The Irish World Championship campaign kicked off on Sunday, with two runners taking part in an elite time trial in Bruges, Belgium. He beat defending Italian champion Filippo Ganna by six seconds and 44 seconds, ahead of Belgian players Vaut van Ert and Remco Evanpoil, respectively. Ryan Mullen was 33rd while second Irish opponent Marcus Christie was 39th.
“I’m very happy with my flight,” Mullen later said. This is a big improvement over last week in Europe.
“It was there, long trails, nothing but trees and windmills for the company. I’m satisfied with the trip, I’ve got everything there. I want to give more now, but that’s all, we ‘turn into a road race on Sunday”.
Following Ben Healy and Kevin McCambridge, they will take part in the men’s Under – 23 Test on Monday morning. Darren Rafferti and Connell Scully will follow in the junior men’s demo on Tuesday afternoon, with several Irish competitors competing in the junior, under – 23 and elite road races on Friday and Sunday.
In the final round of the 2021 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup to be held in Snow, West Virginia in the United States, young downhill athlete Oisen O’Callaghan placed a remarkable third place. The current junior world champion beats Limerick Ryder, the British Jordan Williams (Madison Saracen Factory team) and Canadian Jackson Goldstone (Miranda Factory team) competing for Team YT Mob.
At home, Matthew Tigart (VC Villefranche Beaujolais) won the Classic Elliott Memorial Tea Memorial in Wicklow, defeating Daredevil (All Human-Velo Revolution). Craig McAuley (Coldwell Cycles) finished on the podium and won the women’s award by defeating Kowim O’Brien (Torrelli-Ashver-Cayman Islands-Semitar) and Kelly Murphy (Team RupeeCleaning).
Elliott’s Classic Wicklow Tea
Event A1-A2 (165 km): 1 Matthew Taggart (VC Villefranche Beaujolais), 2 D Feeley (All Human-VeloRevolution), 3 C McAuley (Caldwell Cycles), 4 L Curley (Spellman Dublin Port), 5 M Dowling (tutti) Humans-Velo Revolution), 6G O’Neill (Coldwell Cycles), 8L Watson (Powerhouse Sport), 9G Swinand (Dan Morici-MIG-Pactimo), 10C McCann (Inspired Cycling)
Podio A2: 1 Sean Mullen (New Road Club), 2J Luke (UCD Cycling Club), 3D Woods (New York Wheelers)
Prime Minister: Aaron Wade (Strength Sports)
Prime King of the Hills in Glenmalur: Matthew Tagart (VC Villefranch Beaujolais)
Bray Wheelers Lead Driver: Connor Verbrugan
Kent Duff Memorial A3 (95km) in each corridor: 1 Adam Gilcinan (Team CC Canturino), 2R O’Connor (Orwell Wheelers), 3G Meehan (VC Glendale), 4R Byrne (Orwell Wheelers), 5S Bolger ( Killarney)) CC), 6M Hore (Offline), 7P Ennis (Offline), 8P Gallagher (Blarney CC)
Women: 1 Kowoim O’Brien (Torrelli-Ashver-Cayman-Simitar Islands), 2K Murphy (Team Rupee Cleaning)
Non-Native Beginner: Odran Doogan (Velos Club Pontine)
Prime Minister: Odran Doogan (Velos Club Pontivine)
King of the Hills Prime in Glen Primo Pilot Bray Wheelers: Jamie Phillipsmalour: Jamie Meehan (VC Glendale)
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