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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...

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...

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