Katusha take to the turbo trainers as bad weather continues to hit Europe

The destination of choice for many years for professional cyclists has been the Costa Blanca in Spain. Amongst the teams there this year are WorldTour teams Astana, Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Katusha and Team Sunweb and other Pro Continental and Continental teams including Topsport Vlaanderen, Direct Energie, CCC Polsat and An Post Chain Reaction. Unfortunately for the teams currently there,...

For the Love of ‘Cross – A Film about Cyclocross (VIDEO)

In advance of the upcoming UCI Cyclocross World Championships which take place in Luxembourg at the end of the month, Specialized have been exploring why the discipline is loved so much and the result is this short film - 'For the Love of Cross'. The film features British champion Nikki Brammeier, Danish rider and former Junior MTB World Champion Simon...

Behind the scenes at the An Post – Chain Reaction training camp in Calpe (VIDEO)

The Irish UCI Continental team An Post - Chain Reaction have been taking part in a training camp in Calpe, Spain over the past number of days in preparation for the upcoming season and have produced the video below which shows some of what has been happening at the camp. Directeur Sportif Kurt Bogaerts explains that their previous training camp...

New national standard for cycle training in Ireland launched

Cycle Right, the National Standard for Cycle Training in Ireland, has been officially launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD. Through a standardised cyclist road safety training course, cycling skills and road safety awareness will be delivered to school children nationwide. The National Standard – Cycle Right – is funded by the Department of Transport...

2017 An Post Chain Reaction team launched in Calpe

The line-up for the 2017 An Post Chain Reaction Sean Kelly racing team was officially announced today, with a 15-man squad named, including four Irish riders: Damien Shaw, Matthew Teggart, Conor Hennebry and Sean McKenna. Shaw and McKenna both debuted with the Belgium based team last year and have extended their contracts for another season. Hennebry and Teggart join on...

Christoph Strasser sets new record for cycling from Perth to Sydney (VIDEO)

Austrian ultra-cyclist Christoph Strasser has set a new record for crossing Australia from Perth to Sydney. Strasser set a time of six days, 10 hours and 58 minutes for the 3,940-kilometre journey. Strasser beat the previous record by the best part of a day. His compatriot Gerhard Gulewicz held the previous best time of seven days, 8 hours. During the...

Sam Bennett sprints to third as Caleb Ewan takes opening stage at Tour Down Under

After the relatively cool evening temperatures of Sunday’s People’s Choice Classic, stage 1 of the Tour Down Under took place in the full heat of the Australian summer, with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. These extreme weather conditions prompted race organisers to shorten the day’s racing by one lap of the final circuit. After a punishing day in the...

Mario Aerts expects aggressive performances from Lotto-Soudal riders at Tour Down Under

The Santos Tour Down Under starts tomorrow with a 145-kilometre stage from Unley to Lyndoch and the Directeur Sportif of the Lotto-Soudal team - Mario Aerts - has said that he feels that his team will be in aggressive form during the six day race. Aerts predicted that tomorrow's opening stage should end in a bunch sprint with the first...

The Col Collective on Pico de las Nieves (VIDEO)

The latest video from The Col Collective sees Mike Cotty take on Pico de las Nieves, which is the highest peak of the island of Gran Canaria, and stands at a height of 1,949 metres above sea level. This is their review of the climb. Only 100km west of Morocco, Gran Canaria is often overlooked in favour of its big...

Peter Sagan leads out Sam Bennett for 2nd place at People’s Choice Classic (VIDEO)

The Bora-hansgrohe team got their season off to a flying start in Adelaide today with Sam Bennett taking second and the UCI World Champion, Peter Sagan, in third in the People's Choice Classic criterium. The People’s Choice Classic is the precursor to the Tour Down Under – a criterium in the streets of Adelaide circling one of the city’s beautiful...

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...

Vuelta a España organisers pay tribute to Kris Boeckmans (VIDEO)

The organisers of the Vuelta a España paid tribute to Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans at the presentation of the 2017 route on Thursday. The Lotto-Soudal rider crashed on the eighth stage of the 2015 Vuelta and was subsequently placed in an induced coma. He required eight hours of facial surgery on a broken nose and jawbone, as well as treatment...