For the second time, the UCI Para-Cycling World Championships will take place in Italy. The Fassa Bortolo Velodrome in Montichiari will be the epicenter of the best athletes with visual and physical impairment competing for the World title. This will be the last track event that will award points for the Paralympics in Rio in 2016.
The competition schedule will be updated each day during the event.
Day One Summary
Silver and Bronze for Lynch and Clifford
Colin Lynch and Eoghan Clifford each secured medals on the first day of the Para-Cycling Track World Championships with two great performances on Thursday evening.
Lynch won silver following a race-off against Canada's Tristen Chernove in the final, while Clifford secured bronze on the day. Full details here.
Day Two Summary
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.
Day Three Summary
Women's tandem duo Eve McCrystal and Katie-George Dunlevy finished 10th in the TT today with a sea level PB of 1.12.778. Meanwhile, the men's tandem pairing of Peter Ryan and Sean Hahessy finished in 17th position with a time of 1.06.36, which was just outside the Irish record, in the MB 1km TT.
Day Four (final day) Summary
Earlier today, Ireland’s Eoghan Clifford secured fifth place in the MC1-2-3 Scratch Race. Clifford, who was the defending world champion, raced in the final of the event with team mate Colin Lynch who finished in 13th position. The pair qualified for the final on Friday.
Also in action today were the male tandem pairing of Peter Ryan and Sean Hahessy and the female tandem of Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal, the latter breaking the national record in the qualifying 200m with a time of 12.259. This netted a 6th place finish for the women, with Ryan and Hahessy finishing in 17th overall.
You can read more about the competition here, including quotes from the athletes.