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BORA-hansgrohe happy with team performance at Tour Down Under

Directeur Sportif of the BORA-hansgrohe team, Patxi Vila, has expressed satisfaction with the team's performance which saw them net a podium finish and come close to a number of stage wins. Going into the final stage, Jay McCarthy was just a few seconds off a podium spot and in taking the first intermediate sprint, the Australian rider moved into third...

The challenge of the Giro-Tour double

The Movistar team of Nairo Quintana announced last week that the Colombian would target both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year. If he does somehow manage to win both Grand Tours, he would join an exclusive group of riders who have completed the double in the one season. However, it's a daunting task that Quintana faces and...

Richie Porte takes the overall win at Santos Tour Down Under (VIDEO)

Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) secured the overall win at the Santos Tour Down Under today in Adelaide today for the first time in his career. The Australian stamped his authority on the race with two convincing victories on the Paracombe and Willunga climbs, to win with the biggest winning margin in the race’s history. With a 48-second lead...

Bangladeshi cyclists break world record for ‘longest single line of moving bicycles’ (VIDEO)

A group of Bangladeshi cyclists have broken the Guinness World Record for the ‘longest single line of moving bicycles.’ 1,186 cyclists came together last month to break the record and confirmation that they have beaten the record has just been announced in recent days. The event was organised by BDCyclists on December 16 who aimed to beat the previous record...

Larry Warbasse talks about his Ridley Noah SL – Aqua Blue Sport’s 2017 race bike (VIDEO)

Larry Warbasse is amongst the signings for the new UCI Pro Continental team Aqua Blue Sport and in the video below, the American describes his new race bike for the 2017 season - the Ridley Noah SL. With a frame weight of just 980 grams, the Ridley Noah SL is a benchmark in aero road bike design. The frame contains...

Richie Porte takes emphatic victory on Willunga Hill (VIDEO)

Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) has today taken his fourth consecutive win on Willunga Hill at the Santos Tour Down Under after attacking alone on the final time up the climb. Porte crossed the line twenty seconds ahead of Nathan Haas (Team Dimension Data) and Esteban Chaves (ORICA-Scott), and now leads Chaves by 48 seconds overall ahead of the final...

Enduro recognised as an official discipline by Cycling Ireland

Cycling Ireland has announced that a proposal has been ratified which will see Enduro added to the list of disciplines officially recognised by the National Governing Body of the Sport. Enduro is a form of mountain biking which can be described as a combination of cross country and downhill riding, and has seen a huge growth in Ireland over...

Cyclist on his way to the Tour Down Under avoids being hit by falling tree (VIDEO)

A cyclist on his way to watch Stage 2 of the Tour Down Under from Stirling to Paracombe had a narrow escape earlier this week when he just managed to avoid being hit by a falling tree. Footage of the near-miss was uploaded to YouTube by Mark Briais yesterday and the video filmed using a rear-facing camera shows two cyclists...

“It was a massive step up from racing at home” – Damien Shaw looks forward to 2017

By David Healy TBCF spoke with the 2015 Irish national champion Damian Shaw (32) this week at the An Post Chain Reaction Cycles training camp in a cold and snowy Calpe, Spain. We asked Damian about his first season with the team and he confirmed that it had been "a massive step up from racing at home in Ireland". "I wasn't...

Nairo Quintana to target both the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in 2017

Nairo Quintana will line up at the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia this year before tackling the Tour de France in July, his Movistar team have confirmed today. The Colombian has raced the Giro d'Italia just once in his career, when he took a convincing victory in 2014. Quintana finished nearly three minutes ahead of his nearest challenger, compatriot...

Signatures sought for petition for segregated Dublin cycle route

An online petition has been set up to request one of the main cycling routes in Dublin to be fully segregated. The petition was established by Cian Ginty of Irishcycle.com who is looking for the Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route to be built as a two-way segregated cycle path. Ginty feels that the proposed design from the council...

Katusha take to the turbo trainers as bad weather continues to hit Europe

The destination of choice for many years for professional cyclists has been the Costa Blanca in Spain. Amongst the teams there this year are WorldTour teams Astana, Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Katusha and Team Sunweb and other Pro Continental and Continental teams including Topsport Vlaanderen, Direct Energie, CCC Polsat and An Post Chain Reaction. Unfortunately for the teams currently there,...

For the Love of ‘Cross – A Film about Cyclocross (VIDEO)

In advance of the upcoming UCI Cyclocross World Championships which take place in Luxembourg at the end of the month, Specialized have been exploring why the discipline is loved so much and the result is this short film - 'For the Love of Cross'. The film features British champion Nikki Brammeier, Danish rider and former Junior MTB World Champion Simon...

Behind the scenes at the An Post – Chain Reaction training camp in Calpe (VIDEO)

The Irish UCI Continental team An Post - Chain Reaction have been taking part in a training camp in Calpe, Spain over the past number of days in preparation for the upcoming season and have produced the video below which shows some of what has been happening at the camp. Directeur Sportif Kurt Bogaerts explains that their previous training camp...

New national standard for cycle training in Ireland launched

Cycle Right, the National Standard for Cycle Training in Ireland, has been officially launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD. Through a standardised cyclist road safety training course, cycling skills and road safety awareness will be delivered to school children nationwide. The National Standard – Cycle Right – is funded by the Department of Transport...

2017 An Post Chain Reaction team launched in Calpe

The line-up for the 2017 An Post Chain Reaction Sean Kelly racing team was officially announced today, with a 15-man squad named, including four Irish riders: Damien Shaw, Matthew Teggart, Conor Hennebry and Sean McKenna. Shaw and McKenna both debuted with the Belgium based team last year and have extended their contracts for another season. Hennebry and Teggart join on...

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Bangladeshi cyclists break world record for ‘longest single line of moving...

A group of Bangladeshi cyclists have broken the Guinness World Record for the ‘longest single line of moving bicycles.’ 1,186 cyclists came together last...

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