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Cycling Ireland announce support of 20×20 Movement

Cycling Ireland have officially pledged support to 20x20 by signing a 20x20 Charter with the Federation of Irish Sport. The 20x20 movement is about creating a cultural shift in the public perception of girls and women in sport and seeks to change the subliminal bias in the Irish psyche that exists around girls and boys, or women and men, when...

Matteo Trentin wins Stage Two of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Former European champion Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT) moved into the race lead of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain after sprinting to a dramatic victory in Kelso, Scottish Borders, on Sunday. Trentin pipped Jasper de Buyst (Lotto Soudal), Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo – Visma Cycling) and Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)to the line after a reduced peloton caught brave solo attacker...

Claire Steels takes overall victory at Rás na mBan as Silje Mathisen wins final stage

Great Britain’s Claire Steels has taken overall victory in Rás na mBan following the final stage in Kilkenny this afternoon. The Brother UK Fusion RT rider was safely in the main group in 20th place one place behind her nearest rival Josie Knight (Team GB) whose audacious final kilometre attack was not enough to distance Steels who retained her...

Dylan Groenewegen wins opening stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen returned to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in style on Saturday, winning the opening stage of the 2019 race between Glasgow and Kirkcudbright in Scotland. Groenewegen, a two-time stage winner in the event, beat Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy) and former European champion Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT) to the line in the Dumfries & Galloway market town...

Norway’s Amalie Lutro wins stage five of Rás na mBan

Norway’s Amalie Lutro (Team Region Sør) sprinted up the Parade in Kilkenny to take victory on stage five of Rás na mBan this evening. Lutro edged Elynor Backstedt (Storey Racing) and Team Ireland’s Lara Gillespie in the final dash to the line at the front of a group of 37 riders at the end of the hour long city...

Sam Bennett takes second stage win at the Vuelta a España

Sam Bennett (BORA - hansgrohe) celebrated his thirteenth win of the season in Oviedo today as he won stage 14 of the Vuelta a España which marked his second stage win of the race. The last few stages were for the climbers and GC contenders but not today’s stage. Stage 14 took the riders from San Vicente de la Barquera...

Josie Knight makes it a hat-trick of wins at Rás na mBan

Race leader Josie Knight made it a hat trick as she sprinted in at the head of a group of four to take the honours on stage three of Rás na mBan on The Cut Mountain in County Laois. Knight’s remarkable triple came at the end of the longest and most mountainous stage of the week, a 108.8km trek to...

Eddie Dunbar signs three-year deal with Team INEOS

Eddie Dunbar has signed a new three-year contract with Team INEOS and has said that he is looking forward to ‘learning from some of the best riders in the world’ after signing Dunbar has enjoyed a successful start to his Team INEOS career, contributing to several key victories since joining the team in September 2018 – and he believes...

Philippe Gilbert wins stage 12 of the Vuelta a España

Philippe Gilbert took his tenth Grand Tour stage victory at the Vuelta a España today. The Belgian held off the chasers after attacking out of the break and netted Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 59th win of the season. Gilbert was part of the 19-man breakaway that got away after a hectic first two hours and they quickly opened a five-minute gap...

Rás na mBan Stage 2 Photo Gallery

Josie Knight (Great Britain) took her second stage win of the 2019 Rás na mBan as she led in a group of eight at the end of the second stage. Knight edged out Elynor Backstedt of Storey Racing and the best of the Irish, Alice Sharpe of Team Ireland who finished third in Piltown Co Kilkenny. The main peloton...

Domenico Pozzovivo discharged from hospital to continue recovery from injuries

Domenico Pozzovivo (Team Bahrain Merida) has been discharged from hospital where he has spent the past three weeks following a training accident where he suffered serious injuries. The Italian rider had been training on the roads around Cosenza, Calabria, when he was involved in a collision with a car and he was immediately taken by ambulance to Annunziata Hospital in...

Josie Knight takes her second stage at Rás na mBan

Josie Knight took her second stage win in as many days as she led in a group of eight at the end of the second stage of Rás na mBan in Piltown Co Kilkenny today. The Team Great Britain rider edged Elynor Backstedt of Storey Racing and the best of the Irish, Alice Sharpe of Team Ireland who finished...

Cycling Ireland announce line-up for UCI Paracycling Road World Championships

Cycling Ireland has confirmed the squad of 11 riders who will represent Ireland at the UCI Paracycling Road World Championships. Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal will compete in both the road and time trial events at the UCI Paracycling World Championships in Emmen, the Netherlands from September 12 – 15. The duo completed a historic double-double at the 2018...

Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa set to make OVO Energy Tour of Britain debuts

Reigning Giro d’Italia champion Richard Carapaz and four-time Grand Tour stage winner Mikel Landa will make their OVO Energy Tour of Britain debuts this weekend when they lead a strong Movistar Team. Ecuadorian Carapaz made history in May when he became the first rider from his country to win one of cycling’s three Grand Tours. Set to join Team INEOS...

Josie Knight wins opening stage of Rás na mBan

Stage one of Rás na mBan 2019 got under way at Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny with the first of five days of racing action taking the riders through 70km in Ireland’s Ancient East to the town of Gowran. 21 teams of five riders assembled for the 14th edition of the event, the fourth to take place in Kilkenny with Britain’s...

Eddie Dunbar included in Team INEOS line-up for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Eddie Dunbar has been included in the six-man Team INEOS line-up for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain which begins in Glasgow on Saturday (7 September). Former winner Dylan van Baarle and Pavel Sivakov will headline the team which also includes Michal Golas and Gianni Moscon. Ben Swift, whose participation in the race was confirmed last week, completes their line-up. Irishman...

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