National Record crushed in Tandem Pursuit qualification
IRELAND’S Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have won Silver in the Women’s Tandem Pursuit Race at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Canada.
Dunlevy and McCrystal rode 3:27.358 to break their own National Record by over 3 seconds and qualify for the Gold medal ride against New Zealand pairing, Emma Foy and Hannah Van Kampen. New Zealand set a new World Record of 3:20.819 during qualification and so went into the final as favourites.
New Zealand led from the first time check and covered the 3 kilometre race in a time of 3:23.163, Ireland claiming Silver in 3:31.396. Griet Hoet and Anneleen Monsieur of Belgium won Bronze.
Dunlevy and McCrystal will race next in the Women’s Tandem Time Trial, a 4-lap 1-kilometre race against the clock, on Sunday evening.
Day 1 Results
Women C3 Pursuit Qualifying – Richael Timothy – 8th (4:25.302 / 40.708 kph)
Men C2 Pursuit Qualifying – Chris Burns – 12th (3:58.059 / 45.367 kph)
Men C4 Kilo TT – Ronan Grimes (1:09.438 / 51.845 kph)
Day 2 Results
Women’s Tandem Pursuit – Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal – Silver (3:27.358 / 52.084 kph)
Men’s Tandem Pursuit – Peter Ryan & Anthony Walsh – 9th (4:27.230 / 53.886 kph)
Men’s Tandem Pursuit – Damien Vereker & Marcin Mizgajski – 10th (4:29.736 / 53.886 kph)
Women C3 500m TT – Richael Timothy – 6th (43.338 / 41.534 kph)
Day 2 Results to follow
Men C4 200m TT – Ronan Grimes
Men C2 200m TT – Chris Burns