UC Monaco ‘iTaps’ into Rossie talent!

Donamon cyclist, Daire Feeley, has signed for the Union Cycliste de Monaco U-23 team for the 2017 season.

  The 19 year-old has raced for Team iTap for the last three seasons and enjoyed a successful year this year. Back in June, he finished in 7th place in the National Championships while winning the bronze medal in the U-23 category.

  Daire was “absolutely delighted” with the announcement and excited for 2017. He also expressed “massive thanks” to Team iTap for the last three seasons. The Team iTap U-23 development program has been instrumental in Daire’s recent development.

  “The plan was to go over (to Monaco) and suss it out. We had dinner and I heard everything I needed to hear in terms of development,” he said.

  Monaco will be the Roscommon man’s new home and Daire was clearly looking forward to the move.

  He added: “You have the likes of Chris Froome living near you and those guys are good in terms of going out on the bike with you. You can learn so much from them in a couple of hours.”

  Daire will continue to train at home before making the move to Monaco in time for the beginning of the cycling season next February.