Class Performances At Dublin Track Cycling International 2023

Class Performances At Dublin Track Cycling International 2023 Class Performances At Dublin Track Cycling International 2023
HerSport Editor

The 2023 Dublin Track Cycling International took place at Sundrive Velodrome from 27-28 May 2023. The UCI CL2 (Class 2) event brought both Ireland’s best domestic track riders and a host of international riders in Dublin for a weekend of racing.

Annelise Murphy, who won a silver medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics for sailing, went up against some of Ireland's best cyclists, and came away with a victory in the final scratch race on the opening day.


Murphy (Longcourt Hotel NCW) finished well ahead of Lara Gillespie (UAE Development Team) and British rider Lucy Nelson (Spectra Cannondale). This was also Murphy's first track race, having only started track cycling about two months ago.


In the Women’s Sprint, Orla Walsh was the one to watch as she breezed through qualification, but she was made work for gold in the final as she took on Lara Gillespie, edging the first heat before a comprehensive sprint sealed victory in heat two. Deirbhle Ivory sealed bronze with victory over Gabriella Homer.

Lara Gillespie (UAE Development Team) was back to winning ways on Sunday after scoring the best in the omnium at the UCI Class 2 meeting on the Sundrive Velodrome in Crumlin.

Gillespie led from the beginning of the Women’s Omnium, putting in an impressive finish in all four races to win the Omnium on 154 points. Gillespie spoke after the race: “I had a really good day out and we had really good competitive racing. It was really good to go for gold.”

Fellow Irish rider Emily Kay rode strong for second on 135 points, with UK rider Lucy Nelson a close fought third to round out the podium on 113 points.

Orla Walsh continued her gold rush by taking gold again in the Keirin. The Irish rider used all her experience to take a fine win ahead of a spirited challenge from Bray native Deirbhle Ivory. Lucy Nelson showed her versatility to come in third.


Day 1

Women’s Madison

1st – Lara Gillespie & Emily Kay (Ireland National Team)

2nd – Aoife O’Brien & Erin Creighton (Spellman-Dublin Port & McConvey Cycles)

3rd – Lucy Nelson & Gabriella Homer (Spectra Cannondale)

Women’s Scratch

1st – Annalise Murphy (Longcourt Hotel – NCW)

2nd – Lara Gillespie (UAE Development Team)

3rd – Lucy Nelson (Spectra Cannondale)

Women’s Sprint

1st – Orla Walsh (Nopinz Motip Racing Team)

2nd – Lara Gillespie (UAE Development Team)

3rd – Deirbhle Ivory (Longcourt Hotel – NCW)

Junior Men’s Overall

1st – Oisin Ferrity (Team Caldewell Cycles)

2nd – David Harrington (Orwell Wheelers)

3rd – Adam Cullen (Barrow Wheelers)

Men’s Keirin

1st – Mikhail Yakovlev (Israel)

2nd – Norbert Szabo (ASC-SEPSI-SIC)

3rd – Hamish Turnbull (Team Inspired)

Men’s Omnium

1st – Anders Fynbo - 125 (Spellman-Dublin Port)

2nd – Facundo Gabriel Lezica - 122 (Toot Reparto Corse)

3rd – Aaron Wade - 104 (Cortizo Aluminium Team)

Day 2

Women’s Omnium

1st – Lara Gillespie (UAE Development Team)

2nd – Emily Kay (Loughborough Lightning)

3rd – Lucy Nelson (Spectra Cannondale)

Women’s Keirin

1st – Orla Walsh (Nopinz Motip Racing Team)

2nd – Deirbhle Ivory (Longcourt Hotel – NCW)

3rd – Lucy Nelson (Spectra Cannondale)

Men’s Scratch

1st – Aaron Wade - (Cortizo Aluminium Team)

2nd – Harvey Barnes – East Tyrone Cycling Club

3rd – Yacine Chalel – (Algeria)

Men’s Sprint

1st – Norbert Szabo (ASC-SEPSI-SIC)

2nd – Juan Rodriguez (Sundrive Track Team)

3rd – Alexander Abdul-Wahab (Team Di Mascio)

Men’s Points Race

1st – Stefan Caulfield-Dreier (Spellman-Dublin Port)

2nd – Yacine Chalel – (Algeria)

3rd – Aaron Wade - (Cortizo Aluminium Team)

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