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Double joy: Martyn Irvine secures gold and silver at Track World Championships

He had previously set a new Irish record by qualifying for the final in 4:20.246.

Martyn Irvine celebrates his success.
Martyn Irvine celebrates his success.

Updated at 18.35

IRISH CYCLIST MARTYN Irvine has won gold in the 15km scratch at the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk this afternoon.

It is the Irishman’s second success of the day, after he secured a men’s individual pursuit silver earlier.

He finished ahead of Andreas Müller of Austria and Kwok Ho Ting of Hong Kong with a time of 17:23.505.

In his first race, Irvine finished in 4:24.528, just a few seconds behind Australia’s Michael Hepburn, who won with a time of 4:16.733.

Irvine had previously set a new Irish record by qualifying for the final in 4:20.246.

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