UCI Cycling eSports World Championships Results 

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Five riders represented Ireland at the UCI Cycling eSports World Championships on Saturday, February 18th.  

Richard Barry and Chris Dawson competed in the men’s event while Linda Kelly, Heather Foley and Imogen Cotter raced in the women’s event. 

The new format meant that both men’s and women’s races were split into three parts – making for exciting racing. 

All riders first competed in the punch race, with the top 30 progressing to the climb race before the top ten would battle it out in a podium race to decide the results.  

Competing in his third World Championships in the discipline, Chris Dawson put in a strong performance in race one to finish 8th and progress to the second race in the top 30 riders. 

Dawson performed well in a tough climb race, finishing 21st but missing out on qualification for the final podium race. 

Barry, who joined riders from British Cycling in Glasgow as they played host to the first live 'in real life' physical final, raced well in the opening race to finish 44th out of 82 riders. 

In the women’s event, Kelly was the best placed Irish rider as she finished 37th and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the next round. 

Elsewhere, Cotter was 53rd while Foley finished in 61st place in a competitive field of 79 riders.