Cycling Ireland have confirmed the Irish Para-cycling National Team that will compete in the Huntsville-Alabama World Cup from May 26th to 29th.
The third and final 2023 World Cup campaign, the Irish squad are looking forward to ending the campaign with more strong performances after picking up three medals at the Ostend World Cup earlier this month.
The women’s tandem pairing of Katie-George Dunlevy and Linda Kelly won gold in the time trial and bronze in the road race in Belgium while Josephine Healion and Eve McCrystal took home a silver medal in the road race.
Dunlevy and Kelly are the overall leaders in the WB rankings, with points allocated for placings in the time trial and road race events and will wear the leader’s jerseys in the time trial event.
Ireland have made no changes to the team that competed in Ostend, the team will also be joined independent entrant Allistair MacSorley – who competes in the men’s H4 category.
Time trials will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 26th and 27th before road races will be held on Sunday and Monday, May 28th and 29th.
National Para-cycling Coach Jamie Blanchfield said, “Huntsville represents the end of our Road World Cup Campaign for 2023. We are looking forward to finishing off this campaign in a strong fashion and putting ourselves in the best place possible at the end of this first phase of Paralympic Qualification.”
Ireland National Team
- Josephine Healion & Eve McCrystal – Women’s Tandem
- Katie-George Dunlevy & Linda Kelly – Women’s Tandem
- Damien Vereker & Mitchell McLaughlin – Men’s Tandem
- Ronan Grimes – Men’s C4
- Chris Burns – Men’s C2
- Declan Slevin – Men’s H3
- Richael Timothy – Women’s C3
- Allistair MacSorley – Men’s H4