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12 CYCLING DAYS OF
CHRISTMAS (By: GERARD CROMWELL Dec 22) On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me a cartridge for a BB. (Bottom bracket!) Handy thing to
have during the winter! More....
UP WITH O’LOUGHLIN: (By Shane Stokes
Irish time trial champion David O’Loughlin is one of eight riders currently on
Cycling Ireland’s shortlist for next August’s Olympic road race. More...
TO HEAD JOINT NCBI/CI LEISURE INITIATIVE: (By Shane Stokes
Eamon Duffy's changing role in Cycling Ireland will see him working as a Special
Events Manager for the NCBI/CI in the future, More...
POWER PSYCHED FOR 2004:
(By Shane Stokes
Dec 12) Navigators professional Ciarán Power is aiming to start the 2004 season in top
condition, with the goal of posting some good results in the team’s early
campaign in Europe. More...
Heaven in Denmark: (Dec 10) During a break in training at the
cycling school he is attending in Denmark, IrishCycling.com caught up with
Thomas Juul-Jensen and asked him what the school is about and what his plans are
for next season: More....
THIRTEEN FOR SEYMOUR: (By Shane Stokes
Robin Seymour today dominated the national cyclo cross championships in
Kilruddery, Bray, to further extend his remarkable winning sequence to
thirteenth consecutive wins. More...
More 'RÁS' Stories: (By Gerard Cromwell
Dec 7) It usually began with the packing of an old brown suitcase. It looked
like it had seen better days. The brown fake leather was peeling off in patches
and you could see a kind of laminated cardboard underneath. More...
REPAIR TEAM COLLAPSES: (By Shane Stokes
A number of Irish riders who were hoping next year to be part of the Division
III Life Repair team have now been left in limbo following the news that the
insurance company which was to sponsor the team has collapsed. More...
NALLY PLANS STRONG SEASON
IN 2004: (By Shane Stokes
Spanish based Corkman Dermot Nally is training hard in advance of what will be a
vitally important second season in the pro ranks. More...
Unveiled for Eddie Tobin: (Nov 21) At a reception on Friday
last Enniscorthy Town Council had a plaque in appreciation of Eddie Tobin's
contribution to the town unveiled by Sean Kelly in their 1798 centre on Millpark
road. More ....
PJ NOLAN INTERVIEW: THE PRESIDENT'S ANGLE: (By Shane Stokes
Cycling Ireland will hold its AGM at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh on
Saturday week, November 22nd. With time ticking down to the meeting,
IrishCycling.com put questions to CI’s president PJ Nolan on a range of
topics, Full Interview Here Now...
REMEMBERED: The Usher IRC will be honouring Dickie
Comerford who passed away 10 years ago at their Annual Dinner Dance More...
Worth a look if just for the old photos.
RAS BOOK LAUNCH A BIG SUCCESS:
(By Shane Stokes
Yesterday evening’s launch of Tom Daly’s fine
book, ‘The Rás’ proved to be a great success, Read
Launch Pictures Here.....
TAKES EXCELLENT FOURTH IN JAPANESE RACE: (By Shane Stokes
Nov 11) Colette Swift rode with distinction at the women’s
Tour of Okinawa in Japan when she took an excellent fourth place. More...
BANN LAVERY APPOINTED TO
ULSTER YDO POSITION: (By Shane Stokes
Cycling Ireland announced today that John Bann-Lavery has been appointed to the
position of youth development officer for the Ulster region.
SEVENTH IN JAPAN: (By Shane Stokes
David McCann finished a fine seventh in the world-ranked Tour of Hokkaido in
Japan yesterday, ended the Hibernian Team Ireland squad’s season campaign with
a morale-boosting result. More...
THIRD IN RED BULL RAMPAGE: (By Shane Stokes
Irish downhiller Glyn O’Brien finished an excellent third in the 2003 Red Bull
Rampage race, which was held recently at the Kolob Reservoir in Virgin,
TO RETAIN CONTRACT WITH NAVIGATORS: (By Shane Stokes Oct
Irish pro Ciarán Power appears to be set for another season racing on
the US circuit, following the news that he has signed a letter of intent to
remain with the New York-based Navigators team. More...
SURPRISES FAVOURITES, SCANLON A FINE 67th: (By Shane Stokes Oct
Spanish rider Igor Astarloa was the surprise winner of the Elite men’s road
race at the world championships in Hamilton, Canada, More...
