Ronan Grimes sealed a second bronze medal of the Para-cycling World Championships with a brilliant performance in the Men’s C4 scratch race on Sunday, August 6th.
The Galway rider took an excellent win in his final event of the championships on track and now heads into next week’s Para-cycling Road World Championships in good form and high in confidence.
In a mixed day for Ireland at the UCI Cycling World Championships, the Elite Men’s Road Race saw six Irish riders battle hard in a brutal route around Scotland.
In a tough scratch race, three riders pulled away and gained a lap early on in the race. One rider got dropped which meant the bronze medal was all to ride for. There was a crash with less than 2km to go which saw the race neutralised.
With the race restarted, Grimes drew upon his experience to stay in a good position and launched an attack with five laps to go and held off his challengers to earn a bronze medal, adding to his individual pursuit bronze win on Thursday, August 3rd.
Speaking after the race, a delighted Grimes said:
“It is (a positive Para-cycling Track World Championships), I won’t be doing too many World Championships so just going to these championships and having these experiences is really what it’s all about. To win a medal is extra special, I’m really delighted and to come away with two medals from the track campaign is the icing on the cake.”
Grimes switches his attention to the Para-cycling Road World Championships next week as he competes in the time trial – which he won bronze in 2022 – before defending his world title in the road race.