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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,...

Race around Ireland – New Film

Check out this video of German cyclist Michi Hange as he took on the Race around Ireland earlier this year. It is one of Europe's toughest challenges as the cyclists have to cover 2,157 kilometres around the circumference of the island. The film shows the effort that each cyclist has to put in and the pain that they suffer.

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...

Land of Second Chances – The Impossible Rise of Rwanda’s Cycling Team

This weekend will see the start of the Tour of Rwanda. It's 25 years since the first running of the event which grows from strength to strength. Despite the atrocities the country suffered in the Civil War in 1994, the race re-emerged afterwards as a uniting force for the divided country. International teams started travelling to take part in the hilly...

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...

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...

Philippe Gilbert stars in Red Bull Velodux

Over the weekend, former World Road Race champion Philippe Gilbert took part in the inaugural Red Bull Velodux. The race can be best described as an urban cyclo-cross through the streets of Estavayer-le-Lac in Switzerland. Amongst the others taking part was World Mountain Bike champion Julien Absalon as well as other top mountain bikers and cyclo-cross riders. Check out the...

Watch Voeckler warming up on the rollers, with his son on the handlebars, then racing a horse

That's a headline you don't see every day. Here's a video from 2012 of Thomas Voeckler warming up and then going out for a ride. Course vélo contre cheval 8 août 2012 by Hippodrome85

Six months till the start of the Giro

If you haven't already seen it then take a look at the official promo for the the 2015 edition of the Giro d'Italia. From Saturday May 9th to Sunday May 31st 2015, the 98th edition of Giro d'Italia will start from Regione Liguria and will arrive in Milan.

New signing for An Post-Chain Reaction

According to the Belgian website www.cyclingsite.be this morning, the latest rider to sign for An Post-Chain Reaction is the 22 year-old Belgian, Xandro Meurisse. He arrives to the team with an impressive palmares, with his best result of the season, a stage win in the Triptyque Ardennais. Unfortunately, the rider from Harelbeke crashed heavily in the Giro della Valle...

The Tour de France at the Berlin Wall

By Graham Healy 25 years ago today, on the 9th of November 1989, the Berlin Wall was opened to East Germans as a border crossing allowing them access to the West. It was an incredible time as it meant the end for the hated wall which had been erected in 1961, dividing the city. Just two years previously, the Tour de...

Tour de France winner weds

2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome has wed Michelle Cound in South Africa, having gotten engaged early last year. He met Cound in 2009 through his team-mate at the time, Daryl Impey. Froome sent a tweet earlier today with the message "The most perfect day... I feel like the luckiest man alive"

Arnaud Démare is the latest cyclist to race against a horse

Following on from the likes of Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Nicolas Roche (Tinkoff-Saxo), the latest cyclist to take on the challenge of racing against a horse is Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr). The French champion took to the start line against Ubera Diem which was pulling a sulky driven by Pierre Vercruysse. The race took place last Friday at Vincennes Hippodrome and you...

Cycling Ireland Membership Awards

Tomorrow is your last chance to vote in the Cycling Ireland Membership Awards. Members of Cycling Ireland can vote here:  http://www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/cycling-ireland-membership-awards-voting-opens/414  // Below is information on the various categories and nominees.   VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Declan Slevin – Rosemount CC                 Worked to streamline para cycling at national level from come and try events with other organisations to his role as secretary as Para...

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