Cycling Ireland has confirmed the squad of 11 riders who will represent Ireland at the UCI Paracycling Road World Championships



Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal will compete in both the road and time trial events at the UCI Paracycling World Championships in Emmen, the Netherlands from September 12 – 15.


The duo completed a historic double-double at the 2018 World Championships where they claimed the rainbow jersey in both the road and time trial events defending their titles from the year previous.


Ronan Grimes, in the MC4 category, will go into the championships with hopes of claiming another world medal. Grimes won silver at the Track World Championships back in March and last week won the bronze medal at the Canadian World Cup.


Cycling Ireland National Performance Coach Neill Delahaye said:

“These World Championships carry a heavy weighting of importance and significance for us not only as a key objective for 2019 but as a crucial Tokyo 2020 qualifier. We are happy to provide opportunity to a large team that is well represented across multiple classes which we hope enhances our prospects of securing good points to feed into the qualification of Nations Slots for the Paralympic Games.”


“There is a really dynamic mix of experienced campaigners and World Championship debutants this year. The bar has been set very high with the success we’ve had over the last numbers of years with Katie & Eve setting a Rainbow Stripes standard which everyone else aspires to and are putting the hard work in to match.  The riders have been preparing well and are going into this event in good condition. I am happy with where they are at. We expect conditions in Emmen to be what you normally encounter in the Netherlands, flat parcours and windy, which usually leads to intense racing. We are definitely ready for that and the riders are really motivated to put all the hard training hours to good use and deliver their best performances.”

Men’s Road Race and Time Trial

Declan Slevin                                                                                         MH3 Category

Ronan Grimes                                                                                        MC4 Category

Chris Burns                                                                                             MC2 Category

Damien Vereker & Paul Forristal                                                     MB Category

Peter Ryan & Sean Hahessy                                                              MB Category

Gary O’Reilly                                                                                          MH5 Category

Women’s Road Race and Time Trial

Katie George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal                                        WB Category

Richael Timothy                                                                                  WC3 Category

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