Groupe Gobert to start their first Tour de France with nine debutants

Wanty-Groupe Gobert will head to their first Tour de France this week with nine first time starters. The Italian Andrea Pasqualon and Dion Smith from New Zealand finalise the team line-up who will travel to Düsseldorf for le Grand Départ. "It wasn't an easy choice," said team manager Hilaire Van der Schueren. "Many candidates were qualified. Unfortunately Xandro Meurisse still...

Irish pair just miss out on podium place at Race Across America

Two Irish cyclists have become the first Irish 2-man team to complete the Race Across America (RAAM) and missed out on a podium place by just 21 minutes. Declan Brassil and Graham Macken (Ardstone Tayto Park LCRC) reached the finish of the 4940-kilometre race in a time of 8 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes to finish fourth. The race started...

Cannondale-Drapac announce Tour de France team

Cannondale-Drapac have announced their 2017 Tour de France squad with four riders making their debut - Alberto Bettiol, Paddy Bevin, Nate Brown and Taylor Phinney - amongst the nine-man team. These four will join Simon Clarke, Andrew Talansky, Pierre Rolland, Rigoberto Uran and Dylan Van Baarle. The team heads into La Grande Boucle with multiple objectives: on one hand,...

Route details announced for 2017 An Post Rás na mBan

A new stage finish in Gowran and a final dash up the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny are the highlights from the 2017 An Post Rás na mBan route announced today. Following a similar format to recent years, the six-stage, five-day international stage race for women includes four road race stages of varying length and difficulty, a time trial and a...

Ramon Sinkeldam wins Dutch RR Champs

Ramon Sinkeldam sprinted to victory at the men's elite Dutch national championships on Sunday, resulting in Team Sunweb's third title during their 2017 national championship campaign. As an initial breakaway went clear, Team Sunweb sent Albert Timmer and Tom Stamsnijder out into the leading group to keep an eye on proceedings at the head of the race. As the...