Gold Coast, Australia, 4th – 15th April 2018

Northern Ireland Cycling Team Qualification standards

 

This document outlines the performance standards required for members of the Northern Ireland Cycling Team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia.

Cycling has appointed Anthony Mitchell as the Coach/Manager, and Gary McKeegan as the Assistant Coach/Manager for these Games.

The key objective for the administration of the cycling programme is to assure that the best cyclists achieve nomination to the Commonwealth Games Council for selection to the Commonwealth Games team to represent Northern Ireland in selected cycling disciplines. 

 The final selection to the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Team is not made by Cycling Ulster.   

The Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council will select the team based on nominations and therefore attaining the required performance levels does not guarantee selection.

Any cyclist who feels they meet the criteria should notify in writing the CWG Coach/Manager, Anthony Mitchell, to ensure they are kept fully informed of any changes in the criteria. Contact cyclingulstercwgteam@gmail.com

A copy of this document will be available via e-mail or hard copy, with updates added periodically. These will be forwarded to the Cycling Ulster Secretary and published on www.cyclingulster.com . Any athlete registered with the coach/manager will be kept updated by e-mail.

Eligibility 

Full details of eligibility are available from the Commonwealth Games Federation Constitution, http://www.thecgf.com/about/constitution.pdf  with details in appendix 1 of this document.

The following general conditions apply –

The competitor must have been born in the country that enters him or her.
Or.
The competitor must have had one of their two parents born in the country that enters them.
And
The competitor must be a Commonwealth citizen.

Anthony Mitchell
Gary McKeegan

March 2017.  

XXI Commonwealth Games 2018 

Programme of Cycling events

Male Female
Road Race Road Race
Individual Time Trial Individual Time Trial
Track Sprint Track Sprint
1000m Time Trial 500m Time Trial
4000m Individual Pursuit 3000m Individual Pursuit
4000m Team Pursuit 4000m Team Pursuit
Team sprint 750m Team Sprint 500m
15km scratch race 10km Scratch Race
40km Points race 25km Points race
Individual MTB Cross Country Individual MTB Cross Country
Keirin Keirin
B & Vi Sprint B & Vi Sprint
B & Vi 1,000m Time Trial B & Vi 1,000m Time Trial

 

See appendix 2 for cycling event schedule.

Objective

The objective is the selection of a team that will prepare and perform coherently with the objective of winning medals at the Games whilst broadly fitting within Cycling Ireland`s High-Performance plans.

Selection Criteria

Cyclists will be nominated by demonstrating their ability to compete in specific events and by achieving the required standard.

The selection criteria have been formalised by analysis of the performance results at previous Commonwealth Games and other events.

The qualification period for reaching the required standards will be January 2016 – 1st December 2017.

General

Meeting any of the qualification standards listed will result in the rider being considered for Commonwealth Games nomination, but is no guarantee of selection; Northern Ireland will not necessarily enter riders in all events on the programme.

A panel of selectors will assess all eligible athletes after the qualification period.

Events & Disciplines.

Road Race

It is acknowledged that Road Racing is a team event, and nomination will be based on actual performances in high level 1-day races. The team will be structured on the specific nature of the event; its characteristics and location. It is envisaged that a flexible team will be assembled with a potential medal winning leader and dedicated support riders.

Male

By the end of the qualification period, riders considered for nomination will have, in order of preference –

Achieved a top 15 placing in a UCI ranked 1-day event,

Achieved a top 15 GC placing in a UCI ranked multi-day event.
Achieved a top 15 Stage placing in a UCI ranked multi-day event.

Achieved a top 8 placing in a BC Elite Road Series event

Achieved a National Road Race Championship medal.

Achieved 2 top 3 placings in Irish National Series events.

Female

By the end of the qualification period, riders considered for nomination will have, in order of preference –

Achieved a top 15 placing in a senior UCI ranked 1-day event.

Achieved a National Road Race Championship medal.

Achieved 2 top 3 placings in the Irish Women’s National League events.

Time Trial

Male & Female

By the end of the qualification period, riders considered for nomination will have –

Consistently achieved times –

Achieved a top 15 finish in a UCI Time Trial event of a similar distance (40k)

Male 25miles.           Sub-50 Minutes.

Female 25 miles.      Sub-53 Minutes.

Achieved a National Championship medal in a similar distance event.

Track

Event Time
Male Kilometre TT Sub-1.03.60
Female 500m TT Sub-36.60
Male Sprint flying 200m TT Sub-10.2
Female Sprint flying 200m TT Sub-11.6
Male 4k Individual Pursuit Sub-4min 29sec
Female 3k Individual Pursuit Sub-3min 40 sec
Male 4k Team Pursuit Sub-4min 12sec
Female 4k Team Pursuit Sub-4min 35sec
Points Race (M&F) Top 5 in an international Track event.
National Championship medal.
Scratch Race (M&F) Top 5 in an international Track event.
National Championship medal.
Keirin (M&F) Top 5 in an international Track event.
National Championship medal.
Team Sprint (male) National Championship medal.
Team Sprint (female) Sub-36 sec ride.
National Championship medal.


Mountain Bike.      
Cross Country.  (Male & Female).

Achieved a top 15 placing in a UCI XC 1-day event.

Achieved a top 8 placing in a BC NPS 1-day event

Achieved a National XC medal.

Achieved 2 top 3 places in Irish NPS events

Being within the top 12 Commonwealth riders in the UCI senior rankings in any relevant discipline will also be considered.

Appendix 1.

Commonwealth Games Eligibility

(Excerpt from the CWG Federation Constitution as at March 2017.)

ARTICLE 25. Eligibility

  1. Subject to Article 25(2), as a condition of entry to compete in the Commonwealth Games, all competitors must be citizens or subjects of the Commonwealth Country that enters them and must:

(a) not be currently under disqualification or suspension by the Federation, or their respective Affiliated CGA or IF or under the World Anti-Doping Code; 16

(b) comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the Federation, their respective IFs and the World Anti-Doping Code as may be modified and applied by the Federation to ensure that the overriding principles of the Commonwealth Games are observed.

  1. Subject to Article 25(3), where a competitor was born in a Commonwealth Country that has common citizenship/passport with other Commonwealth Countries, the competitor may initially represent either the competitor’s Commonwealth Country of birth; or the Commonwealth Country of birth of his or her father or mother that shares the same citizenship/passport.
  1. After having represented one Commonwealth Country at the Commonwealth Games, a competitor may not represent another Commonwealth Country unless he or she receives the approval of the Federation, the relevant IF and the Affiliated CGAs of the two Commonwealth Countries concerned. Applications under this article must be submitted to the Executive Board at least 12 months prior to the commencement of the Games.
  1. It is the responsibility of all Affiliated CGAs to ensure that their competitors are fully aware of and comply with the eligibility rules of the Federation. 5. The Executive Board shall have the power to waive the provisions of Articles 25 (1-3) in its discretion.

Appendix 2.  

Cycling Schedule for Gold Coast 2018.  (Correct at 1st March 2017.)

Date Event Details
Wed 4th April Opening Ceremony. Carrara Stadium.
Thurs 5th – Sun 8th Track programme Anna Meares Velodrome
Tue 10th April Road Time trial Currumbin Beach Front
Thurs 12th April MTB XC Nerang MTB Trails
Sat 14th April Road Race Currumbin Beach Front
Sun 15th April Closing Ceremony Carrara Stadium.


Appendix 3. Appeals.

A copy of the Appeals process is available on request.

2018 commonwealth games cycling criteria. NI