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Freddy Maertens’ Near Miss

By Graham Healy In 1979, the former World Champion, Freddy Maertens was going through a massive slump in form. Since winning the world title in 1976, his form had been very erratic. He had won races such as Paris-Nice, Vuelta a España and Het Volk. However, he had also had numerous problems which were being attributed to various reasons. It was...

Marcus Christie signs for BISSELL-ABG-GIANT

BISSELL-ABG-GIANT has announced that 23-year-old Marcus Christie of Ireland joins the team for the 2015 road season. The native of Derry will be the team’s leader in top U.S. multiday events such as the Joe Martin Stage Race and North Star Grand Prix as well as UCI one-day road races. He spent last season with the An Post Sean Kelly...

Luca Benedetti tests positive

Italian cyclist Luca Benedetti (Amore Vita – Selle SMP), has tested positive for Darbepoetin at this year’s Grand Prix Cycliste Saguenay in Canada the UCI has announced. The drug is a form of EPO and the 26-year-old cyclist failed the test taken after Stage 2 of the race which took place in June. A week after his positive test, the Italian...

The Dave Rayner Fund Dinner

This evening will see the annual Dave Rayner Fund Dinner take place in Leeds. The fund has been going since 1996 and is named after the young British cyclist who died tragically at the age of 27. Rayner came to the fore in the late 80s on the UK scene where he performed particularly well in The Milk Race. He...

Dublin-based company set to take over Omega Pharma

The New York Times reported today that the Irish-based drug maker Perrigo have agreed to acquire Omega Pharma one of the largest providers of over-the-counter health care products in Europe, for about $4.5 billion. The Belgian company Omega Pharma are of course the main sponsor of one of the biggest cycling teams in the world. The team includes Tom Boonen...

The best moments from the 2014 UCI Road World Championships

Check out this highlights video from this year's Road World Championships in Ponferrada. It features the team time trials, individual time trials and road races. Well worth a watch.

Don’t Try This At Home (or anywhere really)

Check out this nutter riding his bike backwards down a mountain. Claimed speeds of 80km/h I think are a little exaggerated but none the less rather him than me.

Lotto-Jumbo back to the drawing board

According to Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, the designers of the jersey for the new Lotto.nl - Jumbo team will have to go back to the drawing board. It seems that the UCI have deemed their jersey to be too yellow, and would therefore clash with the leader's jersey in many stage races, including the Tour de France. In previous years,...

Tinkoff-Saxo on Kilimanjaro

The entire Tinkoff-Saxo team is climbing Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, as a part of the team’s team building. Both staff and riders gathered at the base of the mountain and started the climb Saturday. They have now completed day three, and have reached Barranco Camp at 4000 meters after having climbed the Lava Tower at 4600...

Growing support for the Junior Tour of Ireland

Following on from the recent news that the Junior Tour of Ireland is struggling financially, there has been a considerable level of discussion about ways to try and raise funds to save the race. There has been talk of a number of cyclosportives taking place around the country with the money raised going towards funding the race. One such fundraising...

Team3M expands into the UK and Ireland

3M is expanding its previous focus on Belgium and the Netherlands to include riders from the UK and Ireland next season. In addition to adding another five riders to form a 20-strong team, Team3M will be competing in more races across the four countries. 'We are very excited about the success of Team3M and are delighted to be expanding...

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