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2022 European Championship - Irish Reports
By Ciara O’Shea, Cycling Ireland
21 Aug 2022,

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21 August 2022

Top 30 finish for Alice Sharpe in the road race at the European Championships


Alice Sharpe rounds off an impressive European Championships for the Irish cycling team with a top 30 finish in the women’s road race in Munich today, finishing in 29th position.

Lorena Wiebes (Netherlands) sprinted to glory to claim the title of European Road Champion beating the World Champion Elisa Balsamo and Rachele Barbieri, both Italian.

Starting in Landsberg am Lech, the 129.8-kilometre route took the riders past Lake Ammersee and Lake Starnberg to Wolfratshausen and over its hill, all the way to Munich before they entered the technically challenging 13-kilometre circuit around Munich’s city centre for two laps.

Sharpe rode extremely well throughout the race fighting to maintain her position towards the front of the bunch for the majority of the race while dodging two crashes along the way. Once the race moved onto the fast city centre circuit it was much more difficult to move up to the front of the bunch, however Sharpe did well to stick the lightning pace of the bunch finishing just 10 seconds down on the winner.

Speaking about how the race went, Sharpe said:

“It was kind of as expected. I thought it would come down to a sprint, but it was quite stressy over all of the climbs. There was a lot of pushing and shoving in the peloton and fighting for a position pretty much all day. But it came down to a sprint in the end which I was expecting.

“I basically wanted to jump on the back of someone’s lead out train, I’d say I didn’t really quite do that, I was jumping people near the finish. I kind of lost my position going around that last bend on the Munich version of the l'Arc de Triomphe but yes, I’m happy enough,”
she added.

Sharpe was the sole Irish rider in the race today as her teammate, Mia Griffin was unable to race today due to the injury she sustained in the Madison on the final day of the European Track Championships earlier in the week. Sharpe herself was also involved in two crashes on the track in the Elimination race but following a week of rest and recovery she was able to compete in the road race today and produce an impressive result.

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17 August 2022

Ben Healy powers to 6th place in the Time Trial at the European Championships



Ireland’s Ben Healy powered though the 24-kilomrtre course in a time of 28:01.56 to finish in 6th place at the European Championships. Still only under 23, Healy’s impressive performance landed him a spot on the hot seat, setting the fastest time when he finished before he eventually was pushed to 6th place finishing 55.60 seconds down on the winner.

The gruelling race against the clock was won by Stefan Bisseggar of Switzerland in a blistering time of 27:05:96, averaging 53.169kph. Stefan KÜNG (Switzerland) claimed silver just half a second behind Bisseggar while Italian rider, Filippo Ganna finished in third place.

Healy commented:

“I set out at a pretty hard pace to try and medal today, and I didn’t quite have the legs for that but held on until the end and still put in a really good performance and a really nice result.”

Healy believed he could achieve a good result going into today’s race.

“I kind of had the idea in my head after my national championships ride, we run the numbers and it was a pretty good performance. I came here with medals in mind potentially and that’s what I was gunning for today but to come away with 6th is still a really respectful performance.”

Speaking about his time on the hot seat, Healy added,

“It was pretty awesome, especially in an elite time trial sitting in the number one seat for as long as I did. You mind of have an idea that the faster guys go at the end and they’re going to knock you off but it’s supper nice being up there.”

Kelly Murphy and Joanna Patterson also competed in the Time Trial earlier today. Murphy completed the tough 24-kilometre Time Trial finishing 15th in a time of 33:25.84. The current time trial national champion averaged a speed of 43.092kph over the course finishing 2:25.94 behind the winner.

Speaking after the event, Murphy said:

“It was a really cleverly designed course; we recce’d it yesterday and it was quite hard to tell how it would go. There’s really massive stonking climb right at the very start which I think was very deliberately designed to blow the legs. It was quite crazy at the start, there was a big screen, and you could watch the girls before you go off and there was a timing chip right at the top so you could see how everyone attacked it and everyone was doing something completely different. It was basically a test of fitness as opposed to raw power, it was you know who’s got the legs to go over and carry on.

