Katie-George Dunlevy and Linda Kelly backed up their gold medal performance in the time trial with a huge win in the road race at the Maniago Para-cycling World Cup on Sunday, April 23rd.
Their performance today capped an impressive weekend for the Irish team as they took home two gold medals and a bronze medal from the time trial events on Thursday and Friday and the road race events on Saturday and Sunday.
The pair proved too strong for their competitors in the women’s tandem race as they finished one minute and 13 seconds ahead of second place. Josephine Healion and Eve McCrystal finished in tenth place.
Chris Burns finished in an impressive sixth place, just nine seconds down on the winner. He was part of a six-rider group and Burns was second in the group to cross the line
World Champion Ronan Grimes finished in seventh place in the road race in. The race came down to a bunch sprint and Grimes crossed the line seventh in the group of 18
Richael Timothy picked up a fifth place finish in another encouraging performance, following up her fifth place finish in the time trial. In action on Saturday, Declan Slevin finished 29th in the road race.
Damien Vereker and Mitchell McLaughlin, who made their debut together on Friday in the Time Trial, recorded a 14th place finish in their first road race together.
Maniago Para-cycling World Cup Results
Saturday, 22nd April – Road Race
Declan Slevin (MH3) – 29th
Sunday, 23rd April – Road Race
Katie-George Dunlevy & Linda Kelly (WB) – 1st
Josephine Healion & Eve McCrystal (WB) – 10th
Damien Vereker & Mitchell McLaughlin (MB) – 14th
Ronan Grimes (MC4) – 7th
Chris Burns (MC2) – 6th
Richael Timothy (WC3) – 5th
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