International Track Grand Prix – Saturday 11th July

On Satruday 11th July the Track Commission will be coinciding the launch of the newly renovated track with the very popular International Track Meet. This year we are fortunate to have two Dutch women’s teams attending the competition, and we are encouraging all the Irish girls to come out and race – how great it will be to have a huge field of women racing on the track!!!! Read on for the official press release, and time table.

We look forward to the biggest day in recent years at Sundrive for many years when on Saturday 11th of July we will be hosting an International Track Meet to coincide with the official opening of our newly laid track, The new surface is super smooth and the lines been freshly painted and we like all track riders and enthusiasts to join with us in this day. We are especially pleased with the new surface as with it porous properties and improved underground drainage, it dries in minutes, which is Ireland is a definite bonus!
The program will be a varied one with sprints, Ik dashes, tandem, ladies and endurance and will include Intenational opposition for our local riders to pit theselves against. The is a 12 riders Ladies Track Team confirmed & coming from Holland and we are also talking to mens teams from France, England and Scotland.
We would very much like all previous track champions, and all those involved over the past few years in getting us to where we are today, to join us as guests and help us lauch a new era in Irish Track Cycling.  We have compiled a list and we will try to contact all these personally before the event, but should we miss some though lack of contact details, you know you you are so please come anyway.
Please register you interest in riding to Will Byrne  as we would like be able compile a program of riders in advance of the day.

Event timetable 
11.00am – 11.45am   Sign on 
11.45am – 12.25pm   Open track 

Racing starts 12.30pm – 
Ev1  Tandem – Flying lap 
Ev2 Elite – 10 lap scratch 
Ev3 Women’s – 10 lap scratch 
Ev4 Tandem – qualifying for sprint (flying 200m) 
Ev5 Elite – 1km dash 
Ev6 Women’s sprint (heats will be drawn randomly)  
Ev7 Tandem – sprint final & semi final 
Ev8 Elite – Sprint (heats will be drawn randomly) 
Ev9 Women’s – sprint final & semi final 
Ev10 Tandem – 2km dash 
Ev11 Elite – Sprint final and semi finals  
Ev 12 Women’s – 12 lap points (points every 3 laps – 5 3 2 1pts) 
Ev 13 Tandem – 12 lap points (points every 3 laps – 5 3 2 1 pts)  
Ev 14 Elite – 12 lap (win & out laps – 6 9 12) 
Ev 15 Women’s 1km dash 
Ev 16 Tandem – 3km pursuit 
Ev 17 Women’s 6km scratch 
Ev 18  Elite wheel 10km scratch 
This International meet will be run by the track commission of Ireland in conjuction with Cycling Ireland. 

This program is subject to change and will be run on as an omnium.  Events 17 & 18 will not be part of the omnium. All Sprints are the best of one heat.