“Me and Jo predicted for ourselves that the race today would be between 33 and 34 minutes and the pair of us were right smack in the middle so we performed at that upper limit as we expected to. It’s always a hard day, Europe is a very hard continent to race against, you know some of the best girls in the World are here and some girls are just so strong and nobody enters the time trial unless they think they’ve got what it takes so everyone thinks they are a big dog so to finish 15th I think we were holding our own.”


Irish teammate, Joanna Patterson finished just 7 seconds down on Kelly’s time to place 17th overall with a time of 33:32.56, averaging 42.985kph.

Joanna said,

“It was really hot out there today but yah I feel good, I got around safely and that was the first thing. It was hard to judge the race, I kind of went off a bit too hard up the first climb when you feel fresh and you kind of pay for it quite soon after that, but I managed to get around and sort of focus on riding technically better and that’s one thing so I’m happy with finishing and my position.”

This was Joanna’s first time representing Ireland in a cycling event.

“It’s something that I didn’t really think of at all and it’s a big honour for me to represent Ireland. I’ve done it before in athletes and stuff and I never thought I would do it again, but it really is a big honour for me and something that I want to build on in the future.”

RESULTS WEDNESDAY, 17TH AUGUST

Time Trial
Ben Healy – 6th
Kelly Murphy – 15th
Joanna Patterson – 17th

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16 August 2022

Ireland 9th in the Madison at the European Championships





On the final day of competition at the European Track Championships, Ireland finished in 9th place in the Madison while Orla Walsh placed 12th in the Keirin.

In her third event of the competition, Walsh competed in the Keirin progressing through the repechage to the semi-final.

Walsh was delighted to be able to execute the plan and progress to the semi-final. Speaking about the first round and repechage, Walsh said:

“I’m happy that I was able to execute the plan as I was told, it really hurt though. The game plan in the first round was to try to get to the black line. I was dealt probably one of the worst positions which is 5. The Polish girl pretty much brought me to the front but then Starikova came over with such speed with another rider with her and I ended up fourth in that race which meant I went straight into the repechage 15 minutes later. Thankfully there was a good pair of legs in my heat, Mathilde Gros, she came to the front early so I just sat on her wheel, and she towed me around for what felt like forever, and I finished second which meant I got through to the semi-final.”

In the semi-final, Walsh finished outside the top 3 in the race which meant she raced in the 7-12, ultimately finishing in 12th position.

Walsh comes away from the European Championships with a 13th place finish in the sprint in a new national record, a 14th place finish in the 500-metre time trial and today’s result – 12th in the Keirin.

In what was a hectic, fast-paced Madison, Mia Griffin and Lara Gillespie produced a top 10 finish improving on Ireland’s 13th place finish at last year’s European Championship. The Madison got off to a fast start with the lightning pace putting teams under pressure early in the race. A crash in the opening minutes of the race for Griffin, put Ireland on the back foot however Griffin remounted her bike quickly and both riders did well to recover. Unable to stick the pace, several teams found themselves lapped up to 7 times. Ireland finished two laps down resulting in a 9th place finish. Ireland was among 6 other teams to get lapped on the day.

Surviving a scare from her crash, Griffin sustained an injury to her shoulder, doing damage to the a/c joint but is hoping to still compete in the road race.

Head track coach, Dan Henchy was happy with the team’s overall performance at the championships.

“Overall, I’m happy with the team’s performance. I can’t fault the team’s efforts this week. It’s been a mixed bag, some real highs with a few national records obviously with Kelly’s result in the individual pursuit and Orla too and then quite a few bumps and bruises for those who have come down in crashes.

“Whenever you take a team away to a championship event you always get the highs and lows, but I think a few riders will need a bit of recovery and we’ve learned a lot to take into the World Championships and later in the year and then Olympic qualifying starting early next year.”


Attention now turns back to the road for the time trials which takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 17th. National Champion Ben Healy is the sole representative in the men’s time trial while 2022 National Champion Kelly Murphy and runner up Joanna Paterson will fly the flag for Ireland in the women’s Time Trial.

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15 August 2022

Top 10 finish for Emily Kay in the Omnium at the European Championships


Image by Drew Kaplan

Emily Kay has finished 9th in the Women’s Omnium at the European Championships in Munich. The sole Irish cyclist competing today, Kay finished the four-race event with a total of 113 points.

Rachele Barbieri (Italy) took the gold medal ahead Clara Copponi (France), with Daria Pikulik (Poland) rounding off the podium, winning bronze.

