Cross-country and Downhill World Championships 2022 – expression of interest

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from riders, male and female, in the Junior and Elite age-groups who would like to be supported to race in either the UCI Cross-country (XCO) World Championships or the UCI Downhill (DHI) World Championships. Both events take place in Les Gets, France between 24-28 August 2022.

Selection Criteria
The riders must hold a 2022 UCI competition membership licence with the country code “IRELAND”.

Applications should contain results within the period 1 February 2022 to 7 August 2022.

All selections are made by the Cycling Ireland Off-Road Commission. The team will be selected on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The selection panel will consider riders to be competitive at this level and who would also benefit from experiencing competition at this level. The panel may select fewer riders than the maximum number permitted under UCI rules should they not meet the desired selection criteria.

The selection panel will exercise its discretion fairly and without bias in making its final decision. If a selected rider is unable to compete for any reason, substitute selections will be at the discretion of the selection panel. There is no automatic selection, nor will any performance in one event or competition be a defining factor in selecting one rider over another.
Those interested in putting their name forward need to send their application form to by close of play on Monday 8 August 2022.

Downhill (DHI) application here
Cross-country (XC) application here

Financial support will be based on securing race entries and available budget.

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