Archive for January 24th, 2008

A video highlights of Tour Down Under Australia 2008, Stage 3:

Here is the provisional result for Stage 3 of Tour Down Under Australia 2008:

1 Allan Davis (Aus) UniSA – Australia 3.13.48
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole st
3 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank Continue Reading »

Source: NST

A FINAL tweak in what the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) organising committee hopes will be the final route for this year’s edition on Feb 9-17, sees the absence of Genting Highlands.

The eighth stage of the race, initially scheduled from Maran to Genting on Feb 16, will now be replaced by a stage covering 127 kilometres from Temerloh to Fraser’s Hill.

The other stages remain unchanged.

LTdL chief operating officer Datuk Naim Mohamad said this change was due to unforeseen circumstances and after taking into account the views of sponsors Genting Berhad. Continue Reading »

Source: Cyclingnews

Live commentary by Gerard Knapp, with reporting from Paul Verkuylen and Greg Johnson

14:50 CST
Immediately after the finish, Allan Davis from UniSA – Australia said, “mate, it’s a big relief (to get the stage win). I’d like to thank my team-mates from UniSA. The boys did a great job and I’d like to thank all of them.” Davis said coming into Continue Reading »

Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 4:04 PM
Subject: RE: mountainbiking

Jefrey,

another blast of wisdom!
I think we’ll also concentrate on WOMEN and cycling.
They are not realy catered for and possible we could a mark in the sand.
What do you think?
Is there ameed for a BOARD MEETING?
Tomas Mac Cathmaoil

Tommy Continue Reading »

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Picture by John Pierce, PhotoSport International.

Source: TDU Website

Andre Greipel (Team High Road) today paid homage to the heritage of Hahndorf, first settled by Germans in 1839, by giving the fans a German winner on Stage 2 of the 2008 Tour Down Under but it’s an Australian, Graeme Brown, who wears the race leader’s ochre jersey after a countback to separate three riders deadlocked on time.

Greipel, who won the Down Under Classic curtain raiser event at Glenelg on Sunday, unleashed a furious sprint kick to win the 148km stage from Stirling in a time of 3hr46min55sec holding off Australians Graeme Brown (Rabobank) and Allan Davis (Australia-UniSA) who finished second and third respectively.

“I feel like I am in Germany here and before the race I thought it would be nice to win here because it is a German city,” said Greipel. “I think the people from Hahndorf are also proud of me.” Continue Reading »

Sean Kelly Racing Team made their international debut yesterday in the  Argentinian Tour de San Luis with 200 competitors facing the start. Best of the team was Mark Cassidy in the 3.5km Prologue who finished in 71st place. He was 22 seconds adrift of Martin Garrido who posted the best time.

Tour de San Luis (2.2), Argentina Continue Reading »

History
On a weekend away cycling in Rostrevor, six friends, Eric Mason, David Perkins, Jim Doogue, Joe Walsh, Tommy and Leo McManmon decided to form a cycling club and called it the Dublin Wheelers Cycling Club. The year was 1933 at a time when the bicycle was very popular.

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Not many people had access to cars and the bicycle was an easy form of escape to the countryside. There were many cycling clubs in Dublin at this time, but it was not long before over a hundred members would meet every Sunday morning outside the Irish Press Offices on Burgh Quay. Continue Reading »