How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure
How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have. Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions...
Watch Voeckler warming up on the rollers, with his son on the handlebars, then racing a horse
That's a headline you don't see every day. Here's a video from 2012 of Thomas Voeckler warming up and then going out for a ride. Course vélo contre cheval 8 août 2012 by Hippodrome85
Six months till the start of the Giro
If you haven't already seen it then take a look at the official promo for the the 2015 edition of the Giro d'Italia. From Saturday May 9th to Sunday May 31st 2015, the 98th edition of Giro d'Italia will start from Regione Liguria and will arrive in Milan.
New signing for An Post-Chain Reaction
According to the Belgian website www.cyclingsite.be this morning, the latest rider to sign for An Post-Chain Reaction is the 22 year-old Belgian, Xandro Meurisse. He arrives to the team with an impressive palmares, with his best result of the season, a stage win in the Triptyque Ardennais. Unfortunately, the rider from Harelbeke crashed heavily in the Giro della Valle...
François Gissy Bicycle World Record 207 mph – 333 km/h
This is just what you need on those lazy Monday morning commutes after a busy weekend. Watch Frenchman Francois Gissy beat his previous record of 177mph at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France.
Cyclo-cross action from Ruddervoorde
Check out the latest Superprestige action from Round 3 of the competition. Here's a video of the complete race yesterday.
The Tour de France at the Berlin Wall
By Graham Healy 25 years ago today, on the 9th of November 1989, the Berlin Wall was opened to East Germans as a border crossing allowing them access to the West. It was an incredible time as it meant the end for the hated wall which had been erected in 1961, dividing the city. Just two years previously, the Tour de...
Tour de France winner weds
2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome has wed Michelle Cound in South Africa, having gotten engaged early last year. He met Cound in 2009 through his team-mate at the time, Daryl Impey. Froome sent a tweet earlier today with the message "The most perfect day... I feel like the luckiest man alive"
Arnaud Démare is the latest cyclist to race against a horse
Following on from the likes of Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Nicolas Roche (Tinkoff-Saxo), the latest cyclist to take on the challenge of racing against a horse is Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr). The French champion took to the start line against Ubera Diem which was pulling a sulky driven by Pierre Vercruysse. The race took place last Friday at Vincennes Hippodrome and you...
French cycling club take up Gaelic football
The off-season is a time when many cyclists take up cross-training. The sports of choice are usually running, swimming or for some cross-country skiing. However, a cycling club in France have decided to try something different this season as they have started playing Gaelic football. Thomas Lejeune of Union Cycliste Montmeyran Valence has started "le foot gaélique" matches with his...
Cycling Ireland Membership Awards
Tomorrow is your last chance to vote in the Cycling Ireland Membership Awards. Members of Cycling Ireland can vote here: http://www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/cycling-ireland-membership-awards-voting-opens/414 // Below is information on the various categories and nominees. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Declan Slevin – Rosemount CC Worked to streamline para cycling at national level from come and try events with other organisations to his role as secretary as Para...
Broken collarbone for Martyn Irvine in Guadalajara
Ireland's Martyn Irvine suffered more misfortune today when he crashed out of the scratch race, the first event of the omnium at the Track World Cup in Guadalajara. It later emerged that he had broken a collarbone The 2013 Scratch Race World Champion had recently crashed when competing in the team pursuit for Ireland and was just getting over his...