Several Ulster riders will be in action at this weekend’s UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Dublin.

The ninth event in this year’s World Cup series will take place at the Sport Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown on Sunday with support events also taking place on Saturday.

The Irish elite men’s team has a distinctive Ulster feel to it with all three riders coming from the province. Current national cyclo-cross champion, Chris Dawson, former national cyclo-cross champion, Darnell Moore and double 2022/23 national cyclo-cross series winner and one of the leading under 23 riders in the country, Dean Harvey make up the three rider team. Among the international stars they will be competing against are the current World Cyclo-cross Champion, Tom Pidcock and the points jersey winner at this year’s Tour de France, Wout van Aert.

Two other Ulster riders will also take to the start line in the elite men’s race, Jamie Meehan and Darragh McCarter.

Ulster’s Darcey Harkness has previously represented Ireland in cyclo-cross and the road and will take part in the elite women’s event which has another strong international field including the 2015 World Cyclo-cross Champion and current World Cross-country MTB Champion, Pauline Ferrand Prevot.

Ulster will also be represented in the junior races which take place prior to the elite races. 2022 Youth Olympian Áine Doherty has been showing strong form since the start of this year’s cyclo-cross season and will be one to watch in the junior women’s race.

Volunteers and officials from Ulster will also be working on the prestigious event over the weekend.

Cycling Ulster wishes good luck to all of the participants and those assisting with the races.

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