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Downey and English increase Ireland’s medal tally at Track World Cup with Madison silver

The Cycling Ireland team increased their medal tally at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia, when Mark Downey and Felix English won silver in the Madison last night. The Danish duo of Casper Von Folsach and Niklas Larson won gold, with Andrei Sazanov and Viktor Manakov of Russia finishing third. It...

Behind the scenes of Mark Downey’s World Cup win (VIDEO)

On Friday, Cycling Ireland’s Mark Downey won gold in the Men’s Points Race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia. He has since uploaded a video going behind the scenes of his achievement, as he prepares for the race, the race itself and the podium ceremony. It...

Eoin Mullen avoids serious injury following Keirin crash at Track World Cup in Cali

In the Men’s Keirin at the UCI Track World Cup in Cali earlier today, Eoin Mullen suffered a crash in the opening heat putting him out of contention for the rest of the event. His fall in the first round of the heats of the Keirin was a hard one, and resulted in a hospital trip for the Aran...

Lydia Gurley wins bronze in Scratch Race at Track Cycling World Cup in Cali

Cycling Ireland’s medal tally has doubled following Lydia Gurley’s bronze medal win in the Women’s Scratch Race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia in the early hours of this morning. In an aggressive race, Gurley bided her time before attacking, and the move netted bronze...

Sixth place for Lydia Boylan in Omnium at Cali round of Track Cycling World Cup

Cycling Ireland's Lydia Boylan was in action in the Women’s Omnium at the Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia where she finished sixth overall after a blistering start which saw her win the first event, the Scratch Race. Her result added to a successful start to the third round of the World Cup for the Irish team with...

Mark Downey wins a second UCI Track World Cup Points gold medal

Cycling Ireland’s Mark Downey displayed outstanding dominance to win gold in the Men’s Points Race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Colombia in the early hours of this morning. The Dromore man is now leading the World Cup ranking in this event, adding this medal to...

Irish team announced for UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali

The Cycling Ireland National Track Team will be in action this weekend at the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Alcides Nieto Patino Velodrome in Cali, Columbia. A five-person team will be competing over the three day competition which has attracted a record number of participating countries. Eoin Mullen will be competing in the...

Mark Downey shows good form ahead of Track World Cup, taking a 4th place in Majorca

Mark Downey looks to be great form heading into the next round of the UCI Track World Cup, as he just missed out on a podium spot today in the 97-kilometre Un Invierno en Mallorca-Manacor in Majorca, finishing in fourth place. Downey who is supported by the Emerald Cycling Fund, managed to get into the winning group of six riders...

Axeon Hagens Berman take first wins of 2017 season

Portugal's Ivo Oliveira rode away with three of four national elite titles on the track over the weekend to score the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team's first victories of the 2017 season. The 20-year-old won the omnium, the individual pursuit and the points race at the Sangalhos National Velodrome. The only race he did not win on the 250-meter indoor,...

Donations sought to buy hearing aid for record-breaker Robert Marchand

Earlier this month 105 year-old Frenchman Robert Marchand set an incredible new Hour Record in the Masters 105+ category when he covered a distance of 22.547 kilometres. His ride was the first ever for the category of Masters cyclists aged 105 or over and he covered the distance at the French national velodrome in Saint Quentin en Yvelines near...

Irish team Black Rose Racing set to become UCI Pro Track team

The Irish track racing team Black Rose Racing will be a UCI registered pro track team from 2017 onwards, the team announced today. The team stated that they will launch in April and will be concentrating on both sprint and endurance events for men and women in junior and senior categories. They also stated that they are looking for additional...

105 year-old Robert Marchand sets new Hour Record

Frenchman Robert Marchand has today set a new Hour Record in the Masters 105+ category. The 105-year-old covered a distance of 22.547 kilometres. Marchand's ride is the first ever for the category of Masters cyclists aged 105 or over and he covered the distance at the French national velodrome in Saint Quentin en Yvelines near Paris. Afterwards he said: "I...

Roxane Knetemann posts photo of ‘souvenir’ splinter removed from her leg after track crash

Dutch cyclist Roxane Knetemann has posted a photo of a splinter from the wooden track which was removed from her leg after she had crashed in the Points Race at the Dutch National Championships over the weekend. Knetemann who is leaving Rabo Liv at the end of this season to join Poitou–Charentes.Futuroscope.86 for 2017 posted the photo on Instagram with...

World medallist Caroline Ryan announces her retirement from cycling

Irish cyclist Caroline Ryan has announced her retirement from the sport. Caroline represented Ireland on the international stage since 2008, winning medals on both the Olympic and Paralympic High Performance Programmes. Highlights of her career include a bronze medal at the World Track Championships in Melbourne in 2012, the first World Championship medal in over 100 years, and a bronze...

Paralympic cyclists amongst RTÉ Sportsperson award nominees

The nominees for the RTÉ Sport Awards Sportsperson of the Year in association with Sport Ireland were announced this afternoon and the list includes members of the successful Irish cycling team at the Rio Paralympics. Eoghan Clifford, Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal are amongst the shortlist of 12 nominees. Clifford won the Men’s C3 30km Time Trial in Rio, where...

30,000 tickets already sold for 2017 Ghent Six-Day

The Ghent Six-Day finished last weekend, but cycling fans are already eagerly anticipating next year's event with the majority of tickets already sold. The organisers have announced that 30,000 out of 42,000 tickets have already been sold for the event which takes place from 14 November to 19 November. Tickets just went on sale on Monday You can purchase tickets through...

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