The Irish Senior National Cycling Championships 2017 in association with the Talbot Collection will take place this year in the small and beautiful county of Wexford.
The weekend is set to be an exciting one with Nicolas Roche, the current champion, coming home to defend his title. Other big names will be there to contest him such as Ryan Mullen, Sam Bennett , Matt Brammeier, Eddie Dunbar and Michael O’Loughlin.
The Time Trials will take place on Thursday the 22nd of June, followed by the road races on Saturday and Sunday. The TT will take place on Thursday at 5:00 PM. The route will go from Johnstown to Kilmore (34km) offering the racers a unique and beautiful backdrop.
David Maguire, Associate Race Director said; “The TT route is one of the nicest routes in the county taking the riders on some of the most beautiful roads in Wexford. There are challenging bends mixed with long straights which will test all of the riders’ skills.”
The Road Races will take place with the M40s, M50s and M60 racing the Saturday June 24th starting from 11:00 AM. This route will take the riders around an 18.95km loop of Wexford town, encompassing short climbs and fast flats.
Sunday will be host to the Under 23s and Elite Men’s race at 11:00 AM. The Elite Women’s race will also take place on the Sunday at the same time.
Race director Derek Webb said: “It great to have the Nationals in Wexford this year. There is already a very strong cycling community and we can’t wait to welcome Ireland’s best riders to our roads. It will be one of the best weekends of racing in the southeast.”
At the launch earlier this month, the main sponsor, ‘The Talbot Collection’ was announced. This is where a lot of the riders will be staying for the duration of the event. They will be housed in the Talbot on Wexford’s beautiful quay front.
“We have been working hard for the past number of months to ensure this is one of the most memorable championships for a long time. We would like to thank Cycling Ireland for entrusting us with this prestigious event and we hope we do it justice.
We would also like to say a big thank you our Sponsors, the Council, the Gardai, Irish Rail and all other Government agencies who worked to help put on this event,” Mr Webb said.
More informational available at: http://www.roadchamps.irish/