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Verge Factory Tour

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Recently Lucca Sports paid a visit to the Verge factory to review the production process and see a number of new products.                                           After the tour of production we spent the afternoon reviewing new products and also giving some ideas for the Irish market.                

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Verge Brand Ambassadors

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The Verge brand ambassador programme for 2014 received 105 applications from the four corners of the country from all the cycling disciplines, even commuting! Eventually fifteen young people were selected to be Verge band ambassadors for 2014 they were not only selected on the merit of their cycling results in 2013 but the quality of their applications. Each of the successful applicants will receive a package of Verge accessories to wear in competition and training for the 2014 season valued at just over two hundred euro. The first successful applicant was Alan Lyne from Co Meath who will be riding…

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Brand Ambassadors

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Brand Ambassadors   Lucca Sports are looking for Verge brand ambassadors. Verge is an American brand of custom cycling clothing that is new to the Irish market that will be used by the all-conquering Aqua Blue team and Iverk Produce Carrick Wheelers amongst others in 2014.   Verge and Lucca Sports believe strongly in giving back and are looking for a number of U 23 and junior riders to support in 2014. The brand ambassadors will receive a large selection of accessories to race and train in such as knee/arm/leg warmers, gloves, hats, socks and base layers  To be eligible…

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Team Verge Rás na mBan

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    Lucca Sports are delighted to be involved with Rás na mBan Ireland’s leading ladies stage race, please see the press release below   Team Verge All Set for Ennis Kilkenny-based clothing supplier Lucca Sports has stepped in to back the Team Verge squad at next week’s An Post Rás na mBan in County Clare. The five-rider squad from Scotland, England and Ireland will wear Verge clothing thanks to the timely intervention by Lucca Sports boss John Dempsey.  Team Verge comprises Gillian Palmer, Peggy Series and Gabriella Nordin from Scotland, England’s Hannah Samut and Ireland’s Niamh Stephens.  As he develops brand…

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Men of the Rás in the Tour De France 2013

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All of us in Ireland know that the Rás is by far the most important race in the world and everything else is a mere warm up to it or a cool down afterwards. Some ex riders of the race may insist that the lap of France that is happening at the moment is a little bit more important.   All joking aside the Rás has always being a proving ground for some of the world’s best amateur riders and it’s a buzz for the county riders to be sitting at home on the sofa watching these guys in the…

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Bobby Power Sportive

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Bright summers sun greeted us for the 3rd annual Bobby Power Sportive, this was a welcome change from last year where ducks would have stayed indoors the weather was so bad. I was down in Carrick at 7:30 for the sign on; the first person to sign on had travelled from the UK especially to ride the event and was going to spend the rest of the week travelling around Ireland. Great to have an international element to the sportive! We had 79 riders pre entered so we hoped that we would have the 21+ required to break the 100…

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Ras Stg 8

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The final stage had a more relaxed feel to it than the previous stages as if you had got through Saturday’s stage in the Wicklow mountains the odds were fairly good of making the finish in Skerries. The stage started at 12 which was an hour later than normal, grand for the Jackinees but not so good for those with long journeys home. We were blessed for the 8th day with beautiful weather, the Ras is obviously the ideal event to ride in May the Tour of California is too warm the Giro is too wet and the Tour of…

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Ras Stg 7

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Stage 7 started badly for us with Mike Lucey being a DNS. He was suffering with a cold over the last few day but woke up this morning with a full scale flu. There is a lot of riders sick in the bunch, Mick Fitz and myself both have head colds and a number of other riders are complaining of the same. I also have an Ivan Basso situation going on as does everyone else on the team so all general signs of wear and tear which is to be expected after 6 days racing around the rough roads of…

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Ras Stage 6

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Stage 6 on paper looked like something that could have being a very easy first 100k on main roads or a really stress full one where we were subjected to crosswinds. In the end it turned out to be something in between. It was chilly enough this morning but dry more worryingly it was windy enough, it looked like we would be subjected to a cross/head wind for most of the day that would have us pinned in the right hand gutter. This is not an ideal day out as riding in the right hand gutter means dodging parked cars…

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