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“I’m looking for another stage win” – Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary

Matthew Teggart's Rás Diary - Stage 6 Dungloe - Donegal Another hard enough day. It was tough from about the 20-km mark when we turned into crosswinds. There were big time gaps everywhere and lots of guys suffering. Once the front group formed though, JLT controlled it pretty well. Kasper rode really well today and swept up the KOMs. Our front...

The rise of Lucan CRC to become one of Ireland’s top domestic teams

Dublin club Lucan CRC have this year emerged as one of the strongest domestic teams in Ireland and it's a result of some hard work that has gone on in the background over the past number of years by both riders and other club members. The long-established club in west Dublin with over 150 members and great racing pedigree over...

Nairo Quintana takes over maglia rosa at the Giro d’Italia

Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) has retaken the lead at the Giro d'Italia today after race leader Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) cracked on the final climb Category-1 to Piancavallo. The 191-kilometre 19th stage from San Candido/Innichen included two other categorised climbs en route as well as the non-categorised Cima Sappada. After 37 kilometres of the stage, a group forged ahead and were...

Yannis Yssaad (France Armée de Terre) wins stage six of An Post Rás

Yannis Yssaad (France Armée de Terre) claimed stage six of An Post Rás in Donegal town today. The 23-year-old sprinted to the line to give the French team their first stage win of the week. Yssaad had the legs to edge out stage one winner Nicolai Brøchner Nielsen (Denmark Riwal Platform Cycling) who finished second and green jersey holder...

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka shortlisted for Beyond Sport Global Awards

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka and Qhubeka have been shortlisted for the prestigious annual Beyond Sport Global Awards, in the Best Partnership or Collaboration category. The awards, currently in their ninth year, are aimed at giving recognition to organisations that are successfully using sport to promote and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Qhubeka and Team Dimension Data for...

“I have to take losing the jersey on the chin and move on” – Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary

Matthew Teggart's Rás Diary - Stage 5 Buncrana to Dungloe Today was a day of mixed emotions. Once you get the yellow jersey, you want to keep it, but I can't really be disappointed. I felt down crossing the line, but as soon as I heard Regan won the stage, that really picked me up. We started on big wide roads...

Regan Gough sprints to An Post Rás stage win as James Gullen takes over yellow

An Post Chain Reaction celeberated their second stage win of this year's An Post Rás after Regan Gough sprinted to victory on stage five into Dungloe, Donegal today. The New Zealander edged out Australian Cameron Meyer (Australia National Team) who finished second ahead of third place Daan Meijers (Netherlands Delta Cycling). JLT Britain rider James Gullen was a close...

Pierre Rolland solos to victory on stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia

Pierre Rolland soloed to victory on the seventeenth stage of the Giro d’Italia yesterday from Tirano to Canazei yesterday, taking his first win in Cannondale-Drapac colours. The Frenchman knew he had won when he hit the flamme rouge with 27 seconds over his chasers and he had time to savour the victory in Canazei. He flashed a huge smile,...

“I just really want to enjoy my day in yellow” – Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary

Matthew Teggart's Rás Diary - Stage 4 Bundoran to Buncrana I thought that I couldn't top yesterday when I won the stage, but moving into yellow today was unreal. It took about twenty minutes after the stage for it to be confirmed that I had the yellow and getting on the podium again was great. Just looking down and seeing...

Martyn Irvine out of Baloise Belgium Tour after suffering fracture

Martyn Irvine (Aqua Blue Sport) has been forced to withdraw from the Baloise Belgium Tour (2.HC) following a crash on today's opening 178-kilometre stage from Lochristi to Knokke-Heist. The 2013 World Scratch Race Champion suffered a hairline fracture of his right hip. He was treated at University Hospital Ghent having arrived there by race ambulance. Irvine is now recovering at...

Australia’s Storer takes An Post Rás stage win as Teggart moves into yellow

Michael Storer of the Australia National Team took an emphatic solo victory on stage four of An Post Rás into Buncrana today. Storer crossed the line one minute and fifty five seconds over second place Jacob Sitler (USA CCB Velotooler) with Morgan Kneiskey (France Armée de Terre) claiming third spot. Yesterday’s stage three winner, Irishman, Matthew Teggart finished just...

Edvald Boasson Hagen to lead Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka at the Tour des Fjords

Following on from his two stage wins and overall victory at the Tour of Norway last week, Edvald Boasson Hagen will lead Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka at the UCI 2.1 Tour des Fjords this week. The Norwegian event gets underway today and will reach its conclusion on Sunday, 28 May after five road stages. Clearly on good form, Boasson...

Tom Dumoulin doesn’t blame rivals for attacking after toilet stop

Giro d'Italia leader Tom Dumoulin has expressed his disappointment with how events unfolded during stage 16 of the race, but is not blaming the tactics of the teams of his rivals. Dumoulin suffered from stomach problems during the stage and he had to stop suddenly at the side of the road before the final climb of the Umbrailpass to go...

“Seán and Damien rode an absolute blinder” – Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary

Matthew Teggart's Rás Diary - Stage 3 Newport - Bundoran I took my first professional win today, but it hasn't fully sunk in yet. I still can't believe it. Back when I crashed at the U23 Liege, I thought my season was over. I was with Neil Martin, who was our Directeur Sporif that day, crying at the side of the...

Tom Dumoulin holds onto pink after controversial stage of the Giro d’Italia

Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin retained his lead in the overall standings of the Giro d'Italia today after an action-packed queen stage of the race today while Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) took the stage win. With just over 30 kilometres remaining, Dumoulin was forced to stop for a natural break at the side of the road. The Dutchman was suffering from stomach...

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