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OTHER CYCLING : Track Racing Last Updated: 25 Aug 2022 - 4:13:07 PM

Creighton 4th at Junior Track World Championships
By Ciara O’Shea, Cycling Ireland
24 Aug 2022,

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24 August 2022

Erin Creighton finishes 4th in the elimination race at the Junior Track World Championships in Tel Aviv


Erin Creighton pictured at the World Championship Road Race last year in Flanders, Belgium - Image courtesy of Man Down Media


In her first event of the competition, Creighton stormed to a top 5 finish, proving herself against the best junior riders in the World. Creighton looked strong throughout the race and positioned herself well to stay out of the danger zone of being eliminated for majority of the race.

A heavy crash in the opening stages of the race, which Creighton avoided, caused the race to be suspended for a short period of time. Once the race resumed, Creighton continued to ride tactically, and found herself in the final four with Barbora Nemcova of Czech Republic, Ukraine’s Anna Koyzhuk and Isabel Sharp of Great Britain, and was eliminated to finish in fourth place, just missing out on a medal.

Speaking afterwards, Creighton said:

"The race started fairly quickly and I was able to get into a good position but then there was a crash and the race had to restart. After the restart I just tried to get back to the front and into a safe position but there were a few times where I had to put in a big effort so when it came down to the sprint, I just didn’t have the legs and was eliminated.

"My goal for the race was just to be comfortable moving around the bunch and getting into good positions so I’m really happy with how the race went but it’s obviously a bit frustrating to be so close to a medal.

"We’ve had the luxury of having two training camps in Gent coming into worlds which helped us get some well needed track time that I think I was lacking at Europeans.

"For the remaining races I have, my main goal is just to get experience riding in a bunch on the track but obviously coming so close to a medal today has made me realise a medal might be in reach for me, so fingers crossed."


Aoife O'Brien kicked off Ireland's championship campaign yesterday, finishing in 12th position in the scratch race. O'Brien is in action again tomorrow in the Omnium.

Creighton will contest the points race on Friday before her and O'Brien will partner for the Madison on the final day of competition.


Track Racing
Latest Headlines
Cycling Ireland announces team for Track World Championships
Day 2 Track National Championships and Dublin Track International
Track Champs - Walsh sets new National Record & Wade bags two gold medals
Creighton 4th at Junior Track World Championships
O’Brien and Creighton to represent Ireland at Junior Track World Championships

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