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“Explain to a Belgian cyclocross fan that the US National Championships were cancelled due to rain. It makes us look like a laughing stock”

The US National Cyclocross Championships in Austin, Texas were cancelled today causing much disappointment for both competitors and fans. The Parks and Recreation Department said that there had been significant levels of mud after an unusual amount of rain. Two inches of rain fell on the park on Saturday night, and it was decided that there was significant potential for...

Last lap move for silver at Irish Championships (warning noisy)

Some action from today's Irish National cyclocross championships. It was the last lap and the final time up the steep run-up for the riders at the testing course in River Valley Park in Swords, Co. Dublin and a late charge by Tim O'Regan saw him overhaul a tiring Glenn Kinning who had led for the first two laps...

Zdenek Stybar will miss out on Cyclocross World Championships

Defending World Champion, Zdenek Stybar, has confirmed from his Etixx - Quick-Step team's training camp in Calpe that he will not take part in the Cyclocross World Championships at the end of the month in his home country. "I am 100 percent sure that I will not be at the start. I'm having too much trouble with my shoulder injury",...

2015 Vuelta a Espana route announced

In 2015 the Vuelta turns 80 and celebrates its 70th edition that will begin on the 22nd of August in Puerto Banus, in the province of Malaga, with a 7-kilometre Team Time Trial and the joy and responsibility of reaching the level of the 2014 edition, where Alberto Contador, Chris Froome and Alejandro Valverde completed an unforgettable podium. The first...

Dunne, Mullen and Wilson for Grand Prix d’Ouverture La Marseillaise

The provisional start list for one of the opening races of the European season, the Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise, has been announced, and the following is the An Post Chain Reaction team named. Aidis Kruopis Paulius Siskevicius Jack Wilson Xandro Meurisse Ryan Mullen Alistair Slater Conor Dunne Jens Vandenbogaerde Last year's edition which ended in a bunch sprint was won by former...

Irish CX Champs wide open as Robin Seymour unable to start.

Race favourite and multiple national cyclo-cross champion Robin Seymour has had to pull out of tomorrow's 2015 Irish cyclocross national championships in Swords, North Dublin. In a statement he made to the race manager earlier today, he describes being extremely disappointed to be missing out on this years event. Seymour said that he'd been very sick with a chest infection since...

Belgian man to run the Tour of Flanders route

A Belgian man, Hugo Derycke (48), has decided to tackle the full 264.9 kilometre route of the Tour of Flanders by foot. On the weekend that the race takes place, Derycke will run the course, which is the equivalent of six marathons.  The proceeds of the challenge will go to a Children's cancer charity. Derycke has undertaken a number of big challenges under the motto "Life begins...

No Rio Olympics for Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick-Step) has told BBC Sport that he is unlikely to race the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He said, “It’s not 100 percent I’m not doing the Olympics, but it’s difficult, It probably won’t happen, if I’m honest. I’ve got a road job.” Cavendish added, “The road race doesn’t suit me. The time trial, well, I’m not a...

The Bicycle C4 Equinox 1989

A great documentary by the Equinox team for Channel 4 from 1989. It's 50 minutes long so save this one for lunchtime viewing.

This is the future of indoor training

A glimpse of the ebove™ B1 Real Motion bike, developed by Norwegian tech start-up Activetainment. The bike uses real motion to move along multiple dimensions, giving unparalleled realism in use. This can be coupled with a virtual reality headset to give the ultimate (for now) sense of realism. And as you would expect you can compete against yourself or...

Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 feature from the Matt Cooper show

The Stayin' Alive at 1.5 campaign is going from strength to strength, and yesterday evening, The Last Word with Matt Cooper featured Noel Gibbons of Mayo County Council and Phil Skelton, the man behind the campaign. The aim of the campaign is to pursue the adoption of a law that requires motorists to give cyclists 1.5 metres clearance when passing...

“This move is something I’ve wanted for a long time” Nicolas Roche on his move to Team Sky

Team Sky have published an interview with one of their new recruits for the 2015 season, Nicolas Roche, who speaks about his first impressions of the teams, aims for the season and his friendship with Philip Deignan. Below is the interview.   One of six new rider arrivals over the winter, Roche has quickly settled into the team as he enters...

What should you do if you get hit by a car while on your bike?

Grist senior editor Greg Hanscom gets blindsided by a Honda, yells, bleeds, and bikes off. He then visits the local Police department to find out what he should have done in the situation.  Have you been in this situation yourself?  What did you do?

“The professionalism of the team provides a mental boost” Jens Vandenbogaerde, An Post’s new signing

New signing for the An Post - Chain Reaction team, Jens Vandenbogaerde, has spoken to cyclingsite.be about his move to the Irish team, and his hopes for next season. The Belgian is particularly strong against the clock, winning the Belgian U23 time trial championship last year, and hopes for more good performances in time trials this year. He spoke about his...

Grid order for Irish Cross Champs

Grid order is based on finishing places in both the Fixx Supercross Cup and the Ulster league. (see code on right of person eg 1F, 1U) Senior Men Row 1 Robin Seymore Team WORC 1F Darnell Moore Caldwell Cycles 1 U Sean O’Tuaithuail Bray Wheelers 2F Glenn Kinning East Antrim CC 2U Evan Ryan Team WORC 3F Barry Kellett Dromara 3U Sean Feeney DLCO/Scott 4F Graham Boyd XMTB McConvey...

Start list for Irish National Cyclocross Championships

Hot off the press is the start list for this weekends Irish Cross Champs.  Use the tabs at the bottom to change categories.  

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