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 in 2017.
Irvine has signed a two-year deal with the first-ever Irish Professional Continental team Aqua Blue Sport.
It is owned by Monaco-based Irishman Rick Delaney, who has made a four-year commitment targeting eventual Tour de France participation.