Ireland enjoyed a largely positive day in the UCI World Championships on Monday, August 7th, as the majority of the action saw the focus firmly on the track in Glasgow.
There were encouraging performances for Chris Burns, Richael Timothy and men’s tandem duo Martin Gordon and Eoin Mullen in the Para-cycling Track World Championships while Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie battled through a tough women’s madison race in the Track World Championships.
Chris Burns set a new national record on his way to finishing 6th in the MC2 1km Time Trial today on track. Earlier in qualifying, Burns set a new record to qualify in 6th place with a blistering time of 1:14.377.
In the final, the man from Banbridge matched his qualifying performance. After four events on track, Burns placed 6th overall in the Omnium rankings, consistent with his performance in Paris at the 2022 World Championships.
Racing in their final event of the Para-Cycling Track World Championships, tandem duo Martin Gordon and Eoin Mullen competed in the Sprint final to determine 5th and 6th place.
Racing against USA, Ireland duo made a decisive early attack which they held right until the line to finish 5th.
Richael Timothy was in action today competing in the WC3 500m time trial setting a time of 42.354. Timothy has one event left – Tuesday’s scratch race.
Results – Monday, August 7th
Men C2 1km Time Trial – Final (Omnium): Chris Burns – 6th (event & overall)
Women C3 500m Time Trial – Final (Omnium): Richael Timothy
Men B Sprint – 5-6 Final : Martin Gordon & Eoin Mullen - 5th
Schedule – Tuesday, August 8th
17:49 Women C3 10km Scratch Race – Final (Omnium): Richael Timothy