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Full Ireland team for UCI World Cup

Cycling: Ireland has entered a full team in this weekend's UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London. This is the second World Cup on the Track Cycling 2014/15 calendar, with more valuable Olympic qualification points available.

Racing begins tomorrow with the men's and women's team pursuit squads competing, the men's team will have a development focus, with Martyn Irvine concentrating on recovery. It is still uncertain whether he will start in the men's omnium on Saturday. Along with the omnium, keirin and sprint events that Ireland entered in the last World Cup in Mexico, Irish riders will be fielded in the Class 1 additional events, the men's points race and the women's scratch and point races.

Men's Team Pursuit: Cormac Clarke, Thomas Fallon, Javan Nulty, Sean Downey.Women's Team Pursuit (final four to be confirmed): Caroline Ryan, Lydia Boylan, Lauren Creamer, Melanie Spath, Josie Knight.

Men's Keirin and Sprint: Eoin Mullen.

Women's Keirin: Shannon McCurley.

Men's Omnium: Martyn Irvine (TBC).

Women's Omnium: Caroline Ryan.

Women's Points Race: Josie Knight.

Women's Scratch Race: Lydia Boylan.

Men's Points Race: Cormac Clarke.

South Korea race back on

FORMULA 1: South Korea's Formula One grand prix has been reinstated provisionally on a record 21-race calendar for 2015 while double points have been scrapped for the final round in Abu Dhabi, the sport's governing body said.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) listed the Korean race as the fifth round of the season on May 3, with the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona scheduled for the following weekend.

The tight turnaround, and teams' previous reluctance to have more than 20 races, immediately raised doubts about the likelihood of the Korean race happening however.

The season will start in Australia on March 15.

Mexico will also return to the calendar after a 23-year absence, with a race scheduled for November 1 in Mexico City.

China becomes the third race of the season on April 12, taking the slot initially assigned to Bahrain on a previous draft calendar. Bahrain is now pushed back to April 19.

Changes to the sporting regulations included the decision to abandon the controversial experiment with double points introduced this year.


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