The UCI has confirmed that Team Ireland has qualified two road racing places at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.
The places are in the Men’s Elite Road Race, and over the coming months Cycling Ireland will make a nomination to the Olympic Council of Ireland regarding the selection process for these places. The Road Race at the Olympics takes place on the weekend of the 6th and 7th of August.
The qualification process for track cycling and BMX is ongoing with Irish riders still in contention. On the track the qualified places will be confirmed following the UCI Track Cycling World Championships which take place in London from the 2nd to the 6th March. Eoin Mullen and Shannon McCurley are the two riders in realistic contention for qualification spots, in the Men’s Sprint and Women’s Keirin respectively. Kelvin Batey will be competing in the BMX World Championships in Medellín Colombia this May, after which the qualification slots will be announced by UCI.
Olympic Council of Ireland Website: www.olympics.ie
Cycling Ireland Website: www.cyclingireland.ie