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Entries from July 2010

Shimano introduces new PRO carbon trail products

July 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Shimano has just announced details of a new range of Carbon fibre trail components under its PRO brand named Tharsis. PRO Tharsis Stem

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Bellurgan 12 hour MTB race

July 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

With the XC National Championships over with for 2010 attention now turns to the longer Marathon distances with the Marathon Nationals in September and what better way to get ready for this than to race a 12 hour on the weekend of the 7th of August.  Below is a video showing some of the singletrack [...]

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Tags: Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Champery Downhill World Cup video

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

With all this Tour de France nonsense you would be forgiven for thinking that there were no other events on.  Last weekend the Worlds best Downhillers headed to Champery for what is typically one of the most demanding races of the year on a course with an amazingly steep gradient.  To add insult to injury [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Contador wins his third Tour de France

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments

After three weeks of one of the toughest Tours in history, Alberto Contador rode into Paris with the yellow jersey on his back for the third time. It has been a Tour of many different faces with drama and controversy a feature from start to finish.  The opening prologue when Armstrong beat Contador, the big [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Ray, Peat & MacAskill in Scotland

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Bike legend Hans Ray, World Champion Downhiller Steve Peat and Trials master Danny MacAskill recently went for a bike ride in Scotland.  This little film shows you what they got up to… Hans Peaty MacAskill Highlands from ResetFilms.co.uk on Vimeo.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

The Atherton Project S.02 Ep.06

July 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Off to Leogang for some World Cup action after the excitement of Fort William…

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

Kippure Challenge XC Development Series RD 3 this weekend

July 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Round 3 of the Kippure Challenge XC Development Series takes place this weekend in the grounds of Kippure Estate.  The course is a spectators dream with a short 3km loop featuring loads of singletrack and one nice fireroad climb that is not too hard.  For the riders it is also a great course  and after [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Decider day at the Tour de France

July 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

After yesterdays rest day and several days of high drama the Tour takes on its toughest day with the Pyreneean climb to the top of the Tourmalet on today’s final mountain stage.  With Contador in yellow and a furious Schleck in second vowing to attack, attack, attack this will be the day that should decide [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

New Giro Xar & Rocloc 5 retention system

July 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Giro have just released details of a new helmet, the Xar, a replacement for the Zen. With an All Mountain focus

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Irish XC Nationals Results

July 20th, 2010 · No Comments

On Sunday  Djouce woods was transformed into a heaving mass of MTB magic as 250 riders took part in a fantastic Cross Country National Championship. Richie Felle on his way to 5th in Elites

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Irish XC National Champs this weekend

July 15th, 2010 · No Comments

This weekend is one of the highlights of the Irish XC racing scene as EPIC MTB club host the National Championships in Djouce Woods, Co.Wicklow. Djouce woods is known for its fantastic trails and the race course will not disappoint.  All those who have had a sneak peak have proclaimed it as a real mountain [...]

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Tags: Cross country · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing

Stage 9 shifts up a gear

July 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Stage 9 of the Tour de France saw a major shake up on GC again as the yellow jersey cracked and the two main contenders for the overall showed they are head and shoulders above the rest. Following the rest day the peloton headed further into the Alps with a fearsome stage taking in several [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Information evening on 3rock trail development

July 13th, 2010 · No Comments

An information evening concerning the proposed mountain bike trail system in Coillte Ticknock and Ballyedmonduff forests.  Plans have been in motion on this for a while and it is great to see the proposed trails becoming a reality. Details of the routes and plans for the area will be on show and managers will be [...]

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Tour week 1 roundup

July 12th, 2010 · No Comments

One week in and the riders have ridden a time trial, flats, mountains and cobbles and we know a lot about who is in form and who is not. Saturday and Sunday saw the peloton into the mountains for the first time and disaster for one rider in particular.  Lance Armstrong has seemed on form [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Trek World Racing In Pursuit Ep.4

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Video · World Cup

Cobbles and sprints at the Tour

July 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Stages 3 & 4 of the Tour de France are behind us and after a breakneck day on Tuesday the riders had a break on Wednesday as they cruised into Reims.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Sprockids National Champs Event

July 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Sproc kids makes a return at the National Championships on Sunday week with a specially designed course to give kids the feel of a real mtb course.  Richie Byrne will be coordinating the event with things kicking off from 9.30am.  Don’t forget the event will be like no other in Irish MTB history with a [...]

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Tags: Beginners guide · General commentary · Mountain biking

The Atherton Project Series 2 Ep.5

July 7th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Video · World Cup

Crashing chaos at the Tour de France

July 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Yesterdays stage into Spa was marred by a multitude of crashes that saw many of the favourites on the deck and a change in the yellow jersey. Garmin-Transitions Christian VandeVelde limps to the finish in Spa

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Tour de France Prologue and Stage 1

July 5th, 2010 · No Comments

And we’re off…  The 2010 Tour de France has started and what a start! The Prologue was held amid heavy rain on the streets of Rotterdam.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

NPS RD 7 3 Rock results & overall

July 4th, 2010 · No Comments

3 rock is the spiritual home of Irish mountain biking and the oldest Irish club hosted the final round of the XC NPS on its flanks today. Despite rain showers in the city in the morning, the  mountain remained dry as the riders began to arrive to pre-ride the course and what a course!  Fast [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

2010 Tour de France Teams and riders

July 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

We are just hours away from the start of the 2010 Tour de France with the prologue stage around the streets of Rotterdam.  Tour fever is at its peak as we await one of the most hotly contested Tours in years – or is it?  Lets take a look at the teams and favourites for [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Go wild with the Beast

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

The Beast of Ballyhoura takes place from 30th July – 1st August and is a uniquely Irish 36 hour non-stop adventure race across the ancient & magical surroundings of counties Cork, Limerick & Tipperary.

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Tags: Endurance events · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing