McKenna and Teggart in An Post line-up for Tour de Normandie

It will be a busy week for the An Post Sean Kelly Chain Reaction team with two tough races ahead - the Handzame Classic (1.1) this Friday 17th March and the six day Tour de Normandie (2.2) starting on Monday 20th March. Dublin rider Sean McKenna will line out for both tests with fellow Irishman Matthew Teggart joining him...

Critérium du Dauphiné to include new finish on Alpe d’Huez

The 69th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné takes place from June 4–11 and will feature a stage finish on Alpe d'Huez with a different approach. The race begins in Saint-Étienne with a 170-kilometre stage which includes three laps of a tough final circuit featuring the Rochetaillée climb. The stage may prove too tough for sprinters but they will have...

Adam Blythe fights back from late puncture to take second at Nokere Koerse

Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport) launched a great fight back from a puncture in the closing stages of Nokere Koerse to take second place on the cobbled climb at the finish of the Belgian race. The peloton set off on a warm sunny spring day from the cobbled streets of the quaint market town of Deinze in the direction of...

Remembering the hardest classic ever – the 1910 Milan-San Remo

By Graham Healy A number of editions of Monuments have gone down in history as epic races due to the conditions that they were run off in. The riders at the 1980 Liège–Bastogne–Liège faced blizzards with only 21 making it to the finish. The 1994 edition of Paris-Roubaix is also well remembered for the muddy conditions the riders endured, resulting...

Kris Boeckmans pushes Justin Jules to rear of peloton at Nokere Koerse (VIDEO)

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) won Danilith - Nokere Koerse (1.HC) today ahead of Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport) but his victory was somewhat overshadowed by a strange altercation between Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal) and Justin Jules (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect). The two riders clashed inside the last ten kilometres of the 192.3-kilometre race and Boeckmans could be seen on TV coverage gesticulating...

Peter Sagan ready for Milan-San Remo

World Champion Peter Sagan showed over the past week that he's in good form ahead of the forthcoming classics including Milan-San Remo this Saturday, as he took two stage wins and the maglia rossa at Tirreno-Adriatico. With Sagan’s challenge for the maglia rossa all but complete, having supplemented his points with a second place on Monday’s stage, yesterday's 10-kilometre...

Four projects to promote cycling in Dublin receive funding

Four companies have received funding of €25,000 each from Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland to help develop smart solutions to promote cycling in Dublin. The money being funded to the tech companies is part of the Smart Dublin Small Business Innovation Research. The various projects aim to deter bike theft, increase safety for cyclists and help journey planning. This...

Nairo Quintana seals his second Tirreno-Adriatico victory

Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) took his second victory in Tirreno-Adriatico today, holding off challenges from Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) who both gained time on the Colombian in the final stage time-trial. Dennis won the stage to move into second place overall pushing Pinot down into third with both riders significantly reducing their deficit to Quintana. However,...

Peter Sagan narrowly avoids dog walker on Tirreno-Adriatico TT course (VIDEO)

World Road Race champion Peter Sagan had a lucky escape during today's final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, when a woman walking her dog walked in front of him and he had to take evasive action. Afterwards, Sagan took to Twitter to say: "I love dogs but please respect the safety of the riders!" The Slovakian was a few kilometres into the 10-kilometre...

Fernando Gaviria takes first World Tour victory of the season at Tirreno-Adriatico

Fernando Gaviria won today's penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico which marked his first World Tour victory of the season It was the first victory for the Colombian since nabbing a stage at Volta ao Algarve four weeks ago. Tirreno-Adriatico also happens to be the same race which last year witnessed the 22 year-old's first World Tour success, on a day...

Cycling Ireland’s National Road Series set to kick off this weekend

The calendar of events for Cycling Ireland’s National Road Series Cycling has been revealed, with the revamped series spanning the race calendar and incorporating, for the first time, the Joe Daly’s Women’s National League as part of the series. This is the third year that the road racing series will take place, with the men’s event primarily aimed at...

Laura´s Beer Bike – BMX meets hand truck (VIDEO)

Laura Kampf is a self-employed Artist/Designer/Maker and Content Creator based in Cologne who makes videos of her ideas all the way through development to finished product. Her latest video shows the development of her beer bike which combines a BMX with a hand truck. "I had the idea to combine a hand truck with a bike a couple weeks ago...