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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...

Lydia Gurley finishes 5th in the Points Race at European Cycling Championships

In an action packed afternoon at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, the Irish jerseys were to the fore with Lydia Gurley coming close to a medal in the Women’s Points Race at the European Cycling Championships , where she finished in 5th place after the lapping the field. Gurley gained a lap with 60 laps to go with four...

Cycling Ireland name strong panel for European Cycling Championships in Glasgow

Cycling Ireland have named a strong panel selection for the Elite European Cycling Championships which take place in Glasgow from the 2nd to the 12th of August. History will be made this August when Glasgow and Berlin host the inaugural European Championships, and the exciting multi-sport event will bring together some of the continent’s leading sports, including the existing...

Northern Irish cyclists set personal bests at the Commonwealth Games

The Northern Irish cyclists started their campaign at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia today recording two personal bests and a top ten finish. Robyn Stewart recorded a competition best to finish 9th in the Women’s Sprint, with a qualifying time of 11.082 seconds for the 200m opening round. “I’m delighted with a big race PB today...

Graeme Obree, Athlete or Genius? (VIDEO)

Cycling clothing company Endura has produced a short film about Graeme Obree. In Graeme Obree, Athlete or Genius? they determine what the real advantage was that the Scottish cyclist gained from his unique positions on the bike. Obree shot to fame in the early 90s after twice breaking the world hour record on a bike he'd built using parts from...

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Elia Viviani wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) bounced back after finishing a frustrating second in Murten yesterday and captured his maiden win at the Tour de...

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