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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...

#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...

Eoin Mullen avoids serious injury following Keirin crash at Track World Cup in Cali

In the Men’s Keirin at the UCI Track World Cup in Cali earlier today, Eoin Mullen suffered a crash in the opening heat putting him out of contention for the rest of the event. His fall in the first round of the heats of the Keirin was a hard one, and resulted in a hospital trip for the Aran...

Lydia Gurley wins bronze in Scratch Race at Track Cycling World Cup in Cali

Cycling Ireland’s medal tally has doubled following Lydia Gurley’s bronze medal win in the Women’s Scratch Race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia in the early hours of this morning. In an aggressive race, Gurley bided her time before attacking, and the move netted bronze...

Sixth place for Lydia Boylan in Omnium at Cali round of Track Cycling World Cup

Cycling Ireland's Lydia Boylan was in action in the Women’s Omnium at the Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia where she finished sixth overall after a blistering start which saw her win the first event, the Scratch Race. Her result added to a successful start to the third round of the World Cup for the Irish team with...

Massive bunch crash at Tour of Oman as peloton crosses stream (VIDEO)

Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) won today's queen stage of the Tour of Oman (2.HC) to Green Mountain but there was a moment of chaos on the road when there was a mass crash in the bunch. The crash happened as the riders negotiated a stream which ran across the road. Amongst those to come down in the crash were Romain...

Mark Downey wins a second UCI Track World Cup Points gold medal

Cycling Ireland’s Mark Downey displayed outstanding dominance to win 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 in the early hours of this morning. The Dromore man is now leading the World Cup ranking in this event, adding this medal to...

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#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...

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