Quick-Step Floors looking for fourth World TTT Championships title

A strong and experienced Quick-Step Floors squad will take on the 42.5km-long World Team Time-Trial Championships in Bergen tomorrow where they will aim for a fourth title. Since the team time trial for trade teams was introduced at the World Championships back in 2012, Quick-Step Floors were always in the fight for the medals and came out on top in...

Eurosport to Broadcast Highlights of An Post Rás na mBan 2017 on Sunday

TV Highlights of this year's An Post Rás na mBan will be televised on Eurosport this coming Sunday, 17th September, at 4.30pm. The half-hour highlights show produced by InForm Sport Media features coverage of all six stages of this year's five-day race which ended on the Parade in Kilkenny last Sunday. The first transmission of programme is due to follow directly...

Trek-Segafredo sign talented young Danish rider Niklas Eg

Trek-Segafredo has announced the signing of 22 year-old Danish rider Niklas Eg on a two-year contract. Eg, who races for the Danish continental Team Virtu Cycling recently secured third place in the General Classification of the Tour de l’Avenir. Amongst other impressive results he took this season were 2nd overall at both Kreiz Breizh Elites (2.2) and the Grand Prix...

Fernando Gaviria lands win at Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

Fernando Gaviria has taken the win at the 102nd edition of the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, where he benefited from the help of a well-oiled Quick-Step Floors team, who controlled the race from early on, keeping a constant eye on the escapees and bringing them back in the second-to-last lap. In the final kilometres, several riders tried to escape, but it...

Team Sky announce strong line-up for Team Time-Trial World Championships

Vuelta a Espana winner Chris Froome is included in the Team Sky squad for the 42.5km World Championships Team Time Trial which takes place on Sunday in Bergen, Norway. Froome will be joined on the strong and experienced line-up by Owain Doull, Gianni Moscon, Vasil Kiryienka, Michal Kwiatkowski and Geraint Thomas. Each of the riders on the team have excelled in...

Cycling Ireland name strong team for Road World Championships

Cycling Ireland have announced the Elite Men's and Women's teams for the forthcoming UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway from the 17-24 September. WorldTour riders Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing), Dan Martin (Quick Step Floors) and Ryan Mullen (Cannondale-Drapac) are included in the six-man team with An Post Chain Reaction duo Sean McKenna and Damien Shaw and Aqua Blue Sport's...

James Knox turns professional with Quick-Step Floors

James Knox has signed a contract with Quick-Step Floors, which will see him ride for the team for the 2018 ad 2019 seasons. 21-year-old Knox, from Cumbria, has built a reputation as a solid climber since his junior days, when he won the National Hill Climb Championships. Knox has impressed this season finishing runner-up at the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and he...

Jacques Anquetil and the first Vuelta-Tour double

By Graham Healy When Chris Froome won the Vuelta a España on Sunday, he became just the third rider to have won the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same season. It hasn’t happened since 1978 when Bernard Hinault won both races and prior to that, it was Jacques Anquetil who achieved the feat back in 1963, becoming the...

First Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif Gets Underway in Cork

The inaugural Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif got underway in Kinsale this morning as cyclists gathered to embark on the unique event which features 17 stages spanning over 2,000km of the Irish coastline. The multi stage Sportif is the first of its kind in Ireland and visits nine counties from Co. Cork to Co. Donegal between 13th and 29th...

Tyler Farrar retires from professional cycling

Tyler Farrar has called time on his 15-year career with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal last Sunday his last race. Farrar started his career with the Jelly Belly team back in 2003 and went on to ride for Health Net–Maxxis, Cofidis and Garmin before joining MTN Qhubeka in 2015. The 33-year-old American won stages in all three Grand Tours and...

Under 23 European Road Champion signs for Aqua Blue Sport

Aqua Blue Sport have announced the signing of Under 23 European Road Champion Casper Pedersen. He is the latest addition to the 2018 roster for the team having signed talented Irish rider Eddie Dunbar. Danish athlete Pedersen, of Team Giant-Castelli, has shown his talent already this year with some stunning victories. This included, most recently, a stage win at the...

Gianluca Brambilla signs two-year contract with Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo have announced that Italian rider Gianluca Brambilla will join the team for the next two years. Brambilla, currently racing for Quick-Step Floors, turned professional in 2010 with Colnago - CSF Inox and showed early promise in his first years, finishing fourth in the mountains classification at the 2011 Giro d’Italia. Amongst the victories the 30 year-old has taken...