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by Mark Zalewski
May 31, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Cimolai wins first road stage at Tour of Japan; UCI announces new safety rules concerning motorbike use in races; Giant-Alpecin nearly back to full strength; Etixx-QuickStep satisfied with Giro results; Dowsett breaks British 25 mile time trial record; Ex-pro David Cañada dies in Gran Fondo accident; Martyn Irvine considering return; How to survive racing at the development level; Australia announces Rio Paralympic team; Ducks could not care less about bike racing
Former track world champion Martyn Irvine is considering a return to racing, after announcing his retirement in January.
The retirement decision came after he missed out on qualification for the Rio Olympics due to a run of injuries. But speaking to the Irish Times at last week’s An Post Rás, Irvine said he has found the love for bike racing again.
“Honestly, with the track and the road and juggling everything, I just maybe lost the reason why I was doing it and I started hating it. I was stuck in a rut, chasing goals and I was getting roadblocks everywhere. I suppose you just get the life battered out of you. I think that is what happened.”
“I have just soaked in these last few months that I love traveling, I love bike racing,” he says. “I wouldn’t say no if something came out of the woodwork. Not high stress, but I would definitely do it more than amateur. But I don’t know what level.”
In 2013 Irvine became Ireland’s first world champion on the track in 0ver 100 years.
Click through to read more at the Irish Times.