Attacking Start To World Cup In Manchester

11th November 2017 Action kicked off in Manchester yesterday for Ireland in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar, with two Irish women in action.

Lydia Boylan finished the Omnium in 15th place, after a full evening of action, and Lydia Gurley was 14th in the Women’s Scratch Race.

In the Women’s Scratch Race, Gurley was disappointed, having raced an attacking 10km race – “It was a fairly attacking race. I tried, I went out hard and I thought the small group chasing me would work for the lap, but it took them quite a few laps to catch me, and then they didn’t want to work. It was one of those moves that if it worked it would be epic, but it didn’t.”

Gurley will be competing with Boylan in the Madison on Saturday, an event in which they won a European silver medal last month – “The legs are there, and hopefully I can use them a bit better in the Madison today.”

Today is a big day for Team Ireland, with eight riders in action, including the newly formed Talent ID/Transfer squad, who will be competing in the Women’s Team Pursuit. The World Cup runs from Friday 10th November to Sunday 12th November.


 Women’s Scratch Race

Gold BARBIERI Rachele (Italy)

Silver YANG Qianyu (Hong Kong)

Bronze D’HOORE Jolien (Belgium)

14th GURLEY Lydia (Ireland)


Women’s Omnium

Gold VALENTE Jennifer (USA)

Silver ARCHIBALD Katie (Great Britain)

Bronze DIDERIKSEN Amalie (Denmark)

15th BOYLAN Lydia (Ireland



Saturday 11th November

Women’s Keirin

Shannon McCurley

Women’s Madison

Lydia Boylan

Lydia Gurley


Women’s Team Pursuit (Qualifying Rounds)

Imogen Cotter

Mia Griffin

Hilary Hughes

Orla Walsh

Sunday 12th November

 Women’s Sprint

Robyn Stewart

Further Information:

Heather Boyle, Communications Officer, Cycling Ireland

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