Shannon McCurley

CYCLING

Gender

Female

Discipline

Madison

Date Of Birth

April 26, 1992

Hometown

Traralgon (Australia)

BIOGRAPHY

In 2016 Shannon became Ireland’s first female Olympic track cyclist in Rio, famously finishing 21st in the Keirin sprint event. In 2019 she won silver in Scratch at the European Championships and finished ninth (with Lydia Boylan) in Madison at the World Championships. Born in Melbourne to a Dublin mum and Belfast dad, Shannon won European U23 bronze in the non-Olympic Scratch discipline in 2012.

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