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Donations sought to buy hearing aid for record-breaker Robert Marchand

Earlier this month 105 year-old Frenchman Robert Marchand set an incredible new Hour Record in the Masters 105+ category when he covered a distance of 22.547 kilometres. His ride was the first ever for the category of Masters cyclists aged 105 or over and he covered the distance at the French national velodrome in Saint Quentin en Yvelines near...

Irish team Black Rose Racing set to become UCI Pro Track team

The Irish track racing team Black Rose Racing will be a UCI registered pro track team from 2017 onwards, the team announced today. The team stated that they will launch in April and will be concentrating on both sprint and endurance events for men and women in junior and senior categories. They also stated that they are looking for additional...

105 year-old Robert Marchand sets new Hour Record

Frenchman Robert Marchand has today set a new Hour Record in the Masters 105+ category. The 105-year-old covered a distance of 22.547 kilometres. Marchand's ride is the first ever for the category of Masters cyclists aged 105 or over and he covered the distance at the French national velodrome in Saint Quentin en Yvelines near Paris. Afterwards he said: "I...

Roxane Knetemann posts photo of ‘souvenir’ splinter removed from her leg after track crash

Dutch cyclist Roxane Knetemann has posted a photo of a splinter from the wooden track which was removed from her leg after she had crashed in the Points Race at the Dutch National Championships over the weekend. Knetemann who is leaving Rabo Liv at the end of this season to join Poitou–Charentes.Futuroscope.86 for 2017 posted the photo on Instagram with...

World medallist Caroline Ryan announces her retirement from cycling

Irish cyclist Caroline Ryan has announced her retirement from the sport. Caroline represented Ireland on the international stage since 2008, winning medals on both the Olympic and Paralympic High Performance Programmes. Highlights of her career include a bronze medal at the World Track Championships in Melbourne in 2012, the first World Championship medal in over 100 years, and a bronze...

Paralympic cyclists amongst RTÉ Sportsperson award nominees

The nominees for the RTÉ Sport Awards Sportsperson of the Year in association with Sport Ireland were announced this afternoon and the list includes members of the successful Irish cycling team at the Rio Paralympics. Eoghan Clifford, Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal are amongst the shortlist of 12 nominees. Clifford won the Men’s C3 30km Time Trial in Rio, where...

30,000 tickets already sold for 2017 Ghent Six-Day

The Ghent Six-Day finished last weekend, but cycling fans are already eagerly anticipating next year's event with the majority of tickets already sold. The organisers have announced that 30,000 out of 42,000 tickets have already been sold for the event which takes place from 14 November to 19 November. Tickets just went on sale on Monday You can purchase tickets through...

Greg Swinand sets new Irish Elite and Masters Hour Record

Greg Swinand broke both the Irish Elite and Irish Masters Hour Records in Colorado Springs, USA yesterday evening, by setting a new distance of 46.895 kilometres. His distance was 729 metres further than the previous Elite record set seventeen years ago. Swinand set the record on the 333.3-metre track at the Olympic Training Center Velodrome, which is where Evelyn Stevens...

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins win the Ghent Six-Day (VIDEO)

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish emerged victorious at the Ghent Six-Day today, becoming the first British pair to win the legendary track event. The duo battled against the Belgian pair of Moreno De Pauw and Kenny De Ketele and Iljo Keisse who was paired with Elia Viviani over the course of the 76th edition of the event. De Pauw and De...

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins lead going into final day of Ghent Six-Day

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins (Team Saey – Calant) have maintained their lead on the fifth evening of racing at the Ghent Six-Day. The British pair still lead by one lap from two other pairings - Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw (Team Baloise Insurance) and Elia Viviani and Iljo Keisse (Team LIDL). Wiggins and Cavendish have 358 points with...

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins take over lead at Ghent Six-Day

Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins (Team Saey - Calant) have taken over the lead at the Ghent Six-Day having gained a lap on their closest rivals on the fourth day of racing. The British pair now lead by a lap from previous race leaders Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw (Team Baloise Insurance) and Elia Viviani and Iljo Keisse...

Moreno De Pauw and Kenny De Ketele set new record at Ghent Six-Day (VIDEO)

The Belgian pair of Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw have set an impressive track record on the second night of the Six Days of Ghent. They set a time of 26.65" in the 500-metre time-trial which beat their previous record time of 26.90" which they had set on the opening night of the meet. The record time before this...

Ryan Mullen to line up at the Revolution Cycling Champions League

The list of riders to line up in the Revolution Cycling Champions League in Manchester has been announced and includes numerous Olympic and National champions. Amongst those lining up are Irish rider Ryan Mullen who finished in 5th place in the UCI Time-Trial Championships in Doha recently. Mullen will start alongside his Cannondale-Drapac team-mate Patrick Bevin. The Champions League was scheduled...

Irish riders take sixth and seventh places on final day of Apeldoorn World Cup

Sixth place for Lydia Gurley in the Points Race and seventh for the duo of Mark Downey and Felix English in the Madison at the Apeldoorn round of UCI Track Cycling World Cup concludes a successful few weeks for the Irish Track Team, who have secured two medals and 21 top ten performances over the past three major events,...

Ireland’s Mark Downey Wins Points Race Gold at Apeldoorn World Cup

Mark Downey has won the gold medal in the Men’s Points Race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Apeldoorn today, finishing ahead of Morgan Kneisky from France and Sultanmurat Miraliyev from Kazakhstan. The Banbridge man is no stranger to the podium in this event having won silver in the European U23 Championships earlier this year. Downey’s...

Felix English just misses out on medal at UCI Track World Cup in Apeldoorn

Felix English marginally missed out on the podium finishing fourth in the Men’s Scratch Race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup today in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. English has been consistently in the top five in this event over the past year, adding this fourth to his fifth place finish at the European Championships and fourth in the Track...

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