In the scratch race, Kay rode strongly and positioned herself well in the closing laps to finish in 3rd place. After competing in the scratch race earlier in the competition where she also placed 9th, Kay knew what she needed to do in the omnium scratch race to produce a good result and was able to execute it.

In the tempo race, Kay picked up a sprint point, finishing in 7th place. In the third race of the day, the elimination race, Kay gained 24 points putting her in joint 6th place on 88 points going into the points race. Kay started the points race strongly picking up 2 points in the opening sprint and was successful in her efforts to gain a lap mid-way through the race and was awarded 20 points before a crash put a halt to the race. After some 40 minutes the race continued and Kay picked up further points in the first two sprints, crossing the line in 5th place, with the total number of points gained resulting in a 9th place final position.

Commenting after the race Emily Kay said;
“It was a tough day but 9th in Europe in the Omnium isn’t too bad and it’s a pretty world class field so yah I was amongst it which I’m happy with.

“I think the break helped me really, I took the lap which was pretty tough and then I was struggling a bit so the break just allowed me kind of reset and then I scored in the next two sprints, so I put myself in the bike race off the back of that so I’m happy.”


Speaking about her overall achievements at the European Championships, Kay added:
“I stepped out of the team pursuit to ride the scratch race but it’s great now that we have got five girls to be able to do that and to be able to share events. The scratch race was good learning for the Omnium and I’m happy with 9th in the Olympic event.”

SQUAD UPDATE:

Following some recent crashes, the team have decided to rest Alice from the Madison, so she has time to recover for the road race on Sunday, 21st August. Lara Gillespie will step in to race with Mia Griffin tomorrow.

RESULTS: MONDAY, 15 AUGUST

Track
Emily Kay Omnium – 9th
(Scratch race: 3rd, Tempo race: 7th Elimination race: 9th Points race: 5th)

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14 August 2022

Top 5 finish for Sam Bennett in European Championships Road Race
Orla Walsh sets a new National Record




Sam Bennett sprinted to 5th place today in the road race at the European Championships in Munich. After 209km of racing it came down to a sprint and without a lead-out man, Bennett battled to an impressive 5th place.

The other riders on the team played a crucial role in the race keeping Bennett well positioned however, in the final stages of the race his teammates Ryan Mullen and Rory Townsend got caught up in several crashes and was unable to lead him out into the final sprint. Fabio Jakobsen of the Netherlands proved strongest in the end with silver going to France’s Arnaud Demare and bronze to Belgium’s Tim Merlier.

Commenting on the work that the team put in, Bennett said:
“They did a perfect job today. They looked after me the whole way through.

“They always kept me really well positioned but with the minimal amount of effort, and I just want to thank all the boys for the super ride they did today.”


Speaking after the race, Bennett said:
“It was great to be back in the mix again. A bit upset with myself that I didn’t try to take Fabio’s wheel behind Demare. I kinda gambled a bit to see if maybe they would go too early and I could come later, but in the end, my team-mate from BORA-hansgrohe, Danny van Poppel, did an amazing lead-out for Fabio and they ended up getting the win.

“I think I was in the right place, but I needed to be one or two places up for me to get a clean run at it. We’ll take fifth. It’s progress on the road back to the highest level.”


The rest of the Irish team finished further down the field after putting in huge efforts throughout the race - Rory Townsend 40th, Ryan Mullen 72nd, Eddie Dunbar 90th and Matthew Teggart 108th

Back at the track, Orla Walsh set a new national record in the flying 200 to qualify for the 1/8 finals. Walsh produced a time of 10.900 beating the previous record of 10.994 which was set by Robyn Stewart in 2017. In the 1/8 final, Walsh was knocked out by multiple World Champion Lea Friedrich and ultimately finished in 13th place overall.

Delighted with her record-breaking performance, Walsh said:
“I’m feeling very good. I’ve known for a while now that I could do that time – sub 11 time and I just hadn’t done it on the day in a race so I’m really happy to finally do the 10.9. It would’ve placed me 13th in the seeding.

Orla Walsh - Image by Drew Kaplan

“I was up against Lea, the German who is a multiple World Champion and she has all sorts of accolades to her name, so I tried my best on this track, but she was the stronger rider so then I finished 13th overall.”


