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

UCI Confirms Olympic Qualification Slots

The UCI has confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified two road racing places at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. The places are in the Men’s Elite Road Race, and over the coming months Cycling Ireland will make a nomination to the Olympic Council of Ireland regarding the selection process for these places. The […]

Irvine retires from Cycling

Former world track champion Martyn Irvine has retired from the sport. In 2013, the Newtonards man made history by winning the scratch race gold medal at the world championships in Minsk, as well as securing silver in the individual pursuit. And while Martyn claimed another sliver medal a year later, the 30-year-old has struggled to find his […]

Mullen 11th at World Championships

Ryan Mullen has finished in 11th place in the Under 23 Time Trial on the first day of action at the World Road Championships in Richmond, Virginia. Eddie Dunbar was 38th in the same event while Ciara Doogan was 28th in the earlier Women’s Junior Time Trial. Last year’s silver medallist Mullen started second last […]

Team Ireland EYOF Team Return Home

Team Ireland  returned home from the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia to a great reception in Dublin Airport yesterday.   Athletics (5)  and Swimming (5) won 10 medals and there were excellent performances from all of our athletes in Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo and Swimming. It was the most successful team ever at this level […]

Mullen Excels in Cycling Time Trial

Team Ireland’s Ryan Mullen put in a great performance today in the Men’s Cycling Time Trial finishing in 8th place. More to follow…. Full results here:  

Ryan 15th in Time Trial

Congratulations to Team Ireland’s Caroline Ryan who put in an excellent performance to finish 15th in this morning’s Women’s Cycling time trial in a time of 33:29.55. The race was won by Ellen Van Dijk  from the Netherlands in a time of 32:26:87. Full list of results below:   Ryan Mullen will be racing […]

Irish Cyclist Martyn Irvine Interview

Martyn Irvine is a seven time Irish Track & Road National Champion and represented Ireland at the 2012 Olympic Games. Although disappointed with his performance in London, Martyn bounced back to form last November, winning two silver medals for Ireland at the Track World Cup in Glasgow. However the best was yet to come. On […]

Ireland’s track cycling progress

The Irish track team brought their World Championships campaign to a conclusion in Paris yesterday, with the standout performances coming from Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen. World U23 TT silver medallist Ryan Mullen was seventh in the individual pursuit on Saturday, Eoin Mullen set a new personal best for the sprint and finished inside the […]

Irvine 10th in Paris scratch race

Ireland’s Martyn Irvine had to settle for 10th in the men’s scratch race at the Track World Championships. The Ards rider, world champion two years ago, missed the five-man breakaway with a quarter of the race to go as Germany’s Lucas Liss took gold. Irvine will now turn his attention to his main target in Paris, […]

Olympic Games Road Cycling Time Trial

The new venue for the Road Time Trial will be in Pontal, located in the west Rio. The temporary venue will host the men’s and women’s time trial races, in which riders leave the starting line individually, every 90 seconds, with the cyclist who completes the course in the fastest time winning the gold medal. The […]
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