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Colombia team kit 2015

“Because black has become the dominant color in the peloton, we now chose yellow.” say Colombia about their new 2015 kit. It looks kind of black to us! “When we chose black as main color, in 2012, we were one of the very first to do so, if not the first, but now black has become the dominating color...

Lost – The Frank Vandenbroucke Story

A new book is to be published in April on Belgian cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke which looks very interesting indeed. This is the book description. Frank Vandenbroucke is the great lost talent of world road cycling. Born in Mouscron in Belgium in 1974, he went on to race for three of the biggest professional teams on the world circuit – Lotto,...

“He was a real vindictive piece of work” Chris O’Dowd talks about his role in Lance Armstrong film

Roscommon-born actor Chris O'Dowd has been cast as David Walsh in the film Icon, which is based on Walsh's book Seven Deadly Sins. He spoke to Newstalk about the forthcoming film. The film will tell the story of Walsh's pursuit of Lance Armstrong and is directed by Stephen Frears. It will also star Ben Foster as Armstrong, Guillaume Caney as...

Sam Bennett set for early season test at Tour of Qatar

Sam Bennett has been named amongst the provisional starters for his Bora - Argon 18 team for the Tour of Qatar in February. However, the Carrick-on-Suir rider will be up against it, as amongst the other names listed as provisional starters are many of the best sprinters in the World. Included amongst those set to start are Marcel Kittel (Team...

“If five positive cases in one season are not enough for further investigation, then it’s over”

The organisers of the Dutch race, the Arnhem Veenendaal Classic have said that cycling teams with a doping past are no longer welcome at their race. They made this statement on Friday out of dissatisfaction with the decision to grant a license for the World Tour to Astana, a team with five recent doping cases. Race Director Thijs Zonneveld said that...

The best moments from the 2014 UCI Women’s Road World Cup

The UCI Women Road World Cup has seen nine different winners in nine events. Lizzie Armitstead was the overall world cup winner, Rabo-Liv was celebrated as best team, Alena Amialiusik as best climber, Elena Cecchini as best young rider and Iris Slappendel as winner of the UCI sprint jersey in this year’s UCI Women Road World Cup series. Here are...

Wanna ride with Mark Cavendish?

Want to ride with Mark Cavendish? The Manx Missile is offering the following opportunity for two people to the highest bidder. The money raised from the bid will go to support Right To Play which helps to transform the lives of over one million disadvantaged children across Africa, the Middle East and Asia every week through the power of...

Jakob Fuglsang told to consider his future with Astana

Following on from the four-year doping investigation, and the publication of the Padova report, Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang has been told he needs to consider his future with the Astana team. It was revealed this week that 17 Astana riders over the years has been associated with the doping doctor, Michel Ferrari. In addition, Astana had five doping cases this...

Gediminas Bagdonas signs new contract

The Lithuanian rider Gediminas Bagdonas has signed a new contract with the French team AG2R-La Mondiale. This means that the 2012 Lithuanian champion continues with the team for a third consecutive year. He has stated that his main aims for 2015 will be the Spring Classics, and the team have strengthened their classics team with the signings of the...

The Win Tunnel: Disc vs Rim Brakes on a road bike

Specialized Bicycles use their wind tunnel to finally answer the question of what the aerodynamic differences are between rim and disc brakes. And the answer is........

Details of 2015 Irish Women’s National League announced

Details of the 2015 Joe Daly Cycles Women’s National League have just been released. The series will kick off in Cork in March, with the last of the seven race series taking place in Clonmel in August. THe races are as follows: March 15 Kay Strattan Memorial, Blarney April 19 Visitnenagh.ie, Nenagh April 28 Waller Cup, Bohermeen May 24 North Down GP, Bangor May 31...

Deignan and Roche join up with Team Sky for training camp

Team Sky have started their preparations for the 2015 season with a first training camp in Majorca. The team members have been breaking up into separate groups for training rides on the island, and amongst those who have joined the camp are Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Christian Knees, David Lopez, Ben Swift, Geraint Thomas, Bradley Wiggins and Pete Kennaugh. Also joining...

Two An Post Rás winners moving to new teams

The two most recent winners of the An Post Rás, Clemens Fankhauser and Marcin Bialoblocki, have both been linked with new teams today. The 2014 winner, Fankhauser, has revealed that he will be leaving Team Tirol for an unnamed new Austrian continental team. The Austrian enjoyed an excellent 2014 season. In addition to winning the Rás, he finished in second...

UK premiere tonight of ‘Clean Spirit: In the Heart of the Tour’

A unique and compelling inside story of cycling team, Argos-Shimano, keen on showing that winning is possible without any use of doping. The film follows the team during the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Knowing that they cannot beat their opponents in the mountains, they have specialized in the sprint. We see the young team inside...

“To be able to eliminate so many riders was a big performance” – Sean Kelly talks about Philip Deignan

Sean Kelly has told Rouleur magazine that he considers Philip Deignan (Team Sky) to have been one of the domestiques of the year. Kelly was being asked for his selections for the Rouleur Awards for 2014 for various categories including best stage race and best one-day race, and he picked out the Donegal man as being one of the...

Bike Lights & Reflective Jackets – Do They Work?

On these dark winter days being seen on the bike is very important. The guys over at the global cycling network test clothing and lights to see if the cheap lights are up to the task compared to some more expensive systems.

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Remco Evenepoel extends contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Remco Evenepoel has extended his contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step for an additional three years until end of 2023. “I am happy and proud that...

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