Mia Griffin was also in action this evening competing in the points race where she produced a top 10 finish in the event. It was her first time competing in this event at a major championship and held her own against some big names. Despite her efforts to gain a lap, Griffin finished on 7 points after picking up some minor points in the 5th, 6th and 11th sprints.

Griffin was happy with her 9th place finish and is looking forward to racing in the madison on Tuesday.

“I’m pretty happy with that. It’s my first points race at Euros or at a major championship so I’m quite happy other than the fact that I didn’t get a lap gain, but I tried in many moves but it just didn’t seem to happen but I scored a few point and I’m pretty happy with how the ride went,” she said.

Looking ahead at the madison, Griffin added:
“I think it’s going to be really hectic on the 200 (metre track) but I also think it’s going to be a brilliant race and a fast race. Because you have the recoveries and it’s the same length as the points race then it’s going to be a sprint the whole time so I’m looking forward to the chaos of it.”

RESULTS: SUNDAY, 14 AUGUST

Road
Sam Bennett - 5th
Rory Townsend - 40th
Ryan Mullen - 72nd
Eddie Dunbar - 90th
Matthew Teggart - 108th

Track
Orla Walsh Sprint – 13th
Mia Griffin Points Race Final – 9th

* National Record subject to ratification

Image by Drew Kaplan


13 August 2022

Kelly Murphy sets a New National Record to finish 6th at the European Championships
Top 10 finish for Ryan Henderson in BMX Freestyle


It was a thrilling day of action at the European Championships for Ireland with Kelly Murphy finishing in 6th place in the Individual Pursuit with a new national record and Ryan Henderson produced a top 10 finish in the BMX Freestyle final.

Ireland’s Kelly Murphy lowered the Individual Pursuit National Record by more than 1 second at the European Championships today. Murphy held the previous record which she set at the Track Cycling World Championships last year; the record now standing at 3:26.363 (subject to ratification). Her record-breaking ride saw her finish in 6th place, missing out on the bronze medal ride off.

Thrilled with her performance in the Individual Pursuit, Murphy commented:
“I’m feeling really pleased about that. This is quite a hard track to ride, and we haven’t spent much time on the track in training, but we’ve been working on other things like our positions and stuff. I wasn’t terribly happy with the last IP (individual pursuit) I did; my pacing was a bit off so to be able to hold in my head what I needed to do and actually execute it today is actually quite a nice feeling.”

Murphy was up against the current World Champion Lisa Brennauer from Germany, but she didn’t let that impact her ride.

“You can’t control what other people do so it's more a case of forgetting anything else around me and just being selfish and concentrating on your own ride. You know that’s where all your efforts should be going. I expected her (Lisa Brennauer) to catch me, and she didn’t and it’s her final race today, so to be up against her it was a great privilege really.”

Brennauer's impressive ride booked herself a spot in the gold-medal ride off against her teammate, Mieke Kroger with Kroger winning the gold medal. Italian rider Vittoria Guazzini beat Josie Knight of Great Britain to claim the bronze medal.

The track programme concluded today for Murphy who will now focus her efforts on preparing for the Time Trial on Wednesday, 17th August. The national champion will be joined by this year’s runner up Joanna Patterson in the event.

Ireland’s first representative at a major championship in the BMX Freestyle event, Ryan Henderson left it all out on the park to finish in 10th place. After qualifying 11th on Thursday, Henderson stepped up his game for the final. Henderson’s best score came in his second run where he was awarded 68 points, improving on his first run (64.4 points).

Speaking after the event, Henderson said:
“I’m buzzing. Even to get into the final was cool but to place top 10, it’s amazing.”

From breaking his neck in a motocross accident 10 years ago to competing at a European Championships, Henderson has had quite the journey to get to where he is today.

“It’s something I never thought would be possible. After having an accident in motocross and breaking my C3, it just shows if you put the work in anything is possible” Henderson added.

Earlier today, Orla Walsh competed in the 500 metre Time Trial finishing in 14th place with a time of 35.175. Walsh will now turn her focus to the Olympic events – Sprint and Keirin.

“The 500 (metre Time Trial) is not my focus, it’s not an Olympic event so it’s just kind of another chance to race and see where I’m at.” said Walsh.

Today’s event has given Walsh an opportunity to prepare for the sprint tomorrow.

