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François Gissy Bicycle World Record 207 mph – 333 km/h

This is just what you need on those lazy Monday morning commutes after a busy weekend. Watch Frenchman Francois Gissy beat his previous record of 177mph at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France.

Cyclo-cross action from Ruddervoorde

Check out the latest Superprestige action from Round 3 of the competition. Here's a video of the complete race yesterday.

Tour de France winner weds

2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome has wed Michelle Cound in South Africa, having gotten engaged early last year. He met Cound in 2009 through his team-mate at the time, Daryl Impey. Froome sent a tweet earlier today with the message "The most perfect day... I feel like the luckiest man alive"

Arnaud Démare is the latest cyclist to race against a horse

Following on from the likes of Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Nicolas Roche (Tinkoff-Saxo), the latest cyclist to take on the challenge of racing against a horse is Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr). The French champion took to the start line against Ubera Diem which was pulling a sulky driven by Pierre Vercruysse. The race took place last Friday at Vincennes Hippodrome and you...

Cycling Ireland Membership Awards

Tomorrow is your last chance to vote in the Cycling Ireland Membership Awards. Members of Cycling Ireland can vote here:  http://www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/cycling-ireland-membership-awards-voting-opens/414  // Below is information on the various categories and nominees.   VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Declan Slevin – Rosemount CC                 Worked to streamline para cycling at national level from come and try events with other organisations to his role as secretary as Para...

Broken collarbone for Martyn Irvine in Guadalajara

Ireland's Martyn Irvine suffered more misfortune today when he crashed out of the scratch race, the first event of the omnium at the Track World Cup in Guadalajara. It later emerged that he had broken a collarbone The 2013 Scratch Race World Champion had recently crashed when competing in the team pursuit for Ireland and was just getting over his...

Marcus Christie signs for BISSELL-ABG-GIANT

BISSELL-ABG-GIANT has announced that 23-year-old Marcus Christie of Ireland joins the team for the 2015 road season. The native of Derry will be the team’s leader in top U.S. multiday events such as the Joe Martin Stage Race and North Star Grand Prix as well as UCI one-day road races. He spent last season with the An Post Sean Kelly...

Luca Benedetti tests positive

Italian cyclist Luca Benedetti (Amore Vita – Selle SMP), has tested positive for Darbepoetin at this year’s Grand Prix Cycliste Saguenay in Canada the UCI has announced. The drug is a form of EPO and the 26-year-old cyclist failed the test taken after Stage 2 of the race which took place in June. A week after his positive test, the Italian...

The Dave Rayner Fund Dinner

This evening will see the annual Dave Rayner Fund Dinner take place in Leeds. The fund has been going since 1996 and is named after the young British cyclist who died tragically at the age of 27. Rayner came to the fore in the late 80s on the UK scene where he performed particularly well in The Milk Race. He...

Call for co-ordinated plan to combat soaring bike theft

Bicycle theft in Ireland has doubled in Ireland since the introduction of the Bike to Work scheme in 2009. Almost 4,500 bicycle thefts were reported in Dublin in 2013, but the actual number of bike thefts is likely to be in the region of 20,000 in 2013 according to Irish household surveys and international experience. The chances of a...

Dublin-based company set to take over Omega Pharma

The New York Times reported today that the Irish-based drug maker Perrigo have agreed to acquire Omega Pharma one of the largest providers of over-the-counter health care products in Europe, for about $4.5 billion. The Belgian company Omega Pharma are of course the main sponsor of one of the biggest cycling teams in the world. The team includes Tom Boonen...

Cycling breaks overtaking golf

The rise in popularity of cycling is posing a threat to golf tourism with middle aged men swapping their clubs for bikes creating the rise of MAMILs (middle-aged-men-in-lycra), reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released this week at World Travel Market. The popularity of golf in the US has declined since the 2000s from...

The Devil – A Short Film

On the day that Didi the Devil announces his retirement from appearing at bike races, here's a short film celebrating the eccentric German.

UCI Track Cycling World Cup Mexico – Irish Team Announcement

Full Irish Team Compete in Mexico at First World Cup of the Season Cycling Ireland is entering a strong team in this weekend’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. This is the first World Cup on the Track Cycling 2014/15 calendar, and is the second qualifying event for the Olympic Games, following last month’s European Championships in...

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