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More Strong Performances by Team Ireland at Aigle World Juniors

22/07/2016
More Strong Performances by Team Ireland at Aigle World Juniors

Three riders were in action for Ireland on the third day of the Junior World Track Championships in Aigle, Switzerland today with Shenna McKiverigan the first in action in the Women’s Scratch Race.

The 16-year-old from Gilford, County Down crashed in her 5km morning heat but was quickly back on her bike and finished a fine seventh to qualify comfortably for the evening final.

However, Shenna’s helmet had been badly damaged in the crash and, following consultation with the doctor at trackside, the decision was taken that she shouldn’t start the evening final. It was a disappointing conclusion to McKiverigan’s championships but the doctor’s decision was fully endorsed by the Ireland management.

“Shenna raced well before and after the crash but the doctor examined her afterwards and he quickly decided that, having hit her head, she should retire from the event,” said Team Coach David Muntaner.

“It was disappointing for Shenna but we fully support the decision. Shenna had raced well in her heat and was unfortunate but her health is the most important thing.”

Meanwhile Ciara Doogan finished 16th in the Women’s 2km Individual Pursuit, the Donegal rider stopping the clocks in 2m28.666s, a time that confirms her development in international pursuiting.

“Ciara’s time was within half a second of the time she set in European championships in Montechiari last week,” said Muntaner. “The track here is just 200m long and slower than Italy so it shows that she’s improving.

Earlier Luke Smith finished 12th in his qualifying heat of the Men’s Points Race. Smith scored points at the fifth sprint but his two points weren’t enough to ensure progression to the final.

“Luke was strong physically and almost took a lap but he missed out on one sprint opportunity,” said Muntaner. “He’ll gain a lot from this experience.”

Smith is back on track in tomorrow’s penultimate day of racing when he and Xeno Young ride the Individual Pursuit. Also in action is Ciara Doogan who will ride the first three events in the Women’s Omnium.

For full results see here

The event will be streamed live every day on the UCI website.

Full Team:

Junior Women’s Points Race

Ciara Doogan

Junior Women’s Scratch Race

Shenna McKiverigan

Junior Women’s Omnium

Ciara Doogan

Junior Women’s Individual Pursuit

Ciara Doogan

Junior Men’s Scratch Race

Xeno Young

Junior Men’s Points Race

Luke Smith

Junior Men’s Madison

Xeno Young

Luke Smith

Junior Men’s Individual Pursuit

Xeno Young

Luke Smith

TEAM SUPPORT:

David Muntaner (Lead Coach)

Nicola McKiverigan (Coach)





Race order below, exact race times here

RESULTS

Day 1 – Wednesday 20th July 2016

Ciara Doogan

Women’s 20km Points Race

6th

Day 2 – Thursday 21st July 2016

Xeno Young

Men’s Scratch

15th

Day 3 – Friday 22nd July 2016

Shenna McKiverigan

Women’s Scratch

H-7th F-DNS

Ciara Doogan

Women’s Individual Pursuit

Luke Smith

Men’s Points Race

H-12th

Day 4 – Saturday 23rd July 2016

Luke Smith

Men’s Individual Pursuit

Xeno Young

Men’s Individual Pursuit

Ciara Doogan

Women’s Omnium Day 1

Day 5 – Sunday 24th July 2016

Ciara Doogan

Women’s Omnium Day 2

Luke Smith/Xeno Young

Men’s Madison

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For full results see here

The event will be streamed live every day on the UCI website.

Full Team:

Junior Women’s Points Race

Ciara Doogan

Junior Women’s Scratch Race

Shenna McKiverigan

Junior Women’s Omnium

Ciara Doogan

Junior Women’s Individual Pursuit

Ciara Doogan

Junior Men’s Scratch Race

Xeno Young

Junior Men’s Points Race

Luke Smith


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