Photo: Martine Verfaillie

A team of 5 riders will represent Ireland at the 2022 Cyclocross World Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas from 28-30 January. 

The team selection made by the Cycling Ireland Off-Road Commission includes junior, u23 and elite riders.  

Recently crowned 2022 Cyclocross National Champion Maria Larkin, is the sole female Irish rider competing at the World Championships. Larkin stormed to a dominant victory at the Cyclocross National Championships last weekend in Armagh, retaining the senior women’s Cyclocross National Champions title. 

Sean Nolan and Dean Harvey will represent Ireland in the u23 men’s race on Saturday, January 28th. Nolan claimed the silver medal in the men’s race at the Cyclocross National Championships after a tough battle with Chris McGlinchey while Harvey came home in 4th position. 


The Junior Men’s team includes 2022 Junior Men’s Champion Liam O’Brien and runner up Travis Harkness. O’Brien represented Ireland at the European Cyclocross Championships in the Netherlands in November and battled to a top-20 finish after being gridded at the back of the field. 

The course is 3 kilometres in length featuring short steep hills and obstacles to challenge the riders. 

Irish Squad 

Elite Women

Maria Larkin

U23 Men

Sean Nolan 

Dean Harvey

Junior Men

Liam O’Brien

Travis Harkness 

Race Schedule 

Saturday, January 29th (Irish Time)

19:00  - UCI Men Under 23

20:30 - UCI Women Elite

Sunday, January 30th (Irish Time)

17:00 - UCI Men Juniors