Mark Downey and Felix English secure Olympic slot for Men’s Madison team

Ireland's Felix English and Mark Downey have done enough to secure Olympic qualification in the Men’s Madison thanks to an 11th place finish at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin. It was a nerve-racking affair as both Hong Kong and Portugal, who Ireland needed to beat, got off to the better start scoring points during the early stages...

Conn McDunphy edged out for win at Route Bretonne (VIDEO)

Conn McDunphy (CC Nogent sur Oise) came close to taking a big win in France today as he finished in second place at the 40th edition of the Route Bretonne-Souvenir Loïc Le Flohic (National Elite), which took place over a 151.8-kilometre parcours between Grand-Champ and Saint-Avé (Morbihan). The Irishman was just edged out for the win by Greek rider Stylianos...

Ireland’s Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley help secure Olympic Qualification slots

Ireland's Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley survived a brutal race in the World Championship Women’s Madison to finish 11th. The result has added to Ireland’s points tally throughout the qualification period and provisionally qualifies two slots in the Women’s Madison and one slot in the Women’s Omnium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Boylan and Gurley scored two points from an...

Jasper Stuyven wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) got his classics campaign off to a perfect start as he won a two-up sprint over Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick Step) to claim the win in the first Classic of the season, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. “I told the team that we needed to be in the front all day, and I think the focus from start to finish...

Irish Women’s Team Pursuit squad post best result at World Championships

The Irish Women's Team Pursuit squad have posted their best result at a World Championship finishing 8th in Berlin on Thursday. Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie lowered the national record by over four seconds with a time of 4:21.368 in qualification on Wednesday. The effort saw them progress to the first round where they faced 2019...

Trinity Racing Announces Road Team for 2020 Season

Following on from a very successful Cyclo-cross season, TRINITY Racing have confirmed that they will also compete on the road over the coming season. The new TRINITY Racing road team, registered as a British club team, will be led by World Cyclo-cross silver medallist and U23 Paris-Roubaix winner, Tom Pidcock. After an impressive winter racing against the Elites, Tom...

Final UAE Tour stages cancelled due to coronavirus cases at the race

The organisers of the UAE Tour have announced the cancellation of the final two stages of the race after two staff on an Italian team had tested positive for coronavirus. The decision means that Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) takes the overall win, as he had finished the fifth stage in the race lead and was 1'01" ahead of Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team...

Eight riders set to represent Ireland at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships

A team of 8 riders has been selected to represent Ireland at the UCI Track World Championships in Berlin from February 26th to March 1st. The Irish team will compete across 9 events including the Men’s and Women’s Madison in which they will hope to qualify a slot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Ireland’s track cycling squad has undertaken a...

Sam Bennett to lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the UAE Tour

Following on from a successful start to the season in Australia, Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) will be looking for more victories at the third World Tour stop of the season, the UAE Tour, which takes place between 23-29 February. Wins at the Tour Down Under and Race Torquay served as confirmation of the Irish Champion’s solid form in the...

Luke Rowe extends contract with Team INEOS

Team INEOS have confirmed that Luke Rowe has extended his contract with the team for the next four seasons. Rowe joins Tour de France winner Egan Bernal in signing until the end of 2023. He said: “Obviously this new contract extension shows a lot of commitment from myself and the Team. I turned pro here; I’ve been here from day...

Nicolas Roche to return to action at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var

Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) is set to make his 2020 debut at the Tour Cycliste International du Var et des Alpes Maritimes (2.1) this week which will mark his first race since crashing out of the Vuelta a España last year. The Irishman, who held the Maillot Rojo leader’s jersey for three days, crashed on the sixth stage of...

Shane Archbold wins New Zealand Road Race title

Shane Archbold (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) sprinted to an emphatic win today at the New Zealand National Championships, held in Cambridge, over a 173-kilometre long course. Sunday’s race was divided into two halves: a hilly first half featuring two ascents of the Muangakawa Road (2.9km, 8.3%) and a pan-flat second half consisting of five laps. It was there, with 60...