IrishCycling.com Road Racing News and Pictures

 Welcome to our Voluntary, Ad-free, Tracking free website  | HOME | FIXTURES | PHOTOS | VIDEOS | OLD ARCHIVES | |

  FRONT PAGE 
 
 ROAD RACING
 
 STAGE RACING
 
 OTHER CYCLING
 Shane Stokes
 
 NON-COMPETITIVE
 
 PICTURE GALLERY
 
 VIDEO ARCHIVE
 
 RACING CALENDAR
 
 LEISURE EVENTS
OFF-ROAD EVENTS
Latest Headlines
Cycling Ireland Announces Team For UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
2023 Cyclo-cross National Championships - Some Results
National Cyclo-cross Development Squad Riders To Compete In UCI World Cup Benidorm Round
Roche and Harvey win inaugural Cyclo-Cross National Series
8,000 fans attend UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin at Sport Ireland Campus
Search


OFF-ROAD EVENTS Last Updated: 12 Dec 2022 - 1:21:50 PM

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin = Provisional start lists confirmed
By Ciara O’Shea, Cycling Ireland
6 Dec 2022,

Email this article

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin - Provisional start lists confirmed


The provisional start lists for the men's and women's elite races have been published by the UCI.

Elite Women’s Race Preview


Excitement is building for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin stage as many of the best riders in the world descend on the Sport Ireland Campus.

Round nine of the 2022-23 World Cup will be held in the capital, the first time the event has ever been hosted on Irish soil. And with a star-studded list of riders confirmed for both the men’s and women’s elite races, we’re going to focus on the women’s elite race contenders.

THE COURSE

A special purpose-built course around the Sport Ireland campus will see riders pushed to their limits, including ramp sections as well as tight corners to ensure exciting racing.

At 3 kilometers long, spectators will have multiple opportunities to see the best riders in the world up close and personal as they compete for the win.

THE CONTENDERS

Fem Van Empel - Dutch riders have dominated this year’s Cyclo-cross World Cup, and none more so than Van Empel, the 20-year-old has won five of the eight rounds so far. She tops the current rankings by some 95 points and returned to winning ways in Antwerp last week, spectators can expect to see her at the forefront of racing in Dublin.

Puck Pieterse - Another Dutch star, Pieterse has been on the podium in all six of her appearances in this season’s World Cup. The 20-year-old was first over the line in rounds six and seven and was 34 seconds behind Van Empel in the last round – the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider will be hoping to be in the fight for the win this Sunday.

Denise Betsema - Another Dutch star, Denise Betsema has finished in the top five five times in the opening eight rounds of this season's UCI World Cup. The 29-year-old is ranked fourth in the overall standings, but could jumop into the top three with a strong performance in Dublin.

Pauline Ferrand Prevot - The Ineos Grenadiers rider is perhaps one of the more high-profile cycling stars to take the start line on Sunday, the 2015 world champion is competing in just her second UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup event of the season. A multi-discipline world champion this year, the 30-year-old is the current gravel and mountain bike cross-country rainbow jersey and is sure to attract plenty of attention in the capital this weekend.

Maria Larkin - The Irish national champion has been selected to represent Ireland in the women’s elite race and will be hoping for a strong performance against the world’s best. The 35-year-old is no stranger to the Cyclo-cross World Cup and has competed in select stages in recent seasons, including the opening two stages of this season’s edition hosted in the United States.

Roisin Lally - Roisin Lally will join Larkin in wearing green on Sunday as the 19-year-old competes in the Cyclo-cross World Cup for the second time after competing in the Overijse stage last month. One of the top prospects in Irish cyclo-cross, Lally has been competitive in the National Trophy Series in the UK this season and finished in fourth place at Cross Clonmel in October.

A number of other Irish riders will compete in the race in their trade teams kit.

Elite Men's Preview


Excitement is building for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin stage as the world’s best riders take on a special purpose-built course on the Sport Ireland Campus.

Round nine of the 2022-23 World Cup will be held in the capital, and in the first time the event has ever been hosted on Irish soil, a star-studded start list is sure to provide thrilling racing. World champion Tom Pidcock and three-time former rainbow jersey Wout Van Aert front a competitive field as we focus on the contenders for the men’s elite race.

THE COURSE

A special purpose-built course around the Sport Ireland campus will see riders pushed to their limits, including ramp sections as well as tight corners to ensure exciting racing.

At 3 kilometers long, spectators will have multiple opportunities to see the best riders in the world up close and personal as they compete for the win.

THE CONTENDERS

Tom Pidcock - The world champion is among the most high-profile riders on the start list in Dublin and excited fans as he confirmed his appearance weeks before the event. The British rider has been in mixed form this season, his best finish in the Cyclo-cross World Cup being a second placed finish but he picked up an important win at Superprestige Boom on December 3rd.

Wout van Aert - The three-time world champion is probably the most recognisable name in world cycling and is sure to be at the forefront of action on Sunday. The Belgian champion came in second place in last week’s Antwerp round and is aiming to return to winning ways at the Sport Ireland Campus.

Eli Iserbyt - The 25-year-old Belgian is a regular on the Cyclo-cross scene and is hoping to take his fourth World Cup stage of the season in Dublin. Iserbyt finished first overall in the 2021-22 World Cup and is just six points behind the lead in the hunt for the title this season, he’ll be hoping to score some crucial points this weekend.

