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Entries from May 2010

Stage 8 of the RAS, Ryans final post.

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Checking in after the finish of the 2010 RAS, Ryan gives us his final video after finishing as second Irish rider. You can follow Ryans posts on his blog at http://ryansherlock.blogspot.com/

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Ivan Basso wins an eventful Giro

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Four years after pulling on the maglia rosa as Giro champion, a jubilant Ivan Basso repeated the feat following one of the most eventful races in years.  With multiple leaders across the three weeks and a GC that was turned on its head the Liquigas rider rode into the Roman arena in Verona as victor. [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Ras Stage 6 Ryans penultimate blog post

May 30th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Cross country · Racing · Road cycling · Video

Stage 6 of the RAS – Ryans diary

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Ryan Sherlock video blog Stage 5 of the RAS

May 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Ryan checks in with us after an eventful day on stage 5 of the RAS.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Stage 4 Ras diary from Ryan Sherlock

May 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Irish MTB rider Ryan Sherlock checks in from the Ras after yesterdays stage.  Ryan is having a fantastic race showing good form and attacking well although his speciality is climbing which hasn’t been a big feature of the race yet.  In the interest of continuity we won’t talk about todays stage other than to say [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Gaelforce 24hr cycle challenge 2010

May 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Taking place in the Nephin Beg mountain range just outside Newport, Co Mayo, the Gaelforce 24-hour Cycle Challenge involves a 24hr mountain bike event and a 24hr road bike event, as well as a recently added 8hr challenge. Irish adventure racer & 2009 Female solo champion, Fiola Foley For the truly hard core you can [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

The Atherton Project season 2

May 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Ex DH World Champions Rachel & Gee Atherton along with older brother Dan are back with their video documentary series for another year.  Here we check in with the trio who headed to California in the off season to train.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Ryan’s blog Ras stage 3

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Our man in the RAS, Ryan Sherlock, checks in following a tough stage 3…

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling

Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Kippure Estate are hosting a new developmental series in its grounds organised by the IMBRC and sponsored by the Cycle Inn. The XC MTB Development Summer Race Series to be held over the next few months on the estate and will be similar to the developmental series run earlier in the year.

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Tags: Beginners guide · Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Ras stage 2 blog from Ryan Sherlock

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Stage 2 of the RAS was marred by a large crash that took down a size-able group of riders.  A jeep pulled out from a side road into the path of the race just as the lead peloton riders came around a corner at speed.  Three riders  suffered some quite serious injuries such as broken [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Ryan Sherlock RAS video blog

May 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Top Irish MTB racer Ryan Sherlock is racing the RAS as part of the Eurocycles Team.  Here is a video blog from Ryan immediately after the first stage.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Red Bull Road Rage 2010 Kicks Off in Belgium this Saturday.

May 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Update – Word has just reached us that Janos has won yesterdays race!  Congratulations to him on a stellar performance.  Full feature to follow! Cycle Inn/Trajectoires Cycles rider Janos Köhler kicks off the Red Bull Road Rage season in Belgium this weekend 22nd May. Red Bull Road Rage events are a unique series of events [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Road cycling

XC NPS 4 Magheramorne

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Round four of the Irish Mountain Bike Cross Country NPS takes place on Sunday 23th May, at Magheramorne Quarry near Larne in County Antrim, promoted by Team Madigan.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

BREAKING NEWS – Armstrong crashes out of TOC

May 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Johann Bruyneel, the team manager of Armstrong’s team Radioshack has just posted on twitter that Armstrong has crashed out of the Tour of California. The full text reads – Sorry to report there was a huge crash, with Chechu and Lance involved. Lance had to abandon and is going to the hospital for Xrays. The [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Road cycling

Floyd Landis admits doping – Updated

May 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments

We held off on talking about this as we have often heard similar rumours which have proved unfounded and we are wary of libel but this story has been gaining momentum all day and is a headline sports story on all the major news cycles. Disgraced rider Floyd Landis who was stripped of the 2006 [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Uncategorized

Ritchey present new road bars

May 20th, 2010 · No Comments

One of the oldest MTB component manufacturers, Ritchey, also make road components.  They are one of our favourite companies and have just announced two new road bars to their lineup. WCS Carbon Curve

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech

Resumption of service

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments

The eagle eyed of you out there will have noticed a certain quiet on this site over the past 2 weeks.  Fear not we have not dissapeared but are merely on holiday.  Normal service will resume shortly although has been somewhat delayed by the return of the ashcloud!  Stay tuned…. Meanwhile there is lots happening [...]

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Tags: Downhill · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing · Road cycling

First ride – Trek Remedy 8

May 10th, 2010 · No Comments

The Remedy is Trek’s All mountain machine.  Designed around a 150mm suspension platform the bike is destined for going downhill fast. 

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Reviews · Tech

Review – Specialized Captain Control 2 bliss tyres

May 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Confidence in the corners, great straight line speed and good mud clearance are all features of this tyre from Specialized. A good sticky rubber compound keeps things glued to the trail, this is a great tyre for muddy trail conditions and is ideal for the early racing season. We recommend the tubeless 2.0 version but [...]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Review – Rockshox Reba XX fork

May 1st, 2010 · No Comments

XX is the range topping groupset (sorry, family) from SRAM and this is their range topping trail/race fork.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Reviews