Significant changes to Irish team for second round of UCI Track World Cup

This weekend will see Irish riders compete in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar, which takes place in Manchester, UK. Mark Downey, who is currently ranked number one in the Points Race in the world rankings, will not be competing this weekend. Marc Potts will replace Downey for the Madison where he will compete...

Greg Van Avermaet wins Flandrien of the Year award for sixth time

Greg Van Avermaet won the prestigious Flandrien of the Year award for a record sixth time yesterday while Sanne Cant won the Flandrienne of the Year award for the first time. Van Avermaet who took victories this season in Paris–Roubaix, Gent–Wevelgem. E3 Harelbeke and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad beat Philippe Gilbert by ten points to win the award which is voted...

UAE Team Emirates Training Camp – Photo Gallery

The 25-rider roster for UAE Team Emirates for 2018 met recently in Lugano, Switzerland to discuss preparations for next season. During the camp, the team were fitted for clothing including helmets and met with the Directeur Sportifs and medical staff. They also were also fitted for bikes and went hiking on Monte Tamaro. The team have been particularly busy in the...

Eighth place for Felix English in Omnium at UCI Track World Cup

Felix English finished 8th in the Omnium on the final day of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland, following a strong day of racing. In the Women’s Madison European silver medallists Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley finished tenth, and Shannon McCurley placed 21st in the Keirin. In the Omnium English had a strong opening event, finishing...

Irish riders take two top five places at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland

On the second day of racing at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland, Irish riders took two top five finishes - Marc Potts in the Scratch Race and Felix English and Mark Downey in the Madison. In the Madison, Australia took gold, Belgium silver, and World Champions France took bronze ahead of Spain, who won the European...

Chinese rider kicked out of Tour of Hainan after attacking staff of Swiss team (VIDEO)

Xin Wang and his Keyi Look Cycling Team have been disqualified from the Tour of Hainan (2.HC) after Wang attacked two support staff from the Swiss National team. The incident took place during yesterday's seventh stage of the race. In footage of the incident, Wang can be seen punching and kicking the first member of the Swiss team before attacking...

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka unveil 2018 Team Kit

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have unveiled their 2018 jersey. The jersey changes to predominantly green and white with the bib shorts remaining black. Still emblazoned on the back is the Q trademark of Qhubeka. A photographic portrait of Mark Cavendish by Scott Mitchell in the new jersey has been on display at the Cervélo booth at the Rouleur Classic...

Slipstream Sports reveals 2018 race and training kit at Rouleur Classic

Slipstream Sports formally unveiled the 2018 Team EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale kit at the Rouleur Classic in London on Friday afternoon. Swedish road champion Kim Magnusson donned the race kit, created by apparel, eye and helmet partner POC, on stage alongside Slipstream Sports founder and CEO Jonathan Vaughters, sport director Andreas Klier and POC’s head of...

Aqua Blue Sport unveil new 3T Strada bike with SRAM 1x drivetrain system

Aqua Blue Sport have unveiled its 2018 3T designed team bike, the STRADA. It will be the first ever road bike to ride at the highest levels of international professional cycling with the unique SRAM 1x drivetrain system. The 3T STRADA frame, painted in the Aqua Blue Sport colours of blue and gold, will be assembled with SRAM’s Force...

Cycling Ireland announce seven-rider team for Round One of UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Seven Irish riders will be competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland this weekend. This is the first World Cup of the track cycling 2017/2018 season, and will take place from the 3rd – 5th November. Racing kicks off tomorrow at 11am Irish time, with Mark Downey, Marc Potts and Lydia Gurley competing. Gurley, who...

Study shows that cycling to work is as effective as going to the gym

A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity has shown that riding the bike to work is just as effective as leisure time exercise. The research was conducted at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen University and shows that inactive, overweight people can lose fat mass just as effectively by riding the bike...

UAE Team Emirates name their final 25-man roster for 2018

UAE Team Emirates have announced their final roster for the 2018 season with 25 riders set to compete for the team. The team have been attending their first meeting in preparation for next season in Lugano, Switzerland. The team have been particularly busy in the transfer market as they target podium places in the Grand Tours next year, after signing...