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IRISH SQUAD REPORTS FROM 2019 UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN YORKSHIRE
By Scott Graham, Marketing & Communications Manager
28 Sep 2019,
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Media Release - 27 September 2019
Crashes ruin medal hopes for Irish Juniors
It was a tough day of racing for Maeve Gallagher, Lara Gillespie and Lucy O'Donnell at the Junior Women's UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.
All three riders were involved in crashes which ultimately ended their hopes of a medal. Maeve and Lara rounded the final corner in the top 10 but a crash inside 500m to go meant they finished 25th and 39th respectively. Lucy put in a brave performance to finish 86th after being brought down at the 40 kilometre mark, an incident which Maeve was also involved in.
Commenting at the finish line Lucy said:
“It was my first Road World Championships and I was really excited but so nervous I have to say.
“It was Okay at the start, it was a bit dodgy because it would be stopping and going, stopping and going but then it settled down a bit later on in the race. But then all of a sudden there was just breaking and they when down in front of me and I couldn’t do anything about it. There was a problem with my bike so I got the spare bike and managed to finish.”
"It was an amazing experience, I was really looking forward to it and I'm just so happy to have finished.”
"It was so cool coming into the town, I just wish I could be further up but hopefully next year."
Media Release - 25 September 2019
Eddie Dunbar pleased with World’s Time Trial Performance
Eddie Dunbar finished 26th in the individual Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire this afternoon. His time of 1:09:52 was 4 minutes 46 seconds behind the winner, Rohan Dennis of Australia. Fellow Irishman, Ryan Mullan finished in a time of 1:10:21, good enough for 32nd position.
Commenting after the race Eddie said:
“Overall the performance was good. It was a consistent effort and I was happy with it.”
"The crowds were incredible today. A lot of Irish fans out there and in the middle of Yorkshire where you wouldn't expect them."
“I’m looking forward to the road race on Sunday. We have a really strong team, six really motivated guys and I think we can do something on Sunday and dream about the rainbows (jersey) for someone.”
Eddie and Ryan will be joined by Sam Bennett, Dan Martin, Conor Dunne and Rory Townsend on the Irish Team for the Elite Men’s Road Race. The race will start at 8:40am on Sunday and take riders 285 kilometres from Leeds to Harrogate, finishing with a 7-lap circuit.
Eddie Dunbar Interview: https://www.facebook.com/cyclingireland/videos/425678541415508/
Media Release - 24 September 2019
U23 Time Trial World Championships
Ben Healy finishes 15th in the U23 Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire this afternoon. Michael O'Loughlin finishes 41st.
Full Results Here: https://www.uci.org/road/events/uci-road-world-championships
Download More Images Here: https://we.tl/t-lRjvSr38dm (credit Robert Jones)
Post-race interview with Ben Healy Here: https://www.facebook.com/cyclingireland/videos/2399565020317629/