Category Archives: Cyclocross

First notification of the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM

This is the first notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM).  This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 October 2017 – venue to be confirmed (Dublin based).

Positions on the Commission
The commission will be made up with the following 8 positions.  Apart from the position of Chair (which is a two year post) all of the posts are up for re-election.

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Downhill Co-ordinator
  • Cross-country Co-ordinator
  • Cyclo-cross Co-ordinator
  • Enduro Rep
  • Youth Development Co-ordinator
  • Women’s Rep

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Irish Cyclo-cross news

The seasons are changing, summer is coming to an end so it must be time for cyclo-cross!!!  The calendar of events we have had confirmed to the commission so far are shown here.   The age categories for cyclo-cross are based on the age group you will be in next year.  For the 2017/2018 cyclo-cross season the list of age categories by year of birth is shown here.

The commission has also been working to get the technical rules reviewed for cyclo-cross.  Part of this review looked at race length for youth riders.  Statement below.

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Irish cyclo-cross selection criteria for Worlds

Please find below details of the selection process for Cycling Ireland license holders to compete in the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Valkenburg, Netherlands (3-4 Feb 2018) and also the World Cup, Hoogerheide, Netherlands (28 Jan 2018).  Selection takes into account a rider’s domestic and international performances throughout the season and their commitment to cyclocross. Athletes must also adhere to Cycling Ireland’s anti-doping policies.

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Expression of Interest to join the Irish Cyclocross Development Squad.

Applications are being sought from Under 14, Under 16, Junior and Under 23 riders, both male and female, who wish to be considered for inclusion within an Irish Cyclo-cross Development Squad.
The primary element of developing cyclo-cross riders in Ireland is the belief that the best pathway for international cyclocross success comes through strategic season planning, goal setting and cyclo-cross specific coaching and development. The goal of the Irish Cyclo-cross Development Squad is to see improvements in international competition with the longer term aim of making an impact in World Championship and World Cup events.
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Win for Seymour at Round 3

Round 3 of the Fixx SuperCross cup brought the riders to Ballawley park south Dublin. Heavy rains all week had flooded parts of the course and made them unusable.

However as Sunday came around the course had dried out, and the Supercross team had marked out an excellent testing course for the riders.

Punctures and rear mech destruction brought an end to some people’s race, but not series leader Robin Seymour who went on to take a commanding victory over Sean O’Tuathail and Tim O’Reagan. At the race start Seymour was led out of the start by young rider Paddy Michel who had a strong start, and went on to claim victory in the junior category..

 

 

Provisional results:

A Race: LINK

B Race: LINK

 

Race pictures at Adrian Van Der Lee’s website: www.adrianvanderlee.zenfolio.com

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