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Youth Commission – EYO Selection Criteria and Castlebar Camp

The purpose of the selection criteria is to provide a transparent means of selecting representatives for the European Youth Olympics (“EYO”)…

General The purpose of the selection criteria is to provide a transparent means of selecting representatives for the European Youth Olympics (“EYO”). The EYO fall under the remit of the Olympic Council of Ireland (“OCI”), the OCI may decide on a performance threshold (e.g., a time trial test) that must be met in order to send athletes to the EYO. A coaching camp will be held on 19th/20th February in Castlebar at which Martin O’Loughlin will give riders an insight into preparing for races.  The camp is open to Under 14 and under 16 boys and girls. 15 cyclists per province to be selected by the provincial rep  and enquiries should be addressed to Martin McNally, martincovey@gmail.com, or 0872226260. Booking for the camp will close on the 12th Feb, book early to be sure of a place EYO The EYO are held every two years , the 2011 EYO will be held in Trabzon, Turkey between 24th to 27th July. Each country sends three male representatives who must have been born in either 1995 or 1996. The competition consists of three disciplines – road race (c. 70 kms), criterium (c. 40 minutes)  and a time trial (c. 8 Kms).  Each participant competes in all three disciplines. Limited details can be found at http://www.trabzon2011.org/detay/1484/Yas-Gruplari.html#yas 2009. EYO results can be found at: http://www.tampere.fi/material/attachments/e/5kf1jbljp/EYOF_tampere09_results_lowres.pdf The road race (64 kms on a hilly circuit) was won at an average speed of 37.65 kph, the time trial (7.1 kms) was won at an average speed of 43.10 kph. Selection Criteria

2011 European Youth Olympics Squad Selection Criteria
Race Notes
Rás na nÓg Stage Race (09th/10th April) Those finishing in the first ten of each of the three stages to score points as follows: 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd, 8 points for 3rd, 7 points for 4th, 6 points for 5th, 5 points for 6th, 4 points for 7th, 3 points for 8th, 2 points for 9th and 1 point for 10th.
Stamullen One-day Race (17th April) 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd, 8 points for 3rd, 7 points for 4th, 6 points for 5th, 5 points for 6th, 4 points for 7th, 3 points for 8th, 2 points for 9th and 1 point for 10th.
Results at Kanturk 3 Day (30th April, 01st/02nd May) Those finishing in the first ten of each of the three stages to score points as follows: 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd, 8 points for 3rd, 7 points for 4th, 6 points for 5th, 5 points for 6th, 4 points for 7th, 3 points for 8th, 2 points for 9th and 1 point for 10th.

There are a total of seven scoring events above (three at each stage race, one one-day race) and a rider’s five best results from the seven count. Those selected must satisfy any EYO/OCI eligibility criteria. Using the above criteria squad (maximum 8) will be named with the squad taking part in preparation events.  The final three will be selected based on performances at preparation events. The selectors’ decision is final, selectors are Martin McNally, Dan Curtin and Colm Rigley. Those selected must agree to the Cycling Ireland Squad/Team Agreement.

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