In an effort to extend international development opportunities to a larger number of Ireland’s best young cyclocross racers, we are seeking applications for places for the UCI cyclocross camp taking place from Tuesday 1st to Sunday 6th October 2019.
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.
Five Irish riders have been selected to compete at the 2019 World Cyclo-cross Championships which are due to take place in Bogense, Denmark on the 2 and 3 February.
Junior men – Adam McGarr and Sean Nolan
U23 women – Lara Gillespie and Lucy O’Donnell
U23 men – David Conroy
Best of luck to them.
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.
Host club De Ronde van Cork has pulled out all the stops to put on a top class national championship. Saturday 12 January 2019 was the Youth National Championships for the Under 14s and 16s. The day started with a full complement of youth support races from the Under 6s to the Under 12s.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Cyclocross has made a huge leap forward in recent days with groundwork beginning on a state of the art skills zone and course within the National Sports Campus (NSC) in Dublin. The Campus, operated by Sport Ireland, is headquarters to the majority of Ireland’s leading sporting disciplines and cyclocross now becomes part of the campus framework.
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.
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.