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Cycling racing in Belgium Mark O Callaghan

Cycling racing in Belgium Mark O Callaghan

Here's a nice Blog from Mark O Callaghan on what racing the Kermesse circuit in Belgium is like. Belgian Blues Nothing to do with the Blues Brothers or the atmosphere of the country, its just every second field is full of Belgian Blues. In some ways the cyclists in...

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Celebrate Stephen Roche’s 30th Anniversary Triple Win

Celebrate Stephen Roche’s 30th Anniversary Triple Win

Ireland was in the doldrums in 1987 and Stephen Roches win in the Giro, Tour and World champs lifted some of the gloom. His successes that year gave a massive boost to Irish Cycling, gave the push for the (then) three Irish cycling bodies to join together. Tourism...

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6 Questions about Cycling Sports Psychology

6 Questions about Cycling Sports Psychology

In conversation about great cyclists what often comes to the fore is admiration of their mental and emotional abilities. Things like their aggression, willpower, determination. Their ability to focus for five to six hours of a race. To just keep going in adverse...

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Who will the National Road cycling champs inspire

Who will the National Road cycling champs inspire

The Irish National road cycling championships in Wexford this week is a fantastic opportunity for emerging club cyclists who aim to be  professional. Derek Webb and his team have designed a great course worthy of a champion. The healthy Irish professional scene...

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An Post Ras 2017 stage 1 Preview

An Post Ras 2017 stage 1 Preview

According to todays Met Eireann weather forecast there will be 25 -30 kph southerly winds. That means that the race will have a side wind blowing on the riders  left shoulder from the beginning of the race proper as far as Maynooth. If the side wind does damage early...

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Grand Tour cyclists sprinters courage

Grand Tour cyclists sprinters courage

The Grand Tour sprinters Its Grand Tour time. So time to look at the very exciting and fearless sprinters. These are the  cyclists who touch elbows, shoulders, bounce wheels off each other. And sometimes even head-butt  at 70+ kph to be first over the line. You will...

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How to rescue your Cycling Season

How to rescue your Cycling Season

This was going to be your cycling year. Maybe you had intended riding the An Post Ras, winning the Orwell Womens leagues or some big sportives. But here you are with no results, struggling to find the motivation to train, no power on the bike. You have spent a lot of...

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Too many crashes in A4 category cycling finishes

Too many crashes in A4 category cycling finishes

Crash ! The noise of metal and carbon on tarmac This is too often the sound heard in the last kilometre of A4 events.  Limping cyclists and scraped elbows hips and knees for some is the outcome. This is not the best result for any bike rider, but especially not for...

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