“It really opened up the legs anyway. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, the legs should be good.” she added.

Fresh from competing in the team pursuit yesterday, Alice Sharpe finished in 11th place in the crash-strewn elimination race this evening. Sharpe was unfortunate to get caught up in two early crashes but was determined to carry on after both crashes.

Commenting on the race, Sharpe said:
“It’s all a bit of a blur. I was well positioned before the first crash and before the second crash too and then after we restarted after the second crash, I just was not able to go over the top. I was a bit lazy and snuck in the bottom and then I was eliminated.

“It’s not ideal really but I think it’s just a consequence of the shorter track, it’s pretty hard to move around and I think any movement by any riders were really exaggerated by the track.

“I think I’ll hurt tomorrow but considering how many crashes and how other riders came away I think I did okay.”



RESULTS: SATURDAY, 13 AUGUST

Track
Orla Walsh 500 TT Qualifying – 14th
Kelly Murphy Individual Pursuit – 6th (New National Record)
Alice Sharpe Elimination Race Final -

BMX
Ryan Henderson Men’s Park Final -

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12 August 2022

Ireland bag silver and bronze at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships
Top 10 finish for Kay at the European Track Championships


Double Paralympic gold medallists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal won silver today in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Baie-Comeau, Canada adding to the silver they won at last year’s World Championships. The pair completed the 28.4km distance in a time of 40:46.74, some 49.53 seconds down on gold medal winners Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl from Great Britain.

The current European Time Trial Champion, Ronan Grimes has shown great form of recent and today no different. Grimes went on to claim the bronze medal, finishing just over a minute and a half down on George Peasgood of Great Britain who won gold.

Speaking after the time trial, Grimes said:

“It’s always a bit of a tough fight in the World Championships in my category to get a result and this today was no different. It was a course that had everything – climbs, corners, straights and I just about snuck a bronze in the end, so I’m really delighted.”

Josephine Healion and Linda Kelly also competed in the same event and were unfortunate to have a bad mechanical at the start and were delayed by 10 minutes before they got going again. The pair finished in 7th place. In the men’s tandem time trial, Irish riders Damien Vereker and Dillion Corkery unfortunately suffered a DNF due to a crash.

Image courtesy of Drew Kaplan

At the European Championships earlier today, Ireland’s team pursuit squad finished 6th. The quartet of Alice Sharpe, Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy and Lara Gillespie faced 7th fastest qualifier Poland. Ireland went faster than their qualifying run, catching and overtaking the Polish team to finish with a time of 4:25.487.

Griffin believes their 6th place finish is something they can build on for the World Championships and future competition.

“I think 6th place is a good place to start for the Europeans. I think it’s somewhere we can build on for the future and for the next Europeans that is coming close enough. We can go into Worlds I think with confidence from this and try and build and maybe try and put some teams behind us that have been in front of us here.”

Afterwards, Sharpe spoke about the challenge of passing the Polish team.

“It’s always difficult, you’re trying to protect the riders behind you and take the team over as smoothly as possible which isn’t so easy. I think Poland split, I think three of them were dotted around the track, so the catch took a few laps, so it was a bit stressful.”

Lara Gillespie made a return to the team pursuit line up for the first time in nearly a year, replacing Emily Kay in the line-up who competed in the scratch race today. The Wicklow rider has made a strong comeback after illness, recently competing in the under 23 European Track Championships and expressed her delight in racing with the squad again.

“I feel really grateful to slot back into such a strong team and it’s been a tough couple of years so it’s really good to be back.”

Germany went on to win gold in the team pursuit beating Italy in the final while France came out on top against Great Britain to win the bronze medal.

Emily Kay produced a top 10 finish in the scratch race this evening, finishing in 9th position. The first attack of the 50-lap race came with about 11 laps to go which saw French rider, Labastugue go on the attack. The French rider spent about 5 laps out on her own before she was reeled in by the bunch. Stenberg of Normay proved strongest in the end outsprinting Roberts (Great Britain) and Wielowska (Poland).

Kay commented after:

“I’m happy and disappointed at the same time, I think I’m capable of a better result. I put myself in the bike race and it just didn’t play out the way I had anticipated but you know, that’s bike racing.”

Kay’s attention now switches to the omnium which takes place on Monday, 15th and feels she is well set up for it.

