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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,...

“It’s the right time for a velodrome in Ireland now” – Brian Nugent reflects on successful European Champs

The final day of racing at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships took place on Sunday at the Sangalhos Velodrome in Anadia, Portugal and it marked Ireland's most successful European Championships to-date. On the final day of racing, the Men’s Junior Madison pairing of Xeno Young and Luke Smith finished eighth. In the Women’s U23 Keirin Autumn...

Irish riders close to adding to medal tally at the European Track Championships

Both Luke Smith and Mark Downey came agonisingly close to medals at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships today in Portugal, in a week where the young, talented and ambitious Irish team has already won three medals in against the top young riders in Europe. In the Men’s Junior Points Race Smith lapped the field as well...

Mark Downey adds to Ireland’s medal tally at the European Track Championships

Mark Downey has won a bronze medal in the Points Race at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Anadia, Portugal tonight. This brings to three the number of medals won by Ireland in these championships so far. The Men’s U23 Points Race was won by Niklas Larsen (Den), silver went to Ethan Hayter (GB) and Downey...

Xeno Young wins second silver medal for Ireland at European Track Champs

Xeno Young has won Ireland’s second silver medal at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Portugal tonight, finishing behind Ivan Smirnov (Russia) in the gold medal final of the Men’s Junior Individual Pursuit. Young’s 3.19.063 was the second fastest time in the Individual Pursuit qualifying rounds earlier today, guaranteeing the County Down man a European medal,...

Silver for Ireland’s JB Murphy in Men’s Junior Elimination Race at European Track Champs

Ireland’s JB Murphy won silver in the Men’s Junior Elimination Race in the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Portugal yesterday evening. The Kildare man moved to the front of the bunch on the first lap of the knock-out race, where he sat for the remainder of the race. Murphy finished in second place to Italian man...

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