Teams announced for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

With just over a month to go until the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers have revealed a record 36 men’s and women’s teams will compete in the race, up from 33 in 2016. For the first time the number of women’s and men’s teams taking part will be the same. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Gary Verity made the...

Cycling Ireland offering young riders places at UCI CX training camps

In an effort to extend international development opportunities to a larger number of Ireland’s best young cyclocross racers, the Cycling Ireland Off-Road Commission are seeking applications for places for two UCI cyclocross camps. There are two places available for application at each camp. Successful applicants will be subject to a final selection by the UCI. The deadline for applications for...

Eric Barone sets a new mountain bike world speed record of 227.720 km/h (VIDEO)

Éric Barone has set a new World speed record of 227.720 km/h for a mountain bike on a speed skiing track in Vars, France. Le Baron Rouge (The Red Baron) beat his previous record of 223.3 km/h which was established in 2015 on the same track. 56 year-old Barone has been working with his team on establishing the record for...

Davide Cimolai wins opening stage of Volta a Catalunya (VIDEO)

Davide Cimolai (FDJ) has won the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya (2.UWT) today, a 178.9-kilometre stage that started and finished in Calella. The Italian sprinter narrowly edged out Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits) in a bunch finish to take his first win of the season and his first win in FDJ colours. The riders faced six categorised climbs...

Dan Martin to lead Quick Step Floors at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Winner of the 2013 edition of the race, Dan Martin is set to lead Quick Step Floors at the seven-day Volta Ciclista a Catalunya this week (2.UWT). The fourth oldest stage race on the calendar which will have its 97th edition this year, will once again test the overall contenders on two summit finishes, La Molina – where Martin took...

Julian Alaphilippe happy with third on his Milan-San Remo debut

Fresh off a great Paris-Nice, where he scored a stage win and finished fifth overall in addition to conquering the green and white jerseys, Julian Alaphilippe was one of Quick-Step Floors’ protected riders for Milan-San Remo, and stayed safely tucked in as the peloton left Lombardy behind and headed to the coast, where the real race was expected to...

Michal Kwiatkowski edges out Peter Sagan to win Milan-San Remo

Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) took his first victory in a monument today when he won a three-up sprint on the Via Roma at the end of Milan-San Remo. The Pole was able to counter a stinging attack by World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the Poggio and descended into San Remo alongside the world champion and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors). The...

Watch real-time data from Milan-San Remo

Milan-San Remo is currently taking place and you can see live data on the Velon website from a number of riders taking part in the 291-kilometre race. Twelve riders are carrying Velon tracking devices from northern Italy down to and along the Mediterranean coastline and data – speed, acceleration, heart rate and power – is being shown in real-time on...

John Degenkolb feeling confident ahead of Milan-San Remo

2015 Milan-San Remo winner John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) has said that he's feeling in good shape ahead of this year's edition of the Italian classic. The German rider will line up as one of the favourites and his recent top placings in Paris-Nice confirms that he is in good form. Degenkolb finished in second place on Stage 2 from Rochefort-en-Yvelines to...

Archive footage of the 1936 Dublin-Drogheda-Dublin race (VIDEO)

A race on the Irish calendar which is no longer run but traditionally took place on St. Patrick's Day was Dublin-Drogheda-Dublin. It was a handicap race starting in the capital, travelling north to the County Louth town, before returning back to Dublin. For many who took part in the race, they will recall the race starting on the outskirts of...

The wheel that lets you convert any bike to an electric bike in 60 seconds

UrbanX is an electric E-bike wheel that can be swapped with your current front wheel allowing you to convert your bike to an electric bike in seconds. The project has been launched on Kickstarter and at the time of writing had received over $100,000 in pledges from 224 backers. According to the UrbanX team, the wheel requires only a wrench and...

Warren Barguil ruled out of Milan-San Remo due to ankle injury

Team Sunweb have had to make a late change to their line-up for Saturday's Milan-San Remo after Warren Barguil was ruled out due to an ankle injury sustained at Paris-Nice. Danish rider Søren Kragh Andersen will now start instead. The French rider has been in good form this season having finished in 8th place overall at Paris-Nice and 12th...