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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...

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal win Bronze at Para World Championships

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have won a bronze medal in the Women’s B Tandem 3km Individual Pursuit at the at the UCI 2018 Para-cycling Track World Championships, beating New Zealand into fourth place. After qualifying for the Bronze medal ride off earlier yesterday, the Irish duo started the 3km race against the clock as favourites, having qualified with...

Irish team announced for UCI 2018 Para-cycling Track World Championships

Five bikes will compete for Ireland at the UCI 2018 Para-cycling Track World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the 22-25 March. Three tandems and two solo bikes will compete in fourteen events over the four days of competition. The championships take place in the Velódromo Municipal do Rio where Eoghan Clifford won a Paralympic bronze medal in...

Mark Downey and Felix English take positives from 9th place at Madison World Champs

Ireland’s Madison pairing of Felix English and Mark Downey finished ninth in the Madison at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships yesterday, with the world title going to Germany ahead of Spain and Australia. Germany displayed their strength by winning five out of the twenty sprints on offer, as well as lapping the field with Spain, Australia...

Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley finish 9th in the Madison at Track World Championships

The Irish pair of Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley finished 9th in the Madison at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships yesterday evening in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Gold went to Great Britain, silver to the Netherlands, and Italy took bronze. A ferociously fast start dictated the final podium in the Women’s Madison, with a group of five taking...

Lydia Boylan disappointed with Omnium result at Track Cycling World Championships

Lydia Boylan finished in seventeenth place in the Women’s Omnium at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands and afterwards the triple national road race champion expressed her disappointment with her result. The four-race event was won by Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands with the silver medal going to Denmark’s Amalie Dideriksen and Rushlee Buchanan of...

Mark Downey finishes 11th in Points Race at Track Cycling World Championships

Ireland's Mark Downey finished eleventh in the Men’s Points Race at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships yesterday as Australia’s defending World Champion Cameron Meyer took the gold medal, with silver going to Dutch man Jan Willem van Schip who was racing on his home track. Mark Stewart from Great Britain won the bronze medal. At the halfway...

Marc Potts and Robyn Stewart make debuts at Track Cycling World Championships

Two Irish riders made their debuts at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands yesterday, with Marc Potts finishing 13th in the Men’s Scratch Race, and Robyn Stewart 24th in the Women’s Sprint after qualifying out of the heats to the match sprint rounds. The Scratch Race was fast paced and stacked with attacks throughout the...

Strong Irish team announced for Track Cycling World Championships

Six Irish riders will be competing across nine events at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, which take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from the 28th February – 4th March. Following a strong track World Cup season Cycling Ireland achieved qualification spots in all targeted events, including the Madison, which is a new event on the 2020 Olympic...

UCI unveils International Track Cycling Calendar for 2018-2019 season

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) has announced details of the UCI International Track Cycling Calendar for the 2018-2019 season. The calendar includes the six rounds of the 2018-2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup, which have been awarded to the following cities: • Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (FRA), 19‐21 October 2018 • Milton (CAN), 26‐28 October 2018 • Berlin (GER), 30 November‐2 December 2018 • London...

Mark Downey and Felix English take first Six Day Series win in Berlin (VIDEO)

Irish pair Mark Downey and Felix English have this evening taken their first victory in a race at the Six Day Series. The pair emerged victorious in the Elimination race on day two of the Berlin round of the series. The pair who won the Madison at the Los Angeles round of last season's UCI Track Cycling World Cup narrowly...

Two Top Tens for Ireland on Final Day of Final World Cup

Felix English and Robyn Stewart both finished in the top ten on the final day of racing at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup today. Felix English finished sixth in the Omnium, and Robyn Stewart made a strong World Cup debut in the Keirin, finishing ninth in what was the final Track World Cup this season. A strong fourth...

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...

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