77 year-old to tackle the complete route of the 2017 Giro d’Italia

In May of this year, Mick Ives will aim to ride the complete route of the Giro d'Italia, covering a distance of 3,400 kilometres in twenty one days. Ives is taking on the challenge to raise money for four different charities It's an incredible feat, but what makes it even more remarkable is that Ives is 77 years old....

Alejandro Valverde wins opening stage of Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) took the opening stage of the 63rd Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía today and is now just one win away from his 100th professional victory. A break consisting of Daniel Turek (Israel Cycling Academy), Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto Soudal), Florian Senechal (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits), Berden De Vries (Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij), Georg Preidler (Team Sunweb), Pablo...

Irish team announced for UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali

The Cycling Ireland National Track Team will be in action this weekend at the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Columbia. A five-person team will be competing over the three day competition which has attracted a record number of participating countries. Eoin Mullen will be competing in the...

Alberto Contador to use customised Project One Trek Émonda at Vuelta a Andalucía

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) will race a customised Project One Trek Émonda at the Vuelta a Andalucía which starts today (Wednesday) in what is the first race start this season for the Spaniard. Contador is among the select few to have conquered the Triple Crown of Grand Tours – Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, and Vuelta a España – and to...

Tom Boonen set to start Stage 2 of the Tour of Oman despite opening day crash

Tom Boonen (Quick Step Floors) crashed in today's opening stage of the Tour of Oman inside the final kilometre but escaped with relatively minor injuries and will line up at the start of tomorrow's stage. Stage 1 of the race from Al Sawadi Beach to Naseem Park included just one short categorized climb and was predicted to finish in a...

Challenging route announced for 2017 An Post Rás

The 2017 An Post Rás route was announced this morning at the GPO. Returning to Donegal for the first time in five years, the organisers of An Post Rás have unveiled a challenging route. It features several stages of tough climbing, including two of the most difficult ascents in the country - Mamore Gap and Glengesh Pass. The 65th...

Irish road season gets underway this weekend at Travers Engineering Annaclone GP

Opening the Irish road racing season, the Banbridge CC promoted Travers Engineering Annaclone GP will take place this Saturday, 18th February. Two races will be hosted, both of which will start and finish outside the Hawthorne Inn. The main attraction of the day will be the ‘A’ race catering for A1, A2 & A3 category riders which starts at...

André Greipel in the hunt for stage wins at the Volta ao Algarve

André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) will have a couple of opportunities for stage wins this week at the Volta ao Algarve. However, the German rider will face stiff competition from the likes of Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo). Greipel has already tasted success this season, winning the Trofeo Porreres, Felanitx, Ses Salines, Campos (1.1)...

“We want people to see that these boys are here to race hard” – Tim Barry

It may be just a few weeks into the season, but the new Pro Continental team Aqua Blue Sport are already making their presence felt in the peloton, with aggressive performances in their first few races in Australia, Dubai and Italy. In addition to getting into breaks in most races they have been in, the new Irish team have...

Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix post photo of pavé repair work

Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix are a volunteer organisation who work on preserving and maintaining the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix and they have posted a photo on Twitter showing the work that is taking place on one of the sectors of pavé used in the famous race. The group are focused on two sectors this year and the works in Auchy-lez-Orchies are...

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg wins South African Road Race Championships

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka) was crowned the national elite champion at the South African National Road Race Championships which took place in Wellington yesterday. Van Rensburg crossed the line alongside his team mate Stefan de Bod who took the U23 title. Team Dimension Data started the 180km championship race as the marked favourites and...

Fabio Felline solos to victory at Trofeo Laigueglia

Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo) racing with the Italian National team, soloed to the win in the 54th edition of Trofeo Laigueglia today. Felline launched the winning attack on the final climb and held off the chase for the last 10 kilometres, to take the win in his first race of the season. "I am very happy," Felline said. "This is an...