Hopes for Dundalk velodrome receive a significant boost

Talkofthetown.ie have reported that Louth County Council have approved the use of land at Muirhevnamor Park for a planned velodrome in Dundalk at their monthly meeting The local club, Cuchulainn Cycling Club came up with the original idea back in 2010, where the plans included a 250m velodrome and a BMX track at Muirhevnamor Park. It was expected to cost...

A look at one of Africa’s top races, the Tropicale Amissa Bongo

One of Africa's biggest races has started this week in Gabon, with the first stage of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo being won by Tunisia's Rafaa Chtioui of the Sky Dive Dubai team. The race was first organised in 2006 with Jussi Veikanen of Francaise des Jeux taking the first win. Members of the French team would take victory in the...

The Col Collective take on the Hautacam

The latest video from The Col Collective sees Mike Cotty tackle the Hautacam in the Pyrenees. Below is their description of the climb. Deep in the heart of the Midi-Pyrénées, Hautacam may not have the length, height or prestige of the Col du Tourmalet but that’s exactly the deceptive nature it uses to lull you into a false sense of...

Former World Champion Claude Criquielion hospitalised after stroke

Former World Champion Claude Criquielion has been hospitalised after suffering a severe stroke. The Belgian is said to be a critical condition and fighting for his life after being transferred to Aalst hospital. Criquielion had numerous big wins during his career which lasted from 1979 to 1991. Amongst his big wins were Fleche Wallonne in 1985 and 1989, the Tour...

Very hard crash at Milton Velodrome

The rider looks as though he got a nudge and went down quite heavy but to make matters worse he collided with the opening of the barrier which separates the bikes from the center of the track. Racing continued and first aid did get to him and he apparently got up and walked away from this one. Original video updated...

Cycling in Dublin

This short clip shows an early morning commute by bicycle along the quays in Dublin city. The cyclist may look like he's cycling erratically but he is just trying to make his way from the inside bike lane to the portion of bike line that is designated for going straight on at O'Connell Street bridge. Joe Seymour,...

“You have to be in perfect shape to win the Rás” Clemens Fankhauser

Last year’s winner of An Post Rás, Clemens Fankhauser, was back in Ireland last weekend and we caught up with the Austrian during his short visit. He had been over to take part in the Ulster Junior Tour sportive. “It was a great ride,” Fankhauser said of the sportive in Bellaghy, Co. Derry. “It was good to be back...

How to warm up and substantially reduce the risk of cold induced injuries

by Jonathan Gibson With the recent cold weather snap and climate change looking like its going to afford us a cold start to the racing season for the future it is very important to adopt a strategy for warming up prior to racing in order to reduce the risk of injury while competing. I'm going to out line a protocol which...

Cyclist catches motorist reading a book while driving

A cyclist in Manchester has uploaded a video to YouTube, showing an incident where he confronts a motorist driving along while reading a book. The YouTube user, who calls himself CycleSmarter, spotted the woman moving slower than the rest of the traffic which raised his suspicions. He looked in her car window to see the woman reading a book while...

Chaotic finish at the Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia

Yesterdays' Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia was won by Rein Taaramae (Astana) by 10 seconds, but behind the Estonian, it was a bit of a mess. After Taaramae crossed the line, cars and motorbikes were help up at the finish line, which impacted upon the group sprinting for the line. Riders chose to go either side of one of the team...

Happy St. Valentine’s Day from Dan Martin and his Cannondale Garmin team mates

Dan Martin and his Cannondale Garmin send their Valentine's Day wishes in this video. It also features Australian Nathan Haas and Italian Alan Marangoni with their rendition of That's Amore. Let's hope they stick to the day job.

Sam Bennett’s Directeur Sportif talks about Bora Argon 18’s lead out train

Following on from his first win of the season at the Tour of Qatar, Sam Bennett's Directeur Sportif explained how they changed their lead out plan for the stage. The 24 year old Irishman won the bunch sprint of the final 113 kilometre stage from Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche, relegating Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)...