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Cycling Ireland seeking expressions of interest in paracycling programme

Cycling Ireland is now seeking expressions of interest from people willing to commit to their high-performance paracycling development programme The programme is acknowledged in Sport Ireland’s post-Rio Review as “the most successful Irish performance programme in Rio 2016 with five medals, including two Gold." Since Rio 2016, Irish para-cyclists have won a total of 10 UCI Paracycling World Championships medals,...

Mark Downey and Felix English secure Olympic slot for Men’s Madison team

Ireland's Felix English and Mark Downey have done enough to secure Olympic qualification in the Men’s Madison thanks to an 11th place finish at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin. It was a nerve-racking affair as both Hong Kong and Portugal, who Ireland needed to beat, got off to the better start scoring points during the early stages...

Ireland’s Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley help secure Olympic Qualification slots

Ireland's Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley survived a brutal race in the World Championship Women’s Madison to finish 11th. The result has added to Ireland’s points tally throughout the qualification period and provisionally qualifies two slots in the Women’s Madison and one slot in the Women’s Omnium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Boylan and Gurley scored two points from an...

Irish Women’s Team Pursuit squad post best result at World Championships

The Irish Women's Team Pursuit squad have posted their best result at a World Championship finishing 8th in Berlin on Thursday. Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie lowered the national record by over four seconds with a time of 4:21.368 in qualification on Wednesday. The effort saw them progress to the first round where they faced 2019...

Eight riders set to represent Ireland at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships

A team of 8 riders has been selected to represent Ireland at the UCI Track World Championships in Berlin from February 26th to March 1st. The Irish team will compete across 9 events including the Men’s and Women’s Madison in which they will hope to qualify a slot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Ireland’s track cycling squad has undertaken a...

Cycling Ireland announce details of Road & Track Athlete Development Programme

Cycling Ireland have today announced details of their Road & Track Athlete Development Programme which is focused on developing highly talented road and track cyclists who have the potential to compete at the highest level of the sport, achieving medal success at World and Olympic level. Being piloted in 2020 the programme will prepare athletes for competition at the senior...

Irish riders on the hunt for Olympic Points at Hong Kong round of Track World Cup

Five Irish riders set to take part in the Hong Kong round of the Track World Cup which starts on Friday. The riders are entering a critical period for Olympic qualification with a series of Track World Cup events, with events in both New Zealand and Australia in addition to Hong Kong in the coming months. Ireland will be represented...

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley wins silver at the European Track Championships

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley has won silver in the Scratch Race on the opening day of the UEC European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The 40-lap race was won by Emily Nelson of Great Britain with Maria Martins of Portugal taking the bronze medal. Nelson led the group into the final two laps with McCurley on her wheel and they...

Cycling Ireland announce 14 strong squad for UEC Elite Track European Championships

Cycling Ireland has announced a 14-strong squad to take part in the UEC Elite Track European Championships in Apeldoorn, which take place from the 16th to the 20th October. The Championships mark the start of the next phase of qualification for Tokyo 2020, providing valuable Olympic qualification points. The team contains a mix of youth and experience and includes several...

Study reveals the economic impact of major UCI cycling events

In 2018, the UCI World Championships and the rounds of the UCI World Cups in cycling’s various disciplines attracted some 10,000 athletes from 98 countries and were held in 24 countries on five continents and The cities and regions hosting these events reap some very significant rewards, among them a boost to both the local economy and...

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...

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