A team of four junior riders were selected for last weekend’s European Cyclocross Championships in Silvelle, Italy. The young team, all participating in their first major cyclocross event, were Roisin Lally, Darcey Harkenss (Junior women) and Ciaran Dixon and Darren Rafferty (Junior men).
Best of luck to the Irish team who are out at the European Cyclo-cross championships which are taking place in Silvelle, Italy. Competing are: Junior men – Darren Rafferty and Ciaran Dixon, Junior women – Darcey Harkness and Roisin Lally with Team Manager Andy Layhe.
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The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is seeking expressions of interest from Junior male and Junior female riders to compete in the 2019 European Cyclo-cross Championships which are being held in Silvelle, Italy 9-10 November 2019. (Event website)
A maximum of four riders would be sent to the event (less if riders do not meet the criteria) along with support staff.
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Last weekend (17-18 August 2019) saw former two time European CX Champion and World Championship bronze medalist Helen Wyman visit us for two days of cyclocross coaching days. Saturday saw Helen and her husband/coach Stefan, visit Lurgan Park and Sunday saw them both at the new dedicated cyclocross training facility at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
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This weekend sees a milestone in Irish cycling with the inaugural use of the new Cyclocross Skills Zone at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
The opening of the venue, coincides with the visit of two time European Champion Helen Wyman who will be hosting a cyclocross coaching session at the venue on Sunday 18th August from 9am.Continue reading Cyclo-cross coaching at the new Skills Zone at NSC Dublin
The Commission is asking all cyclo-cross event organisers to register their 2019/2020 event on the Cycling Ireland portal sooner rather than later to help eliminate any local clashes and to allow riders to plan their season. For any queries about running cyclo-cross races please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Former two time European Cyclocross champion Helen Wyman is hosting a weekend of cyclocross clinics and Q&A sessions in Lurgan Park and Dublin on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August. Helen is also 10 time British Champion and has placed top 10 in the world championships on three occasions.
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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.