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Cycling Ireland announce team for final round of UCI Track World Cup

Ireland will be sending a three-person team to the final round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup this season in Minsk, Belarus. The final round takes place from 19th – 21st January and the team will be aiming to pick up qualifying points for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn at the end of February....

FiftyOne Cycles create customised bike for former Irish champion Dr. Julian Dalby

Irish frame builder FiftyOne Cycles were recently approached by former Irish international Dr. Julian Dalby, who was looking for a new bike and the Dubliner has stated that he is considering making a comeback. Dalby was one of the most recognisable cyclists on the Irish domestic scene in the 80s and 90s and won the 1990 Irish Championships in Waterford...

Strong Northern Irish team announced for the Commonwealth Games

A strong seven-rider Northern Ireland team has been announced for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. The team was announced today by the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, and will compete across both road and track disciplines in the Games which take place from the 4th – 15th April 2018. Managed by Anthony Mitchell and Gary...

Greg Swinand sets new Irish Elite Hour Record

Greg Swinand has broken the Irish Elite Hour Record during his attempt at the M50 World Hour Record. He extended his own Irish record which he set last year at Velódromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes City, Mexico and he managed a distance of 48.469 kilometres. This was 1,609 metres longer than his previous record. Last November, Swinand broke both the Irish...

Lydia Gurley and Lydia Boylan finish fourth in Madison World Cup

The Madison pairing of Lydia Gurley and Lydia Boylan narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar. The Irish pair jumped from sixth to fourth in the final sprint, crossing the line third in the 80 laps, 20km race. Great Britain took gold, Belgium silver and Italy won...

Significant changes to Irish team for second round of UCI Track World Cup

This weekend will see Irish riders compete in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar, which takes place in Manchester, UK. Mark Downey, who is currently ranked number one in the Points Race in the world rankings, will not be competing this weekend. Marc Potts will replace Downey for the Madison where he will compete...

Eighth place for Felix English in Omnium at UCI Track World Cup

Felix English finished 8th in the Omnium on the final day of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland, following a strong day of racing. In the Women’s Madison European silver medallists Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley finished tenth, and Shannon McCurley placed 21st in the Keirin. In the Omnium English had a strong opening event, finishing...

Irish riders take two top five places at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland

On the second day of racing at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland, Irish riders took two top five finishes - Marc Potts in the Scratch Race and Felix English and Mark Downey in the Madison. In the Madison, Australia took gold, Belgium silver, and World Champions France took bronze ahead of Spain, who won the European...

Cycling Ireland announce seven-rider team for Round One of UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Seven Irish riders will be competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland this weekend. This is the first World Cup of the track cycling 2017/2018 season, and will take place from the 3rd – 5th November. Racing kicks off tomorrow at 11am Irish time, with Mark Downey, Marc Potts and Lydia Gurley competing. Gurley, who...

Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley take Madison silver at European Championships

Ireland’s Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley have won a silver medal at the 2017 UEC Track Elite European Championships in Berlin today. The powerful pair stormed into the medals after lapping the field twice. Gold went to Great Britain’s Elinor Barker and Eleanor Dickinson, with the bronze medal going to Dutch multiple World and European Champion Kirsten Wild with...

Lydia Gurley narrowly misses out on Scratch Race medal at European Track Championships

Ireland’s Lydia Gurley narrowly missed out on a medal in the Scratch Race at the 2017 UEC Track Elite European Championships in Berlin today. The Galway woman lapped the field with the three medallists in the latter part of the race, before being pipped on the line for a medal. Gold went to Trine Schmidt (Denmark), silver to Ukraine’s...

Felix English finishes fifth in Omnium at European Track Cycling Championships

Ireland’s Felix English has finished fifth in the Omnium at the 2017 UEC Track Elite European Championships in Berlin today. The European title in the four-race event went to Spain’s Albert Torres Barcelo; Julius Johansen (Denmark) won silver, and reigning world champion from France, Benjamin Thomas, won bronze. English had a superb day of racing across the four-race...

Marc Potts just misses out on medal at European Elite Track Championships

Ireland’s Marc Potts went close to a medal at the 2017 UEC Track Elite European Championships in Berlin tonight when he took fourth place in his first bunch race at a major track competition. The Tyrone man narrowly missed out on a medal in the Men’s Scratch Race, which was won by Adrien Garel from France. Kriszten Lovassy (HUN) and...

Cycling Ireland name nine riders for UEC Track Elite European Championships

Cycling Ireland have nine riders competing in the 2017 UEC Track Elite European Championships which take place in Berlin, Germany from 18-22 October. Racing commences today for the team, which is a mix of experienced riders like Mark Downey, Felix English and Lydia Gurley, as well as junior riders JB Murphy and Xeno Young. It has been a very...

€16 million set aside for the construction of a new Irish National Indoor Velodrome

€16 million had been set aside for the construction of a new National Indoor Velodrome and National Badminton Centre at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus for completion in 2021 according to a report on www.sportforbusiness.com. It was one of the highlights of the investments in sport announced by Shane Ross Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Brendan Griffin,...

Two medals for Ireland at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships

Ireland has continued its summer medal success, with Xeno Young winning silver in the Individual Pursuit and JB Murphy winning bronze in the Points Race at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, tonight. Both riders won silver at the European Championships last month, before claiming medals on the world stage. Having qualified as second fastest rider,...

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