JENNINGS AS LJUNGSKOG DEFENDS: (By Shane Stokes Oct
French legend Jeannie Longo went frustratingly close to taking her fourteenth
world championship gold medal today in the women’s road race in
IRISH FINISHERS IN JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPS, REUS WINS: (By Shane Stokes Oct
There was big disappointment today for the Irish squad in the junior road race
at the world championships in Hamilton, More...
29th IN U23 WORLD CHAMPS: (By Shane Stokes Oct
Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche had a good ride in the under 23 world road
championships this evening, finishing in the main bunch just nine seconds behind
race winner Sergey Lagutin of Uzbekistan. More...
GOES CLOSE TO OLYMPIC PLACE: (By Shane Stokes Oct
Irish rider David McCann performed above expectations against a field of more
established professionals in the elite time trial at the world championships in
Hamilton this evening, More...
McQUAID FOR UCI PRESIDENT
ROLE?: (By Shane Stokes Oct
Irishman Pat McQuaid took a big step forward towards his goal of becoming
president of cycling’s world governing body, More...
DOMINATES TQ PAPER INTERNATIONAL: (By Shane Stokes Oct
Race leader Angela Hunter stamped her authority on the final stage of the TQ
Paper International Ladies two-day More...
See Pictures Here.....
Hundreds of Cyclists Enjoy the Dublin Bay Fun
Cycle See Pictures Here.>>>>
IN HOKKAIDO: (By Shane Stokes
Denis Lynch finished best of the Irish in the Tour of Hokkaido in Japan, ending
the five-stage race in twelfth place overall. More...
IRISH TEAM FOR PARALYMPICS: (By Shane Stokes
A six man Irish team leaves today for Prague to take part in the International
Paralympic Comittee European Championships. More...
EVANS SET FOR NEW TEN MILE
TT RECORD: (By Shane Stokes
Former Irish record-holder Tommy Evans looks set to reclaim his place at the top
after a scorching ride in the Jim Traynor Memorial ten-mile time trial tonight. More...
BREAKS NOSE IN CRASH: (By Shane Stokes
Sep 9) Mark Scanlon has decided not to start today's third leg of the
Tour of Poland, having crashed in the final kilometre of yesterday’s stage.
FROM ABROAD: HOMETIME: (Sep 6)
The Earl of Desmond rider John Dempsey has been racing this season with the
EC Mayenne team in Normandy. This is his final instalment for the season, as he
is about to head back to Ireland for a break from the bike. More...
LYNCH, LUCEY TAKE NATIONAL
TITLES IN DUNLAVIN:
(By Shane Stokes Aug 31)
French based rider Denis Lynch went one better than the silver medal he took
last year with a storming ride in the national under 23 road race championships
in Dunlavin today. More... See
Pictures by Peter Purfield here....
WINS M DONNELLY JUNIOR TOUR; VAN HEEREN TAKES FINAL STAGE: (By
Shane Stokes Aug 10) The highly promising Dutch rider Kai Reus
comfortably held onto the yellow jersey on today's final stage of the M.
Donnelly Junior Tour, Full
GILL DEFEND NATIONAL TITLES: (By Shane Stokes Jun 29)
2002 winners Mark Scanlon and Geraldine Gill today successfully defended the
national titles they won last year, racing to impressive victories in the men's
and women's road race championships in Sligo. Read
Shane Stokes full detailed race reports here... See
race Pictures by Peter Purfield here...
250 PICTURES OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS: (Jun 27-) Pictures of the Special
Olympics Cycling events in the Phoenix Park on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th are
now posted on this site. Click
here to see pictures...
Check out the Wicklow 200 Leisure Challenge - Over 800 cyclists took part -
165 Pictures of the event posted here now....
ALAN CARBON Road Test: Shane
Stokes tests the latest Alan Carbon Report
Not What You Say, - It's What You do: ( By Dave Walsh - May 2003) "CHIEF EXECUTIVES",
says Stuart Hallam, newly appointed CEO of Cycling Ireland, "are
measured not by what they say, but by what they deliver". More...
NEWTON WINS RAS, POWER THIRD
ON STAGE: (By Shane Stokes May 25)
Chris Newton today became the second English rider to win the FBD Milk
it on the weatherman: (By Gerard Cromwell May 20)
Noel Gallagher of Oasis penned the line; 'Nobody
ever mentions the weather can make or break your day'. This is especially true
if you're a cyclist on this week's FBD Milk Rás. More...
THE REAL MEN OF THE RAS:
(By Gerard Cromwell
May 14) This Sunday, over 120 of Ireland's and the world's top cyclists will
converge on O'Connell St. Dublin, just outside the GPO for this year's Rás. More...