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ROAD RACING Last Updated: 25 Sep 2021 - 8:35:26 PM

Former and current Olympians set to race National Road Championships
By Ciara O’Shea, Cycling Ireland
23 Sep 2021,

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Media Release 20/09/2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympian, Eddie Dunbar and former Olympic Gold medallist in sailing, Annalise Murphy will compete at the 2021 Cycling Ireland Road National Championships in Wicklow.

The Time Trial and Road Race National Championships are fast approaching with closing dates for entries later this week. With relatively low numbers currently registered, this year’s National Championships are wide open for the taking.

The elite men’s time trial will see Conn McDunphy return in a bid to defend the title he won last year. He will face stiff competition from former National Champion Ryan Mullen who will be fresh from the World Championships.

Ben Healy who stormed to a dominant victory in the road race will be back to defend his title. Olympian Eddie Dunbar will also contest the road race.

The elite women’s road race will see Megan Armitage who is representing Ireland at the Road World Championships take to the start line of the road race on Saturday with eyes firmly set on the National Champions jersey.

Current National Road Series leader, Fiona Mangan is also set to race the road race while Annalise Murphy has entered both the time trial and road race.

Entries close this Thursday, 23rd September for the Time Trial which takes place a week later on Thursday 30th September. The junior men and senior women (including masters) will compete on Saturday, October 2nd with entries closing at midnight on Saturday 25th. On Sunday, October 3rd the junior women and senior men will take to the start line with entries closing at midnight on Sunday 26th.

Routes have been adjusted for the senior women and the junior men and women's road races. The junior men will now take on a 96km course while the junior women will compete over 77km. The senior women and masters women road race will be over 93km.



RTÉ2 to broadcast highlights of Cycling Ireland Road National Championships
Media Release: 23/09/2021

Cycling Ireland and RTÉ Sport are delighted to announce that highlights of this year’s Cycling Ireland Road National Championships will be aired on RTÉ2 at 5pm on Tuesday, October 5th and will be available on the RTÉ Player.

This year’s Championships will take place in Wicklow from Thursday, September 30th to Sunday, October 4th, promoted by the Leinster Promotions Group. The programme will feature highlights from the Elite Men and Women’s Road Race and will include reports of the Time Trial National Championships and the Junior Road Races, produced by InForm Sport Media.

Cliona O’Leary, Deputy Head at RTÉ TV Sport said:

“The Cycling Ireland National Road Championships is a marquee event in the Irish women’s and men’s road racing season and we look forward to presenting the best moments from what promises to be a great few days of racing in Wicklow.”

Scott Graham, Cycling Ireland Marketing & Communications Manager said:

“The Cycling Ireland Road National Championships is one of the highlights of the Irish Sporting calendar each year. Ireland’s top international and domestic riders will descend on County Wicklow for what promises to be an exciting few days of racing. We are delighted to be bringing cycling fans a full highlights programme which will be broadcast on RTÉ2.”

Daily highlights will also be available across Cycling Ireland’s social media accounts.

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Route Maps and Schedule
Junior Men Road Race, Saturday 2nd October – 9am | 96km | Route Map https://www.strava.com/routes/2872548721809188022 | Entries Close 25th September (midnight) | Enter Here https://eventmaster.ie/event/6GybTEpT5G

Senior Women and Masters Women Road Race, Saturday 2nd October – 1pm | 93km | Route Map https://www.strava.com/routes/2872547538574325936 | Entries Close 25th September (midnight) | Enter Here https://eventmaster.ie/event/2mjKt2qc0z

Junior Women Road Race, Sunday 3rd October – 9am | 77km | Route Map https://www.strava.com/routes/2872549386084166838 | Entries Close 26th September (midnight) |Enter Here https://eventmaster.ie/event/EzJpi4EF74

Senior Men Road Race incorporating U23, Sunday 3rd October – 12noon | 160km | Route Map https://www.strava.com/routes/2875019070550455996 | Entries Close 26th September (midnight) | Enter Here https://eventmaster.ie/event/ZMeMCMWcZY


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