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McCambridge and Gillespie finish Top 20 at World Championships
By Scott Graham, Marketing & Communications Manager
23 Sep 2019,

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Teenagers Kevin McCambridge and Lara Gillespie were best of the Irish on Day 2 of the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.

McCambridge put in an impressive display to finish 20th in the Junior Men’s Time Trial, raced over a hilly 27.6-kilometre course. Averaging 40.856 km/h the Ballymena athlete finished in a time of 40:31:86.

Teammate, Finley Newmark from Tyrone measured his effort well to finish 44th in a time of 42:25.09. The race was won by Antonio Tiberi of Italy, with Enzo Leijnse of the Netherlands second and Marco Brenner of Germany in third.

In the Junior Women’s Time Trial, Lara Gillespie opened her account at the World Championship with a solid ride to secure 20th, equalling McCambridge’s performance in the Junior Men’s competition. Conditions were treacherous during the morning session as the rain came down heavy. Gillespie displayed her bike handling skills as she managed to stay upright after her wheel clipped a cat’s eye on the road. The race was won by Aigul Gareeva of Russia.

Gillespie will be joined by Meave Gallagher and Lucy O’Donnell for the Road Race on Friday from 8:40am while Kevin McCambridge, clearly in good form, will team up with Archie Ryan for the Junior Men’s Road Race on Thursday from 12:10pm.

Tour de l'Avenir stage winner, Ben Healy, and U23 Time Trial National Champion, Michael O’Loughlin, represent Ireland in the U23 Time Trial which gets underway at 10:20am on Tuesday.

Images courtesy of Caroline Kerley/Cycling Ireland


UCI Road World Championships Schedule

Day 1: Saturday 21 September: Beverley-Tadcaster-Wetherby-Harrogate Circuit – Para-cycling Road Races (C1 Event)

Day 2: Sunday 22 September: Harrogate Circuit – Team Time Trial Mixed Relay – 28km (two circuits)

Day 3: Monday 23 September: Harrogate Circuit – Women Junior Individual Time Trial – 14km (one circuit) and Men Junior Individual Time Trial - 28km (two circuits)

Day 4: Tuesday 24 September: Ripon to Harrogate – Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit) and Women Elite Individual Time Trial – 32.5km (route plus one circuit)

Day 5: Wednesday 25 September: Northallerton to Harrogate – Men Elite Individual Time Trial - 54km (route only)

Day 6: Thursday 26 September: Richmond to Harrogate – Men Junior Road Race – 144.5km (route plus three circuits)

Day 7: Friday 27 September: Doncaster to Harrogate – Women Junior Road Race – 91.5km (route only) and Men Under 23 Road Race – 192.5km (route plus three circuits)

Day 8: Saturday 28 September: Bradford to Harrogate – Women Elite Road Race – 149.5km (route plus three circuits)

Day 9: Sunday 29 September: Leeds to Harrogate – Men Elite Road Race – 284.5km (route plus seven circuits)


IRELAND SQUAD (UCI Road World Championships, Yorkshire, September 22nd – 29th).

Elite Men road race: Conor Dunne, Dan Martin, Eddie Dunbar, Sam Bennett, Rory Townsend, Ryan Mullen.

Elite Men time trial: Eddie Dunbar, Ryan Mullen.

Elite Women road race: Alice Sharpe.

Elite Women time trial: Anna Turvey, Kelly Murphy.

U23 Men road race: Ben Healy.

U23 Men time trial: Ben Healy, Michael O’Loughlin.

Junior Men road race: Archie Ryan, Kevin McCambridge.

Junior Men time trial: Finley Newmark, Kevin McCambridge.

Junior Women road race: Lara Gillespie, Lucy O’Donnell, Maeve Gallagher.

Junior Women time trial: Lara Gillespie.

Full details on the Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships can be found here

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