Category Archives: Cyclocross

Tough racing at the World Cyclo-cross Championships

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission sent 5 riders to the 2019 World Cyclo-cross Championships. The event was held over the weekend of 2-3 February at Bogense, Denmark. The team consisted of
Adam McGarr and Sean Nolan (Junior men), Lara Gillespie and Lucy O’Donnell (U23 women) and David Conroy (U23 men). Saturday was for Junior men and U23 men. Sunday was for the U23 women. On Saturday there was very cold and windy conditions on the exposed coastal course. Several steep banks and treacherous descents on the course. The course had a thin slice of mud on top but hard frozen ground underneath. Large entry of riders. Large crowds to cheer them on. These worlds had the most participants in the events history.

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Exciting racing on day 2 of the National Cyclo-cross Championships

Day 2 of the 2019 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships saw great racing across the four national championship races – Junior men, Masters (M40, M50 and M60), Women and Senior Men. The course had been well tested the day before with the youth racing. The impressive constructed bridge with its steps and three ramps dominated the arena. The large crowd of spectators enjoyed the racing and hospitality at Fota House on a dry day with outbreaks of warm, winter sun.

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Details for the 2019 Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters National Cyclo-cross Championships

The  2019 Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships and the Irish National Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are both being held at  Fota House, Co. Cork.  The Youth Championships are on Saturday 12 January 2019 and the Junior/Senior/Masters Championships are being held on the Sunday 13 January.  Both events are being hosted by De Ronda van Cork.  There are non-championship youth support races on the Saturday as well.

2019 licences are required and entry is via the Cycling Ireland Azolve  portal.  Registration closes on Sunday 6 January 2019.  No other entries are allowed after that date.  If you have any issues with registration please contact secretary@offroadcyclingireland.ie

A list of entries to date is shown below
Youth Championships
Junior / Senior / Masters Championships

A technical guide for the event is given here.
Gridding list here.

Youth National CX Championships and Junior/Senior National CX Championships

A busy weekend ahead at Fota House and Gardens in County Cork which will host both the Irish Youth National Cyclo-cross Championships and the Junior/Senior National Cyclo-cross Championship over the weekend of Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2019.  The Youth races will be on the Saturday.  Full details of both events to follow.  Time to sort out your accommodation!

First Irish UCI CX Race

Sunday 7 October 2018 is now an important date in the history of Irish Cyclo-cross as this was when the first UCI C2 race took place. The idea came from a discussion between event organiser Glenn Kinning and Andy Layhe (the cyclo-cross representative on the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission), when returning from the World Cyclo-cross Championships at the start of 2018.

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Criteria for World CX Championships

Selection Criteria for 2019 World Cyclocross Championships, Denmark.

The purpose of this of this document is to set out the selection process for Irish riders to compete in the 2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Bogense, Denmark (2-3 Feb 2019).  The selection is open to riders in the following categories: Junior men, Junior women, Under 23 men, Under 23 women, Elite men and Elite women.

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Bioracer – Atlassian International UCI Cyclocross

The Irish cyclocross scene both north and south of the border has seen phenomenal growth in recent years and it takes another huge step forward this coming season with it’s inaugural UCI race, the Bioracer – Atlassian International Cyclocross, promoted by Kinning Cycles, taking place in Belfast on Sunday October 7th. The event is also supported by co-sponsors McKinley Contracts.

The event, a UCI C2 graded race, is the first of its kind ever to take place in Ireland and will see witness to international riders from the USA, Italy and France so far as well as the best riders on the Irish domestic circuit.

The Bioracer – Atlassian International Cyclocross boasts one of the highest prize funds for any single day bike race in Ireland, with almost 4,000 euro spread across the UCI events. Women will receive equal prize money to men.
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