A team of three Irish riders competed in the 2024 Cyclo-cross World Championships in Tábor, Czech Republic.
First out on course for Ireland was Greta Lawless on Saturday morning. A strong performance on the international stage saw Lawless finished just outside the top 30 in the Junior Women.
It was a busy morning for the Irish support team as Dean Harvey was up next in the Under 23 Men’s Race. Following on from claiming his second consecutive national title in January, Harvey finished 33rd at the World Championships.
On Sunday morning it was the turn of Conor Murphy in the Junior Men’s race. A big field of over 70 riders started the race, with Murphy coming home in 38th.
Speaking after the championships Paul Birchall, Cyclo-cross Coordinator with Cycling Ireland, said, “Our three riders, Dean, Greta and Conor put in great performances and will have gained invaluable experience from racing at the very top level.
“Their results clearly display steady improvement at world level. All three fought from the back of their respective races passing many to achieve their great results.”
Full results are available HERE.
The championships conclude what has been a successful season for Irish Cyclo-cross riders, with a second renewal of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Dublin, an exceptional National Championships in Greenmount combined with a host of top-class results from Irish riders at home and on the European circuit.