Etape du Tour entry opening tomorrow

Registration for Etape du Tour opens tomorrow (November 6) at 9AM at www.asochallenges.com Next year's route is challenging with the riders tacking the 1,533m climb of Col du Chaussy shortly after the start. After a descent and a flat section along the Maurienne valley, the riders will then face the toughest challenge of the day, the Col du Glandon and...

The best moments from the 2014 UCI Road World Championships

Check out this highlights video from this year's Road World Championships in Ponferrada. It features the team time trials, individual time trials and road races. Well worth a watch.

Women on Wheels 18th April 2015 – Cycle in Dublin

The 2nd Annual Women on Wheels Cycle, a ladies only 25km charity cycle takes place through Dublin on Saturday morning the 18th of April 2015 Full details of this charity cycle will be announced closer to the date. This Women only cycle welcomes women of all fitness levels and the pace will be set at a manageable 15-18km per...

The Irish cyclist killed in World War I

By Graham Healy This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, and Ghent-Wevelgem and the Tour de France are amongst the races which have marked the centenary. Numerous top cyclists of the day from Belgium, France and Italy were killed in action, including three Tour de France winners, François Faber, Lucien Petit-Breton and Octave Lapize. Tens...

Massive crowd at Superprestige race in Zonhoven

If you haven't experienced a cyclo-cross race in Belgium, but want to understand how big the sport is there, then check out the size of the crowds in this photo from the Superprestige race at Zonhoven last Sunday.

Don’t Try This At Home (or anywhere really)

Check out this nutter riding his bike backwards down a mountain. Claimed speeds of 80km/h I think are a little exaggerated but none the less rather him than me.

Suicide Bike Run In Chile

Hold on to your hats and climb on board with an urban downhill run from Chile.

Lotto-Jumbo back to the drawing board

According to Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, the designers of the jersey for the new Lotto.nl - Jumbo team will have to go back to the drawing board. It seems that the UCI have deemed their jersey to be too yellow, and would therefore clash with the leader's jersey in many stage races, including the Tour de France. In previous years,...

Tinkoff-Saxo on Kilimanjaro

The entire Tinkoff-Saxo team is climbing Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, as a part of the team’s team building. Both staff and riders gathered at the base of the mountain and started the climb Saturday. They have now completed day three, and have reached Barranco Camp at 4000 meters after having climbed the Lava Tower at 4600...

Growing support for the Junior Tour of Ireland

Following on from the recent news that the Junior Tour of Ireland is struggling financially, there has been a considerable level of discussion about ways to try and raise funds to save the race. There has been talk of a number of cyclosportives taking place around the country with the money raised going towards funding the race. One such fundraising...

Team3M expands into the UK and Ireland

3M is expanding its previous focus on Belgium and the Netherlands to include riders from the UK and Ireland next season. In addition to adding another five riders to form a 20-strong team, Team3M will be competing in more races across the four countries. 'We are very excited about the success of Team3M and are delighted to be expanding...

The Rise, Fall and Rise of Johan van der Velde

By Graham Healy   The retired Dutch cyclist, Johan van der Velde, has recently been announced as being one of the bus drivers for the new Roompot Orange team. The news brought to mind the highs and lows that the Dutchman has seen in the sport. Van der Velde, from Rijsbergen near the Belgian border took victory in the Tours of Britain...