This year I have raised the bar as so many talent have entered. The criteria is explained below each cat, let start with the Juniors Male & Female
1.Lara Gillespie (Scott Orwell Dublin) 2.Drew Armstrong (Killinchy CC & Mech Monkey) 3.Ryan O’Hagan (Lucan RC) 4.Eoghan Pattwell (O’Leary Stone Kanturk) 5.Conor Farrel (Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar) 6.Ciara Kelly (North Pole CC) 7.Chris Donald (Team Madigan) 8.Cathir Doyle (Powerhouse Sport) 9.Paul-Antoine Hagan (Banbridge CC) 10.Nathan Keown (NDCC) 11.Niamh Mckiverigan (Powerhouse Sport), 12.Matthew Devins (Yeats Country CC) 13. Caoimhe O’Brien (Lakeside Wheelers Mullingar) 14. Clodagh Gallagher (AAA) 15.Jordan Luke (Newcastle West) 16. Donal Walsh (Four Masters CC) 17.Kevin McCambridge (NRPT) 18.Aaron Wade (NRPT) 19. Lee Harvey (VC Glendale) 20.Stephen Kurensky (Cunga Cycling) 21.Seán Nolan (Navan RC) 22. Darcey Harkness (Carn Wheelers) 23.Daniel Graham (NDCC) 24.Ciaran Cahoon (Clann Eireann)
Criteria: First-year juniors A3: To be considered for summer Guest Riding in Belgium – reach A2 status by 15 June 2019 with at least 3 wins & 3 podiums. A selection on the national team or a provincial team will be in your favour too but not mandatory. Second-year Juniors A3: Reach A2 status by 15 June 2019 and conditions as above + at least once selected for the National or Provincial team. Junior Girls road: 3 wins + 3 podiums before mid-June in the 2 women’s leagues (Ulster or Irish) or any other race here covered by Cycling Ireland to be considered for a bursary. At least one selection on the national team or a provincial team required. Juniors off Road and Track (men and women) Participation in races abroad with at least one top 5 in such races or 3 wins in events home (MTB-CX-Track) and one selection into National or provincial teams to be considered receiving a bursary, your results count from the 1st January 2019.
Under 23’s selection pool and criteria
CRITERIA: To be considered for summer Guest Riding in Belgium – A1 category racer with at least 3 wins & 3 podiums before 15th June in Ireland or abroad, and 1 selection to the national team or provincial teams. To be considered for a bursary – A1 category racer with at least 2 wins & 3 podiums before 15th June in Ireland or abroad. A stage win or a podium in a major stage race will be in your favour but not mandatory. Under 23’s Off-Road + Track: Participation in races abroad with at least one top 10 in such races or 2 wins in events home and one selection into National or provincial teams to be considered receiving a bursary, your results count from the 1st January 2019. Ladies: as above except the A1 requirement and 2 wins + 2 podiums instead in all
General rules and info:
Behaviour: I also look at how you behave in races, your teamwork, your social media behaviour and require that from this date you will tag the Belgian Project in all social media posts related to cycling. Any remarks which I deem to have the potential to bring the Project into disrepute will automatically cause removal without right of appeal. Any riders under suspension will be removed from the Project. Remember you are representing Irish Cycling, the Belgian Project and the volunteers and fundraisers who support our work.
Exceptions to the norm: 1. Racing full time abroad means you can not gather points in the same way, I will monitor your progress and you may be awarded a bursary on my discretion. 2. An injury which prevents you from racing for more than 6 weeks during the early season will be looked at. It may be decided to reduce the required results for the individual involved …you need to warn me as soon as possible of such a situation.