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Aqua Blue Sport riders to compete for national glory

20th June 2017

Tuesday, 20th June 2017: Twelve Aqua Blue Sport riders will compete for national titles in seven countries as our riders hunt for the honour of home glory this week.

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Aqua Blue Sport finish triumphant Tour de Suisse

18th June 2017

Sunday, 18th June 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen sealed victory in the King of the Mountains prize as the curtain fell on a triumphant Tour de Suisse for Aqua Blue Sport.

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Hansen is de facto mountain jersey victor at Tour de Suisse

17th June 2017

Saturday, 17th June 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen just has to finish the final stage time trial of the Tour de Suisse to take home the blue mountain classification jersey.

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Hansen shocked to retain jersey on Hors Categorie climb

16th June 2017

Friday, 16th June 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen crossed the line in shock on top of the day’s mountain top finish as he discovered he retained the mountain classification jersey.

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Hansen retains the jersey for a sixth day

15th June 2017

Thursday, 15th June 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen has retained the mountain classification jersey by one point on the Queen stage of the Tour de Suisse.

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Aqua Blue Sport on three Swiss fronts

14th June 2017

Wednesday, 14th June 2017: A superfast start, a break away, a mountain king and a sprint finish sums up Aqua Blue Sport’s day on stage five of the Tour de Suisse.

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Warbasse in heroic first win for Aqua Blue Sport

13th June 2017

Tuesday, 13th June 2017: Aqua Blue Sport has taken its first victory with a heroic lone attack into the high Swiss mountains.

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Hansen still in mountain jersey lead after day long attack

12th June 2017

Monday, 12th June 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen ensured that he will keep the mountains jersey with an epic day long attack on Stage Three of the Tour de Suisse.

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Hansen and Dunne attack nets climbing jersey

11th June 2017

Sunday, 11th June 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen has taken the mountain jersey after a day-long attack with fellow teammate Conor Dunne at Stage Two of the Tour de Suisse.

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Hansen 19 seconds off yellow in Suisse opener

10th June 2017

Saturday, 10th June 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen is just 19 seconds off the yellow jersey after a powerful ride in the opening Tour de Suisse prologue.

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Aqua Blue Sport ready to take on Tour de Suisse

9th June 2017

Friday, 9th June 2017: This weekend Aqua Blue Sport will take to the line for the start of Tour de Suisse.

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Gate in 6th in final sprint while Aqua Blue Sport 4th in team prize

28th May 2017

Sunday, 28th May 2017: Aaron Gate finished off Baloise Belgium Tour with a sixth place in a spectacular sprint finish and Aqua Blue Sport took fourth overall in the team classification.

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Aqua Blue Sport make team effort to protect Hansen

27th May 2017

Saturday, 27th May 2017: Aqua Blue Sport rode a strong team effort to Lasse Norman Hansen GC ambitions during Stage Four of Baloise Belgium Tour.

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Hansen 5th overall after Belgian time trial ride

26th May 2017

Friday, 26th May 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen moved back inside the top ten with a sixth place in the individual time trial at the Baloise Belgium Tour.

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Kemmelberg trouble at Belgium Stage Two

25th May 2017

Thursday, 25th May 2017: The mighty Kemmelberg slammed into the peloton on Stage Two of Baloise Belgium Tour.

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Hansen is second overall after aggressive Belgium stage one

24th May 2017

Wednesday, 24th May 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen has moved into second overall I the hunt for the overall jersey after an aggressive day on the first stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour.

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Warbasse secures Norway GC top ten

21st May 2017

Sunday, 21st May 2017: Aqua Blue Sport’s first Tour of Norway finished with a fine eighth place for Larry Warbasse on general classification.

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Warbasse sprints to maintain Norway GC hopes

20th May 2017

Saturday, 20th May 2017: Larry Warbasse joined the sprinters to maintain his general classification ambitions with a well-placed finish on Stage Four of the Tour of Norway.

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Warbasse moves into striking distance of Norway GC

19th May 2017

Friday, 19th May 2017:Larry Warbasse moved closer to the yellow jersey with a strong ride on the mountainous Lillehammer Stage three of the Tour of Norway.

