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DNF for Josie Knight in Road Race at Worlds

26/09/2014
DNF for Josie Knight in Road Race at Worlds

Time Trial Crash Forces Knight to Withdraw from Road Race at the World Championships in Spain

 

Josie Knight was forced to withdraw from the Junior Women’s Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, this morning, suffering from injuries she sustained in the Time Trial on Monday. The Dingle native rode with the main peloton for the first lap in the 72.8km race, but withdrew at the start of the second lap. Knight, a first year junior, is one of Ireland’s most talented young riders, and won a silver medal in the Individual Pursuit at the European Track Championships earlier this year. The U23 Men are now racing in the Road Race, with a strong team including Ryan Mullen, who won a silver medal in the Time Trial in Monday. The Championships run from Sunday 21st September until Sunday the 28th September.

 

Knight’s main focus this year has been the timed events, and has spent considerable time this summer in Majorca with the Irish Team, and in Aigle, where she spent time on a training camp with the World Cycling Centre. Competing in the World Championships will no doubt act as valuable learning experience for her.

 

Speaking after the Road Race, Cycling Ireland coach Neill Delahaye said “The crash on Monday affected Josie, she hadn’t fully recovered and was in a lot of pain during the race. Her usual power wasn’t there today, and she pulled out of the race on the start of the second lap. She has a great attitude, and was really unlucky to crash on Monday.”

 

In the U23 Men’s 182km Road Race today Ireland has fielded an extremely strong team, with Ryan Mullen, Conor Dunne and Jack Wilson competing, all of whom compete for the An Post Chain Reaction Sean Kelly Team. Mullen has already won a silver medal for Ireland this week, being narrowly beaten for the World U23 Men’s Time Trial title on Monday.

 

 

The Irish Team at the World Championships is sponsored by Armor-lux, PowerBar, Spin 11 and Dare2b. The UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, run from 21st September – 28th September.

 

 

RESULTS JUNIOR WOMEN ROAD RACE:

 

Gold Amalie Dideriksen (DEN)

Silver Sofia Bertizzolo (ITA)

Bronze Agnieszka Skalniak (POL)

DNF Josie Knight (IRL)

 

Full Team:

 

Junior Men

Eddie Dunbar

Daire Feeley

Dylan O’Brien

Michael O’Loughlin

Stephen Shanahan

 

Reserve – Craig McAuley

 

Time Trial – Mark Downey & Michael O’Loughlin

 

Junior Women

Josie Knight – Road & Time Trial

 

U23 Men

Conor Dunne

Ryan Mullen

Jack Wilson

 

Reserve – Eoin McCarthy

 

Time Trial – Ryan Mullen

 

Elite Women

Olivia Dillon (RR)

 

Elite Men

Philip Deignan

Daniel Martin

Nicolas Roche (& TT)

 

Reserve – Sam Bennett

 

Day 1 – Monday 22nd September 2014

Results

 

Josie Knight

Women Junior Individual Time Trial

37

 

Ryan Mullen

Men U23 Individual Time Trial

2

Day 2 – Tuesday 23rd September 2014

 

Mark Downey

Men Junior Individual Time Trial

34

 

Michael O’Loughlin

Men Junior Individual Time Trial

8

Day 3 – Wednesday 24th September 2014

 

Nicolas Roche

Men Elite Individual Time Trial

41

Day 4 – Friday 26th September 2014

 

Josie Knight

Women Junior Road Race

DNF

 

Conor Dunne

Men U23 Road Race

 

 

Ryan Mullen

Men U23 Road Race

 

 

Jack Wilson

Men U23 Road Race

 

Day 5 – Saturday 27th September 2014

 

Eddie Dunbar

Men Junior Road Race

 

 

Daire Feeley

Men Junior Road Race

 

 

Dylan O’Brien

Men Junior Road Race

 

 

Michael O’Loughlin

Men Junior Road Race

 

 

Stephen Shanahan

Men Junior Road Race

 

 

Olivia Dillon

Women Elite Road Race

NOT COMPETING

Day 6 – Sunday 28th September 2014

 

Philip Deignan

Men Elite Road Race

 

Daniel Martin

Men Elite Road Race

 

Nicolas Roche

Men Elite Road Race

 

 

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