Cycling News

IOC launches new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for Paris 2024

April 4, 2022
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is launching a new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for Paris 2024. This is an  Olympic Agenda 2020+5  project, which was presented today to the IOC Executive Board. The new IOC-led Olympic qualifier series will include four sports – BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, and sport climbing.  The series of three festival-style events […]

Nicolas Roche appointed to new role by Cycling Ireland

January 28, 2022
Elite riders prepare for European and World Championships In a significant development for competitive cycling in Ireland, Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicolas Roche as Director Sportif for the Cycling Ireland Senior Road Program. The role will include preparation of athletes and attendance at the European Championships in August and the […]

Women’s Team Pursuit Squad Set New National Record to Finish 5th at Track Cycling World Championships

October 22, 2021
Ireland’s Women’s Team Pursuit squad of Emily Kay, Kelly Murphy, Mia Griffin and Alice Sharpe finished 5th at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Thursday in a new National Record of 4:21.126. The result is Ireland’s best finish in the event at World Championship level and continues an upward trajectory for the Ireland’s track […]


August 8, 2021
Kellie Harrington wrote her way into the history books in Tokyo this morning, as she overcame Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil in stunning fashion by unanimous decision in the Women’s Light final. Harrington came into the bout having never met the Brazilian before, and Ferreira had proven herself as a force to be reckoned with in […]


August 7, 2021
Evening report from Team Ireland on Day 15 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games There was disappointment for Madison duo Mark Downey and Felix English as they failed to finish the 200-lap event in the velodrome this evening.  Downey and English looked at home in the bunch for much of the race, however they lost […]


August 6, 2021
It was another jam-packed afternoon and evening in Tokyo for Team Ireland today, with a host of Irish athletes in action across a range of disciplines. Three-time Olympian Natalya Coyle got off to an impressive start in the Women’s Individual Fencing Round, and will now go into Day Two of her event lying in joint […]


August 6, 2021
It was a tough evening all around for Team Ireland athletes in Tokyo this afternoon and evening. In Modern Pentathlon, a stroke of bad luck on her horse draw, cost three-time Olympian Natalya Coyle on the main day of competition in Modern Pentathlon. Coyle finished out in 24th place overall at the end of the […]


July 28, 2021
Team Ireland cyclist, Nicolas Roche powered through a tough and gruelling 44.2-kilometre men’s Olympic Time Trial today to finishing 28th in a time of 1:01:23. Roche was amongst the early starters tasked with laying down a marker for the field of 35 riders to measure themselves against. The 37-year-old paced his effort well and finished strong […]


July 24, 2021
 Afternoon report from Team Ireland on Day One of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games The action continued in Tokyo this afternoon for Team Ireland with Dan Martin, Nicolas Roche and Eddie Dunbar all competing in the men’s cycling road race, while Ellen Walshe was the first Irish swimmer to hit the water this evening, winning […]

Team Ireland Track Cycling Team Officially Selected for Tokyo 2020

June 17, 2021
Four athletes to compete in the Madison and Omnium events Team Ireland has officially selected the track cycling team who will compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Four athletes and two reserve riders have been named to compete in the Madison and Omnium for men and women. The team will compete in […]


April 21, 2021
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the Union Européenne de Cyclisme (UEC) have announced the inclusion of two cycling events -- Mountain Biking and Freestyle BMX -- on the sports programme for the third edition of the European Games in Kraków-Małopolska. This will be the third appearance for cycling at the European Games after featuring […]

Olympic Sport Weekly Update 28 Jan 21

January 28, 2021
This evening’s weekly update includes highlights of upcoming events for both our Tokyo 2020 athletes and our Beijing 2022 athletes. You will also note that this week we have updated the number of athletes who have achieved qualifying times or spots in the Tokyo Olympics to reflect the changes to the Swim Ireland policy. This […]

Olympic Weekly Update 10 Dec 2020

December 10, 2020
In the final flurry of competitions before Christmas, Irish athletes will be in action this week in a couple of sports. The focus of our interview of the week today is Felix English, the Irish track cyclist who together with Mark Downey qualified a spot for Ireland in the Madison earlier this year. He talks […]

Brian Nugent steps down after 15 years with Cycling Ireland

December 7, 2020
After 15 years with Cycling Ireland, Brian Nugent has made the difficult decision to resign from his role as Head Coach and Technical Director. Nugent was Cycling Ireland’s longest-serving staff member, joining in 2006 in a development and coaching capacity. In 2013 he took on the Head Coach and Technical Director role and led a […]

Olympic Sport Update - 3 December 2020

December 3, 2020
This week’s update includes a number of activities across our Olympic community – with international competitions taking place in Taekwondo, Golf and Cycling, all detailed below. Also, this week’s interview is with Judoka Megan Fletcher, who is currently sitting inside Olympic qualification in 14th place – she talks about training in her parent’s garden centre […]

