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Marianne Vos wins Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge

The Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge which took place in Johannesburg today is the second largest mass participation time cycling event in the world after the Cape Argus race also in South Africa. The event covers 94.7 kilometres, as it is sponsored by a local radio station called 94.7fm. 35,000 cyclists took part this morning and Marianne Vos was the fastest woman,...

Brian Cooksons talks about a minimum wage for woman cyclists

Speaking at an event last month Cookson said that introducing a minimum wage was a complicated process and that bringing it in could actually have a negative impact on the women’s sport.

Cycling industry may employ one million people in Europe by 2020

The Guardian has reported that Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry. This is based on a report produced by the Transport and Mobility Leuven Research Institute. These jobs are primarily in retail, bicycle manufacture, tourism and services. 655,000 people currently work in the cycling economy...

BMC testing new equipment for Paris-Roubaix

Five riders from the BMC team spent yesterday testing new equipment to be used for Paris-Roubaix next year. Greg Van Avermaet, Marcus Burghardt, Michael Schar, Jean-Pierre Drucker and Silvan Dillier tested new bikes and tyres on five sections of pavé yesterday Directeur Sportif Allan Peiper told Belgium's Sportwereld, "Near the Carrefour de l'Arbre we rode four laps of cobbled sections. For...

An Post – Chain Reaction duo to line up in Ghent Six-Day

The An Post - Chain Reaction duo of Glenn O'Shea and Shane Archbold are set to line up in the Ghent Six-Day starting on November 18th. O'Shea was victorious two years ago, when he was paired with Iljo Keisse. This year, Keisse lines up with his Omega Pharma - Quick Step teammate Mark Cavendish. Amongst the other favourites are the...

Sam Bennetts new team jersey for the 2015 season revealed

Sam Bennetts team Bora-Argon 18 is the latest team to get its Professional Continental licence for the 2015 season. Known as NetApp-Endura in the previous season it has officially announced its new name for the coming year and released the team jersey. "As in every year of the team's history to date, we also received the license for 2015 at...

Wanty-Groupe Gobert will ride CUBE bikes in 2015

German bike brand CUBE will be the new bike sponsor of Wanty-Groupe Gobert cycling team in 2015. Together with CUBE bikes, the Belgian Pro Continental team will race iconic Spring Classics like the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège as well as world class stage races around Europe and Asia. “I am very happy with this new...

Tinkoff-Saxo 2014 Expedition To Mount Kilimanjaro Summit

The full 2015 roster of Tinkoff-Saxo and Tinkoff Sport embarked on a six-day team-building at the end of October. The 80-strong group took the challenge and climbed to the top of Africa’s highest mountain, which at 5,895 meters is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

MARTYN IRVINE SIGNS FOR MADISON-GENESIS

Following on from his departure from United Healthcare, it has been announced today that Martyn Irvine is joining the UK-based Madison Genesis team. Also signing for the team is former An Post-Chain Reaction rider Mark McNally who won the 2014 Tour of Britain mountains classification, while Dominic Jelfs has been retained by the team. Irvine has endured a difficult season,...

Complete a survey on bike theft and win a bike from the Dublin Cycling Campaign

Dublin Cycling Campaign would like you to complete their survey on bike theft in the city. The aim is to use the information provided in helping them to design a plan, in conjunction with the Gardai, City Council, City Planners and the bike trade, to tackle the problem. Also, they have some spot prizes for those who complete the survey including Trek hybrid...

Teams withdraw from the Tour of Rwanda due to Ebola fears – despite no recorded cases in the country

The New Times in Rwanda have reported that the organisers of the Tour of Rwanda are very disappointed with the news that three teams scheduled to start the race this weekend have cried off due to fears of the Ebola virus. This is despite the fact that there have not been any recorded cases of Ebola in the country. The...

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...

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2020 Rás Tailteann postponed due to Covid-19

Following the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, Sport Ireland and the Government of Ireland, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has...

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