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Irvine wins Gold and Silver

February 22, 2013
Martyn Irvine grabbed what is only Ireland’s second World Championship track title in history with a scintillating display in the velodrome in Minsk, Belarus. The 27-year-old rider from Newtownards attacked 10 laps from the end of the 60 lap, 15 kilometre scratch race, got a gap and then held off those chasing frantically behind. He […]

Track Cycling World Cup

January 16, 2013
Irish track cyclists Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen are set to race in the track cycling World Cup in Mexico this week, from the 17th - 19th January. Both riders will be racing in two disciplines over the competition, with Mullen aiming to gain enough points to qualify for the World Championships in Minsk next […]

Irvine signs for Pro team

November 20, 2012
Two days after winning two silver medals at track cycling's World Cup in Glasgow, Martyn Irvine was yesterday confirmed to have signed up with the American UnitedHealthcare cycling team. The 27-year-old London Olympian was one of eight signings announced, and joins fellow Irishman Philip Deignan. who was part of the team last year.  "I'm  excited to race for UnitedHealthcare […]

Double Silver for Irvine

November 19, 2012
Ireland's Martyn Irvine claimed two silver medals at the Track World Cup in Glasgow at the weekend. Irvine finished behind Olympic Omnium champion Lasse Hansen in the final of men's individual pursuit on Saturday. The Newtownards man's time of 4 minutes 22.745 seconds is a new personal best. Irvine, 27, also finished in second place in […]

Irvine's tough schedule

August 5, 2012
Martyn Irvine's hopes of a medal in the men's omnium faded at the Velodrome when he finished the 4km individual pursuit in a time of 4:32.948 for an overall total of 44 points with two events remaining. Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen was quickest and in a time of 4:20.674 at the Velodrome in London, but […]

Irvine's solid start

August 4, 2012
Newtownards cyclist Martyn Irvine is ninth after the first discipline of the omnium event in London. Irvine was competing in the flying lap, the first of the six disciplines, with the points race and elimination race also taking place on Saturday. The individual pursuit, scratch race and time trial are held on Sunday. Great Britain's […]

London Cycling World Cup

February 10, 2012
London Cycling World Cup   Martyn Irvine’s aim of securing Ireland a place in the track events at the London Olympics looks increasingly likely with a superb fifth place overall finish in the Omnium at the Beijing World Cup in last month. He is  sixth in the overall World Cup standings. Olympic qualification is determined […]

Irvine in Beijing

January 13, 2012
Martin Irvine has moved closer to Olympic qualification when he finished a fine fifth in the Cali round of the World Cup in December.This weekend Martyn Irvine will be in Beijing for the next world cup round. The 26-year-old is due to begin the multi-event Omnium campaign today when he competes in the qualification race, […]

Irvine on track

November 4, 2011
Martyn Irvine competes today in the first round of the UCI World Cup determined to continue a push for a qualification place for London 2012. Irvine will take part in the six-event Omnium competition. In  Apeldoorn two weeks ago Irvine won the scratch race round of the Madison there and finished fifth overall in the competition. The omnium will begin this […]

Irvine excels on track

October 24, 2011
Track cyclist Martin Irvine produced an outstanding peformance to finish fifth in the mens's Omnium event at the Euro Track Championships in Apeldoorn at the weekend. The event takes place over two days on the track with six disciplines- the flying lap, individual pursuit,time trial, as well as points, scratch and elimination races. The Omnium […]

London Road Team place

October 17, 2011
Dan Martin finished second in the Tour of Lombardy at the weekend.  The Garmin-Cervélo rider jumped from 19th to ninth in the final World Tour standings, the best Irish showing since those rankings were introduced in 2005, and also pulled off the best Irish Classics performance since Sean Kelly won the same race two decades ago. […]

Roche's Beijing stage win

October 7, 2011
Ireland's Nicolas Roche of the AG2R-La Mondiale team won the 162km third stage of the Tour of Beijing, the hilliest in the race, as Germany's Tony Martin held on to the overall lead. Roche finished ahead of compatriot Philip Deignan, who had been one of his breakaway companions along with Britain's Chris Froome, the recent […]

Leigh parts with Cycling Ireland

September 29, 2011
Cycling Ireland and the High Performance Director, Dr Phil Leigh have today agreed to part ways. Dr Leigh and Cycling Ireland agreed that the timing was right as he had advanced the High Performance Programme as far as possible in the current conditions. Phil joined Cycling Ireland in April 2009 and during his time he […]

Cycling Test Event

August 4, 2011
On the 14th August Cycling Ireland Performance Director Phil Leigh will have 4 athletes taking part in the London 2012 Road Cycling Test event, with the team staying at their proposed 2012 training base at Lensbury, Twickenham. Phil Leigh. Cyclists David MCann, Martin Irvine, Felix English and Peter Hawkins will take part and gain important […]

Irvine and Ryan impress

March 29, 2011
Individual's on track

Irvine's "Omnium" progress

February 21, 2011
Martin Irvine 9th at Manchester World Cup

Introduction to Cycling

January 1, 2010
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

OCI to support Cycling's plans for next Olympiad

March 4, 2009
Philip Leigh has been appointed as the new high performance director for Irish cycling to help it prepare for the London 2012 Olympics.

David O’Loughlin Gains Cycling Spot For Beijing

June 18, 2008
The Olympic Council of Ireland has announced that Ireland has been allocated a Beijing Olympic Games spot for pursuit cyclist David O’Loughlin following an intensive lobbying campaign with the International Cycling Union (ICU).
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