Archive for February 5th, 2008

Canon, a world-leader in imaging and information technology solutions has confirmed its continued support as the official imaging supplier to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester 26th to 30th March 2008.

Canon’s regional Business Centre based in the North East is supplying a range of high-end mono and colour printing equipment to the event.  It is imperative to the race that a high level of service and reliability is provided and the company’s on-site technical support guarantee that all race results of the high-speed, high-drama races are captured, distributed and viewed by race organisers and the general public. Continue Reading »

Former Olympic short track speed skater, Emily Rosemond, tonight posted a world class time to anchor Queensland to the gold medal in the women’s team sprint at the Australian Track Cycling Championships at Sydney’s Dunc Gray Velodrome.

Rosemond, 21, rode second wheel behind Kerrie Meares, who has won gold in the event every year since it’s introduction in 2002. On four of those occasions she was teamed with her sister Anna. But with Anna sidelined due to injuries sustained in a crash at the recent Los Angeles World Cup, Rosemond stepped up for her first Australian Championships event and posted two sub-15 second rides to ensure Queensland’s unbroken run of team sprint success.

Rosemond’s lap times are comparable to those ridden by the top five second wheel riders at last year’s World Championships and mark her as a cyclist to watch. Continue Reading » new recruit Travis Meyer yesterday won overall honours in the Trust House Classic in New Zealand with a dominant performance that included two stage wins.

The 18 year old West Australian also won the under-23 title, finished third in the sprint classification and led to victory in the teams title.

Meyer finished the 580km event with a total race time of 14hr27min09sec. 1min51sec clear of second placed Robin Reid (NZL – Delmaine Foods) and more than five minutes faster than Australian David Pell (Savings & Loans). Continue Reading »

Any Women interested in competing in any cycling discipline – track, mountain bike & road – are invited to partake in testing on Sunday 10th February in the Alsaa Centre in Dublin.

This testing is part of our development programme for women, and will be conducted by Brian Nugent.
Similar testing programmes run by Cycling Ireland have been hugely successful this year, so we encourage everyone to apply.
Applicants are required to notify us by email, including a summary of their cycling performances to date.  The second testing session will be on Sunday 10th February in the Alsaa Centre in Dublin.

KUALA LUMPUR – Meitan Hompo GDR aims to finish at the top of the standings in the best Asian rider for Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 which pedals off in Alor Star, Kedah on 9 Feb.

The Japanese team’s captain Shinichi Fukushima said it was important for riders to set ambitious targets and for his team, winning the Asian rider was theirs this time around.

Meitan Hompo

“I know (Ng) Yong Li has said he wants to finish in the top five – but I told him to look at finishing No. 1 in the Asian classification,” said Shinichi, at the press conference to announce 100PLUS as the official isotonic drink for this year’s LTdL. Continue Reading »

Cycling Ulster will be holding a seminar next Saturday (9th February) in the Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Craigavon from 10.00 am to 4pm approx. The seminar will deal with issues of event promotion, safety, time trials, championships and the role of marshalls. There will also be talks on motorbike marshalls, Leisure events and Child Protection.

There will be an opportunity for club members involved with Youth to complete POCVA forms so that they can be checked before AccessNI comes on board. Chief Inspector Ian Blayney, will be in attendance to explain the new PSNI guidelines on race numbers. Cycling Ireland’s Treasurer, Rory Wyley will be accompanied by the new insurance consultant, Steven Malone, to try and answer some of the many queries we have regarding insurance. Davy McCall will also give a talk about motor bike marshalls. Continue Reading »

PUTRAJAYA – More than 2,000 cycling enthusiasts including Dato’ Seri Azalina Othman Said, the Minister of Youth and Sports, took part in the Kayuhan Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 here this morning.

It was the biggest ever turnout for the ride which has been traditionally held in the weeks leading up to the Le Tour de Langkawi. This year’s Le Tour begins in Alor Star next week.

Kayuhan ltdl 2008

“The Le Tour de Langkawi is the fifth biggest cycling race in the world and it is fully backed by the Ministry of Tourism as well as the various state government,” said Dato’ Seri Azalina. Dato’ Seri Zulhasnan Rafique, the Minister for the Federal Territory, and Dato’ Seri Tengku Adnan, the Minister of Tourism, also attended today’s function. LTdL COO Datuk Naim Mohamad was also present. Continue Reading »