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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...

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...

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Alejandro Valverde takes record fifth victory at Flèche Wallonne

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) took his fifth victory at Flèche Wallonne today, adding to his existing record number of wins at the Ardennes classic. The...

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