Eoin Mullen avoids serious injury following Keirin crash at Track World Cup in Cali

In the Men’s Keirin at the UCI Track World Cup in Cali earlier today, Eoin Mullen suffered a crash in the opening heat putting him out of contention for the rest of the event. His fall in the first round of the heats of the Keirin was a hard one, and resulted in a hospital trip for the Aran...

Lydia Gurley wins bronze in Scratch Race at Track Cycling World Cup in Cali

Cycling Ireland’s medal tally has doubled following Lydia Gurley’s bronze medal win in the Women’s Scratch Race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia in the early hours of this morning. In an aggressive race, Gurley bided her time before attacking, and the move netted bronze...

Sixth place for Lydia Boylan in Omnium at Cali round of Track Cycling World Cup

Cycling Ireland's Lydia Boylan was in action in the Women’s Omnium at the Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia where she finished sixth overall after a blistering start which saw her win the first event, the Scratch Race. Her result added to a successful start to the third round of the World Cup for the Irish team with...

Massive bunch crash at Tour of Oman as peloton crosses stream (VIDEO)

Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) won today's queen stage of the Tour of Oman (2.HC) to Green Mountain but there was a moment of chaos on the road when there was a mass crash in the bunch. The crash happened as the riders negotiated a stream which ran across the road. Amongst those to come down in the crash were Romain...

Mark Downey wins a second UCI Track World Cup Points gold medal

Cycling Ireland’s Mark Downey displayed outstanding dominance to win gold in the Men’s Points Race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia in the early hours of this morning. The Dromore man is now leading the World Cup ranking in this event, adding this medal to...

Jonathan Castroviejo wins Algarve time trial as Primoz Roglic takes over race lead

Reigning European time trial champion Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) proved fastest on stage three of the Volta ao Algarve today, an 18-kilometre individual time trial in and around Sagres The Basque rider beat World champion Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) by four seconds with new race leader Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) in third five seconds behind. 'Castro' now sits in 3rd overall, 36" down on...

2017 Sport Ireland Cycle Series launched by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport

Earlier today Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan, TD officially launched the 2017 Sport Ireland Cycle Series (previously known as the An Post Cycle Series). The Cycle Series will continue in 2017 as the Sport Ireland Cycle Series and will continue to be managed by the Local Sports Partnerships who organise the high quality events in...

“I knew the last climb and that it suited me” – Dan Martin (VIDEO)

Dan Martin (Quick Step Floors) won today's second stage of the Volta ao Algarve from Lagoa to Alto da Foia and in doing so, also took the yellow jersey. Afterwards, he explained that he had checked out the climb earlier in the week and that preparation along with some excellent teamwork helped him to the win. “It’s always difficult to...

Dan Martin takes stage win and yellow jersey at Volta ao Algarve

Dan Martin (Quick Step Floors) has taken his first win of the season after a great ride on today's second stage of the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta (2.HC) to the summit finish of Alto da Fóia. Going into the stage, Martin's team mate Fernando Gaviria held the lead, but due to the difficulty of the stage, the...

Søren Kragh Andersen wins first pro race at Tour of Oman

Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) took the first win of his professional career today as he climbed to victory on stage 3 of the Tour of Oman. The 22-year-old Dane beat former World Champion Rui Costa (Team UAE Abu Dhabi) and race leader Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) to the line in Quriyat. Six riders went clear early on and the break...

Jerusalem could host 2018 Giro d’Italia start according to report

Jerusalem is in the running to host the start of the 101st Giro d'Italia next year, according to a report in today's Het Nieuwsblad. The Giro organisers have been very open to foreign Grande Partenzas, particularly over the past number of years. The 2016 race started in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands and two years previously, Belfast was the host city...

Fernando Gaviria takes victory on opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve

Fernando Gaviria has taken Quick-Step Floors' eleventh victory this season when he proved fastest in the sprint finish on the opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve. The race began on Wednesday with a 182.9km-long stage between Albufeira and Lagos, a town which was returning in the race after a six-year hiatus, and the sprinters were expected to come...