A team of eight riders will represent Ireland at the UCI Track World Championships in Berlin.

The event which runs from 26 February to 1 March is a staging post for Olympic qualification.

The eight riders - Mark Downey, Felix English, Lydia Boylan, Lydia Gurley, Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie - will compete across nine events including the Men's and Women’s Madison.

The Irish Women's Madison team are ranked ninth, well placed inside the qualification zone thanks to a string of big results including a top ten finish at the 2019 Track World Championships and eighth at the 2019 European Championships.

Ireland are currently ranked 18th in the Men's Madison but remain in a battle for the final Olympic qualification slot. 

Downey and English will need to out-perform ninth-ranked Hong Kong by several finishing places to leapfrog them in the rankings and claim the final qualification slot.

Men's Madison: Mark Downey, Felix English. 

Women’s Madison: Lydia Boylan, Lydia Gurley. 

Women’s Omnium: Lydia Boylan. 

Women’s Team Pursuit: Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe, Lara Gillespie. 

Men’s Scratch Race: Felix English. 

Women’s Scratch Race: Lydia Gurley. 

Women’s Individual Pursuit: Kelly Murphy. 

Women’s Points Race: Alice Sharpe. 

Men’s Points Race: Mark Downey.