Monthly Archives: January 2011

The future of Irish cycling

While Ireland now have four professional cyclists at the top level of the sport, the presence of Irish riders in the world of cycling does not end there. This is thanks in no small part to the An Post-Sean Kelly … Continue reading

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Move over Frank Schleck

The future of Alberto Contador still hangs in the balance. A decision by the Spanish Cycling Federation is expected some time between next week and the middle of February. Ultimately, after the inevitable appeals process has run its course, even … Continue reading

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Irish riders prepare for big year ahead

The 2011 cycling season is already underway as the sprinters dominate in the Tour Down Under in South Australia. Closer to home though, the four Irish riders currently competing in the professional peloton have been preparing themselves for the current … Continue reading

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Minor Races mean Aggressive Racing

The last ten days have been hard for two reasons. Firstly, having recently moved house I was without the Internet for the most prolonged period of my life since the 1990s, it was almost liberating…almost. But secondly, it has been … Continue reading

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Liquigas Made History in 2010

In 2010, Liquigas didn’t win the Tour de France, they didn’t win any classics and none of their riders won medals at the World Championships, and yet they have had a remarkable year for two main reasons: Firstly, they won … Continue reading

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