Stephen Roche vs Roberto Visentini

TheScore.ie have listed their top 50 sports articles of the year, and No.2 on the list was an article written by one of the team at Thebikecomesfirst. Graham Healy looked at what became of Roberto Visentini, Stephen Roche's team mate and rival at the 1987 Giro d'Italia. Below is the article. Stephen Roche’s 1987 Giro nemesis, Roberto Visentini still not...

Reminder – The Big Start – Northern Ireland’s Giro Journey

Just a reminder that The Big Start - Northern Ireland's Giro journey is being shown on St. Stephen's Day on BBC2 at 17:25. Gavin Andrews looks back at the Giro d'Italia's visit to Northern Ireland in May 20114. With contributions from Irish pro riders Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and Philip Deignan, reflections from locals involved in the smooth running of...

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Eddy Merckx honoured in Paris

Both Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Eddy Merckx were amongst the sportspeople recently honoured in Paris by L'Equipe. Ferrand-Prevot was awarded French Sportsperson of the Year and the woman from Reims had an excellent season. Apart from winning the World Road Race title, she also won French Road, TT and cyclo-cross championships, U23 European XC Championship, Emakumeen Euskal Bira overall and La...

2014 season highlights video from Sporza

Sporza have put together this 2014 season highlights video. Most of it is in Flemish but there are some parts in English. It starts off with Ian Stannard's victory in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, before featuring Paris-Nice and the Spring Classics including Dan Martin's near miss at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. His crash in the Giro is also shown. Other events from the season...

Check out the latest Road Bike Party video – it’s excellent!

Global Cycling Network have released the third Road Bike Party video and it's brilliant. It features the skills of Sam Pilgrim using a Ridley road bike in California. Pilgrim's bike handling skills are incredible as he takes the bike off-road near San Diego. The film was directed by Martyn Ashton, who was paralysed in an accident in 2013, during a bike...

New stage race for Abu Dhabi

The organisers of the Giro d'Italia, RCS Sport, and Abu Dhabi Sports Council are organising the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour, which will replace the slot in the calendar vacated by the Tour of Beijing. The race will take place for the first time in October 2015, and is expected to attract many of the biggest names in the sport. It...

Pure Imagination – Exploring the Pennines by cyclo cross bike

'Pure Imagination' is a film which explores the projects of Pennine Prospects by cyclocross bike. The cyclists are followed through the Twite Recovery areas on the moors, past the Canal Animations, ancient routes of the clog factory workers and exposing some of the work of the Pennine Bridleway Ranger. Pure Imagination from Whitenosugar Productions on Vimeo.

Cyclists can’t avoid tree branch – Video

Bad luck for this group of cyclists on a training spin in Australia as they collided with a branch falling from a Eucalyptus tree. There are some accidents that just can't be avoided.

Fixx Supercross Cup Hot Lap Kiltiernan

Here's another great video from Johnny McCabe. It's the opening lap from yesterdays cyclocross race in Kiltiernan in Dublin.

The Big Start – Northern Ireland’s Giro journey

Relive the Giro d'Italia's visit to Ireland by watching The Big Start - Northern Ireland's Giro journey which will be shown on St. Stephen's Day on BBC2 at 17:25. Gavin Andrews looks back at the Giro d'Italia's visit to Northern Ireland in May 20114. With contributions from Irish pro riders Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and Philip Deignan, reflections from locals...

Entries open for Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge

The 2015 Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge is now open for entries. The route of the event in Co. Clare takes the riders through the Burren and along the Atlantic Coast. Amongst the climbs are the Cliffs of Moher and Corkscrew Hill. The sportive takes place on Saturday the 28th March in Ennistymon. It costs €30 + €2.10 Transaction Fee and...

Cycling Weekly review of Zwift

Zwift is an online social world that promises to revolutionise indoor training. It is currently in beta mode and since its launch it has been overwhelmed with demand with over 18,000 people applying to join the beta programme. The softwares aim is to reduce the boredom of turbo training by letting you compete against other real riders...