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Gordon and Byrne Sixth in Sprint at UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

Ireland’s tandem of Martin Gordon and Eamonn Byrne finished sixth in the Men’s B Tandem Sprint today at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles. In the qualifying rounds the new pairing clocked a time of 11.116 over 200m, placing them up against the Malaysian duo of Rizan and Rasol in the quarter finals. In the match...

Gordon and Byrne to make UCI Para-cycling World Championship debut

This weekend Cycling Ireland has a male tandem competing in the sprint events at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles, USA. On Saturday Martin Gordon and pilot Eamonn Byrne will be making their World Championship debut competing in the Men’s B Tandem 1km Time Trial, followed by the Men’s B Tandem Sprint on Sunday. The Championships...

Downey and English Win Madison Gold at UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Ireland’s Mark Downey and Felix English have rounded off the final event in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles with a gold medal win in the Madison. The Madison is a new event on the Olympic calendar for Tokyo and the Irish team have made clear their intentions with another dominant performance putting them in...

Felix English just misses out on medal at UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Racing in the Scratch Race yesterday, Felix English finished in fourth place in the fourth and final round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles, USA last night. English was leading the charge for silver with 10m to go, before being pipped at the post by France and New Zealand. Gold went to Yauheni Karaliok...

Irish team announced for final round of UCI Track World Cup

Fresh from a hugely successful outing in Cali, the Irish National Team will be competing again this weekend at the fourth and final round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles, USA on the 25th and 26th February. Last weekend Ireland finished sixth in the World Cup medal standings, ahead of nations like Great Britain,...

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...

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