Team Ireland competed against the World at the weekend when the Irish Para Cycling team took to the track at the UCI Para Cycling World Championships in Canada.
The Irish team would have hoped for a positive performance at the championships but they delivered in spectacular fashion as three new World Championships medals were claimed by the team.
Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal got the Irish off to a brilliant start as they progressed through to the Gold/Silver medal race in the Women’s Tandem Pursuit. The fantastic duo then went on to shatter their own National Record by no less than 3 seconds as they claimed a silver medal for Ireland with a time of 3:27.358.
Richael Timothy went into the championships in a hopeful frame of mind having competed well in the lead up to the event and showing good form when winning a silver medal at an event in Manchester recently. However, Richael defied all expectations when she cycled strongly to finish in third place and secure a world championship bronze medal in the 10km C3 Scratch race just a year after her first appearance at a major championships for Ireland.
Ronan Grimes also delivered on his promise for the championships as the Galway rider secured bronze for Ireland in the C4 Individual Pursuit. Grimes had already broken the Irish record in qualifying but he went on to do so again in the medal race as he defeated the USA’s Jason Marcon with a brilliant time of 4:43.806.
Team Ireland Medal Winners
UCI Para Track World Championships 2020
31.01.2020 Katie George Dunlevy Women’s Tandem Pursuit Silver Medal
01.02.2020 Ronan Grimes C4 Individual Pursuit Bronze Medal
02.02.2020 Richael Timothy 10km C3 Scratch Race Bronze Medal