Rory Townsend is an Irish cyclist originally from the UK. Having studied Sport Science at St Marys University in Twickenham, Rory began cycling as a full-time profession in 2013, starting out with British professional outfit Pedal Heaven race team.
Since then he has been riding with the Canyon dhb team, whilst representing Ireland at international events including the European and World Road Race Championships, and the 2019 Tokyo Test event.
Last year he experienced success both at home and Internationally, winning three rounds of the British Cycling Elite road series, a third-place finish at the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic, and winning the sprinters overall red jersey at the Tour of Britain.
Overseas Rory had several UCI podiums, including a third-place at the Heistse Pijl, and two stage wins at the Tour of Fuzhou in China.
He is hoping to realise his dream and make the selection to go to next year’s Tokyo Olympics.