Cycling Ireland Team Announced For Kreiz Breizh Elites

July 22, 2019 – CYCLING IRELAND National Road Series leader Grace Young is among 6 riders selected to represent Ireland at the Kreiz Breizh Elites road race in France next month.

Five days of racing begin on August 1 in Brittany with Team Ireland set to take on three Pro Continental teams – Arkea-Samsic, Vital Concept-B&B Hotels, Wallonie Bruxelles CT – and a total of 16 Continental-ranked teams.

Riders were selected based on a strict set of criteria, with special attention paid to performances in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series, Ireland’s premier domestic one-day road race series.

Present series leader Grace Young has therefore been given the opportunity to take on this international test.

Young is joined on the women’s team with track international Lydia Gurley, last year’s National Road Series runner-up Katharine Smyth, National Road Race Championships silver Imogen Cotter, New Criterium Champion Ellen McDermott, and Britain-based Lauren Creamer, who won round 5 of the National Road Series last season.

The Women’s Kreiz Breizh Elites two-day stage race begins on Thursday, August 1 in Callac,  

Live coverage of both will be available on with regular updates on and on Cycling Ireland’s social media channels.

The next round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Series is the John Beggs Memorial Road Race in Banbridge on Saturday, August 10. 


Editors notes:-

KBE Cycling Ireland Women’s Team

Grace Young, 42, STRATA3 VeloRevolution Racing Team

Imogen Cotter, 26, S-Bikes Bodhi Cycling

Lauren Creamer, 27, Team Brotherton Cycles

Lydia Gurley, 34, Aerocoach

Ellen McDermott, 30, Team Boompods

Katharine Smyth, 39, Ballymena Road Club

Directeur sportif – Frank Campbell

About the Cycling Ireland National Road Series

The Cycling Ireland National Road Series is a seven-race league incorporating the best domestic one-day road races. Points are accumulated down to 20th place in each Men’s and Women’s race, the winners walking away with €600. For 2019 there is an additional €300 Team Classification.


Further Information:-

Jessica Lamb, National Road Series Press Officer, Cycling Ireland