Cycling

Introduction to Cycling


Cycling made its Olympic debut in the inaugural modern Summer Games in Athens, Greece, in 1896. That year, road race competitors did two laps of the marathon route from Athens to Marathon and back - a total distance of 87 kilometres. Although road racing was absent from the schedule in 1900, 1904 and 1908, it has been part of the rosta of sports ever since. A team road race event was added to the programme in 1912, but it was dropped in 1956 in favour of a 100km team time trial that stayed on the schedule until 1992, when it was replaced by an individual time trial. A women's road race was added in 1984, with individual road time trials for women joining the schedule in 1996. For contact details of Cycling Ireland please click on Full story

From the Roads of Bergen to the Rapids of South Africa and Much More in Your Sports Roundup

  CYCLING MASSIVE crowds flocked to cycling’s World Road Championships in Bergen in September where the huge attendances and support saw it favourably compared to when Norway hosted the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994. Best of the Irish over some demanding courses were Olympian Nicholas Roche and Mark Downey.  Roche’s 12th in the 31km […]

Cycling Bronze for Ryan Mullen

Congratulations to Team Ireland’s Ryan Mullen who has just won a bronze medal in the men’s elite time trial  at the European Road Championships, finishing on the podium behind Belgium’s Victor Campenaerts and Maciej Bodnar of Poland. The medal is the 22-year old’s third in international competition having claimed silver in the time trial at the European […]

Dan Martin 3rd in Nice-Paris

Congratulations to Olympian Dan Martin who took the best Irish result in Paris-Nice since his uncle (Stephen Roche) was runner-up in 1990, finishing third overall in the event on Sunday. Martin had started the day second overall, 30 seconds behind the race leader Sergio Henao (Team Sky) but he and Henao were caught out by  by Alberto […]

World Cup Cycling Gold for Ireland

Ireland’s Mark Downey and Felix English have rounded off the final event in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in LA with a gold medal win in the Madison. The Madison is a new event on the Olympic calendar for Tokyo and the Irish team have made clear their intentions with another dominant performance […]

Downey and English Medal at World Cup Track

Mark Downey and Felix English collected a third medal for Ireland at the track World Cup in Cali, Colombia on Sunday, netting a superb silver in the Madison event. Downey had previously won the points race and teamed up with English for the 120 lap event. On Saturday Lydia Gurley was third in the women’s scratch race. “That […]

Martyn Irvine comeback

Less than a year after announcing his retirement from cycling, former world track champion Martyn Irvine will make the most of a second chance to compete in international cycling. The 32-year-old retired after being disillusioned with not making his goal of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics. However its great news to hear that he will return to the sport […]

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