Weather hits French race
Severe weather conditions in the South of France meant the five-day Étoile de Bessèges was curtailed.
The eight-man squad of the An Post/Sean Kelly Team including Irish participants Sean Downey and Ronan McLaughlin are also featuring in the event.
Newbridge Cycling Club are gearing up for the opening events of the season on February 19. A road race and a separate leisure cycle will use the 43-mile course.
Coincidentally both events are called after the late Ned Flanagan, who brought great honour to Co Kildare on the bike.