The Evil Stones of Arenberg – The 1988 Paris-Roubaix (VIDEO)

By Graham Healy In the 1980s, the US TV channel CBS would show highlights of Paris-Roubaix and the video below is from their coverage of the 1988 race. Paris-Roubaix that year was unusual in that the early break that invariably goes clear managed to stay away until the end. The 12-man break which went away in the first hour of...

2020 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Cancelled

For the first time in its 37 years, The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2020 has been cancelled due to the uncertainties surrounding Covid-19, it was announced today. The committee conformed that this decision was not taken lightly, and their chosen charities were at the fore of their decisions, along with the health and safety of all participants and...

2020 Eurocycles Eurobaby Junior Tour Cancelled

The 2020 Eurocycles Eurobaby Junior Tour which had been scheduled to take place from the 14th to 19th of July in County Clare has been cancelled due to the current global pandemic with Covid-19. "This type of decision is never an easy one to take but considering the nature of what is taking place globally and how the fight against...

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Tour of Flanders (VIDEO)

Flanders Classics have been posting a series of films this week going behind the scenes of various editions of the Tour of Flanders and the latest video is from the 2017 race. Philippe Gilbert won the 101st edition after he attacked with more than 50 kilometres to go, on the long and iconic Oude Kwaremont, leaving behind the group which...

“I never thought I would make my Monument debut this way” – Remco Evenepoel

The first virtual edition of the Tour of Flanders will take place this Sunday 5 April with 13 pro riders taking prt and amongst the riders contesting the race will be Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck- Quick-Step). The 20 year-old had a remarkable debut professional season last year winning Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián and the Baloise Belgium Tour overall amongst other races....

2020 Rás Tailteann postponed due to Covid-19

Following the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, Sport Ireland and the Government of Ireland, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to postpone the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was due to return to the roads of Ireland in June 2020 after a hiatus in 2019. This is directly as a result of accelerating developments relating...

Nicolas Roche to race in lockdown edition of the Tour of Flanders

The first virtual edition of the Tour of Flanders will take place this Sunday 5 April and amongst the riders set to take part is Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb). With the cancellation of the real race due to the Covid-19 crisis and in line with the guidelines issued by the Belgian government to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, Flanders Classics...

“It’s not about cycling anymore” – Zdeněk Štybar

One year ago, Zdeněk Štybar became the first non-Belgian rider in more than three decades to win both Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and E3 Harelbeke in the same year. Entering his tenth year in the colours of Deceuninck – Quick-Step, Štybar was poised to be again a key protagonist in the one-day races he loves so much, especially...

Milan-San Remo winner Pierino Gavazzi in critical condition with coronavirus

Former professional Pierino Gavazzi, is struggling for his life at the San Rocco Clinical Institute in Ome according to his son Mattia. "On Monday March 16 we called the ambulance," Mattia told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "They took him to Ome. He was taken at 4.30 and entered the clinic at nearly 11.00 because there were three other ambulances...

Documentary series about the Movistar team now available on Netflix (VIDEO)

The documentary ‘The Least Expected Day’, a six-episode series produced by Telefónica Broadcast Services (TBS) on the Movistar Team was made available globally on Netflix on Friday. The series, more than three hours in length, is a thorough story, with unprecedented access, around the Telefónica-backed squad's 2019, which focuses on the three Grand Tours of the sport: the Giro...

Wicklow 200 postponed until August

The organisers of the Wicklow 200 have announced that the sportive has been postponed until Sunday 9th of August. The 39th edition of the event which is organised by the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday the 7th of June. In a statement released today, they said: "Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19,...

Cycling Ireland launches series of eRacing events and workouts

Cycling Ireland is launching a series of races and training sessions on the popular online training platform Zwift. With outdoor cycling events and activities curtailed on government advice, we have moved online to provide fun ways of keeping active and engaging in some friendly racing rivalry. The Cycling Ireland Zwift League is a 12-race series with events being held each...