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Florian Sénéchal wins the inaugural GP Vermarc

Florian Sénéchal (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) soloed to victory at the Grote Prijs Vermarc in Rotselaar, Belgium on Sunday. For Sénéchal and many others who lined up yesterday, it was their first race since March. A 14-man group snapped the elastic on the opening 15.4-kilometre lap, with Pieter Serry and Stijn Steels representing Deceuninck – Quick-Step in the move which quickly...

Isle of Wight to host the final stage of the 2022 Tour of Britain

The Isle of Wight will host the Tour of Britain for the first time ever in September 2022, following an agreement between race organisers and the Isle of Wight Council that will see the final stage of the race taking place on the island. It will mark the first time that the Tour of Britain has visited the Isle...

Sam Bennett to return to action at the Vuelta a Burgos

Sam Bennett along with his Deceuninck – Quick-Step team-mate Remco Evenepoel will return to action later this month, at the five-day Vuelta a Burgos (28 July-1 August). After a winning start to the season with Deceuninck – Quick-Step in Australia, where he claimed two wins, Irish Champion Bennett will look to ease back into competition and build his condition...

Details for return of Mondello Series announced

Usher Irish Road Club have announced the return of the Mondello Series. Discussions with Mondello Motor Racing Circuit have been ongoing and an agreed set of Covid measures will be introduced for the promotion of these events at the venue. The series dates for the remainder of the season are: • Tuesday July 14th* • Tuesday July 21st • Tuesday July 28th •...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step to return to action this weekend at GP Vermarc Sport

Deceuninck – Quick-Step will return to action this Sunday at the GP Vermarc Sport in Rotselaar, Belgium A strong eight-man team will be on the start line in Rotselaar, this Sunday The Grote Prijs Vermarc Sport will be the squad’s first race in almost four months, and they have named a strong eight-man team for the race which takes...

Cycling Ireland seeking expressions of interest in paracycling programme

Cycling Ireland is now seeking expressions of interest from people willing to commit to their high-performance paracycling development programme The programme is acknowledged in Sport Ireland’s post-Rio Review as “the most successful Irish performance programme in Rio 2016 with five medals, including two Gold." Since Rio 2016, Irish para-cyclists have won a total of 10 UCI Paracycling World Championships medals,...

Nicolas Roche named on Team Sunweb’s Tour de France line-up

Nicolas Roche has been included in the Team Sunweb line-up for the Tour de France which starts in Nice on the 29th of August. It will be Roche's tenth appearance at the Tour de France, having made his debut at the 2009 edition. He has also been included on the long-list for the Vuelta a España team. Lining up alongside...

Darach McQuaid and Brent Copeland join Mitchelton-SCOTT

Darach McQuaid and Brent Copeland will join Mitchelton-SCOTT from today, July 1, as part of a structural change at the Australian WorldTour team ahead of the 2020 season re-start. McQuaid will step into a newly created Chairman position as a direct liaison with team owner Gerry Ryan. McQuaid has been working as Mitchelton-SCOTT’s commercial adviser for a number of years,...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders gather in Belgium for training camp

Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders and staff have gathered in Belgium this week for a training camp to prepare for the classics season. Before attending the training camp, everyone was tested by the team's medical staff for COVID-19, as part of the team’s highly structured internal protocol, which will be in place throughout the week and see everyone respect the health...

Postponement of the 2020 Rás Tailteann extended

Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to extend the postponement of the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was originally due to return to the roads of Ireland this week. The organisers announced the news following the assessment of the most recent guidance issued by the WHO, the HSE, Sport Ireland and the Government of Ireland and considering the measures in place...

Rás na mBan organisers continue preparations for 2020 race

Plans for Rás na mBan 2020 continue apace despite the current lockdown, the race organisers have announced. While any chance of the race taking place are entirely contingent on the opening up of sporting activity in Ireland, the Organising Committee have continued to hold virtual meetings during the current restrictions and are continuing to operate on the basis that...

Pieter Weening signs for Trek-Segafredo for remainder of 2020 season

Trek-Segafredo have announced that Pieter Weening has joined the team for the remainder of the 2020 season. The experienced 39-year-old Dutchman, a former Tour de France stage winner, and two-time Giro d’Italia stage winner, last raced with Roompot–Oranje Peloton having previously ridden for GreenEDGE and Rabobank where he started his professional career in 2004. Trek-Segafredo’s General Manager Luca Guercilena explained...

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

From mid-June, BORA - hansgrohe will prepare for the return of the season with its first training camp in Ötztal, Austria. In order to ensure that the camp remains as safe as possible, a team-specific Corona Protocol has been specially devised, with the riders also being divided into groups. "The basis of these concepts lies in infection prevention through...

Tour of Britain postponed to September 2021

Following detailed consultations with British Cycling, regional stakeholders, sponsors and partners of the race, organisers of the Tour of Britain have decided to postpone the forthcoming edition of the Tour of Britain (6-13 September), with all parties in agreement on this course of action. The route planned for September 2020, featuring a first ever visit to Cornwall and an overall...

Cycling Ireland looking for clarification on Irish government roadmap

Following on from the recent publication of the ‘Roadmap for reopening society and business’ published by the Irish government, Cycling Ireland have stated that they are looking for clarification in relation to a number of issues including implementing social distancing guidelines on club training rides, races, and leisure sportives, whilst ensuring safety. The most significant change for cyclists announced recently...

Reactions from Trek-Segafredo riders on the first-ever women’s Paris-Roubaix

The UCI announced its revamped road race calendar yesterday and included in the women’s race schedule was a welcomed and much-awaited race - Paris Roubaix. The race organisers stated that the practical information concerning the distance, start-line and timings is yet to be finalised but will be communicated shortly. Trek-Segafredo riders Lizzie Deignan, Ellen van Dijk and Lucinda Brand offered...

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