TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Australia
3rd January 2018 A strong team of Irish cyclists has been announced for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. The team was announced today by the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, and will compete across both road and track disciplines in the Games which take place from the 4th – 15th April 2018.
Managed by Anthony Mitchell and Gary McKeegan the team includes many of Ireland’s brightest talents, with European and World Medallists and world class ranked international riders, along with numerous national title holders.
The Track World Cup in Minsk from the 19-21 January and the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, Holland from the 28th February – 4th March will serve as good preparation for some of the track riders. The training base in Majorca will be used for fine tuning by others, before the team flies out to Australia in late March.
More details on the events in which the riders will be competing to follow.
Lydia Boylan is a world class track competitor who won a silver medal in the Madison at the 2017 European Championships with Lydia Gurley. The professional cyclist competes for Team WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling, and is the reigning National Road Race champion, a title she won for the 3rd time in 2017. This will be her second Commonwealth Games representing Northern Ireland, her first being Glasgow 2014.
Eileen Burns is the reigning National Time Trial Champion, as well as the National Pursuit Champion. Last year she also won the 2017 Welsh Time Trial Championships. The accomplished time triallist is also a former National record holder over 10, 25 and 50 miles.
Robyn Stewart is a relative newcomer to the sport, who in a short few years has recorded two National records and is the reigning National Champion in Sprint, 500m TT and Keirin. Her impressive record of 10.994 for the sprint flying 200metres saw her become the first woman to represent Ireland in the Sprint event at World Cup level in 2017.
Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th April
Track Cycling – Anna Meares Velodrome, Brisbane
Tuesday 10th April
Road Cycling Time Trial – Gold Coast, Currumbin Beach Front
Saturday 14th April
Road Cycling Road Race – Gold Coast, Currumbin Beach Front
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