National Cyclo-cross Development Squad Riders To Compete In UCI World Cup Benidorm Round
Áine Doherty after winning Round Two of the Cyclo-cross National Series in November 2022 (Picture: AtomCreates)
The Cycling Ireland Off-Road Commission can confirm that five riders from the National Cyclo-cross Development Squad will compete at the UCI World Cup Benidorm round on January 22nd.
The riders will travel and compete in the event on a part-funded basis.
Offers were made to riders from the squad based on their commitment to the National Cyclo-cross Development Squad and their current form.
Dean Harvey will compete in the U23 Men’s race while Joseph Mullen and Travis Harkness will compete in the Junior Men’s race.
Áine Doherty and Hannah McClorey will compete in the Junior Women’s Race.
Competing at the event will help the continued development of the riders as they test themselves among the best young riders in the world.
Paul Birchall, Cycling Ireland Off-Road Commission Cyclo-cross co-ordinator, said:
“We are delighted to be in a position to give these five young riders the opportunity to race at this level and display their abilities while competing in their relevant categories “
Cycling Ireland Head Coach Neill Delahaye said:
"Paul and his Team, in conjunction with the Off-Road Commission, have been doing a lot of good work with the Cyclo-cross Development Squad. Providing the opportunity to race at this level is a valuable competition exposure for these young riders within their respective categories and forms part of the wider plan to continue the progression of cyclo-cross Riders in Ireland."
National Cyclo-cross Development Squad Riders Competing At UCI World Cup Benidorm Stage
Dean Harvey - U23
Joseph Mullen - Junior
Travis Harkness - Junior
Áine Doherty - Junior
Hannah McClorey - Junior