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“It’s the right time for a velodrome in Ireland now” – Brian Nugent reflects on successful European Champs

The final day of racing at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships took place on Sunday at the Sangalhos Velodrome in Anadia, Portugal and it marked Ireland's most successful European Championships to-date. On the final day of racing, the Men’s Junior Madison pairing of Xeno Young and Luke Smith finished eighth. In the Women’s U23 Keirin Autumn...

Irish riders close to adding to medal tally at the European Track Championships

Both Luke Smith and Mark Downey came agonisingly close to medals at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships today in Portugal, in a week where the young, talented and ambitious Irish team has already won three medals in against the top young riders in Europe. In the Men’s Junior Points Race Smith lapped the field as well...

Mark Downey adds to Ireland’s medal tally at the European Track Championships

Mark Downey has won a bronze medal in the Points Race at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Anadia, Portugal tonight. This brings to three the number of medals won by Ireland in these championships so far. The Men’s U23 Points Race was won by Niklas Larsen (Den), silver went to Ethan Hayter (GB) and Downey...

Xeno Young wins second silver medal for Ireland at European Track Champs

Xeno Young has won Ireland’s second silver medal at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Portugal tonight, finishing behind Ivan Smirnov (Russia) in the gold medal final of the Men’s Junior Individual Pursuit. Young’s 3.19.063 was the second fastest time in the Individual Pursuit qualifying rounds earlier today, guaranteeing the County Down man a European medal,...

Silver for Ireland’s JB Murphy in Men’s Junior Elimination Race at European Track Champs

Ireland’s JB Murphy won silver in the Men’s Junior Elimination Race in the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Portugal yesterday evening. The Kildare man moved to the front of the bunch on the first lap of the knock-out race, where he sat for the remainder of the race. Murphy finished in second place to Italian man...

Strong Irish team set to compete at the European Junior and U23 Track Championships

A strong Irish track team will be competing across sprint and endurance events over the next five days at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Portugal. The event takes place in the Sangalhos Velodrome in Anadia, Portugal from the 18th July to the 23rd July, and features the cream of Irish track cycling across the Junior...

Mark Downey and Felix English take Madison victory at the 6 Giorni Delle Rose

Irish duo Mark Downey and Felix English sit in fifth place with one day remaining of the prestigious Italian six-day race, the 6 Giorni Delle Rose in Fiorenzuola d’Arda (Piacenza) at the Velodromo “Attilio Pavesi”. On the penultimate evening of racing, Downey and English who won the Madison at the UCI Track World Cup in Los Angeles earlier this year,...

Mark Downey and Felix English in third place after day one of 6 Giorni Delle Rose

The Irish pair of Mark Downey and Felix English have had an impressive start to the prestigious Italian six-day race, the 6 Giorni Delle Rose in Fiorenzuola d’Arda (Piacenza). Downey and English, who won the Madison at the UCI Track World Cup in Los Angeles earlier this year, sit in third place after the first day of competition at the...

UCI announce calendar for 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) has today announced the dates and venues of all the rounds of the 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. These rounds have been awarded to the following cities: • Pruszków (Poland), November 3-5, 2017 • Manchester (Great Britain), November 10-12, 2017 • Milton (Canada), December 1-3, 2017 • Santiago (Chile), December 9-10,...

Olympic Champions Confirmed for Dublin Track Cycling International 1-2 July

The Dublin Track Cycling International takes place in Sundrive Track, Dublin on the 1-2 July. The two day event promises to be a tough one for competitors and an exciting one for spectators with Olympic and World Champion riders descending on the Eamonn Ceannt Park in Sundrive, Dublin to compete in Ireland’s only Class 1 UCI event. International cycling...

Madison and BMX Freestyle Park added to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Programme

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) have announced that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) has agreed to add the Madison and BMX Freestyle Park to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The decision was made at today’s meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Madison will appear on the Olympic Programme with both men’s...

Downey and English wrap up Irish campaign at World Track Champs with 6th in Madison

Mark Downey and Felix English finished 6th in the Madison on the final day of the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships today in a lively event, which saw them pipped for fifth on the line by Switzerland on equal points. Earlier this morning Lydia Gurley was 15th in the Points Race and Shannon McCurley was 21st in the...

10th for Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley in Inaugural Madison at Track Worlds

In the Women’s Madison, the Irish pairing of Lydia Gurley and Lydia Boylan finished 10th at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships today, with this being the inaugural year for the event on the race programme. In the Women’s 3km Individual Pursuit Anna Turvey was 17th with a time of 3.40.484. Speaking after the race Boylan was disappointed...

Top Tens for Lydia Boylan and Mark Downey at Track Worlds in Hong Kong

Mark Downey finished tenth in the Points Race at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships today, with Lydia Boylan finishing 9th in the Omnium. Downey entered the event as one of the pre-race favourites following a dominating season in the World Cups, resulting in his being marked out of a top result. In the newly formatted four event...

Frustration for Felix English in Scratch Race at Track Cycling World Championships

Felix English finished 19th in the Scratch Race at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships yesterday. The twenty five year-old was the sole Irish rider in action on the second day of competition in the Hong Kong Velodrome at the Worlds which run from 12th – 16th April 2017. In a frustrating race where all his attacks were...

Irish track cycling team to kick off World Championship campaign tomorrow

The Irish track cycling team are kicking off their World Championship campaign tomorrow, Wednesday, with Lydia Gurley competing in the Women’s Scratch Race at approximately 12.30 Irish time. Gurley is the only rider in action on the first day of the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships which take place in the Hong Kong Velodrome and run from 12th...

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