Cycling Ireland have announced a team of six riders for the 2023 UEC Junior And U23 European Track Championships, which will take place from July 11-16th.
Held in Anadia, Portugal, the championships represent a huge opportunity for some of Ireland’s most promising track cycling stars to test themselves in high-level international competition.
Ireland will travel with a team of two male endurance riders and four female endurance riders in the U23 category and are targeting strong performances in some stellar company.
With the senior women’s team pursuit programme enjoying a strong start to the year in the Nations Cup and UEC Track European Championships, Ireland are excited to field an U23 women’s pursuit unit at the championships.
Newly crowned road national champion and senior track national team rider Lara Gillespie is included in the team, Caoimhe and Aoife O’Brien are also selected having previously represented Ireland at international track events while Erin Creighton – who has represented Ireland at senior level this year – completes the U23 women’s endurance selection.
Aaron Wade and Stefan Caulfield-Dreier have been selected in the U23 men’s endurance category and will be hoping to gain some important experience in international competition.
U23 Men’s Endurance
- Aaron Wade
- Stefan Caulfield-Dreier
U23 Women’s Endurance
- Lara Gillespie
- Caoimhe O’Brien
- Aoife O’Brien
- Erin Creighton