Selection Criteria For ‘HSBC National Trophy’ 2019

Women’s Commission Team :

The HSBC National Trophy Selection Criteria defines the process by which a rider is selected for the cycling discipline following successful qualification. Only athletes who meet the requirements of the Women’s Cycling Ireland Eligibility Criteria as outlined will be considered.

The purpose of the selection criteria as outlined in this document is to select riders best capable of performances for the Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission.

Preference will be given to Junior, and Under 16 Riders that have competed at National Championships level.

Riders will pay a Rider Deposit , and Race Entry Fee, all other costs (Travel / Accom / Food / Bike Transportation etc) will be covered by the Women’s Commission

Decision Making Matrix:

Selection for the available places will be made in accordance with the decision-making matrices listed .

The Women’s Commission reserve the right to call fitness tests/trials to confirm a rider’s form within the preparatory period leading up to the event in which the rider is entered and to substitute a selected rider with a reserve if the outcome of the test/trial is not satisfactory.

The Women’s Commission will nominate the selected riders in accordance with the timetable outlined.

• Application Email: after June 10th & before August 1st  2019
• Event Deposit €100: Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland before August 20th 2019


The CX Event  Selection Panel consists of:

• Liz Roche – Women’s Commission Youth Rep.
• Lorna Reilly – Women’s Corkagh Park Rep.
• John Hammond – Women’s Commission Corkagh Park Rep.
Appeals Silvia Gallagher – Women’s Commission Off-Road Rep. The role of Silvia Gallagher is merely to ensure that the criteria and process as outlined are applied correctly.

How to Appeal:

The Appeals Process is invoked by making a formal written appeal, either by letter or e-mail to the Women’s Commission: Email:

The appeal shall detail where, in the opinion of the appellant, the Selection Panel have failed to adhere to the selection criteria or failed in their duties as detailed under the Grounds for Appeal. Only one appeal per rider is permitted and this must be specific in detailing where, in the opinion of the appellant, the W.C.  Selection Panel failed in their responsibilities.

Costs accrued by the appellant shall be met by the appellant.

Grounds for Appeal

The grounds for appeal are limited to allegations of:

• Failure to follow due process and/or selection procedures


a. Selection Meeting August 2nd

b. Inform long list riders of selection decision By 5pm 10th August

c. Appeal to be lodged by (Rider) By 5pm on 11th August

 Selection Criteria 
1. The criteria consists of both Eligibility and Performance Criteria:
1.1. Eligibility Criteria – these are to be met by riders before they will be assessed against the performance criteria, riders not meeting any of the eligibility criteria will not be considered for selection;


Eligibility Criteria


a. Does the rider hold a current C.I  licence which permits them to race in the discipline they are being considered for and which has a UCI licence code.

b. Has the Rider completed Application Process , Including Application Email & Deposit Paid on time.

c. Has the rider signed or willing to sign Cycling Ireland’s Code of Conduct for riders?

d. Is the rider U16 or Junior Category for the 2019/2020 CX Season ?.

Criteria for Qualification:

Not all the quotas for the various events may be filled in either road or track events due to the minimum points standard required.

Riders may be selected or eliminated due to the grading mix requirement within the team (Jnr / U16), as defined earlier.


Criteria and points for HSBC National Trophy CX:

• Has the Athlete applied as per communicated Press (20)
• Adherence to the Cycling Ireland Anti Doping Policy (20)
• Athletes demonstrated Form / Condition / Participation in the 2019 National CX Championships (20)
• Has the Athlete supported previous Women’s Commission initiatives, including events & Training days (20).
• Previous positive experience when representing a Women’s Commission Selection (20)
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team (20)
• Demonstrated ability to follow a strategy/plan (20)
• Suitability to the Event , including Technical ability , and experience in specific event (20)

Maximum points possible (160) (Minimum 100 points required)

• Application Email:
• Event Deposit: Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland