Fourth place finish for McCrystal and Dunlevy

Irish tandem para-cyclists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal finished in fourth place this afternoon in the bronze medal ride-off in the WB 3km Pursuit at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy.

The pair went head-to-head with Great Britain in the race after securing a fourth fastest time of 3.35.924 in the qualifiers this morning and headed into the final with just 0.15 seconds between the bikes.

Earlier on, the new male tandem pairing of Peter Ryan and Sean Hahessy finished ninth overall in the MB 4km Pursuit qualifiers, putting in a fantastic performance to shave 10 seconds off their previous Personal Best. Their time of 4.21.359 is an Irish best time at sea level, and bodes well for the relatively new pairing in their first major championships together.

Today’s fantastic performances follow on from yesterday’s superb displays from Colin Lynch and Eoghan Clifford. You can read more about that here and you can keep up to date with all the latest from the competition here.