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Ireland seal silver and bronze medals at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships

It was a day to remember for Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal.

Ireland's Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal celebrate (file pic).
Ireland's Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal celebrate (file pic).
Image: Casey B. Gibson/INPHO

IT WAS another day to remember for double Paralympic gold medallists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal, as they claimed silver in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Baie-Comeau, Canada.

The duo finished the 28.4km distance with a time of 40:46.74, 49.53 seconds behind gold medallists Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl of Great Britain.

It matches the Irish pair’s achievement at last year’s equivalent event, where they also came second.

It was a momentous occasion too for current European Time Trial Champion, Ronan Grimes, who won a bronze medal.

He came just over a minute and a half behind George Peasgood of Great Britain, who secured gold.

“It’s always a bit of a tough fight in the World Championships in my category to get a result and this today was no different,” he said afterwards. “It was a course that had everything – climbs, corners, straights and I just about snuck a bronze in the end, so I’m really delighted.”

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Josephine Healion and Linda Kelly finished seventh in their event after being delayed by a bad mechanical at the start, while in the men’s tandem time trial, Damien Vereker and Dillion Corkery were unable to finish due to a crash.

At the European Championships earlier today, Ireland’s team pursuit quartet of Alice Sharpe, Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy and Lara Gillespie finished sixth with a time of 4:25.487.

In addition, Emily Kay registered a top-10 finish in the scratch race, coming in ninth place overall.

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