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...

The Stelvio

A must-do climb for any cyclist is the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps. This excellent video shows what's involved in getting up this epic climb. The climb was used for the first time in the Giro d'Italia in 1953 when Fausto Coppi beat Hugo Koblet. It has been used numerous times since. At 2,757m, the Stelvio is the highest...

The Dave Rayner Fund Dinner

This evening will see the annual Dave Rayner Fund Dinner take place in Leeds. The fund has been going since 1996 and is named after the young British cyclist who died tragically at the age of 27. Rayner came to the fore in the late 80s on the UK scene where he performed particularly well in The Milk Race. He...

The best moments from the 2014 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships

Relive the best moments from the MTB World Championships which took place in Hafjell in Norway this year.

Watch the Track World Cup in Guadalajara

The Track World Cup has started in Guadalajara this evening, and you can watch it live on the UCI Channel on youtube. Check out the link below: UCI Channel

Call for co-ordinated plan to combat soaring bike theft

Bicycle theft in Ireland has doubled in Ireland since the introduction of the Bike to Work scheme in 2009. Almost 4,500 bicycle thefts were reported in Dublin in 2013, but the actual number of bike thefts is likely to be in the region of 20,000 in 2013 according to Irish household surveys and international experience. The chances of a...

Dublin-based company set to take over Omega Pharma

The New York Times reported today that the Irish-based drug maker Perrigo have agreed to acquire Omega Pharma one of the largest providers of over-the-counter health care products in Europe, for about $4.5 billion. The Belgian company Omega Pharma are of course the main sponsor of one of the biggest cycling teams in the world. The team includes Tom Boonen...

Cycling breaks overtaking golf

The rise in popularity of cycling is posing a threat to golf tourism with middle aged men swapping their clubs for bikes creating the rise of MAMILs (middle-aged-men-in-lycra), reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released this week at World Travel Market. The popularity of golf in the US has declined since the 2000s from...

The Devil – A Short Film

On the day that Didi the Devil announces his retirement from appearing at bike races, here's a short film celebrating the eccentric German.