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

Olympic Games Road Cycling Time Trial

The new venue for the Road Time Trial will be in Pontal, located in the west Rio. The temporary venue will host the men’s and women’s time trial races, in which riders leave the starting line individually, every 90 seconds, with the cyclist who completes the course in the fastest time winning the gold medal. The […]

Track Cycling World Cup – Colombia

Cycling Ireland has entered a large team in next weekend’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia. This is the third and final World Cup on the Track Cycling 2014/15 calendar, with more valuable Olympic qualification points available. Racing begins on Friday with the Men and Women’s Team Pursuit Squads competing, the Men’s Team […]

Deirdre Murphy 2000 Olympian RIP

The Olympic Council have been informed of the passing of Irish Cyclist and Sydney 2000 Olympian Deidre Bader (nee Murphy -far right in photo), beloved wife of Lawrence S. Bader, adoring mother of Ethan Russell Bader, cherished daughter of Daniel Murphy and Sally Kandle, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2014 at the Calvary Hospital […]

World Time Trial Silver for Mullen

Ireland’s Ryan Mullen lost out on a gold medal at the World Under-23 Individual Time Trial in Spain to Australia’s Campbell Flakemore by just 0.48 of a second. Mullen had set the mark in difficult conditions  recording a time of 43:50.42  and sat in gold medal position. It was an anxious wait for the 20-year-old cyclist […]

Irish Team Road World Championships

Cycling Ireland has announced a strong team to compete across the categories at the UCI Road World Championships which take place in Ponferrada, Spain from 21st – 28th September. The thirteen rider team will compete across the junior, U23 and senior categories in the picturesque Spanish town, with the time trials dominating the first half […]

Knight wins World Silver

Ireland’s Josie Knight has won a Silver Medal in the Junior Women’s Individual Pursuit at the UEC European Track Championships U23/Junior in Anadia, Portugal. Knight earlier qualified for the final as the fastest qualifier posting 2.29.467 for the 2km race against the clock, guaranteeing her a medal in the gold medal ride off against Russia’s […]

Ryan Mullen National Road Race Champion

Ryan Mullen stormed to victory at the National Road Race championships in Multyfarnham yesterday, the 19-year-old An Post Chain Reaction rider going clear of a 10-man escape group with 35km to go in the 171km race. The leading group built up a lead of more than two minutes on the rest of the field, leaving pre-race favourites Sam […]

World Track Silver for Irvine

Ireland’s Martyn Irvine has won silver in the scratch race at the World Track Championships in Colombia. Irvine put up a superb defence of the title he won last year but eventually finished second in a sprint finish behind Ivan Kovalev of Russia. Ryan Mullen finished fourth in the individual pursuit in what was an […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Cycling Bronze for Caroline Ryan

Caroline Ryan was the first Irish woman to win a medal at the UCI Track World Cup when she took bronze in the 3km individual pursuit on the velodrome in Aguascalientes, Mexico at the weekend. Having already qualified for the points race in the upcoming world track championships on Friday night – when she finished […]
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