Dion Smith signs for Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Team Wanty-Gobert Group have announced its 22nd and last rider for the 2017 season. Following the recent announcement that Lieuwe Westra was retiring from the sport, the Belgian team made a move to sign 23-year-old Dion Smith from New Zealand. Third in the national championship of New Zealand in early January, the former One Pro Cycling rider, now residing...

Cycling club produce video to raise awareness of 3-foot overtaking rule (VIDEO)

Naples Velo Bicycle Club based in Florida have produced a video promoting cycling safety in Collier County in the south of the state. The state of Florida requires motorists to leave a 3-foot gap as they overtake cyclists and the video has been produced to create awareness of the rule. Over 63,000 residents and visitors ride bicycles in Collier County...

“It’s a climber’s course, no doubts about that” – Alejandro Valverde on the 2017 Vuelta

Following the official presentation of the 72th Vuelta a España's route in Madrid's Municipal Conference Hall on Thursday evening, Alejandro Valverde and Movistar General Manager Eusebio Unzué have given their opinions on the race which starts on 19 August in Nîmes, France, and finishes in Madrid on 10 September. The Spanish rider couldn't attend the event after a training accident...

Trek-Segafredo unveil their 2017 race kit

Trek-Segafredo have presented their new race kit for the 2017 season. The new kit, marked by a significant colour change from white to red, was simultaneously presented at a Trek Bikes shop in Adelaide and at the team’s training camp in Mallorca today. The official launch of the 2017 race kit also marks the start of a new three-year...

James Shaw set to make WorldTour debut at Santos Tour Down Under

British rider James Shaw is set to start his first season as a pro having spent the past two seasons as part of the U23 Lotto-Soudal team. Last season, Shaw was given an opportunity to race as a stagiaire with the Lotto-Soudal WorldTour team and on the back of that, he was offered a contract with the Belgian outfit. Next...

The Irish Olympic cyclist who survived the sinking of the Lusitania

By Graham Healy In 1915, the RMS Lusitania was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 off the Old Head of Kinsale off the south coast of Ireland. The ship sank in eighteen minutes and resulted in the deaths of 1,198 people. It was considered to be one of the contributory factors for the US entering World War One. The Cunard...

Behind the scenes at the Axeon Hagens Berman training camp (VIDEO)

U.S Continental team Axeon Hagens Berman have produced a short film going behind the scenes of their pre-season training camp which is currently taking place in Calabasas, California. General Manager Axel Merckx has been leading daily training rides and team meetings as his program convenes for a ninth consecutive season. Also on the agenda for the 10-day camp are photo...

Rafael Valls aiming for top ten at Tour Down Under after difficult 2016 season

Lotto-Soudal's Rafael Valls is hoping to bounce back from an injury plagued 2016 season at the Tour Down Under (17 – 22 January) next week, a race where he finished eighth overall last season. After that solid start to the season, the Spanish rider had a lot of bad luck later in the year and injuries forced him to put...

Dan Martin named as one of five riders on Quick Step Floors Tour de France team

The start of the Tour de France may be nearly six months away but that hasn't prevented Quick Step Floors team manager Patrick Lefevere from naming five riders who should be lining up at the start of the three-week race for the Belgian team. Lefevere announced that barring any setbacks, Irish rider Dan Martin will start for the team along...

Former Cycling Ireland President to Run for Position on Board of Olympic Council

Cycling Ireland have announced that its former President PJ Nolan will be running for a position on the Board of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) as an Executive Member. The Navan Road Club man served as the President of Cycling Ireland from 2000 – 2004, and successfully secured nomination from the Board of Cycling Ireland to run for...

Team Sunweb aiming for podium finishes at the Santos Tour Down Under

The first race of the men's UCI WorldTour gets underway next week at the Tour Down Under and Team Sunweb have a strong team lined up to make the official road racing debut of the team. Taking place from 17th-22nd January, the 19th edition of the race sees riders cover a total of 828.km over 6 stages. The first...

Team Sky and Pinarello announce New Dogma F10

Team Sky will race on the new Pinarello DOGMA F10 in 2017 as the partnership between the team and Italian company enters its eighth year. Lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic than the DOGMA F8, the new bike will be phased in across the 2017 campaign and will sport a new design, utilising elements of the data pattern to match the...