Roger Aiken of the Louth County Team was out to try and hold on to his KOH polka dots jersey while Connor MacGiolla Bhain tiding or North Pole knew he would have a battle to keep the Under 23 jersey from Javin Nulty.
Today Stage 3 of the Tour of Ulster moved to the Orchard County to follow The Tour of Armagh route with the Pasty O’Connor cup up for grabs.
Connor McConvey riding for the BCP Synergy Baku cycling team got one of the biggest wins of his career so far when he held onto the King of the Mountains Jersey in today’s final stage of the the Tour of Azerbaidjan.
The Tour d’Azerbaidjan reached its conclusion in the capital Baku today. The 144km route of the fifth and final stage was made up of twelve laps of a 12km circuit in the city centre. Lithuanian national team rider, Tomas Vaitkus. took the stage ahead of Belgium’s Sean de Bie of the Leopard-Trek team, with Stan Godrie from Rabobank Development crossing the line in third.… Read more
What a difference a mile and a half makes!! Earlier today the punters were predicting that with such a short time trial there would be little change in GC. How wrong they were.
The tight racing in stage one meant that there was less than two and a half minutes between the first 23 triders so every second gained in the tonight’s time trial could be significant.
Roger Aiken, riding for the Louth County Team, went into the stage wearing yellow knowing that there was nothing between him and Tim Barry of Team Aqua Blue.… Read more
A bright but cold morning saw 96 riders sign on at Walsh’s Hotel for the start of the Carn Wheelers promoted Tour of Ulster. After a short roll out the race kicked off at a frantic pace which also saw attack after attack as soon as the flag was dropped.
Several small groups tried their arm off the front but couldn’t manage to get more than 10seconds on the peloton. Among these were Alastair Macauley of Phoenix CC, Bryan McCrystal of Louth County Team and Stephen O’Sullivan of DID Dunboyne.… Read more
The gaining of points was in everyone’s minds tonight and the pace in both races was high throughout. It was a tactical game as the narrow roads made hazardous with outbursts of torrential rain meant that it was hard to get through in order to go free of the bunch in the 6.4 mile circuit.… Read more
On Tuesday, 7th May, Phoenix CC will again host the Ulster Team Time Trial Championships which will be held over the 25 mile course at Woodgreen. This event is growing in popularity every year and a large entry is expected.
The first team will start at 7pm, entry is £5 per rider on the night, teams of 4, third rider over the line will stop the clock. Entries will be taken on the night with sign-on open from 6.00pm
Any four rider team will be allowed to compete on the night but, in order to qualify as a potential championship winning team; the team must consist of riders from the same Cycling Ulster club, with temporary releases from other clubs not allowed.… Read more
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraordinary general meeting of the Company will be held at 11 a.m. on the
15th day of June, 2013 at the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22 to consider and if thought fit pass the
following resolution which will be proposed as an ordinary resolution:
“That Mr. Pat McQuaid be and is hereby nominated by Cycling Ireland to stand as a candidate for the Presidency of the UCI at the 2013 UCI Congress and that the said nomination be executed and submitted forthwith by the Board of this Company.”
By Order of the Board
Dated the 30th day of April, 2013.… Read more
The first of the Spires Trilogy TT’s took place tonight on a very windy Toome course.
Thirty Six testers lined up on what turned out to be a difficult night with a strong head wind on the outward 5 and not a great advantage on the way back. Despite the conditions some fantastic times were set with only 3 seconds between Stuart Bennett (Phoenix CC) in first place and Matthew Heaney (Clann Eireann) in second, being the only 2 testers to go below 22 minutes.
Stephen Harkens (Team Madigan) set a good time in third.… Read more
Tour Of Glens 200km Sportive Challenge Supported by McConvey Cycles
This is one of the toughest touring events in the whole of Ireland and features approx 7,000 feet of climbing. Anyone who completes it deserves a medal, and that is why promoters of the event, Castlereagh CC, provide one. The start and finish is the Loughside Recreation Centre on the Shore Road, approx 3 miles from Belfast city centre.
Registration from 7.00am with first group leaving at 7.40 and main group at 8.00am. Pre-registration is advisable on the form that is attached or can be downloaded from www.touroftheglens.com.… Read more
The Board of Cycling Ireland has approved Belfast to Derry as a new place to place record. This will be incorporated into Chapter R1- Records, Article 1- Road Records, Point 7 in the Technical Regulations.
This was adopted as a record due to this being the year in which Derry is the UK’s City of Culture and may attract interest from some of those riders who have thought about attempting a place to place record. It was a record many years ago but was dropped from the record books with the formation of the F.I.C.in the late 80s. … Read more