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Martyn Irvine, Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen named on the Ireland team for the Track Cycling European Championships

Updated: Monday, 14 Oct 2013 12:05 | Comments

Martyn Irvine will hoping to add a European title to his scratch race world crown
Martyn Irvine will hoping to add a European title to his scratch race world crown

Ireland have named a three-person team for the 2013 Track Cycling European Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, with scratch race world champion Martyn Irvine - whose focus will be on the omnium event, and the points race, Caroline Ryan and Eoin Mullen forming the team.

Irvine and Ryan begin their competition with the points race next Friday evening, followed by the two-day omnium event.

The omnium is an event whereby the riders are allocated points for their finishing position in six events, with the winner being the person with the fewest points.

Sprint specialist Mullen starts his bid on Saturday morning with the sprint qualifying rounds.

Mullen is in the form of his life, having recently broken the course record for the 200m sprint on the track in Aigle. On Sunday the young rider will switch his focus to the keirin competition.

The European Championships run from the 18–20 October in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

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