Cycling Secures Seven Up for Olympics

Cycling Ireland has had it confirmed by the UCI that we will have no fewer than seven athletes competing across six events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The UCI confirmed yesterday that Team Ireland has qualified a quota in each of the Men’s and Women’s Madison and Men’s and Women’s Omnium events.

The Olympic Federation of Ireland and Cycling Ireland has formally accepted the slots.

This is the first time that Cycling Ireland has qualified such as a large team for the Olympic Games and the first time Ireland will be represented in a team event in track cycling, with the Madison being an event comprised of two riders.

The qualification of Ireland’s track cycling quota was down to the consistent performances of Ireland’s track cycling squad over a 2-year qualifying period.

More than 10 riders contributed to the men’s and women’s points tally at World Cup, European Championships and World Championship events. These riders will now go through a selection process to identify the riders to be nominated for Team Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics.

Team Ireland had already qualified 3 slots for the Men’s Road Race and 1 slot for the Men’s Road Time Trial which were formally accepted in December 2019.

This represents Cycling Ireland’s most successful Olympic qualification campaign ever. cycling Ireland

Team Ireland Quotas
1 x Men’s Madison (2 athletes)
1 x Men’s Omnium (athlete will also compete in the Madison)
1 x Women’s Madison (2 athletes)
1 x Women’s Omnium (athlete will also compete in the Madison)
3 x Men’s Road Race (3 athletes)
1 x Men’s Road Time Trial (athlete will also compete in the Men’s Road Race)

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