Ireland’s Katie-George Dunlevy and sighted pilot Eve McCrystal missed out on bronze by the narrowest of margins in the Women’s Tandem Road Race at the Paracycling World Road Championships in Notwil, Switzerland, on Saturday (August 1st).
Last year’s silver medallists went to the finish line with the Netherlands pairing of Odette Van Deudekom and Kim Van Dijk after 77.5km of tough racing on a hilly course with the Dutch bike just getting the verdict after the judges consulted the finish line photo.
Ireland’s Eoghan Clifford has taken victory in the MC3 Time Trial at the Paracycling World Road Championships in Notwil, Switzerland.
The Galway-native won the hilly, 31km test by 48 seconds from Germany’s Steffen Warias to defend the title he won at the first attempt in Greenville, South Carolina last year.
Some great results on the first day of the UCI Paracycling Road World Championships yesterday
A ninth place finish for Colin Lynch in the MC2 Time Trial, fifth place finish for Katie George Dunleavy & Pilot Eve McCrystal in the WB Time Trial and of course the fantastic Gold place finish for Eoghan Clifford in the Men’s C3 Time Trial.
Hilly Course to Challenge Medal Prospects
The Irish team for the Paracycling World Road Championships heads to Switzerland this week buoyed with confidence after a successful World Road Cup campaign.
The six strong Irish swim team return home this evening from the Paralympic Swimming World Championships in Glasgow with two bronze medals, won by Darragh McDonald in the 400m Freestyle on Monday last, and Ellen Keane in the 200m Individual Medley last night. The team return to Dublin Airport on flight EI3227, due to arrive into Terminal 2 at 7pm.