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Results: Day 1 Para Road World Cup - Basque County

15/07/2016
It was two golds and a bronze for the Irish Para-cycling Team on the time trial stage of the Para-cycling Road World Cup in the Basque County, Spain today.

In the Men's C2 category Colin Lynch won gold, along with Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal in the Women's B Tandem.

Ciara Staunton won bronze in one of her top performances in the WH2 event. Eoghan Clifford finished in 6th place, and Declan Slevin finished in 14th place, and in the Men's B Tandem Damien Vereker and pilot Sean Hahessy finished in 9th position.

Speaking after the Time Trial Coach Neill Delahaye said "Today was a very positive day for the team. The time trial is one of our main target events in Rio for all bikes and we saw today everyone more or less where they should be. Colin and Katie & Eve excelled in their races to win Gold. The course was flat with 10 corners in a 7k circuit which made it quite technical. Both winners delivered on the strategy we discussed and it worked out. Our handbikes both stepped up their performances significantly on previous outings at this level. Declan and Ciara have taken minutes off the gap between them and their category leaders. Ciara was in a close fight for silver and only just lost out but does retain the World Cup Leaders jersey which is a huge achievement. We are only finding out what Declan can do and he has much more to give and making very good progress. Damien & Sean fought hard today and to secure a Top 10 was impressive under the circumstances . Sean had a very difficult run into this event with the bereavement of a close family member only a few days ago but it was great to see Damien and him dig in as they did to get the result. Eoghan had some teething difficulties with a new bike which impacted his race. We learned a lot today and it has been an important development and refinement of our strategies for Rio."


RESULTS Female Tandem TT

RESULTS Colin Lynch TT

RESULTS Ciara Staunton TT

RESULTS Declan Slevin TT

RESULTS Eoghan Clifford TT

RESULTS Male Tandem TT
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