2024 Track European Championships Preview

Posted in: Track Racing, Women's Cycling
By Cycling Ireland
Jan 9, 2024 - 3:15:36 PM


Five riders will represent Ireland in the Women's Endurance events, with the team selection based around the Women's Team Pursuit Event and Ireland's qualification campaign for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

The European Championships form a key qualification event for Paris, with Ireland looking to continue their bid to qualify for the Women's Team Pursuit ahead of Track Nations Cup rounds in the coming weeks.

All five riders will compete in the Women's Team Pursuit and gain crucial international competition experience, with Erin Creighton set to ride in qualifying while Mia Griffin will ride the first round. Lara Gillespie, Alice Sharpe and Kelly Murphy are scheduled to ride both the qualifying and first rounds.

Gillespie and Sharpe will once again combine for the Madison race following their encouraging performance at the 2023 World Championships. Gillespie is also set to compete in the Omnium event on day three of action.

In the individual events, Griffin is set to compete in the scratch and elimination races, Gillespie in the points race while Creighton and Murphy are also scheduled to take to the line in the Individual Pursuit on the final day of action.

Ireland Schedule - 2024 Track European Championships

January 10th
Women's Team Pursuit Qualifying - Erin Creighton, Lara Gillespie, Alice Sharpe, Kelly Murphy
Women's Team Pursuit Round One - Mia Griffin, Lara Gillespie, Alice Sharpe, Kelly Murphy

January 11th
Women's Scratch Race - Mia Griffin

January 12th
Women's Omnium - Lara Gillespie

January 13th
Women's Elimination Race - Mia Griffin
Women's Points Race - Lara Gillespie

January 14th
Women's Madison Race - Lara Gillespie & Alice Sharpe
Women's Individual Pursuit - Kelly Murphy, Erin Creighton


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