European Youth Olympics 2019

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3 years 4 days ago #29933 by Louise Keane
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The Cycling Ireland Youth Commission have just announced the under 16 teams for the European Youth Olympic Road race and time trial events. Congratulations to Caoimhe who has been selected to travel as part of the 3 person girls team and to Ronan O'Connor who is the reserve on the boys team.

Girls
Caoimhe May Scott Orwell Wheelers
Aoife O Brien Lakeside Wheelers
Erin Creighton Mc Convey Cycles
(Reserve Rider Katie Neill Carn Wheelers)

Boys
Darren Rafferty Island Wheelers
Adam Gilsenan Bohermeen CC
Mark Mc Garry Dungarvan
(Reserve Rider Ronan O Connor Scott Orwell Wheelers)

Congratulations to Caoimhe and Ronan on their fantastic results so far this season. Lots more to come from this pair in the future!!

The 2019 Summer EYOF will take place in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan between the 21st and 27th of July.

From the EYO Website:
"Held under the patronage of the IOC, and the pride of the European Olympic Committees with 25 years of tradition, the EYOF is the first top European multi-sport event aimed at young athletes aged 14 to 18. There is a winter and a summer edition, which take place in two-year cycles, in odd-numbered years. The EYOF belongs to the European Olympic Committees (EOC).

The event takes place under the Olympic flag, and is rich with Olympic traditions: from the burning flame to athletes’ and officials’ oaths. It is at the EYOF that many of Europe’s inspiring sports stars of tomorrow take their first steps on the international stage. And while some may enjoy EYOF as a stepping-stone to Olympic greatness, all who participate take home friendships and experiences to last a lifetime.

Approximately 3,600 young people and their officials take part in the summer festivals
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More information: www.eyof.org/2019-summer-baku/
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2 years 10 months ago #30384 by Louise Keane
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Today Caoimhe and the under 16 cycling representatives and their mentors met at the National Sports Centre in Dublin for the OCI team day for Baku 2019.

Another Scott Orwell member, Liz Roche, is involved in managing the team.

The team leave for Baku, Azerbaijan next Friday. They will all compete in a 10km individual time trial Tuesday 23rd July. The girls will do a 50km road race Thursday 25th July, the boys will race 75kms the same day.

We wish Caoimhe, Liz and all the team a successful and enjoyable European Youth Olympics.

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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #30413 by Louise Keane
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Caoimhe and the Irish Team left Dublin airport bright and early this morning to start their Olympic adventure!



Find out more about the Irish cycling Team here: olympics.ie/news/18339-eyof-team-ireland-cycling-squad.html



What to expect this week....
The cycling in the EYOF takes place in the Velopark BMX cycling complex located on the Caspian seaside, a venue surrounded with beautiful scenery and plenty of cycling lanes!

The Individual Time Trials are timed events, and they take place near Shikhov beach, with the Girl’s event starting at 10 am (local time) or 7 am Irish time on the 23 July, and the Boy’s event starts at 5 pm local time, or 2 pm Irish time. Both races are 10km long – on one looped circuit. The start and finish are in the Velopark, and the race profile is relatively flat, with a slight 1.7km hill about 1.5km from the finish.

The Road Races are a bunch of events which take place on the 25th of July. The Girl’s event at 10 am local time (7 am Irish time) is a 50km race, two laps of a 25km circuit. The Boy’s event starts at 5 pm local time (2 pm Irish time) and is a 75km race, three laps of the 25km circuit.

The circuit itself starts and finishes in the Velopark, and includes a short and sharp tough hilly section in the city centre. It also includes the same 1.7km drag that the cyclists will have raced on in the Time Trial earlier in the week.

At the last edition of the EYOF Team Ireland enjoyed success in the Girl’s Time Trial, with Lara Gillespie winning a silver medal.
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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #30431 by Louise Keane
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Today at 10.33am local time (7:33am Irish Time) Caoimhe May will roll off the start ramp in the first of her events at the European Youth Olympics! Caoimhe is one of 75 competitors in the Time Trial race with countries from Austria to the Ukraine and everything in between represented.

We wish Caoimhe and her team mates the best of luck - ride fast, ride safe and enjoy the Olympic buzz!

Some information on the event:
TT Start List: TT start List

Cycling schedule: Cycling Schedule EYO Website

Official Baku 2019 Website: Baku 2019 info
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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #30432 by Stephen Ryan
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You can watch the races live - no Declan Quigley to add colour commentary though

www.eurolympic.org/eoc-channel/ and


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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #30433 by Louise Keane
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‪Unbelievably windy at the EYO in Baku this morning. Caoimhe rode her heart out in the TT. She finished 39th overall, only 2:26 down on 1st placed Zoe Backstedt.

Listen to this interview from Caoimhe just after the race as she describes how hard it was - Link to Soundcloud for interview

Well done Caoimhe - excellent start, now rest up and enjoy the week before the Road Race



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2 years 9 months ago #30437 by Louise Keane
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A tough, hot race for Caoimhe today at the European Youth Olympics but it looks like she has made some friends for life and had a fantastic experience!

Zoe Backstedt (GB) won the gold medal, silver for Alena Ivancenko (Russia) and 3rd Laura Sander Lizette (Estonia).

Well done Caoimhe - enjoy the rest of the games



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2 years 9 months ago #30467 by Louise Keane
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We can’t forget to say well done and thank you to the people behind the scenes who make the magic happen!!

Liz Roche was one of the Managers of the Irish Cycling Team at the European Youth Olympics in Baku last week - thanks for all your time and hard work Liz - it’s much appreciated.



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