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Irish riders set to join top French DN1 team as part of new initiative

Two Irish riders have been added to the line-up for one of the top French DN1 teams for the 2018 season. Ryan Reilly and Darragh O'Mahony will race for C.C. Nogent-sur-Oise next season and the move to the Northern French team has been secured through work done by Gary McQuaid, Aidan Duff and former An Post Chain Reaction rider...

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...

Armée de Terre will not continue into 2018 season

The French UCI Continental team Armée de Terre will not continue next season following on from a decision by the Ministry of the Armed Forces to stop funding the team, according to Le Parisien. On Friday morning, the team staff made the announcement to the riders at the barracks at Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Rumours had been circulating in recent days that the...

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka announce 2018 roster

While the 2017 cycling season concluded just a few weeks ago for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, planning for the 2018 season is well underway already. The African team descended upon Cape Town, South Africa, for their 2018 season training and strategizing camp. From medical assessments to performance goals, the riders and staff of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have...

Aqua Blue Sport riders to take part in cycles around Ireland

Cyclists will have an opportunity to ride with members of the Aqua Blue Sport team at various locations around Ireland over the next month. Amongst the riders lining up for the various rides are Vuelta a España stage winner Stefan Denifl and US Road Race Champion Larry Warbasse. Martyn Irvine, Conor Dunne and Adam Blythe will also attend some of...

An Post Chain Reaction’s Jonas Bokeloh signs for Team Brandenburg

Jonas Bokeloh is the latest An Post Chain Reaction rider to have found a new team for the 2018 season following on from the news that the Irish team were unable to find a new primary sponsor to replace An Post and would be unable to continue next season. Bokeloh has signed for Team Brandenburg who have also announced the...

UKAD conclude investigation into jiffy bag delivered to Team Sky in June 2011

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) have concluded their investigation into the package delivered to Team Sky during the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné and have said that no anti-doping charges will be brought in relation to the jiffy bag and have said that this will remain the case unless new evidence were to come to light. In a statement from UKAD, they said...

UAE Team Emirates Staff Participate in Safe Driving Course

UAE Team Emirates staff have participated in a safe driving course organised by Mitsubishi Italia who have supplied the team's fleet over the past number of years. The course took place at the Tazio Nuvolari di Cervesina Circuit in Pavia where the team's drivers were instructed on emergency and preventative braking procedures, how to manage over-steering and swerving, drift and...

Highlights from the Prologue and Stage One of the Tour du Rwanda (VIDEO)

The Tour du Rwanda (2.2) started over the weekend in Kigali with the usual massive crowds lining the roadside. The race started off with a prologue on Sunday with the riders then facing seven road stages. The line-up features a mix of African national teams such as Rwanda, Algeria, Eritrea and Ethiopia, UCI Continental teams including Tirol Cycling Team and...

Gianni Moscon fractures scaphoid in gym accident

Team Sky's Gianni Moscon has fractured his scaphoid, a small bone in his wrist, in an accident while training in the gym last week. "I was doing exercises and fell back," Moscon told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "Very stupid. Usually, nothing happens with an accident like that but then I had a bump that started swelling and hurting more." Moscon underwent...

Kildare cyclist appeals for witnesses after hit-and-run

A cyclist from Kildare is appealing for witnesses after being hit by a car this week. Michael Kiernan, a member of Lucan Cycling Road Club, was hospitalised after the incident which took place on the evening of Thursday 9th of November. Michael was cycling on the old road from Kilcock to Enfield in North Kildare when he was hit. He...

Lydia Gurley and Lydia Boylan finish fourth in Madison World Cup

The Madison pairing of Lydia Gurley and Lydia Boylan narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar. The Irish pair jumped from sixth to fourth in the final sprint, crossing the line third in the 80 laps, 20km race. Great Britain took gold, Belgium silver and Italy won...

Bike parked deliberately in middle of road to highlight cars parked in bike lanes (VIDEO)

A radio station in Berlin wanted to highlight the issue of motorists parking in bike lanes by parking a bike in the middle of the road and the team from 104.6 RTL filmed the reactions of passers-by. In what they called "The big cyclist experiment", they used the same excuse as often used by motorists when confronted about the parked...

BicyLift – The Cycling Solution for Green Urban Logistics (VIDEO)

BicyLift provides an alternative to the tail lift and pallet jack combination for single pallet delivery flows to recipients in dense urban zones. Combining the features of a handling tool and delivery vehicle, BicyLift is a solution that is particularly well suited to last mile logistics. It is already used in several French cities by companies specialising in low carbon...

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....

Entries open for the 2018 Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive

Entries opened today for the 2018 Tour of Flanders cyclosportive. We Ride Flanders will take place on Saturday 31 March one day before the pros tackle the same roads. Entrants will tackle the steep climbs and cobbled sections of the Flemish countryside, made famous by the race and can choose between routes of 74, 130, 170 and 237 kilometres. The...

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Aqua Blue Sport riders to take part in cycles around Ireland

Cyclists will have an opportunity to ride with members of the Aqua Blue Sport team at various locations around Ireland over the next month. Amongst...

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