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Howard rides to top six in Norway bunch sprint

18th May 2017

Thursday, 18th May 2017: Sheet rain did little to dampen Aqua Blue Sport as Leigh Howard raced to a sixth place at Stage Two of the Tour of Norway.

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Nordhaug launches brave attack for Norway stage

17th May 2017

Wednesday, 17th May 2017: Lars Petter Nordhaug launched a brave attack in the dying kilometres of Stage One of the Tour of Norway.

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Aqua Blue Sport closed their Dunkirk campaign with one last stand

14th May 2017

Sunday, 14th May 2017: Aqua Blue Sport closed their Dunkirk campaign after a tough week in north west France.

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Drama, cobbles and climbs on Dunkirk queen stage

13th May 2017

Saturday, 13th May 2017: Drama, cobbles and climbs were the order of the day at the Mont de Cassel Queen stage of the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque on Stage Five.

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Aqua Blue Sport lead from front on hills of North West France

12th May 2017

Friday, 12th May 2017: Aqua Blue Sport took led from the front on Stage four of Quatre Jours De Dunkerque as they worked for a sprint finish.

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Rolling terrain and cross winds made for uncomfortable racing

11th May 2017

Thursday, 11th May 2017:Echelons and rolling terrain made Quatre Jours de Dunkerque Stage Three a tough day for riders.

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A tough day of bad luck but confidence high in Aqua Blue Sport camp

10th May 2017

Wednesday, 10th May 2017:The second stage of the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque was destined for a sprint but bad luck saw Aqua Blue Sport struggle to make an impact.

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Irvine gets first podium visit after day long Dunkirk attack

9th May 2017

Monday, 9th May 2017: Martyn Irvine has stood on his first podium since his comeback to the sport and secured the most aggressive rider prize on the first day of the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque.

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Kreder top ten and Koning in sprint jersey in Frankfurt

1st May 2017

Monday, 1st May 2017: Wet and cold conditions was the order of the day as Michel Kreder raced to a credible top ten at the World Tour 55th Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz.

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Manx man Mark gets 7th place in Yorkshire Queen stage.

30th April 2017

Sunday, 30th April 2017:Aqua Blue Sport’s Manx man Mark Christian powered to an impressive seventh overall as he battled for stage victory on the last day of the Tour de Yorkshire.

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Sprint day in Yorkshire with top ten for Blythe

29th April 2017

Sunday, 29th April 2017: The sprinters had their day as Adam Blythe battled into the top ten on a fast, nervous stage two of the Tour of Yorkshire.

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Fans vote for Dunne as most aggressive rider in Yorkshire

28th April 2017

Sunday, 28th April 2017: Fan favourite Conor Dunne took the most aggressive rider jersey for Aqua Blue Sport on the first stage of the Tour of Yorkshire.

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May, a month of stage race challenges and GC chances

27th April 2017

Sunday, 27th April 2017: For Aqua Blue Sport, May signals the end of their first Classics campaign and a move from one-day competition to stage races and climbing.

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Silver man Gate in La Doyenne “hardest day ever” break

23rd April 2017

Sunday, 23rd April 2017: This time last week Aaron Gate was celebrating a World Track Championship silver medal – this week he was in the break of the day at Liege Bastogne Liege.

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Aqua Blue Sport concludes Tour of the Alps campaign

21st April 2017

Friday, 21st April 2017: Aqua Blue Sport’s first foray into Alpine stage racing ended in the beautiful Italian city of Trento with the final stage of the 2017 Tour of the Alps....

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Warbasse rides to top 10 finish on Tour of the Alps Stage 4

20th April 2017

Thursday, 20th April 2017: Larry Warbasse (USA) delivered Aqua Blue Sport’s best result of the 2017 Tour of the Alps to date with a top 10 finish on day four, a punishing 165.3km stage from Bolzano/Bozen...

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A day of firsts for Aqua Blue Sport at La Flèche Wallonne as Pearson takes on the Mur

19th April 2017

Wednesday, 19th April 2017: Welsh climber Dan Pearson, in his first World Tour classic, launched himself into the early break of the day.

