New signing for An Post-Chain Reaction

According to the Belgian website www.cyclingsite.be this morning, the latest rider to sign for An Post-Chain Reaction is the 22 year-old Belgian, Xandro Meurisse. He arrives to the team with an impressive palmares, with his best result of the season, a stage win in the Triptyque Ardennais. Unfortunately, the rider from Harelbeke crashed heavily in the Giro della Valle...

François Gissy Bicycle World Record 207 mph – 333 km/h

This is just what you need on those lazy Monday morning commutes after a busy weekend. Watch Frenchman Francois Gissy beat his previous record of 177mph at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France.

Cyclo-cross action from Ruddervoorde

Check out the latest Superprestige action from Round 3 of the competition. Here's a video of the complete race yesterday.

The Tour de France at the Berlin Wall

By Graham Healy 25 years ago today, on the 9th of November 1989, the Berlin Wall was opened to East Germans as a border crossing allowing them access to the West. It was an incredible time as it meant the end for the hated wall which had been erected in 1961, dividing the city. Just two years previously, the Tour de...

Tour de France winner weds

2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome has wed Michelle Cound in South Africa, having gotten engaged early last year. He met Cound in 2009 through his team-mate at the time, Daryl Impey. Froome sent a tweet earlier today with the message "The most perfect day... I feel like the luckiest man alive"

Arnaud Démare is the latest cyclist to race against a horse

Following on from the likes of Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Nicolas Roche (Tinkoff-Saxo), the latest cyclist to take on the challenge of racing against a horse is Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr). The French champion took to the start line against Ubera Diem which was pulling a sulky driven by Pierre Vercruysse. The race took place last Friday at Vincennes Hippodrome and you...

French cycling club take up Gaelic football

The off-season is a time when many cyclists take up cross-training. The sports of choice are usually running, swimming or for some cross-country skiing. However, a cycling club in France have decided to try something different this season as they have started playing Gaelic football. Thomas Lejeune of Union Cycliste Montmeyran Valence has started "le foot gaélique" matches with his...

Cycling Ireland Membership Awards

Tomorrow is your last chance to vote in the Cycling Ireland Membership Awards. Members of Cycling Ireland can vote here:  http://www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/cycling-ireland-membership-awards-voting-opens/414  // Below is information on the various categories and nominees.   VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Declan Slevin – Rosemount CC                 Worked to streamline para cycling at national level from come and try events with other organisations to his role as secretary as Para...

Broken collarbone for Martyn Irvine in Guadalajara

Ireland's Martyn Irvine suffered more misfortune today when he crashed out of the scratch race, the first event of the omnium at the Track World Cup in Guadalajara. It later emerged that he had broken a collarbone The 2013 Scratch Race World Champion had recently crashed when competing in the team pursuit for Ireland and was just getting over his...

Freddy Maertens’ Near Miss

By Graham Healy In 1979, the former World Champion, Freddy Maertens was going through a massive slump in form. Since winning the world title in 1976, his form had been very erratic. He had won races such as Paris-Nice, Vuelta a España and Het Volk. However, he had also had numerous problems which were being attributed to various reasons. It was...

Marcus Christie signs for BISSELL-ABG-GIANT

BISSELL-ABG-GIANT has announced that 23-year-old Marcus Christie of Ireland joins the team for the 2015 road season. The native of Derry will be the team’s leader in top U.S. multiday events such as the Joe Martin Stage Race and North Star Grand Prix as well as UCI one-day road races. He spent last season with the An Post Sean Kelly...

Luca Benedetti tests positive

Italian cyclist Luca Benedetti (Amore Vita – Selle SMP), has tested positive for Darbepoetin at this year’s Grand Prix Cycliste Saguenay in Canada the UCI has announced. The drug is a form of EPO and the 26-year-old cyclist failed the test taken after Stage 2 of the race which took place in June. A week after his positive test, the Italian...