The 2015 Vuelta a Espana Stage Details

The third and final Grand Tour of the season starts today in the South of Spain. The Vuelta a Espana runs until Sunday September 13th 2015 where it will finish in Madrid. The Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,357.1 kilometres. The stages will include the following: 6 flat stages. 13 hill and mountain stages 1...

The Emerald Fund – Dan Martin Launches New Fund to Help Young Irish Riders

A new fund was launched today which intends to help the next generation of Irish riders become professionals. The Emerald Fund was officially launched by Dan Martin of Cannondale Garmin. Speaking about the fund Dan said: "The idea came about as a result of talks with key people in Irish Cycling. The time is right to step up and support...

UCI Announce Quotas for Road World Championships

The UCI have announced the quotas for the World Road Race Championships in Richmond, USA next month. For the Elite Men's race, countries qualified according to the classification by nations drawn up on 15 August 2015 of the UCI World Classification and UCI Continental Circuits, and according to the individual classifications of the World Classification and UCI Continental Circuits In...

Vuelta organisers announce that first stage won’t count towards General Classification

After numerous from complaints from riders about the state of the course to be used for the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana, the organisers have now announced that the times from the stage won't count towards the general classification. The stage consists of a 7.4 kilometre team time trial along the seafront between Puerto Banus and Marbella. Photos...

Win a case of Cono Sur wine & a Cono Sur cycling jersey

Cono Sur are once again supporting this year’s RaboDirect Tour de Picnic, and to celebrate they’re giving away a case of their Bicicleta wine along with a Cono Sur cycling jersey! Partaking in the Tour de Picnic this year will be "Team Cono Sur”, consisting of 10 people whose entries have all been sponsored by Cono Sur, with proceeds going...

Katusha remove two riders from Vuelta line-up due to misbehaviour

The Russian pair of Egor Silin and Yuri Trofimov have been removed from Katusha's Vuelta line-up following an incident in Rio after the recent Olympics test event. According to Sporza, the duo turned up very drunk at Rio airport for their flight back to Europe. The duo are to be replaced on the team by Gatis Smukulis and Tiago Machado. This...

A Look Back at Philip Deignan’s 2009 Vuelta Stage Win (VIDEO)

The 19th stage of this year's Vuelta a Espana takes the riders from Medina del Campo to the walled city of Ávila, and the last time that the race visited the city, the stage was won by Philip Deignan. Not only did the rider from Donegal win the 165.0 km stage Talavera de la Reina that day, but it also...

“I just blinked and I was 80”

"I'd met a lot of older people, grandparents, teachers, who gave me the spiel of 'my life went past so fast as just yesterday I was 19 or 25 and, and now I don't know where all that time went, I just blinked and I was 80'" This is what inspired Jedidiah Jenkins to quit his job...

“Vuelta ttt! Are you joking?” Nicolas Roche’s concerns about Vuelta TTT Course

Nicolas Roche is amongst a number of cyclists who have expressed concern about the course to be used during the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana which starts on Saturday. The stage is a team time-trial from Puerto Banus to Marbella over a distance of 7.4 kilometres. The organisers have described the stage as "a short, very technical, TTT...

Living On The Edge

An amazing photo taken by Dermott Sweeney Photography in the Mountains of Mourne which are a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland. It includes the highest mountains in Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster. The rider in the photo is Nathan Mccomb and it is safe to say both photographer and...

Ryan Mullen Signs for Cannondale-Garmin

Cannondale-Garmin have announced the signing of Irish rider Ryan Mullen. The 21 year-old has put pen to paper for a two year contract with the American World Tour team, which will commence as of January 2016. CEO of Slipstream Sports, Jonathan Vaughters described him to Cyclingnews as “one of the best, if not the best, up and coming TT...

Adam Hansen aiming for a Grand Tour record in the Vuelta

Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal) will achieve a record-breaking 13 consecutive Grand Tours completed if he can finish the Vuelta a Espana, which starts this weekend. The Australian equalled the record of Spaniard Bernardo Ruiz with number 12 when he finished the Tour de France last month. However, the Spaniard achieved his feat in the 1950s, when the Vuelta was two weeks...