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Ireland wrap up Worlds with two golds & a bronze

Ireland wrap up Worlds with two golds & a bronze

Eve McCrystal (R) and Katie George Dunlevy Ireland enjoyed a brilliant final day at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships Baie-Comeau, Canada, as George Dunlevy and…

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Eve McCrystal (R) and Katie George Dunlevy Ireland enjoyed a brilliant final day at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships Baie-Comeau, Canada, as George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal won tandem gold, and Ronan Grimes earned a superb triumph in the men’s C4 road race.

Josephine Healion and Linda Kellya also took bronze in the tandem road race that was expertly won by Dunlevy and McCrystal.

They soloed to victory to claim their sixth World Championship title. The double Paralympic gold medallists launched an attack on the climb, with one and a half laps to go, and were strong enough to hold their lead to the line.

The pair had claimed silver in the time trial on Friday.

"It was a nice course; it was the same as the time trial we just had an extra hill in it," said McCrystal.

"It was a challenging enough course, but it was nice and flowy. We got away mid-race with the British team; we’ve been beaten before in a sprint with them so we just couldn’t take them to the line.

"We discussed tactics and we went on the climb of the second last lap, and we rode to the rainbow jersey which was great."Dunlevy added: "I’m absolutely over the moon. It’s our sixth World Championship medal and it’s as special as the first and you know we lost the titles last year so it’s great to that back to bring to Ireland."Competing for the first time internationally at the World Cup last weekend, Healion and Kelly have […]

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