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Lara Gillespie claims Ireland’s first medal at a Junior Track World Championships.

Ireland's Lara Gillespie has won bronze in the Individual Pursuit at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Frankfurt, Germany. The Wicklow teenager set a new Junior National Record of 2:20:438 during qualification, averaging 51.268kpm for the 2000m time trial. Gillespie then went up against Marii Milaeva of Russian in the race for bronze. She trailed by almost half a...

Records Fall on Day Two of the Dublin Track Cycling International

The men’s and women’s sprint and omnium competitions took centre stage on day two of the Dublin Track Cycling International, with a series of hotly contested races playing out under the baking sun at Sundrive Velodrome. The weather could not have been in starker contrast to the miserable conditions on day one and allowed the riders to leave everything on...

British and Danish riders lead the way at the Dublin Track Cycling International

Grey clouds hung over Sundrive Velodrome on the first morning of the Dublin Track Cycling International, but even occasional rain breaks didn’t deter a high-class field from strutting their stuff. The men’s elite scratch race was halted due to inclement weather with 12 riders - including world champion Sam Welsford - who had formed a leading group with 13 laps...

Top track riders set to line up for Dublin Track Cycling International

On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of July, some of the leading lights of European and world track cycling will descend on Sundrive Velodrome (Eamonn Ceannt Park) for the Dublin Track Cycling International. A full programme of men’s and women’s events will take place over the course of the prestigious two-day UCI event run by Cycling Ireland. For the men’s...

Lydia Boylan wins Points Race silver at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Ireland’s Lydia Boylan has won silver at the 2019 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the Women’s Points Race at the Pruszkow Arena in Poland - just 48 hours after team mate Mark Downey won Bronze in the Men’s Points Race. Boylan, who lives in Dublin, helped Ireland to a stellar ninth place in Saturday’s Women’s Madison with Shannon McCurley...

Mark Downey wins bronze at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Ireland’s Mark Downey has won bronze at the 2019 Track Cycling World Championships in the Men’s Points Race at the Pruszkow Arena in Poland. The County Down rider struggled through the first half of the race, but with 40 laps to go took a lap, and sprint points. Recovering quickly, he took another lap, and entered the final nine...

Irish team set new national record in Women’s Team Pursuit at World Championships

Ireland’s Women’s Team Pursuit team has smashed the National Record set in 2015 by more than 2 seconds, with a top-10 ride at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Pruszków, Poland. Orla Walsh, Mia Griffin, Alice Sharpe, and Kelly Murphy made their World Championships debut on Wednesday, and they were the first Irish riders to take to the track...

Irish team announced for UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Cycling Ireland will send eleven riders to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Pruszków, Poland, taking place from February 27 to March 3. With 17 months remaining until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the team has been building up for these crucial World Championships on the UCI Track World Cup circuit since last October, competing at all six rounds. The...

Irish Riders Take Two Top 10s at the Track World Cup Finale

The Irish team has completed its Track World Cup season with two top tens, with the team now eyeing the World Championships in Poland next month. The Men’s Madison duo of Felix English and Mark Downey bounced back from disappointment in London to finish 10th with Shannon McCurley taking 9th in the Omnium. Having crashed during the Madison in London...

Cycling Ireland Events Calendar Launched

Cycling Ireland has launched the 2019 Events Calendar. Riders planning to ride one or more than over 700 officially sanctioned events across four broad divisions can access the details on the Cycling Ireland website. The Calendar has been split into four areas: Road Events, Leisure Events, BMX, Off Road and Track Events, and Club League. Riders can filter...

Irish tandem pair wins silver at first para-cycling at Track World Cup

Martin Gordon and pilot Eamonn Byrne have won Silver in Tandem B Sprint at the UCI Track World Cup in London. Gordon, a visually-impaired athlete, set a new National Record for the eighth time in 13 months when riding 10.313 in the flying 200m during qualifying, a time second only to World Champion Neil Fachie and pilot Matt Rotherham...

Iljo Keisse and Elia Viviani win Gent Six Day

Iljo Keisse and Elia Viviani – who rode under the Deceuninck – Quick-Step Team banner this week – won the 78th Six Days of Gent, an edition which came down to the wire, with three pairs fighting for the trophy until the last lap. Despite slipping to second overall on the penultimate night, Keisse and Viviani's hopes weren’t deterred by...

Vittoria Bussi breaks UCI Hour Record in Mexico

Vittoria Bussi has set a new UCI Hour Record of 48.007 kilometres at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes (Mexico), situated 1,800 metres above sea level. The Italian rider beat the previous record, set by Evelyn Stevens on February 27, 2016 in Colorado Springs (USA) by 27 metres. At a first attempt made in Aguascalientes on October 6, 2017, Vittoria Bussi...

Lara Gillespie wins gold in the Points Race at the European Junior Championships

Irish teenager Lara Gillespie once again showcased her prodigious talent by winning gold in the Points race at the European Junior Track Championships at the World Cycling Centre velodrome in Aigle, Switzerland. The win followed on from her silver medal at the Individual Pursuit at the Championships on Thursday where she also set a new Irish record. She also narrowly...

Lydia Boylan finishes 5th in the Women’s Omnium at the European Championships

Lydia Boylan finished 5th in the Women’s Omnium at the European Championships in Glasgow yesterday. Strong performances in both the Tempo Race and the final Points Race contributed to her high overall placing in the four-race Olympic event in a highly competitive field. Boylan scored highly in both the Tempo Race, where she finished second and the Points...

Mark Downey and Felix English qualify for Madison final at European Championships

The Men’s Madison pair of Felix English and Mark Downey are through to the Madison Final today having qualified second out of their heat at the European Championships in Glasgow. The Irish duo were competing in the first heat of the day with seven teams out of nine progressing to the next round. The tactic of the Irish team...

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