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Irish team take a lot of positives from the MTB Worlds in the Czech Republic

Last weekend Ireland had three riders competing at the UCI 2016 Mountain Bike Cross Country World Championships in the Czech Republic. The event took place from the 30th June to the 3rd July in the Vysocina Arena in Nové Mesto na Morave, with David Conroy, James Curry and Gareth McKee flying the flag for Ireland. Conroy suffered a mechanical...

Irish Riders Set for World Stage in Czech Republic at MTB Worlds

Ireland has a three person team entered in the UCI 2016 Mountain Bike Cross Country World Championships which take place in the Czech Republic this weekend, from the 30th June to the 3rd July. The world’s best off road riders will battle it out for the rainbow stripes on the fast, technical and powder dry course in Nové Mesto...

Mountain biker collides with bear on Californian trail (VIDEO)

Mountain biker David Souza was descending down a trail in Northern California recently when a bear ran across his path. The pair collided, with Souza landing heavily on the rocky trail but luckily he escaped relatively unhurt. The bear meanwhile had already ran back into the woods by the time Souza got back on his feet. The incident took place...

“Down Not Out – Mountain Bike Party” Martyn Ashton tackles Fort William Course (VIDEO)

Martyn Ashton is famous for the video Road Bike Party which was released in 2012 which has over 12 million hits on YouTube. However, in 2013 while filming Road Bike Party 2 Martyn had an accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Since his paralysis, Ashton has found ways to return to biking and last year, he...

Peter Sagan set to compete at mountain biking at the Rio Olympics

World Road Race champion Peter Sagan will compete at the mountain biking event at Rio 2016, rather than the road event it has been announced. The road race circuit to be used in Rio is particularly hilly and may not have best suited Sagan's strengths, so the Tinkoff rider has decided to race in the off-road event instead. Sagan returned...

Health experts call for Rio Olympics to be postponed or moved

A group of health experts have come together to pen an open Letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting that the forthcoming Rio Olympics be postponed or moved to another location in light of the ongoing crisis surrounding the Zika virus that is affecting Brazil. The letter signed by 150 experts is directed to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of...

GoPro: Behind the scenes with Peter Sagan on his MTB return (VIDEO)

World Road Race champion Peter Sagan recently took a break from competing on the road and returned to his mountain bike roots. The Tinkoff rider took part in two races in Austria and Czech Republic, before crossing the Atlantic to line up in the Amgen Tour of California. Episode 2 of Beyond The Race follows Sagan on the second of...

Ireland dominate the podiums at the Emerald Enduro in Wicklow

Irish riders have dominated the podiums in the Emerald Enduro across most categories this weekend. The Emerald Enduro is round three in the World Enduro Series, a mountain bike discipline that is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the sport, being a mix of technical downhill riding and endurance racing. Greg Callaghan won the elite men’s event by...

Emerald Enduro World Class Mountain Bike Event in Wicklow Finishes Today

This weekend the Emerald Enduro takes place in Carrick Mountain, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow, with Sunday seeing the top names in mountain biking compete. This is the second year that Ireland has hosted a round in the World Enduro Series, one of the most exciting and spectator friendly disciplines in cycling. Last year this event was won by Irishman Greg...

Emerald Enduro returns to Ireland this weekend (VIDEO)

The Emerald Enduro presented by Biking.ie will return to Carrick Mountain in Co. Wicklow, Ireland on the 13th to 15th of May for the 3rd Round of the 2016 Enduro World Series. The best Enduro bike riders in the world will complete seven timed technical downhill stages, in a rally style format and the rider with the fastest combined...

The Belgian Waffle Ride – The “Most Unique Cycling Event in the U.S.” (VIDEO)

The Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride presented by SPY which took place recently in San Diego, California is dubbed the "Most Unique Cycling Event in the U.S." The ride which takes place in North County San Diego is a mix of single track climbs, sandy trails, and roughly paved roads and the longer route includes over 3,300 metres of climbing...

Peter Sagan crashes out of first MTB race in seven years (VIDEO)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) suffered misfortune at the weekend when he crashed out of his first mountain bike race in seven years in Austria. The World Road Race champion and Tour of Flanders winner pulled out after five laps of the race in Graz with minor injuries sustained in the crash. Sagan is planning on taking part in another mountain bike...

Peter Sagan to return to his mountain biking roots

After a successful classics campaign, UCI World Road Race Champion Peter Sagan is looking to blow the cobwebs off his mountain biking skills. Sagan will make a brief return to off-road racing in Austria and the Czech Republic in his build up to the Amgen Tour of California next month. Sagan, already a World Champion in the discipline as a...

Scott Eurocycles expand programme to develop the best Junior and U23 riders

The team was formed in 2014 with two riders David Conroy and Sean Feeney, with the support of Donnybrook Landscape Co and Scott Eurocycles. Both companies have one thing in common and that is owners who are passionate about cycling. Donnybrook Landscape owner Paddy Daly has been racing and riding for 25 years and Scott Eurocycles boss Mr. Mel...

Mountain Bikers descend the abandoned bobsleigh track in Sarajevo (VIDEO)

The Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track was built on Trebević mountain overlooking the city of Sarajevo for the 1984 Winter Olympics. The track could hold up to 30,000 spectators and after the Winter Olympics, it continued to be used for World Cup competitions. However, with the start of the Yugoslav wars in 1991 that would include the Bosnian War...

Highlights of Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo 2016 (VIDEO)

The German rider Johannes Fischbach won Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo 2016 in Chile last weekend after a record-breaking time in the spectacular mountain bike downhill street race. It was the sixth edition of the race that sees pro riders take on a difficult urban-based course shaped out of the historical streets, stairwells and narrow passageways of the World Heritage...

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Simon Yates to return to the Giro d’Italia in 2019

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