Tag Archives: Martin

World champion team-mates

By winning the World Championship road race in Denmark, Mark Cavendish became only the second British rider to wear the rainbow jersey after Tom Simpson in 1965. But this coming weekend the world’s best sprinter has a chance to achieve … Continue reading

Posted in Paris-Tours, Tour of Lombardy, World Championships | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Dan Martin – Is he the first Irish rider to….?

On the first day for two years that an Irish rider wins a stage of a Grand Tour…I decided to skip the cycling and go to the pub to watch the football. Murphy’s law! In fairness, there are worse games … Continue reading

Posted in Vuelta a Espana | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

UCI World Championships selection criteria

The number of riders that each country are allowed to select to take part in the World Championships is most certainly not straightforward. So the following is an attempt to shed some light on how many riders Ireland can expect … Continue reading

Posted in World Championships | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

PR killed the radio star

Earlier today on twitter I mentioned the contrast between Dan Martin’s opinion of radios in last month’s Pro Cycling magazine compared to this month’s Pro Cycling magazine. He may have genuinely changed his mind. Then again he may also have … Continue reading

Posted in Race Radios | Tagged | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Etoile de Besseges, Tour de France, Tour of Qatar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment