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Entries from August 2008

XC results from Australian World Cup.

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing

Tour of Ireland Stage 3 & 4

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Fridays stage saw another resounding victory for Team Columbia’s Mark Cavendish, who made it 3 out of 3 but Saturday’s grueling stage put an end to his dominance.

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Tags: Road cycling

Vuelta a Espana preview

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Saturday sees the start of the last of the Grand Tours for 2008, the Vuelta a Espana. With last years winner, Denis Menchov staying away due to exhaustion and Cadel Evans out with an injury all the attention is on 2008 Giro winner and 2007 Tour champion Alberto Contador of Team Astana.

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling

Cavendish repeats and consolidates yellow jersey

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Stage 2 of the Tour of Ireland saw a sprint finish again and Columbia rider Mark Cavendish again showed why he s rapidly becoming the man to beat in the pro peloton.

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Tags: Road cycling

Australian Mountain Bike World Cup preview

August 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This weekend Canberra, Australia will host the penultimate round of the World Cup with races in cross country, downhill and 4 cross on the 2009 World Championship course.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing

Tour of Ireland Stage 1

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Mark Cavendish of the Columbia team, continued his dream season by adding the first stage of the Tour of Ireland and yellow jersey to his four stage wins from the Tour de France.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling

Tour of Ireland preview.

August 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Wednesday marks the start of the 2008 edition of the 5 stage Tour of Ireland. Columbia and Garmin-Chipotle are two of the nineteen teams who will be lining up for the off in Dublin. Ahead lies 900 km of racing leading to the final 4 laps of Patrick’s Hill in Cork on Sunday.

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Tags: Road cycling

This just in – Continental tyres.

August 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Recently arrived from Continental are two sets of tyres – Speed Kings and Race Kings. Speed Kings are a wet or dry tyre with the Race Kings purely for the dry. These are the Supersonic versions, which are ultra light at a mere 400grams and 430 grams respectively. Its easy to see why they are [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech · Uncategorized

National Marathon Championships

August 25th, 2008 · No Comments

In fantastic sun shine the National Marathon Championships took place accross the mountains of West Wicklow and Dublin.

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Tags: Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

Olympic MTB race results.

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

All eyes were on the Laoshan mountain bike course this morning as the male and female riders fought out their races amid searing heat.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Olympics · Racing

BMX Olympic Results

August 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

All eyes were on the Olympic BMX track this morning where several top mountain bikers were duking it out with BMX World Champions for Olympic glory.  

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Tags: Mountain biking · Olympics · Racing

Nicolas Roche signs for AG2R.

August 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Fresh from the biggest win of his career at the Tour of Limousin, Nicolas Roche has just signed for French team AG2R La Mondiale.  The Irish Olympian was due to be without a team after his current squad Credit Agricole announced that they would be ceasing operations at the end of the season.

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling

Robin Seymour – hotline from Beijing

August 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

On Saturday the Olympics turns its attention to cross country Mountain biking. Much has been written about the course, conditions and competition but we felt it was best to get our information from the best source – a rider. Ireland is represented by 15 time National Champion and 3 time Olympian Robin Seymour who is [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Olympics · Racing

This just in – Kenda tyres

August 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Fresh through the post box today was a nice box of tyres from Kenda. First up is the all rounder Kenda Karma, then the John Tomac series Kenda Small Block Eight, the awesome Nevegal and finally the Tinker Juarez designed Dred Tread. All are quite different in their own right and all four are tubeless. [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Urgent: Marshalls needed for the Marathon champs

August 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Marshalls are urgently needed for this Sunday’s National Marathon champs. If you are racing why not get your family to lend a hand. The course runs over some very picturesque countryside and with two laps for most riders they will get to see you twice. If you think you can help contact the IMBRC here [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing

Review – Magura Louise Carbon BAT Disc brakes.

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Magura is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of mountain bike components so when we received these disc brakes on test I was very interested to see how they measured up.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Reviews · Tech

Irish National Marathon Champs

August 16th, 2008 · No Comments

The National Marathon championships will take place on Sunday the 24th August taking in two counties in the Kilbride area of Wicklow and Dublin. Run by the IMBRC club, this years edition features a number of novel features, guaranteed to make the race fun for serious competitiors and those looking for a challenge.

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Tags: Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

UPDATE: NPS 6 Deferred.

August 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Word has just reached us that due to the adverse weather conditions, tomorrows race has had to be called off for safety reasons. Below is the press release from Banbridge Cycling Club. On the plus side they are hopeful that they can go ahead with the race before the end of September.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing

The Epic Blast 2008

August 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

On the 14th September the EPIC Blast returns to Ballinastoe Woods. The race was first run in 2005 out of a wish by Richie Byrne and Sean Herlihy to do something different, not XC, not DH but in the middle.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing

Olympic timetrials.

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Fabian Cancellara came into this race with a bronze from the road race but this was the medal that the double Time Trial World Champion came for.

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Tags: Olympics · Road cycling

Kids MTB introduction day

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Uncategorized

Cannondale’s Special Edition Olympic Scalpel.

August 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Roel Paulissen, Jakob Fuglsang and Kashi Leuchs of the Cannondale-Vredestein Mountain Bike Racing Team will all line up for the Olympic Cross Country event aboard this special superlight Olympic Edition Scalpel.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Olympics · Racing · Tech

Magura’s 2009 Brakes

August 13th, 2008 · No Comments

In our third look at the new Magura products for 2009 we turn our attention to braking.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Details on NPS6 in Castlewellan.

August 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Further details have just been released for the last round of the NPS to be held this weekend in Castlewellan.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing

Nicole Cooke wins Road Gold for Great Britain

August 11th, 2008 · No Comments

In a wet and wild Beijing, Nicole Cooke out-sprinted her rivals to claim Britain’s first Olympic Gold.

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Tags: Olympics · Road cycling

Leadville, Armstrong second to triumphant Wiens.

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Joining the 1000 racers on the start line for the Leadville 100, Lance Armstrong set out to beat returning champion Dave Wiens

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Tags: Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

Olympic Road Race results, Sanchez takes Gold.

August 9th, 2008 · No Comments

The Olympic cycling events kicked of today in Beijing with a fascinating race for the mens gold. Packed full of attacks and breakaways the race was never dull as the riders hauled themselves up the fierce Great Wall climb seven times amid high humidity.

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Tags: Olympics · Racing · Road cycling

Cycling events in Beijing.

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments

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Tags: Mountain biking · Olympics · Racing · Road cycling

Beijing bound: The Olympic road race preview

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

This Saturday the Worlds best road riders will take to the streets of Beijing in pursuit of Olympic gold.

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Tags: Olympics · Racing · Road cycling

Trans Rockies 2008

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments

This weekend sees the start of one of the hardest endurance mountain bike races, the TransRockies.

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Tags: Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing