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Orica Green Edge get hypnotised

While other teams have been getting up to various challenging adventures during the off-season, the Orica Green Edge team decided to get hypnotised. Sam Bewley, Luke Durbridge and Directeur Sportif Matt White were the main victims. Here's a video of what they got up to.

Contador, Aru and Uran review the 2015 Giro d’Italia route

inCycle TV catch up with Alberto Contador, Fabio Aru and Rigoberto Uran at the presentation of the 2015 Giro d'Italia route.

Man-made hill being considered for 2020 Worlds bid

An ambitious plan is being considered to bring the 2020 World Road Race Championships to the flat Dutch province of Drenthe, which would involve developing a purpose-built hill for the circuit. The plan would be to build the hill near the motor racing circuit in Assen. Former sports journalist Dick Heuvelman is the man leading the plan. He said, "The...

Thomas Fallon and Cormac Clarke sign for Belgian team

The Belgian team Illi-Bikes CT have announced their team line-up for 2015, which will include Irish riders Thomas Fallon and Cormac Clarke. 20 year-old Clarke and 19 year-old Fallon will will have a primarily Belgian-based schedule of races next year, as well as being part of the Irish U23 and track pursuit squads.

‘Worst climber ever’ Kenny van Hummel hangs up his wheels

Kenny van Hummel has announced he is retiring from professional cycling. He has been unable to find a team for the 2015 season. The Dutch sprinter notched up numerous wins during his career including stages in the Four Days of Dunkirk and Tour of Belgium. “Unfortunately I have to conclude that I have not been able to find a team,...

Equal prize money for men and women at #Unite4Mandela – Vos and Froome to compete

Marianne Vos (Rabobank) and Chris Froome (Team Sky) are amongst those lining up in the #Unite4Mandela races in Pretoria today. The aim of the event in Pretoria is to show unity for Nelson Mandela. The races will have equal prize money for both men and women. The race winners, in both male and female categories, will receive R250 000; second-placed...

Former Junior World Champion Kai Reus signs for Verandas Willems

Kai Reus who won the Junior Tour of Ireland in 2003, and then went on to win the World Championships later that year has signed for the Belgian team Verandas Willems. Reus looked set to have a really promising career, as he went on to win the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Tour of Normandy amongst other races. However, in 2007, he...

Philippe Gilbert wants to win all five monuments, but how hard is it?

Philippe Gilbert this week outlined his ambitions of winning all five monuments during his career. He has previously taken victory in both Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour of Lombardy, and now wants to try and win the remaining three. He stated "My dream is to win every classic at least once. I just have Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders and...

Tour de France wildcard hope for Sam Bennett’s team

Tour de France director, Christian Prudhomme, has spoken to German Eurosport this week about cycling in Germany and the Bora - Argon 18 team of Sam Bennett. He said, "It is impressive what Ralph Denk (team manager) has done. He has built the team up step by step and brought it to a higher level. From our first meeting, we...

Mark Cavendish big Interview (part 1)

Check out the interview with Mark Cavendish where he talks about last year and not quite getting there despite having the horsepower..

The Grand Tour contenders 2015 plans

If you're finding it hard to keep track of which Grand Tour the various contenders are due to take part in next year, we've developed this infographic based on recent reports, interviews, etc. Obviously, this is likely to change, but it is our current understanding of where the various Grand Tour contenders are going to clash next year.        

Inside Team Sky’s service course as they prepare for 2015

One of the mechanics for Team Sky, Gary Blem, tweeted a series of photos yesterday showing the work that has started on the team bikes as they start their preparation for the 2015 season. Below are some of his photos.

Wanna own a bike from American Flyers?

For those that haven't seen it, American Flyers was a 1985 film starring Kevin Costner. Costner plays an avid cyclist who enters a race in the Rockies with his brother. A lot of the race action was filmed at the Coors Classic and it featured both the 7-Eleven team and Eddy Merckx. A bike that was used in the film...

Irish cyclists racing abroad in 2015

Here's a list of Irish riders racing abroad next year, and the teams they will be racing for.     Let us know if you know of anybody else to be added to the list. You can contact us at: press@thebikecomesfirst.com

Sam Bennett’s new team bike

For the 2015 season, Sam Bennett's team will be riding the Canadian bike Argon 18, who will be co-sponsor of the Bora team. Argon 18 are a Montreal-based company, founded back in 1989 by Gervais Rioux. They have previously supplied by the Spidertech and Jelly Belly teams. Last year, Bennett's team rode Fuji bikes.

Woman paralysed after Vansummeren accident

Sad news emerged today that the woman who was hit by Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Sharp) earlier this year in the Tour of Flanders remains paralysed. It was reported in HLN.BE that Marie-Claire Moreels (66) will remain in a wheelchair for the rest of her life as the right side of her body is paralysed. She has also lost the...

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Eddie Dunbar confirms entry for Irish National Road Championships

Team Ineos star Eddie Dunbar is the latest rider to sign up for this year’s Cycling Ireland National Road Championships in Derry. The 22-year-old...

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