Selection Criteria: Newcastle West 4 Day Stage Race

Women’s Commission Development Team :Newcastle West 4 Day Stage Race

The 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 development & Junior Riders*. Applications are open to all categories.  A minimum of 1 x W1 rider and a minimum of 1 x Senior W3 riders will be selected. The team will include at least 1 x Junior riders. (subject to that number of applications being received).

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.

  1. Expression of Interest Email: after July 5th & before July 12th  2021
  2. Application Email explaining where you meet the criteria: after July 12th and before July 14th 2021
  3. Event Deposit €120: Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland before July 15th 2021


The Road Event  Selection Panel consists of:

  1. Jennifer Bates – Women’s Commission
  2. Brendan Whelan – Cycling Ireland Level 1 Coach / WC Rep
  3. Colin MacHale – Womens Commission Chairperson, the role of Chairperson 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 Chairperson

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

16th July

b. Inform long list riders of selection decision

By 5pm 17th July

c. Appeal to be lodged by (Rider)

By 5pm on 18th July

 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 Expression of Interest Email , Application Email & Deposit Paid on time.

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

d. Rider is available to race July 30th to August 2nd (Inclusive) Junior rider must name a parent / guardian who is available to accompany them on these dates

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 (W1/W2/W3/Jnr), as defined earlier.


Criteria and points for Rás na mBan:

  • Has the Athlete applied as per communicated Press (20)
  • Adherence to the Cycling Ireland Anti Doping Policy (10)
  • Athletes demonstrated Form / Condition / Participation in the Women’s Intermediate League (20)
  • Has the Athlete supported previous Women’s Commission initiatives, including events & Training days (10).
  • 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)
  • Performance and/or results in Women’s Road Events (20)

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

  1. Expression of Interest Email:
  2. Application Email:
  3. Event Deposit: Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland

The Women’s Commission reserve the right to extend or reopen applications if the quotas (Above) have no been reached, or due to riders surrendering their selection (Fitness/ Injuries etc).

*The Women’s Commission reserve the right to update & change the Women’s Grading system during our review throughout 2021