Laurens Sweeck - The current leader in the World Cup rankings, Belgian rider Laurens Sweeck should be among the favourites in Dublin. Sweeck has been consistently strong this season, finishing in the top four of all eight rounds so far, including three second place finishes and two stage wins.

Michael Vanthourenhout - Another rider whose World Cup consistency has seen him finish no lower than fourth place in seven of the eight rounds so far, the European champion will be hoping for another strong showing in Dublin. The 28-year-old took the win on stage six at Overijse and will be targeting another win at the Sport Ireland Campus.

Dean Harvey - Dean Harvey is among a Team Ireland selection of three riders after recording victories in the first two rounds of the inaugural Cyclo-cross National Series. The 19-year-old is one of Irish Cyclo-cross' brightest young stars and will measure himself against the best in the world this weekend.

Chris Dawson - Formerly Chris McGlinchey, the Irish national champion has been selected as part of the Irish national team on Sunday. The Belfast rider competes across multiple disciplines, including road and mountain bike, and will be hoping for a strong performance this weekend.

Darnell Moore - Darnell Moore will also form part of Team Ireland at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, and comes into the stage off the back of a second place finish in the second round of the Cycling Ireland Cyclo-cross National Series last month.

A number of other Irish riders will compete in the race in their trade teams kit.


UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin Fan Guide


Excitement is building ahead of the first-ever UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup stage to be hosted in Ireland on December 11th. The best in the world will take on a special purpose-built course in the Sport Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown, Dublin. With exceptionally strong demand for tickets, it’s set to be a brilliant occasion for all ages to attend and enjoy an action-packed day of racing.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Dublin:

TICKETS

Adult tickets will cost €15 in online presale until December 10th and are available to buy here.

Tickets will be available on the day for €18.

Children under the age of 12 years old can attend free of charge without the need for a ticket, an I.D. for proof of age may be required.

START TIMES
- Women’s Junior Race – 9.30 am
- Men’s Junior Race – 11.00 am
- Women’s Elite Race – 12.40 pm
- Men’s Elite Race – 2.10 pm
* All times are local time.

START LIST

The start lists for the Cyclo-cross World Cup races are expected to be published on Tuesday, December 6.

However, Team Jumbo Visma rider Wout Van Aert has confirmed his Cyclo-cross programme for the remainder of the year, with the Dublin stage included in his schedule for the rest of the year. Van Aert is one of Cycling and Cyclo-cross’ brightest lights and has been in flying form over the past year, winning a remarkable nine of his ten Cyclo-cross events last winter. A prolific road cyclist, the Belgian comfortably won the Tour de France points classification along with three stages over the summer.

World Champion Tom Pidcock has also joined the list of high-profile names on the start line. One of cycling’s rising stars, the 23-year-old is Olympic champion in cross country mountain biking and won a stage at the 2022 Tour de France. Pidcock and Van Aert are expected to be right at the forefront of the action on December 11th in a star-studded line-up in Dublin.

In the elite Women’s race, an array of talented riders is set to descend on Dublin. Series leader Fem Van Empel of the Netherlands will be looking to extend her advantage over compatriot Puck Piterse. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado has scored consistently throughout the series lying in third place after seven rounds and is also expected to line up in Dublin.

SPECTATOR PARKING

Spectators will have access to parking at the M3 Parkway Dunboyne and TUD Blanchardstown on a park and ride basis, more information on specific parking arrangements for ticket holders will be emailed directly to ticket holders.

Please note that there will be no available parking for spectators on the Sport Ireland Campus for the event. A free shuttle bus service will be available for drop off & collection from the Sport Ireland Campus for the duration of the event for ticket holders availing of the external carparking facilities.

Disability parking is available on the Sport Ireland Campus and is located at the FAI building.

CAMPERVAN PARKING

There will be limited availability for camper parking on the Sport Ireland Campus for the event. A link will be made available to avail of this parking in due course with a small fee applicable.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPTIONS

By Bus
1. 38 or 38A - from O'Connell Street/ Hawkins Street in the City Centre to Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown.
2. N4 – from POINT VILLAGE to Snugborough Road
3. 40D – to Rosemount Business Park

By Train
Maynooth service from Connolly to Maynooth stops at Castleknock train station. 35 minute walk to Sport Ireland Campus

FAN ZONE

There will be a Fan Zone area located right beside the Cyclo-cross World Cup course with music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Skill Zone: A Skill Zone will offer children a chance to practice their cycling skills under the tutelage of Cycling Ireland coaches. Bikes and helmets suitable for children under 12 years old will be provided.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

There will be a food & beverage offering in locations across the Sport Ireland Campus for the duration of the event.

MAP


For tickets and the latest information click link...

[ External Website / link click here ]

OFF-ROAD EVENTS
Latest Headlines
Cycling Ireland Announces Team For UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
2023 Cyclo-cross National Championships - Some Results
National Cyclo-cross Development Squad Riders To Compete In UCI World Cup Benidorm Round
Roche and Harvey win inaugural Cyclo-Cross National Series
8,000 fans attend UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin at Sport Ireland Campus

Back to top of Page

© Copyright IrishCycling.com



Footer

Copying prohibited, All contents © IrishCycling.com 2000 - 2023. All rights reserved. || Disclaimer || About || Contact Us || Home ||