Cyclocross

Ireland to host round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup for the first time

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) have announced that a round of the 2020-2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will take place in Dublin, marking the first time that a round of the prestigious series has taken place in Ireland. The Dublin round which will be the second race in the series will take on 18 October 2020 and will include...

Irish Cyclocross Championships to be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube

Cycling Ireland have announced that the 2020 Cyclocross National Championships will be live streamed from Enniscrone, Co Sligo on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, January 12th. In addition, TG4 will broadcast a 1-hour highlights package in the coming weeks and make the coverage available worldwide across the TG4 Player. The live stream, hosted on Cycling Ireland’s YouTube and Facebook accounts,...

Five Irish riders set to compete at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships

Cycling Ireland have announced the names of the five riders who will compete at this weekend's UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Bogense, Denmark. First to compete will be Adam McGarr and Sean Nolan in the Junior Men's race on Saturday with David Conroy lining up in the U23 Men's race. On Sunday, Lara Gillespie and Lucy O'Donnell will start...

Cycling Ireland Events Calendar Launched

Cycling Ireland has launched the 2019 Events Calendar. Riders planning to ride one or more than over 700 officially sanctioned events across four broad divisions can access the details on the Cycling Ireland website. The Calendar has been split into four areas: Road Events, Leisure Events, BMX, Off Road and Track Events, and Club League. Riders can filter...

Zdenek Stybar turns attention to cyclo-cross in December

Three-time World Champion Zdenek Stybar has revealed that he will compete in several cyclo-cross races this winter. In a return to the discipline that he describes as his “first love”, Stybar will be riding a few events shortly after Christmas, starting with the Zolder World Cup, scheduled for the 26th. He will then move on to the races at...

“The Irish fans were amazing” – Lara Gillespie describes her CX Worlds experience

Ireland’s Lara Gillespie put in a stellar performance at the weekend when she finished 23rd in the U23 race and was the fourth junior over the line at the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. She competed in the U23 event in the absence of a junior category and afterwards described the experience as amazing. Speaking after...

Lara Gillespie takes impressive 23rd place at U23 World Cyclocross Champs

Lara Gillespie finished in 23rd place in today's Women's U23 race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Valkenburg and was also fourth junior over the line. In doing so, she achieved the best finish for an Irish rider at the Worlds. What makes the result even more remarkable is that she started in last position on the grid and...

Irish team announced for Cyclocross World Championships

Cycling Ireland and the Off Road Commission have announced that six riders will be representing Ireland at the forthcoming UCI Cyclocross World Championships taking place in Valkenburg, Netherlands from 3-4 February 2018. The team comprises at least one rider in each of the UCI World Championship category events. Riders will also participate in the UCI World Cup in Hoogerheide the...

Watch live: British National Cyclo-Cross Championships

The live coverage starts at 9:15am for the National Cyclo-Cross Championships at Sunderland’s Hetton Lyons Country Park. Perfect excuse for a lazy Sunday morning.

Racing through a Swiss castle at Redbull Velodux (VIDEO)

The 4th edition of Redbull Velodux took place in Switzerland recently with over 300 cyclists taking part in the urban cyclocross race. The riders start with a 200 metre run to grab their bikes before setting off on a challenging and unusual course which included a section through a castle in the village of Estavayer-le-lac on the shores of Lake...

Footage from the Foyle CC round of the Ulster Cyclocross Series (VIDEO)

Round 5 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross Series took place recently in St. Columb's Park, Derry with separate races organised for underage categories from U6 to U16, Women's, Men's A and B races in addition to MTB Support races. Race Director was former An Post Chain Reaction rider Ronan McLaughlin, who was also racing himself in the Men's A Race....

Greg Van Avermaet wins Flandrien of the Year award for sixth time

Greg Van Avermaet won the prestigious Flandrien of the Year award for a record sixth time yesterday while Sanne Cant won the Flandrienne of the Year award for the first time. Van Avermaet who took victories this season in Paris–Roubaix, Gent–Wevelgem. E3 Harelbeke and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad beat Philippe Gilbert by ten points to win the award which is voted...

Tom Pidcock takes first U23 Superprestige victory (VIDEO)

Young British talent Tom Pidcock has taken his first U23 Superprestige victory in Boom, Belgium today after pulling clear of his two closest competitors on the final lap. It was also his first victory in Telenet Fidea colours. Pidcock finished eight seconds clear of his closest competitor, Adam Ťoupalík. It's another significant win to add to the palmares of the...

Cyclocross looks amazing from the air

Check out this awesome drone footage from the Hippo Cross 2017. The race took place on the 30th of September in Lambertville, New Jersey and the footage is from the men's category 3 race.

Some great deals on entry level cyclocross bikes just in time for the season

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Riders face incredibly slippery conditions at EKZ CrossTour (VIDEO)

This winter's cyclo-cross season has started with Round One of the EKZ CrossTour in Switzerland amongst the first races to take place. The first round was held in Baden in the north of the country and as can be seen in the clip below, the riders faced extremely slippery conditions and struggled to stay upright on one of the corners. The...

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Trinity Racing Announces Road Team for 2020 Season

Following on from a very successful Cyclo-cross season, TRINITY Racing have confirmed that they will also compete on the road over the coming season....

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