Chris Dawson Finishes 39th In Cross-Country MTB Race AT European Games 

Belfast's Chris Dawson took to the mountains in Krynica-Zdroj to race the Men's Cross-Country Mountain Bike at the European Games, which also doubled up as the European Championships. 


Dawson, making his debut for Team Ireland started towards the back of the grid finished in 39th position out of 71 starters. The rain from the previous day made the course extremely muddy and technical for the riders meaning the field were forced to walk certain sections. 


Commenting after the race, the Irish rider said,

"It was a really tough race, the start was hectic as always, I started in 53rd place but got into a really good rhythm, just started chipping away, maybe one or two positions per lap. This result gives me a lot of confidence going into the rest of the season and for my training."