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International Track Stars to Compete in Dublin on 2-3 July

International Track Stars to Compete in Dublin on 2-3 July

 

This weekend some of the top names in international cycling will be competing in Dublin at the Dublin Track Cycling International which takes place in the Sundrive Velodrome on the 2nd and 3rd July. In just four years the international track cycling competition has embedded itself firmly on the UCI racing calendar, with teams from Italy, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Spain and GB set to compete against the Irish National Team and the best domestic riders. This event is supported by Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership, with the local interest likely to be on the competition between the young local riders who will be honing their bike skills in the Future Stars Programme in the coming weeks.

 

The Men’s Omnium will be one of the most exciting events, with riders confirmed from Germany, Spain, Belgium and Holland contesting the win against strong Irish riders like Olympian David O’Loughlin (Cunga CC), Eoin Morton (UCD) and Darragh Zaidan (Arcane Adamstown CT).  This will be a real test for the Irish contingent, with impressive competitors like Lucas Liss (GER), former Scratch Race World Champion, and Tim Veldt (NED) entered. The entry list originally included Team Sky rider Elia Viviani, but the Italian rider will not now be competing.

 

The Irish team, which includes the experience of Eoin Mullen and Josie Knight, also includes talented newcomers Lydia Gurley and Marc Potts. Gurley has been producing exciting times on the road in the Time Trial, and will have a busy weekend competing alongside her teammates in the Omnium; she will also race in the Points Race and the Scratch Race. Potts will be a name to watch this weekend. The Tyrone native has recently been competing on the track, and has already recorded a time of 4.28 in the individual pursuit, a time within 8 seconds of the phenomenal time of Martyn Irvine, who won a silver medal at the world championships with a time of 4.20 in 2013. Potts will be competing in the Individual Pursuit on Sunday.

 

Caroline Ryan has been forced to withdraw from the event, suffering a knee injury, which will be a disappointment for the Kildare rider. Last year she sensationally beat Kirsten Wild (NED) for gold in the final of the Individual Pursuit at this event. Knight, who won a silver medal in the European Junior Championships in 2014, will be aiming to impress across the Omnium, Pursuit, Points Race and Scratch Race over the weekend, with some of the biggest challenges likely to come from home riders like Eileen Burns and Lydia Gurley.

 

Brian Nugent is delighted to have a full team competing at this event saying “The Dublin Track Cycling International is a really important event on our race programme. During the summer we have to compete at similar events around Europe, as the points they gather at these competitions qualifies them to compete at the World Cups and World Championships next season. The Dublin Track International is always a well-run event, and it is a great opportunity to see the top domestic riders compete against those on the National Team. It is also a unique opportunity for friends and family to come and watch the riders compete, with it being a free event for spectators.”

 

Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership is once again the funding partner of the Dublin Track Cycling International, and is delighted to be supporting the event. Jim Beggan, head of Sport and Recreation in Dublin City Council said “We are very much looking forward to seeing Dublin Track Cycling International take to the Velodrome in Eamonn Ceannt Park. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Parks department who work tirelessly throughout the year to maintain this unique facility. The Future Stars programme is a real highlight for us and a fantastic opportunity for local young people to be involved. Best of luck to all who are competing in this exciting event.”

 

 

Entry is free for spectators, with racing taking place all day on both Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July. The full racing programme can be seen on www.trackcycling.ie.

 

 Final entry list 30/06/2016:

