by Tommy Campbell
The Cycling Ireland Awards Night is an annual celebration of Irish cycling. This year it takes place this Saturday the 24th November 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown
One of the main attractions of the Awards Night is the Members Awards – which are a series of categories nominated by Cycling Ireland Commissions and voted for by the members. Voting closes this evening Friday (9th of November).
The Awards Night is a visual celebration of cycling, with top racing performances recognised, as well as some of the top cycling moments, including a celebration of the National Champions and outstanding achievement awards.
Nominated by Cycling Ireland Provinces and Commissions, and voted by Cycling Ireland Members – have a look at the below categories to discover more about each nominee!
National Volunteer of the Year
Female Rider of the Year
Male Rider of the Year
Club of the Year
Leisure Event of the Year
Competitive Event of the Year
Club Coach of the Year
OPEN VOTE FOR CYCLING IRELAND MEMBERS:
VOTED BY SPORTS MEDIA:
International cycling performance of the year.
World Tour, destination for
Nicolas Roche BMC Racing – Moving to Team Sunweb
Sam Bennett Bora-hansgrohe – going into final season of current contract with Bora-hansgrohe
Philip Deignan Team Sky – Departing Team Sky, no confirmed team to date
Dan Martin UAE Team Emirates – Moving into second year of two-year deal
Ryan Mullen Trek-Segafredo – Moving into second year of two-year deal
Conor Dunne Aqua Blue Sport – Israel Cycling Academy
Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk – Extended with Novo-Nordisk
Eddie Dunbar Aqua Blue Sport – Signed for Team Sky
Matt Brammeier Aqua Blue Sport – Retired, now working for British Cycling
Cormac Mcgeough Jelly Belly Maxxis – No confirmed team
Ben Walsh Vitus Pro Cycling – Moving to French team GSC Blagnac Vélo Sport 31
Bryan McCrystal Holdsworth – Did not race for Holdsworth in 2018
Matt Teggart Team Wiggins – No confirmed team
Robert Jon McCarthy JLT-Condor – No confirmed team
Sean McKenna Holdsworth – No confirmed team
Michael O’Loughlin Team Wiggins – expected to remain with Wiggins
Conn McDunphy Holdsworth – Moving to French team CC Nogent sur Oise
Mark Downey Team Wiggins – No confirmed team
Dermot Trulock Holdsworth – No confirmed team, departed Holdsworth mid-season
Damien Shaw Holdsworth – departed Holdsworth going to Domestic Irish Team – Velo Revolution .
For the past four years the ‘OldVelos’ group have prompted a vintage cycling event in the character of the L’Eroica (https://eroica.cc/) events which started in Italy over 20 years ago. The event has been growing and this year had entries from the UK and Italy.
For those of you who may not be familiar with these events have a look at the video located here: http://www.oldvelos.com/the-oldvelos-vintage-classic-2018-retrospective/
Next year’s event, which is scheduled for the earlier time of 14th July 2019, looks like being even bigger so watch their website for more details. (This event is one of the nominations for Cycling Ireland Leisure Event of the year 2018).