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Junior Tour of Ireland Trust Fund established

There has been continuing support for the Junior Tour of Ireland since the news emerged that the organisers may struggle to host the 2015 edition. Yesterday evening, Alice Sherratt released the following statement announcing the establishment of a Trust Fund, and details of three sportives being organised to help support the race. We will publish more details about these...

Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

A Dutch project that integrates solar panels into a bike commuter path will officially open this week, on a special roadway outside Amsterdam. Power generated by the SolaRoad's panels will be funneled into the national energy grid. The project in the town of Krommenie is being called the world's first public road that includes embedded solar cells. The crystalline silicon...

Peter Sagan video highlights of 2014 season

Sagan started the 2014 season at the Tour de San Luis, where he finished second on the final stage. Then he competed at Dubai Tour, where he took second and third place stage finishes; he lost out to Marcel Kittel on both occasions. He finished second at Strade Bianche again, this time he was defeated by Michał Kwiatkowski. The...

“It will be one of the hardest trials of my life” – Thomas Dekker to attempt the Hour Record

Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Sharp) is the latest rider to attempt to break the Hour Record. He has announced that he will make his attempt in the spring, and therefore won't be racing on the road in the opening months of the season, as he concentrates all his efforts for his Hour attempt. The Hour Record has had a new lease of...

Peter Hawkins signs for Belgian team

Peter Hawkins (Madison-Genesis) is moving back to Belgium for the 2015 season. He has signed for the PCT Tomacc team, where he will race alongside fellow Ulsterman Marc Potts. Hawkins has spent the last three seasons with UK teams, having been with IG Sigma Sport in 2012 and 2013, and Madison-Genesis this season. He raced in Belgium earlier in his...

Philippe Gilbert stars in Red Bull Velodux

Over the weekend, former World Road Race champion Philippe Gilbert took part in the inaugural Red Bull Velodux. The race can be best described as an urban cyclo-cross through the streets of Estavayer-le-Lac in Switzerland. Amongst the others taking part was World Mountain Bike champion Julien Absalon as well as other top mountain bikers and cyclo-cross riders. Check out the...

Monthly Public Meeting – Can Ireland learn from the Netherlands

Can Ireland learn from the Netherlands? If you're in Dublin why not pop along to this meeting tonight. Freelance journalist Cian Ginty from IrishCycle.com and Cycling In Dublin will give a talk on his recent study tour in the Netherlands and what can Ireland learn from a country that is synonymous with day to day cycling. Mon 10 November 2014...

How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have. Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions...

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...

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Thomas De Gendt wins stage eight of the Tour de France

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) claimed an epic victory in Saint-Etienne, his second one at the Tour de France after winning at Mont Ventoux in...

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