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UCI Women’s World Cup to include US race in 2015

Next year will see the inclusion of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic in the Women's Road World Cup as the series expands to 10 races. The race which takes place in Philadelphia was formerly known as the Liberty Classic. The UCI plans to further globalise women's road racing in subsequent years. The UCI Vice-president and President of the Women’s...

Gavin Mannion signs for Jelly Belly-Maxxis

Gavin Mannion has signed for the Jelly Belly-Maxxis team after it was revealed that his current team 5-hour Energy would not be continuing. The Massachusetts born rider rode as a stagiare with the Garmin-Sharp team towards the end of the 2014 season, and competed in the the Tour of Utah, USA Pro Challenge and Tour of Alberta for the World...

Win a saddle signed by Nairo Quintana

Fi'Zi:K are running a competition to win a saddle signed by the winner of this year's Giro d'Italia, Nairo Quintana. You can enter here: https://www.facebook.com/fizikofficial?sk=app_512541485429310

Former Orwell Wheelers member Signs for EUregio Ladies Cycling Team

Sarah Doyle, a former Orwell Wheelers member who only started racing in 2012 has been signed by EUregio Ladies Cycling Team for the 2015 season. Sarah is originally from Ireland but is now based in Aberdeen (Scotland). Sarah has been racing within Asia where she cemented a strong base from which to progress. The new team say they...

Irish cyclists racing abroad in 2015 – UPDATED

We have added some more names to the list of Irish riders racing abroad in 2015. Let us know at press@thebikecomesfirst.com if you know of any other Irish cyclists racing abroad next year and we will add them to the list.   Sam Bennett Team Bora – Argon 18 Lydia Boylan Team WNT Marcus Christie Bissell-ABG-Giant Stephen Clancy Team Novo Nordisk Cormac Clarke Illi Bikes CT Lauren Creamer Pearl Izumi Sports Tours...

IAM Cycling team to race the World Tour next year.

As of January 1, 2015, IAM Cycling, which joined the professional ranks as a Pro Continental team when founded in 2013 by IAM Funds CEO Michel Thétaz, will join the cycling elite as the 18th team in the World Tour. This promotion, was the icing on the cake of the team’s second season which was marked by great...

New exhibition will celebrate two Belgian sporting icons – Eddy Merckx and Jacky Ickx

A new exhibition is opening in Brussels which celebrates the 70th birthdays of two Belgian sporting icons, Eddy Merckx and Jacky Ickx. Merckx is arguably the greatest cyclist ever, whilst Ickx had a stellar motor racing career, winning numerous Grands Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Paris-Dakar. The exhibition opens on the 6th of December and will feature numerous...

Want to own one of Dan Martin’s bikes?

Garmin-Sharp have put up for sale a number of race bikes used in 2014, and amongst them is one used by Dan Martin. Below is their description of the bike. Quick Overview This Cervelo S3 was ridden by Dan Martin during the 2014 race season. This frame and fork are in good condition showing a few signs of use. There is...

Full Irish Team Embark on the Second World Cup of the Season, in London

Cycling Ireland has entered a full team in this weekend’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London. This is the second World Cup on the Track Cycling 2014/15 calendar, with more valuable Olympic qualification points available. Racing begins on Friday with the Men and Women’s Team Pursuit Squads competing, the Men’s Team will have a development focus, with Martyn...

How To Make Your Own Cycle Rollers For Under $32 Or £20!

Cycle rollers can be expensive, so here's how to make your very own, slightly flammable, set for less than $32/£20.

Tinkoff-Saxo unveils new training kit

For the first time in cycling a team will have two different sets of offical kit, one for racing and one for training. The team showed off the new 'camo' kit on the first day of their two week training camp in Gran Canaria. What do you think of it?  Let us know in the comments below.    

Is A Rough Ride Ireland’s Greatest Sports Book?

The Irish Examiner have listed what they consider to be the greatest Irish sports books, and A Rough Ride by Paul Kimmage comes out on top. The book was published in 1990 shortly after the Dubliner retired as a professional cyclist. In it, Kimmage lifts the lid on doping in cycling, and explained how he came to try amphetamines himself....

“I have never tested positive for doping” – Roman Kreuziger

Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff-Saxo) has published some of his biological passport data in a bid to help his defense in advance of his CAS hearing. The data is from between 2007 and 2013. In his open letter he states amongst other things, “I have never tested positive for doping. Despite this for a year and a half now I have been...

McConvey and Sadler join up with new team mates on first Team 3M training camp

Connor McConvey and Jack Sadler have joined up with their new Team 3M team mates for their first training camp in preparation for the 2015 season. McConvey moves to the team from the Synergy-Baku, whilst Sadler joins from Rapha Condor JLT. They met with their new team mates for the training camp in Belgium. This gave them the opportunity to...

Taylor Phinney – The Big Interview Part 2

Here's the second part of the interview conducted by the guys at InCycle TV with Taylor Phinney earlier this year.

Andy Schleck finally receives his 2010 Tour de France winner’s trophy

Andy Schleck was finally awarded the winner's trophy for the 2010 Tour de France in Paris last night. The Tour was initially won by Alberto Contador, but the Spaniard was later revealed to have failed a doping test. In September of that year, Contador revealed that a urine sample he had given on 21 July, a rest day in...

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John Degenkolb wins final stage of the Tour de la Provence

On the final day at the Tour de la Provence, the sprinters finally had their opportunity, and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) capitalised from excellent teamwork...

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