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Full gas from the gun for Howard at Tour of the Alps Stage 3

19th April 2017

Wednesday, 19th April 2017: An early break from Aqua Blue Sport’s Leigh Howard animated Stage 3 of the Tour of the Alps today as the Australian sprinter went full gas from the gun to get the jump on the peloton...

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Warbasse finds his climbing legs on Tour of the Alps Stage 2

18th April 2017

Tuesday, 18th April 2017: American Larry Warbasse was best on the day for Aqua Blue Sport in 24th place as overnight snowfall forced the shortening of the Tour of the Alps Stage 2...

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Denifl best for Aqua Blue Sport in Tour of the Alps opener

17th April 2017

Monday, 17th April 2017: Local rider Stefan Denifl was best placed for Aqua Blue Sport as Stage 1 of the Tour of the Alps took riders on a rollercoaster tour of the Austrian's home roads...

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Blythe in day long attack as Aqua Blue Sport take on the Bergs

12th April 2017

Wednesday, 12th April 2017:Aqua Blue Sport launched sprinter Adam Blythe into the day long breakaway role as they competed at the hilly De Brabantse Pijl.

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Attacks and tactics for Kreder for top ten sprint ride

7th April 2017

Thursday, 7th April 2017:It was a day for attacks and tactics as Aqua Blue Sport took on the last stage of the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire.

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Multiple attacks by Aqua Blue Sport as Warbasse rises through the GC

6th April 2017

Thursday, 6th April 2017:Aqua Blue Sport launched multiple moves on a tough hilly third day at Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire.

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Kreder and Warbasse ride well on split stage day

5th April 2017

Wednesday, 5th April 2017:It was a split stage day at Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire as Michel Kreder performed well in the morning sprint stage.

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Kreder returns strong in Circuit Cycliste La Sarthe Opener

4th April 2017

Tuesday, 4th April 2017:It was a tough undulating day of rain and tight lanes for Aqua Blue Sport at Circuit Cycliste La Sarthe – Pays de la Loire.

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Koning battles to a top ten in the time trial at De Panne

29th March 2017

Wednesday, 30th March 2017:The Split Stage of Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde ended well for Aqua Blue Sport as Peter Koning took a top ten in the final time trial.

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Dunne leads a day long attack to finish with the top tier favourites

29th March 2017

Wednesday, 29th March 2017:Irish rider Conor Dunne took on stage two of De Panne and forged his way to a critical top ten placing on a tough day.

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Ardennes and Alps among April challenges for Aqua Blue Sport

29th March 2017

Wednesday, 29th March 2017: Aqua Blue Sport will face into some of their biggest challenges yet in April as they line out at Liège-Bastogne-Liège and La Flèche Wallonne...

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Bergs, high speed and attacks for Aqua Blue Sport in De Panne Opener

28th March 2017

Tuesday, 28th March 2017: It was a hard, fast start to the Driedaagse De Panne for Aqua Blue Sport in Flanders.

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Aqua Blue Sport set for La Vuelta 2017

27th March 2017

Monday, 27th March 2017: Aqua Blue Sport has received an invite to the 2017 La Vuelta a España...

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Aqua Blue Sport launch team strategy to seal St Patrick's Day Podium

17th March 2017

Friday, 17th March 2017: Aqua Blue Sport launched a decisive team strategy to place sprinter Adam Blythe on to yet another podium finish for the Irish side.

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Blythe in fight back to take podium place in uphill sprint

15th March 2017

Wednesday, 15th March 2017: Adam Blythe launched a hugely powerful fight back to take second place on the cobbled climbing finish of Nokere Koerse.

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Tense day of cobbles and mayhem for Aqua Blue Sport riders

11th March 2017

Saturday, 11th March 2017: A tense day of cobbles and mayhem across the lanes of Northern Holland saw Aqua Blue Sport’s Adam Blythe come close to a podium.

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Aqua Blue Sport march on for a month of cobbles

9th March 2017

Sunday, 9th March 2017: March is a month of cobbles for Aqua Blue Sport as the riders focus their efforts on the flat lands of Belgium and Holland.

