More Strong Performances on Final Day in Switzerland

Battling Results Conclude Successful Paracycling Road World Cup Round Two

Team Ireland completed their successful campaign at the second round of the UCI Paracycling Road World Cup with more battling performances in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland today.

Colin Lynch followed up Sunday’s MC2 Time Trial gold medal with a hard fought 10th place finish over three laps of the hilly 14.53km road race circuit, a race won by Israel Hilario Rimas of Peru.

The final race of the three-day featured Ireland’s Women’s B tandem pairing of Katie-George Dunlevy and her sighted pilot Fiona Guihen with Dunlevy showing no ill effects of her road race crash at round one in Italy last week to finish ninth.

The 72.65km race won by Polish duo Iwona Podkoscielna and her pilot Aleksandra Wnuczek included a total of ten demanding climbs.

Reflecting on another hugely successful outing at world cup level during which Team Ireland won three medals, two of them gold, team coach Neill Delahaye paid tribute to the efforts of his squad throughout the event.

"The rain today for our final day of racing finally eased off but the racing itself was relentless once again. The hilly parcours today did not lend itself to Colin's strengths so we knew his race would be a tough one and so it proved with the climbing specialists active from the start and the race fragmenting early on.

"It was a strong individual performance to finish in the top 10 on the day and certainly reflective of the determination and sheer effort Colin put into the race.  

"Katie and Fiona left it all out there. It was a long and brutal race for the female tandems today and the girls committed fully and worked very hard bringing our campaign to an end.  

"The standard is increasing all the time and we are expecting the racing to continue to ramp up in intensity as the World Championships approach and Rio starts to come into sharper focus."

For full results from all races at round two of the UCI Paracycling Road Word Cup in Yverdon –les-Bains see http://www.uci.ch/para-cycling/ucievents/2015-para-cycling-uci-para-cycling-world-cup/374847015/widgets/start-lists-results-standings/

Day 1 – Sunday 14th June 2015

Results

8am-5pm

Mark Rohan

M H2 Time Trial 14.15km

27th

 

Colin Lynch

M C2 Time Trial 14.15km

1st

 

Brown & McCrystal

M B Time Trial 28.30km

 12th

 

Dunlevy & Guihen

W B Time Trial 28.30km

8th

 

Eoghan Clifford

M C3 Time Trial 28.30km

 1st

 

 

 

 

Day 2 –Monday 15th June 2015

 

9.02am

Mark Rohan

H3 Road Race 29.06km

26th

4pm

Eoghan Clifford

M C3 Road Race 58.12km

3rd

 

Day 3 – Tuesday 16th June 2015

 

8am

Colin Lynch

M C2 Road Race 43.59km

10th

1.17pm

Dunlevy & Guihen

W B Road Race 72.65km

9th

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