Buller recruited by Team Bioracer - DHL-FR Services U-23 team.

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BANBRIDGE Cycling Club’s John Buller has been recruited by Team Bioracer -DHL-FR Services’ newly-formed Under-23 team.

General manager Tim Cassidy is the man who originally set up the team in 2017 with the help of two friends from Dublin, Derek Stenson and Liam Cullen, since when he has worked to bring it to the level it enjoys now. 

This year Cassidy asked good friend, Stephen Gallagher, to come on board to help with the high performance end with hi-company Digdeep coaching.

Confirming Buller’s recruitment, Cassidy said, “We’re delighted to have John in our team for the 2019 season. We had a three-year plan in place to develop an Under-23 international Irish team - but based at home where we provide a structured environment to help our riders gain international experience and guide them up the international/professional ladder.

“There’s a fantastic opportunity with Britain’s elite amateur and pro-cycling scene to provide a quality race calendar from home - with the advantage of being able to keep our Irish riders together and develop them both as a team and as individuals. 

“The standard of races in the Britain will also offer these riders further opportunity to progress into bigger teams as they gain experience,” he stressed.

So, exciting times ahead for this highly talented local and the rest of the team as they aim for big international targets in April/May.

Banbridge CC spokesperson Toni Mornington said, “We wish John every success with his new team for the forthcoming racing season and we know he will give it 100%.”

Chris Burns all set for World Championships this weekend.

The very best of luck to Banbridge CC's Chris Burns who travels with the Cycling Ireland National Paracycling Team this week to compete at the 2019 UCI Paracycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

Chris competes in the 1km TT, 3km Individual Pursuit, 200m Flying Start and the Scratch Race.

It's a busy schedule for him over the 3 days (15-17 March) but the hard work has been put in and form is good, so he can look forward to the champs with confidence.

Another Banbrdge CC man, Mark Downey, who recently won a bronze medal at the World Track Championship in Poland famously won a round of the UCI Track World Cup on at the Apeldoorn Track. Here’s hoping he left some of that Irish luck on the boards to help Chris on his way!

2019 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships Competition Programme, Race Schedule & Entry List

In Good Hands: Chris at a recent training camp in Majorca in preparation for the forthcoming World Championships, being held by former World Champion Martyn Irvine.



Mark returns with UCI World Championship Bronze medal.

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Mark Downey joined the Banbridge CC Saturday training run this morning! Mark delighted his old club mates by bringing along his UCI World Championship Bronze medal and posing for pictures at the iconic Crozier Monument. We all wish Mark continued success for his UCI Europe Team Evo Pro and World Cup Success for Ireland this year. James Curry, Team Dan Morrissey Pactimo is confident of a good season in the U23 Categories with his new team.

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2019 Travers Eng Annaclone GP: Photos

There were a number of great photos taken on the day. Many of these can be viewed on our Facebook Page. Thanks to all those who contributed. If you would like to see a taster of the day have a look at our gallery page by clicking here.