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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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