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Lasse lassos first European podium for Aqua Blue Sport

5th March 2017

Sunday, 5th March 2017: Lasse Norman Hansen has secured Aqua Blue Sport’s first European podium after a rain-soaked day on the roads of West Flanders.

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Aqua Blue Sport Secure Wildcard Invite to Tour de Suisse 2017

2nd March 2017

Thursday, 2nd March 2017: The 81st edition of the race starts in the Swiss city of Cham and takes an anti-clockwise route around the country.

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Double punch attack for Aqua Blue Sport enlivens hilly French affair

26th February 2017

Sunday, 26th February 2017: Aqua Blue Sport launched a double punch to the peloton during yesterday’s hilly Drome Classic.

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Tough day on Flemish cobbles as Aqua Blue Sport launch classics campaign

25th February 2017

Saturday, 25th February 2017: Aqua Blue Sport launched their classics campaign with a trademark long distance attack.

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Aqua Blue Sport tested by Classic de l’Ardèche

25th February 2017

Saturday, 25th February 2017: The 2017 Faun Environnement - Classic de l'Ardèche Rhône Crussol 2017 saw Aqua Blue Sport race in the stunning south of France, but proved a testing challenge...

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Aqua Blue Sport secure invites to prestigious Belgian classics

21st February 2017

Tuesday, 21st February 2017: Aqua Blue Sport are delighted to confirm that the team has been invited to Liège-Bastogne-Liège and La Flèche Wallone...

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Aqua Blue Sport finish off Tour of Oman with spirited last stand for jersey

19th February 2017

Friday, 19th February 2017: Aqua Blue Sport’s fighting spirit came to the fore as it battled to defend the most aggressive rider jersey at the Tour of Oman.

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Jersey still in the team despite a day of bad luck and bandages

18th February 2017

Friday, 18th February 2017: Bloodied from crashes and a bundle of bad luck did little to stop Aqua Blue Sport seizing the day and animating the Queen stage of the Tour of Oman.

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Most aggressive rider jersey swap for Aqua Blue Sport's Denifl

17th February 2017

Friday, 17th February 2017: Stage Four of the Tour of Oman was a brute of a day but Aqua Blue Sport have kept their hands on the most competitive rider competition with yet another day-long attack....

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Manx man Mark keeps a tight grip on aggressive rider prize

16th February 2017

Thursday, 16th February 2017: Mark Christian might be mild mannered off the bike but here at the Tour of Oman he has earned a name as the most aggressive rider....

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Daring Attack Strategy Excites Oman Stage Two

15th February 2017

Wednesday, 15th February 2017: Aqua Blue Sport launched a daring double attack strategy to excite the racing as Stage Two at the Tour of Oman moved into the mountains...

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Hansen storms to fourth in thrilling Oman finish

14th February 2017

Tuesday, 14th February 2017: Aqua Blue Sport rider Lasse Norman Hansen will wear the young rider’s jersey for the second stage of the Tour of Oman as he sprinted to a thrilling fourth place in today’s opening sprint battle...

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Dunne Does It Again in Italian Season Opener

12th February 2017

Sunday, 12th February 2017: AQUA Blue Sport’s breakaway king Conor Dunne launched another day long attack as he hoped to grab the team’s first European victory....

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Gate just pipped on final stage of Sun Tour

5 February 2017

Sunday, 5th February 2017: Three podium places and a combativity prize was how Aqua Blue Sport finished their week at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour....

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Blythe happy with season opener as Dubai Tour concludes

4 February 2017

Saturday, 4th February 2017: Ireland’s first Pro Continental team Aqua Blue Sport have completed their maiden stage race, the 2017 Dubai Tour......

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Aqua Blue Sport climb podium again in Australia

4 February 2017

Saturday, 4th February 2017: Stage four of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour and Aqua Blue Sport were on the podium for the second day in a row.....

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Dunne grabs podium place on second Sun Tour stage

3 February 2017

Friday, 3rd February 2017: Aqua Blue Sport's Irish giant has continued his strong show of form with a stunning second place at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia this morning....

