“Explain to a Belgian cyclocross fan that the US National Championships were cancelled due to rain. It makes us look like a laughing stock”

The US National Cyclocross Championships in Austin, Texas were cancelled today causing much disappointment for both competitors and fans. The Parks and Recreation Department said that there had been significant levels of mud after an unusual amount of rain. Two inches of rain fell on the park on Saturday night, and it was decided that there was significant potential for...

Last lap move for silver at Irish Championships (warning noisy)

Some action from today's Irish National cyclocross championships. It was the last lap and the final time up the steep run-up for the riders at the testing course in River Valley Park in Swords, Co. Dublin and a late charge by Tim O'Regan saw him overhaul a tiring Glenn Kinning who had led for the first two laps...

Zdenek Stybar will miss out on Cyclocross World Championships

Defending World Champion, Zdenek Stybar, has confirmed from his Etixx - Quick-Step team's training camp in Calpe that he will not take part in the Cyclocross World Championships at the end of the month in his home country. "I am 100 percent sure that I will not be at the start. I'm having too much trouble with my shoulder injury",...

2015 Vuelta a Espana route announced

In 2015 the Vuelta turns 80 and celebrates its 70th edition that will begin on the 22nd of August in Puerto Banus, in the province of Malaga, with a 7-kilometre Team Time Trial and the joy and responsibility of reaching the level of the 2014 edition, where Alberto Contador, Chris Froome and Alejandro Valverde completed an unforgettable podium. The first...

Dunne, Mullen and Wilson for Grand Prix d’Ouverture La Marseillaise

The provisional start list for one of the opening races of the European season, the Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise, has been announced, and the following is the An Post Chain Reaction team named. Aidis Kruopis Paulius Siskevicius Jack Wilson Xandro Meurisse Ryan Mullen Alistair Slater Conor Dunne Jens Vandenbogaerde Last year's edition which ended in a bunch sprint was won by former...

Irish CX Champs wide open as Robin Seymour unable to start.

Race favourite and multiple national cyclo-cross champion Robin Seymour has had to pull out of tomorrow's 2015 Irish cyclocross national championships in Swords, North Dublin. In a statement he made to the race manager earlier today, he describes being extremely disappointed to be missing out on this years event. Seymour said that he'd been very sick with a chest infection since...

Belgian man to run the Tour of Flanders route

A Belgian man, Hugo Derycke (48), has decided to tackle the full 264.9 kilometre route of the Tour of Flanders by foot. On the weekend that the race takes place, Derycke will run the course, which is the equivalent of six marathons.  The proceeds of the challenge will go to a Children's cancer charity. Derycke has undertaken a number of big challenges under the motto "Life begins...

Product Review, Lezyne Steel Floor Drive

It is a very beautiful pump. It is hard for a non cyclist to understand the reinforcing use of the adverb ‘very’ when describing anything other than women or sunsets as beautiful. Lezyne are a relatively new company, whose high-end products have been seeping into the shelves and the screens of the cycle trade. They have the classical image...

Have you seen the state of the Belgian CX Champs course?

Contractors are working hard to try and get the course for the Belgian cyclo cross championships in some sort of decent shape for the races this weekend. Belgium has seen some torrential rain leaving the course with some really deep puddles and much of the course unrideable. Niels Albert visited the course in Erpe-Mere and said, "I have never seen anything...

No Rio Olympics for Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick-Step) has told BBC Sport that he is unlikely to race the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He said, “It’s not 100 percent I’m not doing the Olympics, but it’s difficult, It probably won’t happen, if I’m honest. I’ve got a road job.” Cavendish added, “The road race doesn’t suit me. The time trial, well, I’m not a...

The Bicycle C4 Equinox 1989

A great documentary by the Equinox team for Channel 4 from 1989. It's 50 minutes long so save this one for lunchtime viewing.

This is the future of indoor training

A glimpse of the ebove™ B1 Real Motion bike, developed by Norwegian tech start-up Activetainment. The bike uses real motion to move along multiple dimensions, giving unparalleled realism in use. This can be coupled with a virtual reality headset to give the ultimate (for now) sense of realism. And as you would expect you can compete against yourself or...