Maximilian Beyer Germany GER19931228
Lucas Liss Germany GER19920112
Stijn Geluk Netherlands NED19961027
Michael Veen Netherlands NED19880519
Roy van den Berg Netherlands NED19880908
Eamonn Byrne Sundrive Track Team 16LC2200 IRL19840313
Ben Delaney UCD Cycling Club 16A10053 IRL19920325
Ian Inglis Black Rose Racing 16A10073 IRL19940409
Anthony Mairs Arcane Adamstown CT 16LC2561 IRL19880618
Matthew McCullagh Sundrive Track Team 16A10173 IRL19810622
Eimear Moran Sundrive Track Team 16A30202 IRL19840221
Eoin Morton UCD Cycling Club 16A10110 IRL19880913
Marc O’Brien Arcane Adamstown CT 16A30990 IRL19800426
David O’Loughlin Cunga CC 16A10142 IRL19780429
Terry O’Malley UCD Cycling Club 16A20113 IRL19890528
Martin Rice Sundrive Track Team 16A20211 IRL19800102
Ronan Sherman Black Rose Racing 16LC1877 IRL19981030
David Swift Scott – Orwell Wheelers 16A20008 IRL19921027
Patrick Withers Fintona CC/westtyronevelo.com 16A30562 IRL19861219
Rachael Withers Arcane Adamstown CT 16LC2265 IRL19911213
Darragh Zaidan Arcane Adamstown CT 16A10105 IRL19930104
Moreno de Pauw Belgium BEL19910812
Killian Michiels Belgium BEL19941007
Sam Harrison Team Wiggins GBR19920624
Lewis Oliva Great Britian GBR19920823
Alberto Muntaner Spain
Catalina Rayo Ramis Spain ESP19900818
Eoin Mullen Ireland IRL19930806
Marc Potts Ireland IRL19911010
Josie Knight Ireland IRL19970329
Caroline Ryan Ireland IRL19791010
Lydia Gurley Ireland IRL19840909
Eileen Burns Ballymena Road Club IRL19890217
Sean Grimes DID Dunboyne IRL19961124
Tim Veldt Netherlands NED19840214
Orla Hendron Scott – Orwell Wheelers 16A30275 IRL19631006
John Lynch Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 16A10090 IRL19800227
Fionn Sheridan Scott – Orwell Wheelers 16A20116 IRL19950220
Hugo Brennan Sundrive Track Team 16A41487 IRL19950706
Autumn Collins IRL19971016
Andre Grennell Arcane Adamstown CT 16JR0226 IRL19980702
Oisin Hogan Sundrive Track Team 16A40983 IRL19930815
Susie Mitchell Sundrive Track Team 16A41168 IRL19751013
JB Murphy Murphy Surveys Kilcullen CC 16JR0038 IRL19991022
Davide Ceci ASD Team Ceci Dreambike – Italia ITA19930906
Manuel Gambuti ASD Team Ceci Dreambike – Italia ITA19971202
Verena Eberhardt Austria AUT19941206
Sean Murnane Scott – Orwell Wheelers 16JR0040 IRL19990926
Thomas O’Brien Sundrive Track Team 16A20405 IRL19800606
Chris Troy Castlebar Cycling Club 16A10091 IRL19700517
Aiden Reade Black Rose Racing 16A20433 IRL19690410

 

 Race program and approximate schedule:

Day 1, Session 1

Approx
start time

Open track / Warm up

08:30

Gender Event Round

Heats

1

Men Sprint 200 TT

17

09:45

2

Women Omnium I Scratch 10k

1

10:19

3

Men Omnium I Scratch 15k

1

10:39

4

Men Sprint 1/4 finals

4

11:04

5

Women Omnium II Pursuit 3k

5

11:19

6

Dublin City Council Future Stars Race 1

1

11:59

7

Men Sprint Final 5-8

1

12:07

8

Dublin City Council Future Stars Race2

1

12:13

9

Men Omnium II Pursuit 4k

8

12:21

10

Men Sprint Semi-final (1)

2

13:33

Day 1, Session 2

1

Men Points 30k

1

14:18

2

Women Omnium III Elimination

1

14:58

3

Men Sprint Semi-final (2)

2

15:18

4

Men Omnium III Elimination

1

15:26

5

Men Sprint Semi-final (3)

2

15:46

6

Women Points 20k

1

15:53

7

Men Sprint Final 3/4 (1)

1

16:33

8

Men Sprint Final 1/2 (1)

1

16:37

9

Ceremony Men & Women Points

1

16:41

12

Men Scratch 15k

1

16:46

13

Men Sprint Final 3/4 (2)

1

17:06

14

Men Sprint Final 1/2 (2)

1

17:09

15

Jun Women Scratch 7.5k

1

17:13

16

Men Sprint Final 3/4 (3)

1

17:23

17

Men Sprint Final 1/2 (3)

1

17:27

18

Medal Ceremony Men’s Sprint

17:31

Medal Ceremony  Men’s Scratch
Medal Ceremony Jun Women Scratch

 

Day 2, Session 1

Approx
start time

Open track / Warm up

08:30

Gender Event Round

Heat

1

Women Omnium IV 500m TT

10

09:45

2

Men Omnium IV 1km TT

15

10:15

3

Men Keirin 1st round

2

11:05

4

Women Pursuit 3k

4

11:15

5

Women Keirin 1st round

2

11:47

6

Women Omnium V 250m flying

10

11:57

7

Men Omnium V 250m flying

15

12:17

8

Jun Men Scratch 10k

1

12:47

9

Men Pursuit 4k

4

13:07

Lunch break / Open track

13:43

Day 2, Session 2

1

Ceremony Jun Men Scratch

14:43

2

Men Keirin 7-12 final

1

14:48

3

Women Keirin 7-12 final

1

14:53

4

Men Pursuit 3-4 final

1

14:58

5

Men Pursuit 1-2 final

1

15:07

6

Women Omnium VI Points 25k

1

15:16

7

Men Omnium VI Points 40k

1

15:46

8

Ceremony Men Pursuit

1

16:26

9

Women Pursuit 3-4 final

1

16:31

10

Women Pursuit 1-2 final

1

16:39

11

Ceremony Men & Women Omnium

1

16:47

12

Men Keirin 1-6 final

1

16:52

13

Women Keirin 1-6 final

1

16:57

14

Women Scratch 10k

1

17:02

15

Ceremony Men & Women Keirin

17:22

16

Ceremony Women Scratch & Pursuit

17:27