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Tough conditions in Dubai as Blythe holds on for third top 10

2 February 2017

Thursday, 2nd February 2017: A blowing gale and blinding sandstorm turned today’s Dubai Tour sprint stage into a brutal battle of resilience as the desert bit back at the peloton...

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Strong effort from Watson on day one of Herald Sun Tour

2 February 2017

Thursday, 2nd February 2017: Another day, another spirited attack for Aqua Blue Sport as former Jayco Herald Sun Tour winner Calvin Watson launched a decisive assault on the first stage of the 2017 race...

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Howard lays down a marker at Sun Tour prologue

1 February 2017

Wednesday, 1st February 2017: Leigh Howard fought to secure a sterling top five finish just three thousands of a second off the winner at the prologue of the Herald Sun Tour....

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Aqua Blue Sport again in the mix in Dubai

1 February 2017

Wednesday, 1st February 2017: It was another day for the fast men in Dubai today as Adam Blythe held for another top 10 placeming and German wonder Marcel Kittel took two from two...

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Top 10 for Blythe on opening day of Dubai Tour

31 January 2017

Tuesday, 31st January 2017: Aqua Blue Sport again worked to bring action to racing as the team launched their bid for the Dubai Tour today....

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Dunne delivers Down Under with debut KOM

29 January 2017

Sunday, 29th January 2017: Triumphant debut for Aqua Blue Sport as the team takes its first classification victory at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Conor Dunne leading a daring attack that sealed the climbers' jersey...

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Aqua Blue Sport to Contest 2017 Dubai Tour

24 January 2017

Tuesday, 24th January 2017: Aqua Blue Sport will contest the fourth edition of the Dubai Tour taking place from January 31st – February 4th 2017, it has been confirmed...

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Aqua Blue Sport Riders to Donate 5% of Prize Money to Emerald Fund

09 January 2017

Monday, 9th January 2017: Aqua Blue Sport’s riders have chosen to donate 5% of any prize money won during their 2017 racing season to The Emerald Fund. The announcement comes ahead of their racing debut at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race later this month...

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Aqua Blue Sport to contest Jayco Herald Sun Tour

19 December 2016

Monday, 19th December 2016: Aqua Blue Sport will contest the 2017 Jayco Herald Sun Tour taking place from February 1-5 in Victoria, Australia, it has been confirmed...

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Aqua Blue Sport Names Team for Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

14 December 2016

Wednesday, 14th December 2016: Aqua Blue Sport has announced its first race of the 2017 season; the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Sunday, January 29th in Victoria, Australia...

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Aqua Blue Sport Riders to Race Ridley Bikes

12 December 2016

Monday, 12th December 2016: The 16 riders of Aqua Blue Sport will be racing aboard Ridley bikes, it has been revealed. Details of a two-year partnership between the Irish-backed team and the Belgian manufacturer were announced today, with Ridley to supply its three flagship frame models in the custom Aqua Blue Sport livery of navy and gold...

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Aqua Blue Sport Unveils New Team Kit for 2017

5 December 2016

Cork, 5th December 2016: Aqua Blue Sport, Ireland’s Professional Continental cycling team, has unveiled its new team kit for the 2017 season in partnership with professional cycling clothing supplier Vermarc Sport...

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Blythe, Warbasse, Fenn, Christian and Pearson confirmed as the final riders for Aqua Blue Sport

24 October 2016

2016 British National Road Race champion Adam Blythe is one of five final riders named today as having signed for Aqua Blue Sport, the new Professional Continental cycling team founded by Irish business man Rick Delaney...

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Seven More Riders Including Stefan Denifl and Leigh Howard Sign to Aqua Blue Sport

10 October 2016

Aqua Blue Sport; Ireland's first Professional Continental cycling team, has today revealed a further seven riders set to join its ranks for the 2017 season...

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Lars Petter Nordhaug joins Brammeier, Dunne & Irvine as Riders for New Professional Continental Team Aqua Blue Sport

3 October 2016

Former Irish Olympic cyclist and World Track Champion, Martyn Irvine was in Cork City, Ireland to officially announce his signing for Aqua Blue Sport – Ireland's first Professional Continental cycling team established by Irish businessman Rick Delaney...

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