Cycling

Introduction to Cycling


Cycling made its Olympic debut in the inaugural modern Summer Games in Athens, Greece, in 1896. That year, road race competitors did two laps of the marathon route from Athens to Marathon and back - a total distance of 87 kilometres. Although road racing was absent from the schedule in 1900, 1904 and 1908, it has been part of the rosta of sports ever since. A team road race event was added to the programme in 1912, but it was dropped in 1956 in favour of a 100km team time trial that stayed on the schedule until 1992, when it was replaced by an individual time trial. A women's road race was added in 1984, with individual road time trials for women joining the schedule in 1996. For contact details of Cycling Ireland please click on Full story

Downey and English Medal at World Cup Track

Mark Downey and Felix English collected a third medal for Ireland at the track World Cup in Cali, Colombia on Sunday, netting a superb silver in the Madison event. Downey had previously won the points race and teamed up with English for the 120 lap event. On Saturday Lydia Gurley was third in the women’s scratch race. “That […]

Martyn Irvine comeback

Less than a year after announcing his retirement from cycling, former world track champion Martyn Irvine will make the most of a second chance to compete in international cycling. The 32-year-old retired after being disillusioned with not making his goal of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics. However its great news to hear that he will return to the sport […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 8/16

Follow the action for Team Ireland as the action enters Week 2 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 1/16

A look back on Day One for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Team Ireland at Rio 2016: Day 1/16

Rio 2016 Team Ireland Live Blog: Day 1

Rio 2016 – Team Ireland Profile

Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016
Nicholas Roche BMC Racing

Roche Confirms Team Future Ahead Of Rio 2016

Monday 1 August 2016 Nicholas Roche has received a major boost ahead of competing for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 32 year old is to join BMC Racing for the 2017 season, where he will team up with fellow Olympian Richie Porte of Team Australia and US cyclist Tejay van Garderen. General Manager […]

Team Ireland Grows For Rio 2016 with Cycling and Modern Pentathlon

First ever track cyclist and modern pentathlon’s Natalya Coyle bring Team Ireland to 54 Athletes 17 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to announce jointly with Cycling Ireland and Pentathlon Ireland, that a further four athletes have been selected to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 […]

UCI Confirms Olympic Qualification Slots

The UCI has confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified two road racing places at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. The places are in the Men’s Elite Road Race, and over the coming months Cycling Ireland will make a nomination to the Olympic Council of Ireland regarding the selection process for these places. The […]

Irvine retires from Cycling

Former world track champion Martyn Irvine has retired from the sport. In 2013, the Newtonards man made history by winning the scratch race gold medal at the world championships in Minsk, as well as securing silver in the individual pursuit. And while Martyn claimed another sliver medal a year later, the 30-year-old has struggled to find his […]
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