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First glance at 2015 BMC kit

The BMC team have also reduced the amount of black on the gear just like Colombia, to try and help them stand out in the peloton next season.

Colombia team kit 2015

“Because black has become the dominant color in the peloton, we now chose yellow.” say Colombia about their new 2015 kit. It looks kind of black to us! “When we chose black as main color, in 2012, we were one of the very first to do so, if not the first, but now black has become the dominating color...

16 year old beats the pros to become Colorado Cyclocross State Champion

At only 16 years old, Gage Hecht (Alpha Bicycle Company) took on the top men in the pro race at the Colorado States championships and came out on top. With heavy snow coming down course conditions were tough but the youngster gave a master class in technical ability far beyond his years. Here are the highlights from the pro...

Irish Cyclocross Champs 2015

We are delighted to partner with the hosting club, McNally Swords cycling club to promote the upcoming championship events scheduled for the 11th of January. For details simply use the Champs menu link at the top of the page to register and find out all you need to know about the event. We will be posting updates...

The tougher the better – Fran Meehan ready ahead of the Cyclocross National Championships

by Caroline Martinez Reigning National Cyclocross Champion Fran Meehan has been dominating the domestic scene for the past few years. With five national jerseys under her belt, the Tullamore woman, fully intends on keeping her green and white skinsuit for another year. Competition is however as big as ever with even more women taking on the sport recently. The battle...

“He was a real vindictive piece of work” Chris O’Dowd talks about his role in Lance Armstrong film

Roscommon-born actor Chris O'Dowd has been cast as David Walsh in the film Icon, which is based on Walsh's book Seven Deadly Sins. He spoke to Newstalk about the forthcoming film. The film will tell the story of Walsh's pursuit of Lance Armstrong and is directed by Stephen Frears. It will also star Ben Foster as Armstrong, Guillaume Caney as...

Sam Bennett set for early season test at Tour of Qatar

Sam Bennett has been named amongst the provisional starters for his Bora - Argon 18 team for the Tour of Qatar in February. However, the Carrick-on-Suir rider will be up against it, as amongst the other names listed as provisional starters are many of the best sprinters in the World. Included amongst those set to start are Marcel Kittel (Team...

“If five positive cases in one season are not enough for further investigation, then it’s over”

The organisers of the Dutch race, the Arnhem Veenendaal Classic have said that cycling teams with a doping past are no longer welcome at their race. They made this statement on Friday out of dissatisfaction with the decision to grant a license for the World Tour to Astana, a team with five recent doping cases. Race Director Thijs Zonneveld said that...

Well known Dublin cyclists win GSK App Challenge for their cycling app

Well-known UCD CC members Anthony Walsh and Ciarán Ó Conluain have won the GSK App Challenge 2014 at the Appys in November, which gives them an app development package worth €40,000 from ProductFitter.com and a €10,000 PR and media package from Digital Times. The award was for their PocketCoach app which builds a profile of the user through the utilisation...

Jakob Fuglsang told to consider his future with Astana

Following on from the four-year doping investigation, and the publication of the Padova report, Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang has been told he needs to consider his future with the Astana team. It was revealed this week that 17 Astana riders over the years has been associated with the doping doctor, Michel Ferrari. In addition, Astana had five doping cases this...

Gediminas Bagdonas signs new contract

The Lithuanian rider Gediminas Bagdonas has signed a new contract with the French team AG2R-La Mondiale. This means that the 2012 Lithuanian champion continues with the team for a third consecutive year. He has stated that his main aims for 2015 will be the Spring Classics, and the team have strengthened their classics team with the signings of the...

Amazon to Use Bike Messengers for One-hour Delivery in New York City

The Wall Street Journal reported that E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc plans to experiment with bike messengers to offer deliveries in New York City within an hour. The company was not immediately available for comment about the delivery decision. The WSJ report said, the superfast service, dubbed "Amazon Prime Now", attempts to replicate shopping in a physical store by delivering...

Details of 2015 Irish Women’s National League announced

Details of the 2015 Joe Daly Cycles Women’s National League have just been released. The series will kick off in Cork in March, with the last of the seven race series taking place in Clonmel in August. THe races are as follows: March 15 Kay Strattan Memorial, Blarney April 19 Visitnenagh.ie, Nenagh April 28 Waller Cup, Bohermeen May 24 North Down GP, Bangor May 31...

New Irish cycling magazine set to launch

A new Irish cycling magazine, entitled Cycling, is set to launch soon, edited by Declan Quigley. The magazine will feature cycling news from Ireland and abroad, touring and travel, technical matters, training and more. Quigley is one of the voices of cycling on Eurosport, in addition to being the Irish correspondent for Red Bull Magazine. For more information, check the link...

A simple wave

Adam Butler has a simple solution to a complex problem. As as cyclists and a driver he feels that a simple wave will help people see you for more than just an annoyance on the road. Butler is launching the WAVE campaign in his hometown in hopes to improve relationships between cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers. “We need something to...

Half Bike Shop – Half Pub

This bike shop in Portland, Oregon looks pretty cool. Velo Cult is equal parts bike shop, venue, and bar. They have a few live music acts every week in addition to showing films. In their bar, they serve 12 different types of beer, and that's not all. They also have a museum of classic bikes, including vintage bikes from Cinelli,...

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BORA – hansgrohe to hold training camp in preparation for season...

From mid-June, BORA - hansgrohe will prepare for the return of the season with its first training camp in Ötztal, Austria. In order to...

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