Cycling News

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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