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No cyclo cross for Winter Olympics

A decision has been made that cyclocross will not feature in the Winter Olympics. A meeting has been held by the International Olympic Committee in Monte Carlo and it was decided to maintain the rule that only sports which take place on ice or snow would be part of the Winter Olympics. Earlier this year, the UCI president Brian Cookson...

Cycling Ireland coach Brian Nugent nominated for Philips Sports Manager of the Year

The head coach of Cycling Ireland, Brian Nugent, has been nominated for the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award. The winner will be announced later today. The award has been going since 1982, and amongst the previous winners are Jack Charlton, Eddie Jordan, Ger Loughnane, Sean Boylan and Declan Kidney. Nugent has been involved with development and High Performance coaching...

“I had to tell myself that I hadn’t won gold yet” Orla Hendron _ Ireland’s latest World Champion

Two months ago, Orla Hendron of Orwell Wheelers claimed her second rainbow jersey when she won the 2-kilometre pursuit at the World Track Masters Championships in Manchester in the 50-54 age category. It followed on from her points race win in the 2010 World Championships in the 45-49 age category. In the final of the pursuit, she finished in...

Two An Post Rás winners moving to new teams

The two most recent winners of the An Post Rás, Clemens Fankhauser and Marcin Bialoblocki, have both been linked with new teams today. The 2014 winner, Fankhauser, has revealed that he will be leaving Team Tirol for an unnamed new Austrian continental team. The Austrian enjoyed an excellent 2014 season. In addition to winning the Rás, he finished in second...

UK premiere tonight of ‘Clean Spirit: In the Heart of the Tour’

A unique and compelling inside story of cycling team, Argos-Shimano, keen on showing that winning is possible without any use of doping. The film follows the team during the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Knowing that they cannot beat their opponents in the mountains, they have specialized in the sprint. We see the young team inside...

“To be able to eliminate so many riders was a big performance” – Sean Kelly talks about Philip Deignan

Sean Kelly has told Rouleur magazine that he considers Philip Deignan (Team Sky) to have been one of the domestiques of the year. Kelly was being asked for his selections for the Rouleur Awards for 2014 for various categories including best stage race and best one-day race, and he picked out the Donegal man as being one of the...

Dublin Cycling Christmas Party

This is on tonight, Monday, December 8, 2014 in the Central Hotel in Dublin. Now in its 9th year the party will look back at 2014 and reflect on some of their successes in the 12 months and also look ahead to 2015. There will also be some fab prizes available in a raffle for those in attendance.

Pedal powered theme park

Gunma Cycle Sports Center is a bicycle them park and can be found in Japan. We tried to write a short piece about it but the commentary in this video does a much better job of it. Visit the website to book your all day pass now...!!

GP Pino Cerami to use Muur van Geraardsbergen

There was good news for fans of the Muur van Geraardsbergen when it was revealed this week by La Dernière Heure that the climb would feature in the UCI 1.1 GP Pino Cerami next year. The iconic Muur was controversially dropped from the route of the Tour of Flanders in 2012, due to the finish of the race moving to...

GP Hasselt highlights (and how not to bunny-hop)

Saturday's round of the BPost Bank Trofee was won by Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb - Napoleon Games) who had escaped with Wout van Aert (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace) on the final lap. Pauwels then got away from his breakaway companion on a sandy stretch to win alone. The skill over the boards was crucial as Pauwels was able to bunny-hop them while van...

BMX rider only receives a caution for this assault

A BMX rider in London has escaped with just a caution despite knocking another cyclist to the ground. It appeared that the BMX rider didn't appreciate how the other cyclist overtook him. The victim was 32-year-old Brazilian Raphael Carrondo, who luckily escaped with just cuts and bruises. The incident took place in October, and the following month, a 19-year-old man...

Clean Spirit: In the Heart of the Tour – Trailer

A film made about the participation of the Argos Shimano team in the 2013 Tour de France will have its UK premiere on December the 9th at the Barbican in London. A unique and compelling inside story of Argos-Shimano, keen on showing that winning is possible without any use of doping. We follow the team up close, in cinema verité...

Alan McCormack and the Coors Classic – Part II

The Coors Classic was by far the biggest race in the US for years, and it attracted many of the big names from the sport. In 1986, it was won by Bernard Hinault, whilst Greg LeMond won it twice. Phil Anderson, Steve Bauer and Luis Herrera also competed in the race, and Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx attended the...

UCI Women’s World Cup to include US race in 2015

Next year will see the inclusion of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic in the Women's Road World Cup as the series expands to 10 races. The race which takes place in Philadelphia was formerly known as the Liberty Classic. The UCI plans to further globalise women's road racing in subsequent years. The UCI Vice-president and President of the Women’s...

Gavin Mannion signs for Jelly Belly-Maxxis

Gavin Mannion has signed for the Jelly Belly-Maxxis team after it was revealed that his current team 5-hour Energy would not be continuing. The Massachusetts born rider rode as a stagiare with the Garmin-Sharp team towards the end of the 2014 season, and competed in the the Tour of Utah, USA Pro Challenge and Tour of Alberta for the World...

Cyclists may be banned from Sydney’s shared cycleways

The Daily Telegraph in Australia has reported that cyclists may be banned from using Sydney's shared cycleways. Lawyers have predicted that the city council could be sued by a person injured in a collision between a bike and a walker because a proper risk assessment of the city’s 51km of shared paths is not in place. The concern arises from studies...

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