Martyn Irvine is a seven time Irish Track & Road National Champion and represented Ireland at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Although disappointed with his performance in London, Martyn bounced back to form last November, winning two silver medals for Ireland at the Track World Cup in Glasgow. However the best was yet to come.
On February 21st 2013 in Belarus, Martyn Irvine became the first Irish male cyclist to win a medal at the World Track Championships in over 100 years. Having already secured Silver in the individual pursuit race, Martyn added to his tally with a scintillating performance to win Gold in the 15km scratch race. Unfortunately his joy was short lived as he broke his hip a month later during the Tour of Taiwan. Martyn spent 6 months out of the saddle, missing the majority of the road cycling season.
However in October he returned to the track in fine style, winning a bronze medal in the European Track Championships. In November, he completed his long road back to the winners rostrum at the Track World Cup meeting in Manchester, winning Ireland’s first gold medal in a World cup event for nearly two decades.
In 2014, Martyn won a silver medal at the Track World Championships in Cali before representing Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow. Although he missed out on a Commonwealth medal, he remains focused on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where he’ll try to become the first Irishman to win an Olympic medal in the velodrome.
You can follow Martyn on @Martyn_Irvine