Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia

The route of the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia has been announced. It will cover what is considered the queen stage of the Giro, from Pinzolo to Aprica. The 175-kilometre route will cover the climbs of Campo Carlo Magno, Passo del Tonale, Aprica, and Mortirolo before the final climb toward Aprica. There will also be a medium route available which covers 102km and...

Travis Tygart in Dublin

USADA CEO Travis Tygart was in Dublin yesterday speaking at an information day being held in advance of changes to the Irish anti-doping rules. The event was organised by the Irish Sports Council. During the event, the Irish Sports Council also launched its new Anti Doping awareness campaign, #BlackMark. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the Anti Doping programme...

Your Moment Of SVENNESS 1.1

We all know how technical cross is... here is a great video which breaks it right down for you. Well worth a watch. For more check out http://www.cxhairs.com/

Sam Bennett’s new team bike

For the 2015 season, Sam Bennett's team will be riding the Canadian bike Argon 18, who will be co-sponsor of the Bora team. Argon 18 are a Montreal-based company, founded back in 1989 by Gervais Rioux. They have previously supplied by the Spidertech and Jelly Belly teams. Last year, Bennett's team rode Fuji bikes.

From EPO to IPA. Lance Armstrong attempts the beer mile

The race requires racers to drink a beer at the start of each of four laps of the track but Armstrong was unable to finish, struggling with his first beer and then completed just one lap before quitting. 'That was not what I expected,' the Texan admitted. 'I'm one and done. That was way different than I thought.'

Woman paralysed after Vansummeren accident

Sad news emerged today that the woman who was hit by Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Sharp) earlier this year in the Tour of Flanders remains paralysed. It was reported in HLN.BE that Marie-Claire Moreels (66) will remain in a wheelchair for the rest of her life as the right side of her body is paralysed. She has also lost the...

Sep Vanmarcke takes on the cobbles (in a different way)

Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin Pro Cycling) has an impressive record in cobbled races. He won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 2012, and has finished on the podium in Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders and Ghent-Wevelgem. It seems he can't get enough of pavé though, as even in the off-season, he's taking on the cobbles. He tweeted a photo of himself over the...

Dan Martin and his team mates go sailing

Following on from a visit to Cannondale's headquarters in Wilton Connecticut, Dan Martin and his team mates are heading to the British Virgin Islands for a team building exercise. There will be big changes for the team this year, as they merge with the Cannondale team. The team will consist of sixteen riders from Garmin's team with eight riders coming...

Competition time

To celebrate our first week online we are giving away 16 vintage copies of Winning magazine from the 1980's. The winner will be picked at random and the prize shipped to anywhere in the world. To enter simply answer the simple question below. And remember there is a second option when entering to share the post on your wall....

Former Irish Olympian looses battle against cancer

It ipassing of Deirdre Murphy Bader, founder of Star Track Cycling in New York, N.Y., a champion in track development and competitor in the 2000 Olympic Games. Deirdre lost a courageous battle against cancer and is survived by her husband, Larry, and son, Ethan. Deirdre Murphy Bader was a major track cycling influence in New York. Deirdre Murphy...

Fixx Supercross Cup hot lap

Climb on board and experience the course from yesterdays cyclocross race in Ballawley Park in Dublin with veteran off-road strong man Johnny McCabe.