‘Doping did not end with Lance Armstrong’ Scott Mercier speaks to Newstalk

Former US Postal cyclist Scott Mercier was on the Off The Ball show this week where he spoke about his decision to walk away from the team and explains his concerns for doping in modern day cycling. He spoke about his experience of witnessing the doping policy first hand within US Postal and his thoughts on the current situation in...

No cobbled classics for Philippe Gilbert

Despite having stated last month that he would be taking part in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in a bid to win all five monuments, Philippe Gilbert has now said that he won't be taking part in those races after all, according to Het Laatse Nieuws. Instead, he will take part in the Ardennes classics, Amstel Gold Race, Fleche...

Cycling Ireland President named as Chef de Mission for 2016 Paralympics

Paralympics Ireland announced today that the President of Cycling Ireland, Denis Toomey, would be the Chef de Mission for the Irish Paralympic team for the 2016 Games in Rio. The role will involve managing the team, and overseeing the operational preparation and participation of Team Ireland at the games. The Cork man, was elected as President of Cycling Ireland at...

2015 Team Sky kit available now for fans

"Team Sky won't be wearing their new kit until January 2015, but fans of the squad can try on the new range of Rapha Team Sky replica kit now. The new range has been created with the insight gained from working closely with the world's best riders, and is tailored for the needs of amateur riders. The garments are...

Top Irish team looking to strengthen team

The Galway-based team Black Rose Racing are looking to fill two places on their Road/Track team setup for next season. If you are interested or know someone interested, you can contact them through their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Rose-Racing/330959691888?ref=ts . They are looking for people who can work in a team structure. On the track, all equipment will be provided. In...

Watch as cyclist hits a deer at around 50km/h

Fly6 video captures the crash at Alexander Ave heading towards Sausalito, CA. Youtube user Silas Patlove says about his crash "Although I don't remember it, I landed on my back, and hit the back of my Giro helmet, which probably saved me from serious brain injury. Although I had a mild concussion with a bit of memory loss...

Bianchi unveiled their new Team Lotto.NL Jumbo bike yesterday but why are Bianchis celeste?

Bianchi unveiled Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Oltre XR.2 model for 2015 season yesterday and the new model designed for the WorldTour Dutch team features a full-celeste color (which is Bianchi's iconic paint scheme) in the year of the 130th anniversary of the Italy based company. Bianchi celeste is the most distinctive colour scheme in cycling, but no one is quite sure...

Chain Reaction Cycles show you how to wrap a bike for Christmas

Did you buy someone a bike for Christmas? Not sure how to wrap it? Chain Reaction Cycles give you a step by step guide with loads of photos to help you wrap that perfect gift this Christmas. (When they got to wrapping the spokes we decided to just hide it in the shed and just put some...

Naked cyclist ticketed for not wearing a helmet

A naked cyclist was pulled over on Sunday by police in New Zealand, not for indecent exposure, but for not wearing a helmet. When questioned by the police in Timaru, it was also established that the cyclist was under the influence of alcohol. He hasn't been charged with drunk cycling though, as no legal alcohol limit for cycling currently exists....

“A licence for Astana is a slap in our face” Tony Martin on Astana

In an interview with the German newspaper, Donaukurier, the German rider Tony Martin has spoken of his disappointment with the news that Astana will receive a World Tour licence. In the interview to be published today, the Etixx - Quick-Step rider has said that "As a team where the suspicion of doping is so strong, being given a license is...

Collectif Parlee / A Telling Story

Here is a nice video which I think every bike rider no matter what discipline they do can relate to. Mario Beauregard from Collectif Parlee wrote a short introduction about what the project (Collectif Parlee) is all about and what it means to him. "We ride for the sheer beauty of cycling, with the desire to persevere through the...

Twenty years ago this week saw the best ever line-up at an Irish bike race

On the 18th of December 1994, an Irish bike race was made up of a field with a combined palmares of amongst other things: 8 x Tour de France, 7 x Giro d'Italia, 2 x Vuelta a Espana, 5 x World Championships, 9 x Paris-Roubaix, 8 x Liege-Bastogne-Liege, 14 x Milan-San Remo, 11 x Paris-Nice and 1 x Rás...