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 alongside Felix English.

Another significant change to the Irish team for this week’s World Cup will be the inclusion of the Women’s Team Pursuit team, featuring four riders who have come to the sport through the recent talent identification and transfer process.

Racing begins on Sunday with Lydia Boylan competing in the Omnium and Lydia Gurley and Marc Potts racing the Scratch Race. The World Cup runs from Friday 10th November to Sunday 12th November.

Friday 10th November
Women’s Omnium

Lydia Boylan

Men’s Scratch
Marc Potts

Women’s Scratch
Lydia Gurley

Saturday 11th November
Women’s Keirin

Shannon McCurley

Men’s Omnium
Felix English

Women’s Madison
Lydia Boylan
Lydia Gurley

Women’s Team Pursuit (Qualifying)
Imogen Cotter
Mia Griffin
Hilary Hughes
Orla Walsh

Sunday 12th November
Women’s Sprint

Robyn Stewart

Men’s Madison
Felix English
Marc Potts


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