Chris McGlinchey to race UCI Cycling Esports World Championships

December 2, 2020
Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce Chris McGlinchey has been selected to represent Ireland at the 2020 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships. The inaugural Cycling Esports World Championships will take place on Zwift, the global online training and racing platform for athletes, from 8-9 December 2020. Athletes will race virtually from their homes and will compete […]

Oisin O'Callaghan wins Junior World Title

October 12, 2020
Irish Cycling has a new World Champion, Oisin O'Callaghan. The 17-year old from Limerick claimed the UCI MTB Downhill Junior World Championships Title in Salzburg, Austria on Sunday morning. O’Callaghan blasted down the 2.3-kilometere course, dubbed the “Speedster” as speeds approaching 65 km / h on the rough terrain to finish in a time of […]

Cycling - National Championships Results

October 6, 2020
Time Trial Conn McDunphy will wear the coveted national champion’s jersey after taking gold at the Senior Men’s Time Trial National Championships by just two seconds. Irish cycling stalwart Eve McCrystal, of Strata 3/VeloRevolution Racing Team, took gold in the Senior Women’s event with a dominant 21 second lead over Kelly Murphy, with Eileen Burns […]

RTÉ to broadcast highlights of Cycling Ireland Road National Championships

October 1, 2020
Cycling Ireland and RTÉ Sport have confirmed that highlights of this year’s Cycling Ireland Road National Championships will be broadcast on RTÉ2 at 7pm on Monday, October 5th. Cycling Ireland's Elite Road National Championships take place in Limerick from Thursday, October 1st to Sunday, October 4th, promoted by Newcastle West Wheelers. The action will get […]

5 Irish Riders Compete in UCI Road World Championships This Weekend

September 25, 2020
Cycling Ireland has confirmed the squad of 4 riders who will represent Ireland at the UCI Road World Championships in Imola from 25th – 27th September Fresh from the Tour de France, Dan Martin and Nicholas Roche have been selected for the UCI Road World Championships as have Ryan Mullen and Ben Healy. Roche suffered […]

European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]

Cycling Ireland Charity Sportive in aid of Irish Cancer Society

April 29, 2020
Cycling Ireland will host a charity sportive on Sunday, May 3rd on the online training platform, Zwift. Many of Ireland's top professional cyclists, including Nicolas Roche and Eddie Dunbar, will join in support of those struggling during these difficult times. Hundreds of people are expected to ride the virtual sportive from the safety of their […]

Team Ireland qualifies largest ever cycling squad for Olympics

March 10, 2020
The UCI confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified a quota in each of the Men’s and Women's Madison and Men's and Women's Omnium events. The Olympic Federation of Ireland and Cycling Ireland formally accepted the slots this morning. This is the first time that Cycling Ireland has qualified such as a large team for the […]

Cycling Ireland Annual Award Winners

November 25, 2019
Sam Bennett won the International Performance of the Year at the Cycling Ireland Annual Awards for the second consecutive year on Saturday night. The Cycling Ireland Awards Evening saw members of the cycling community recognised in 13 categories, both participants and volunteers, across the various cycling disciplines. Bennett notched up 13 wins this season including on stage […]

CYCLING: Rás Tailteann is back for 2020

November 21, 2019
The Rás will find its rightful place back on the Cycling Ireland calendar in 2020, promoted and run next year by a newly-formed promotions group Cáirde Rás Tailteann, and thanks in huge part to significant collaboration with its historical organising club, Cumann Rás Tailteann.   Cumann Rás Tailteann have this week shown huge support to […]

McCurley wins Silver at European Track Championships

October 17, 2019
Ireland’s Shannon McCurley (27) has won Silver in the scratch race on Day 1 of the European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The 40-lap race was won by Emily Nelson of Great Britain in a sprint finish with Maria Martins of Poland taking the bronze medal.   Speaking after the race Shannon said: “With […]

Team Announced: Elite Track European Championships

October 15, 2019
The Irish Track Cycling team is confident in their preparation for the UEC Elite Track European Championships in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. As well as Championship medals the event, which starts on Wednesday, marks the start of the next phase of qualification for Tokyo 2020, providing valuable Olympic qualification points.   The team contains a mix […]

CYCLING | Crashes ruin medal hopes for Irish Juniors

September 27, 2019
It was a tough day of racing for Maeve Gallagher, Lara Gillespie and Lucy O'Donnell at the Junior Women's UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.   All three riders were involved in crashes which ultimately ended their hopes of a medal. Maeve and Lara rounded the final corner in the top 10 but a crash […]


July 20, 2019
Cyclist Aoife O’Brien has been named as the flagbearer for Team Ireland in the Opening Ceremony of the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) which takes place in the Baku Crystal Hall on the 21 July. The EYOF is a multi-sport event aimed at athletes aged 14-18 years of age and runs from the 21 […]


June 22, 2019
Team Ireland had six athletes in action across four sports on the second day of the European Games in Minsk. Two finals were contested by Team Ireland today with Alice Sharpe finished in 25th place in the Cycling Women’s Cycling Road Race and Nathon Burns was 7th in the Judo Men’s Half-light Weight 66kg. Boxers […]
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