Irish Team Named For Hong Kong Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup 

ByEmma Porter |

Following the Adelaide round last month, the team spent several weeks in a Down Under training camp in Brisbane as they gained crucial hours training together in preparation for Hong Kong.

An important event in Ireland’s bid for Olympic qualification in the Women’s Team Pursuit event, the team will aim for a strong showing in search of ranking points ahead of the end of qualifying next month.

In preparation, Ireland claimed six medals in a successful participation in the Australian National Championships earlier this month to underline what was a successful training camp.

The performance included an impressive time of 4:17.670 in the Team Pursuit – just under one second over the national record the same quartet set just over a year ago.

Lara Gillespie, Mia Griffin, Alice Sharpe and Kelly Murphy will form the Women’s Team Pursuit line-up on Friday while Erin Creighton will take to the line in the Women’s Elimination Race.

On Saturday, Mia Griffin and Alice Sharpe will look to continue their steady progress as a Women’s Madison partnership while Lara Gillespie will hope continue her fine form in the Women’s Omnium event on the final day on Sunday.

Ireland Schedule (Irish Time)

Friday, March 15th 

  • Lara Gillespie, Mia Griffin, Alice Sharpe, Kelly Murphy – Women’s Team Pursuit Qualifying – 2am
  • Erin Creighton – Women’s Elimination Race Qualifying – 6:31am
  • Women’s Team Pursuit First Round* – 7:15am
  • Erin Creighton – Women’s Elimination Race Final* – 12:50pm

Saturday, March 16th 

  • Mia Griffin & Alice Sharpe – Women’s Madison Qualifying – 4:55am
  • Mia Griffin & Alice Sharpe – Women’s Madison Final* – 11am

Sunday, March 17th 

  • Lara Gillespie – Women’s Omnium Qualifying – 1:47am
  • Women’s Omnium Scratch Race – 8am
  • Women’s Omnium Tempo Race – 8:40am
  • Women’s Omnium Elimination Race – 10:06am
  • Women’s Omnium Points Race – 11:05am


Full start lists, live timing and results can be found HERE.

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