“I feel like I got to test the legs yesterday and obviously this is a 200-metre track so I wanted to have a go and see how the race would go and how a finish would be here instead of a 250 (metre track), so I think I’ve learned some good stuff that I can take forward to the omnium and hopefully I can get a good result there.” Kay added.


SQUAD UPDATE

Ryan Mullen is unavailable to do the Time Trial on Wednesday, 17th August due to his participation in La Vuelta with his team Bora-hansgrohe.

Time Trial National Champion, Ben Healy will be flying the flag for Ireland in the event.

RESULTS: FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST

Track
Alice Sharpe, Lara Gillespie, Kelly Murphy, Mia Griffin: Team Pursuit – 6th
Emily Kay: Scratch Race Final – 9th

Para-Cycling Road World Championships

Time Trials
Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal (WB) - Silver
Ronan Grimes (MC4) - Bronze
Josephine Healion and Linda Kelly (WB) – 7th
Damien Vereker and Dillon Corkery (MB) – DNF

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11 August 2022

Ireland’s first BMX Freestyle representative qualifies for the European Championship final


Ryan Henderson - Image courtesy of Drew Kaplan

Ireland’s European and Para-Cycling Road World Championship got off to a strong start today with Ryan Henderson qualifying for the BMX Freestyle final, Gary O’Reilly coming close to a medal in the time trial and the team pursuit squad securing a place in the next round.

Ireland’s first representative in BMX Freestyle Park at a European Championships pulled out all the stops in his heat to land himself a spot in the final on Saturday, 13th. The east Belfast athlete had two chances to prove himself against a strong field of riders. From front flips to double-backflips, Henderson gave it his all and was awarded 66 points (out of 99.9) for his first run and went marginally better in his second run to get 66.04 points, finishing with an average score of 66.02 which was enough to see him qualify in 11th place for the final on Saturday.

Reacting to the news that he qualified, Henderson said:

“I’m absolutely stoked! I can’t believe it. I had two good runs, although my first one kind of got a bit weird and I went a bit off course, but we stayed on. Sitting in 11th place going into the final, that’s amazing, I’m so stoked.”

Speaking about his plans for the finals, Henderson added:

“We’ll do small changes because we can take a bit of a risk since there’s just one round that counts. We’ll feel it out tomorrow and come Saturday we’ll see what we can do.”

Ireland’s Women’s Team Pursuit squad of Emily Kay, Kelly Murphy, Mia Griffin and Alice Sharpe completed the 4,000-meter team pursuit in a time of 4:26.028. This time was enough to see them through to the first round which takes place tomorrow, Friday, 12th from 11:24am, qualifying 6th fastest. Ireland will now face the 7th fastest qualifier, Poland in the next round. With Emily Kay competing in the scratch race tomorrow, Lara Gillespie will take her place in the Team Pursuit.

On the opening day of competition at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Baie-Comeau, Canada Paralympic bronze medallist, Gary O’Reilly narrowly missed out on a medal in the time trial. The Portlaoise hand-cyclist came agonisingly close to grasping the bronze medal from Luis Costa of Portugal. O’Reilly completed the 18.9km course in 30:36.88, over three seconds down on the Portuguese rider and 2:18.12 down on gold medal winner Mitch Valize (Netherlands). Loic Vergnaud of France claimed the silver medal. Declan Slevin was also in action today competing in the H3 time trial where he finished in 12th position.

Attention now turns to tomorrow’s time trials with double Paralympic gold medallists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal competing to win back their world titles, while double World-Cup silver medallists Josephine Healion and her pilot Linda Kelly will be hoping to make their mark at the World Championships coming off the back of a successful World Cup. European silver medallist Ronan Grimes will also be competing tomorrow along with the relatively new tandem pairing, Damien Vereker and Dillon Corkery.

RESULTS – THURSDAY 11TH AUGUST

Track
Team Pursuit - Alice Sharpe, Emily Kay, Kelly Murphy, Mia Griffin (4:26.028) Qualified 6th for First Round

BMX Freestyle
Ryan Henderson – Qualified 11th for the final

Para-Cycling Road World Championships
Gary O’Reilly (MH5) Time Trial – 4th
Declan Slevin (MH3) Time Trial – 12th



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