Watch this inspiring short featuring Italian racing driver Alex Zanardi who suffered a horrific crash in 2001 racing Indy Car losing both his legs. He returned to racing and took up the Paralympic sport of Hand cycling winning 2 Olympic Golds and 5 World Championship Golds. Definitely worth a look.
Entries Tagged as 'Olympics'
February 20th, 2015 · No Comments
August 13th, 2012 · No Comments
Czech rider Jaroslav Kulhavy won Olympic Gold at a fantastic Men’s Olympic XC event on Sunday in a sprint finish with Nino Schurter. More to follow soon!
August 12th, 2012 · No Comments
In the blazing sunshine 29 starters took on the tough Hadleigh farm course in pursuit of Olympic gold. Despite home girl Annie Last leading the field for the first lap it was French rider Julie Bresset who took to the top step of the podium with a sizable gap on Beijing Gold medalist Sabine Spitz [...]
August 8th, 2012 · No Comments
Trek have been busy working away on re-developing their Superfly hardtail and Superfly 100 29er cross country bikes. Hopefully these will be available in Ireland this year and we will endeavour to bring you pricing and availability woon. In the meantime expect to see the Superfly pounding the trails at the Olympic cross country race [...]
March 15th, 2012 · No Comments
Here are two videos recently completed by Shimano with Bradley Wiggins. What is really noticeable is a very upbeat Wiggins who has had a great start to the season with a third at the Volta ao Algarve (Tour of the Algarve) and a really strong performance to take the overall at Paris-Nice, a race that [...]
October 28th, 2011 · No Comments
Offroad 2 Rio is an exciting new project that will seek to establish a high performance strategy for Irish women’s cross country mountain bike racing with the ultimate goal of achieving qualification at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Ireland has a great history of sending riders to the Olympics with Jenny McCauley [...]
August 11th, 2011 · No Comments
With only a year to go to the 2012 London Olympics a number of test events are taking place including a test event for the Mountain bike course. Over to Cait Elliott for the report. Three Irish mountain bikers, the male and female Irish National champions (Robin Seymour and Cait Elliott) and Mel Spath (although [...]
April 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Melanie Spath and Ryan Sherlock are currently in South Africa preparing to start the first cross country World Cup of the season. The pair are privateer racers who have been training hard over the winter, despite having full time jobs, to be ready for the World stage. They will be writing a diary of their [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
August 11th, 2008 · No Comments
In a wet and wild Beijing, Nicole Cooke out-sprinted her rivals to claim Britain’s first Olympic 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.
August 8th, 2008 · No Comments
August 7th, 2008 · No Comments
This Saturday the Worlds best road riders will take to the streets of Beijing in pursuit of Olympic gold.
July 28th, 2008 · No Comments
Peter Riis Anderson, Denmark’s cross country MTB champion and Olympic rider has tested positive for EPO.
July 28th, 2008 · No Comments
The Mountain Bike World Cup returned this weekend to Mont Saint Anne in Quebec, Canada.
July 21st, 2008 · No Comments
Sunday saw Robin Seymour add another green Irish national jersey to a collection that now numbers 15 strong.
June 19th, 2008 · No Comments
An article posted today on RTE Sport makes mention of the three road cyclists being sent to the Olympics but doesn’t mention Irish MTB qualifier Robin Seymour. The article states that ‘Irish Cycling have announced their three-man team for the Beijing Olympics’. Once again Mountain biking is overlooked by both the main stream media and [...]